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• WakeUpWalMart.com, the activist group funded by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), has launched a new advertising campaign designed to attack the giant retailer for being un-American because it sources so much product from China.

No company has done more than Wal-Mart to strengthen China and weaken America,'' says Paul Blank, director of WakeUpWalMart.com. "The time has come for every American to demand that Wal-Mart stop making China stronger at the expense of American jobs and America's economy.''

Wal-Mart has responded to the charges by saying that it gets as much US-manufactured products as economically feasible, but that low costs and low prices are a higher priority. The company released a statement that read, in part: “We are reducing healthcare costs, pay competitive wages and have a leadership position on environmental sustainability … Our commitment to procuring from suppliers in the US has not changed but we are a global company.”
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