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Wal-Mart Worker Dies When Shoppers Break Down Doors

Black Friday took a grim turn when a New York Wal-Mart employee died after bargain hunters broke down the doors to the store, pushing him to the ground.

The 34-year-old male employee was pronounced dead an hour after shoppers breached the doors to the shopping center in Valley Stream, Long Island, about 5 a.m. Friday and knocked him down, police said.

fulltext from FOX: Wal-Mart Worker Dies When Shoppers Break Down Doors

NY Daily News: Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

NY Times: Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death

Items on sale at the Wal-Mart store included a $798 Samsung 50-inch Plasma HDTV, a Bissel Compact Upright Vacuum for $28, a Samsung 10.2 megapixel digital camera for $69 and DVDs such as “The Incredible Hulk” for $9.


Nov 26, 2008:

MTV refused to air an ad for Buy Nothing Day

Action update: MTV, the channel that markets itself to hip youth, has decreed that our Buy Nothing Day public service spot “goes further than we are willing to accept on our channels”. Gangsta rap and sexualized, semi-naked school girls are okay, but apparently not a burping pig talking about consumption

Adbusters called for people to sign a letter to MTV
http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/jamMTV.php

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