'Black Friday' organizing against Walmart... Chicago, Nov. 23, 2012

On 'Black Friday' (first big shopping day after Thanksgiving 2012), Walmart was the target of protests around the country that pointed the finger at the big box store's unfair treatment of its workers. Following the successful actions and strike at the giant Chicago-area Walmart warehouses facility a few weeks earlier, a number of protests popped up at retail stores in the area. The URL for the video is:

This video includes scenes two days before Black Friday, where a night protest included projecting a labor video on the side wall at the downtown Chicago Walmart. Also large protest march at the Chatham store, North Avenue store, and interviews with Walmart workers Tyrone Robinson, Linda Haluska, Phil Bailey, speeches, more. Length - 10:47.


December 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

By: John Kugler

Mobbed Up Michigan Ave

Driving North on Michigan Ave on a Saturday Night with my wife looking for some place to get a coffee and relax and we see the mobs fighting at Chicago and Michigan. We decided it might be safer in Englewood tonight.

Michigan Avenue Mob Violence 8 pm December 8, 2012

December 10, 2012 at 6:50 AM

By: Bob Busch

Michigan Ave. 'Fight'?


Come on are you getting soft? I know you saw much worse in the hallways at your old school.

December 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

By: John Kugler

Healing Takes Longer

I rather drink some tea now than bash heads in. It takes me longer to recover plus I do not need to show off for my lady anymore or prove my manhood to my crew.

It be nice to see how tough rahmbo is, maybe see him walk Michigan Ave and stop one of these scuffles; get busted up a little, even get some stitches for the holiday season.

Put some skin in the game as he would say.


December 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM

By: Bob Busch


Where was the scuffle? Do you mean the one kid who got pushed? Or the three sensible

kids that walked away? Fictional larger than

life bullshit movie characters are not what

this town needs.If I was a cop what would

I stop for?Or why would you?

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