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WASHINGTON -- Wal-Mart opposition group WakeUpWalMart.com is trying to use the July 4th holiday to bring more negative attention on the country's largest retailer. Its "Declare Your Independence from Wal-Mart" campaign includes a new TV ad and a "Declaration of Independence from Wal-Mart," which campaign followers are urged to sign.
WakeUpWalMart.com is calling on all Americans to "once again stand up and defend America from big corporate interests like Wal-Mart who have declared war on America's working families."
Said campaign spokesman Paul Blank in a statement: "Over 200 years ago, the American people proudly declared their independence from tyranny and oppression and fought to create a country of, by and for the American people. Unfortunately, America's working families now face a new kind of tyranny from big corporations like Wal-Mart who are using our government to work against the American people."
The "Declare Your Independence from Wal-Mart" spot will be released on YouTube.com. The ad will also be used in an online ad campaign on Web sites including Talkingpointsmemo.com, AmericaBlog, and smirkingchimp.com.