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Joshua Tree Victory: Town Defeats Unwanted Retail Chain

Our fellow Greenfriars report from Joshua Tree, California, that David has indeed toppled Goliath. For two years, people in the tiny Mojave Desert village of Joshua Tree—the gateway to the iconic Joshua Tree National Park—have been fighting a giant corporate retail chain called “Dollar General.” Nobody wanted this WalMart-style low-wage retailer around, and the community actually got organized and fought it … and it looks like they’re winning. (more…)