+= The state of California is going to file an anti-trust suit against the three chains involved in the grocery strike. The stated reason for the suit is that their mutual aid pact, "hurts consumers by discouraging competitive pricing." The main legal issue seems to be that Food 4 Less, which is not involved in the strike, has pledged not to lower prices in an attempt to steal marketshare. link
+= The L.A. Times ran a three-part series on Wal-Mart back in November. It's good stuff. This
link will take you to a page where all of the articles are referenced.
+= Freedom Rider: Wal-Mart and the Economic Destruction of Black Communities
, by Margaret Kimberly.