Saturday, September 25, 2010

Woolworths, the screw your neighbourhood people

Don't be fooled by the smiley faces and puny community grants. woolworths does not care about your community
Woolworths are one of the largest owners of pokies in Australia.
this week an Anglican bishop called on shareowners to dump their shares.
Shareholders have voiced their concerns before, but the dollar won.

But what about the rest of us, what can we do to protest?
Should we stop shopping at woolies? But we likke shopping!
There is a much more fun alternative. Next time you go to Woolworths, fill a trolley, then, just dont cash it in. Leave it. Walk away if enough people did it it would
a) cost woolies, and therefore the message would get through
and b) create more jobs for shelf stackers.

Lets go shopping!

1 comment:

byron smith said...

This is a form of protest, but it is reasonably inarticulate and time intensive for a relatively small pay-off. Yes, it is open to those without much money or the skills to write letters, but I wonder whether a more traditional letter writing, boycott (of groceries and shares) and public education programme might be a better use of time.