July 18th, 2007 09:18 EST
The Evidence is Incontrovertible: Muggles Love Harry Potter
The evidence is incontrovertible: muggles love Harry Potter & the Dark Lord Waldemart.
Since launching last week, tens of thousands of people have visited WaldemartWatch.com to watch Harry, Ron and Hermione take on the evil Lord Waldemart in his quest to build a Wal-Mart at Hogwarts.
Newspapers across the country have written about the "online tools, not wizardry" we`re using to fight the corporate giant, and YouTube viewers have given the video unanimously positive reviews.
But most importantly, thousands of people like you have done more than watch the video " you`ve decided to fight.
The next Harry Potter book comes out this Saturday, which means you still have time to stand up to Waldemart. Watch the video, take the vow, and tell your friends not to buy "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows" at Wal-Mart:
"If you want to know what a man`s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
By Sirius Black`s criteria, it`s not looking good for Lee Scott, the Walton family, and the rest of the Wal-Mart executives. As the world`s largest retailer, Wal-Mart sets the standard for worker conditions, environmental responsibility and corporate accountability " and they`re setting them inexcusably low.
But rather than addressing the issues that critics describe, Wal-Mart spends millions of dollars on PR firms to cover up the truth and mislead the American people.
You don`t have to be a Harry Potter fan to understand the issues in Harry Potter & the Dark Lord Waldemart. As Professor Dumbledore says, "There is a time for speech-making, and this is not it."
Our vow is simple:
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good that I will not purchase "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" or any other Harry Potter merchandise at a Wal-Mart store.
The Dark Magic produced by Waldemart is inconsistent with the values in Harry Potter. I recognize that as a consumer I have a choice, and since it is our choices "that show who we truly are," I choose what is right over what is easy.
Visit WaldemartWatch.com, and take the vow:
In the Harry Potter series, wizards from every possible background are asked to come together to stand up against evil Lord Voldemort.
Their premise is simple: "We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust."
You have been told that Wal-Mart`s enormous stores and cheap prices are good for our country. This is a lie " and together, we can change the way they do business.
Paid for by WalmartWatch.com, a campaign of Five Stones and The Center for Community and Corporate Ethics