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Friday, April 6, 2007

  • Former Wal-Mart Worker Blows Whistle on Company Surveillance Operation, Spying of Critics

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    A former worker at Wal-Mart is claiming the retail giant is running a sophisticated surveillance operation that targets employees, journalists, stockholders and critics. The worker, Bruce Gabbard, says the retail giant spied on employees, journalists, stockholders and critics of the company. We speak with the Wall Street Journal reporter who broke the story. [includes rush transcript]

  • Watching the Watchdogs: Wal-Mart Critic Monitored by Retail Giant

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    We look at Wal-Mart’s newly exposed surveillance operation with a Wal-Mart critic who ended up on its watch list. Nu Wexler is a spokesperson for the group Wal-Mart Watch. According to the Wall Street Journal expose, Wal-Mart used pictures found on the Internet to track Nu’s plans to attend Wal-Mart’s annual meeting. [includes rush transcript]

  • Is Sickness a Crime? Arizona Man With TB Locked Up Indefinitely in Solitary Confinement

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    27-year-old Robert Daniels is being held against his will in a Phoenix hospital ward reserved for sick prisoners. If state officials have their way, he could be there for the rest of his life. Daniels is suffering from a deadly strain of tuberculosis known as XDR-TB. Doctors say he is virtually untreatable. He has been forced to live in a hospital cell in complete isolation. [includes rush transcript]