No-7Eleven-NYC Packs It In

I can’t remember when the last time was that I wrote about N7E. When their founding member quit? Maybe. I unsubscribed from their blog and stopped visiting their Twitter page because it was just a lot of nonsense.

Well, things have been getting steadily worse for them, it seems. I was wondering recently how long they were going to keep up their “boycott” when I saw this:

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It’s the beginning of the end. They’ve reduced their weekly leafletting to once per month. Soon they’ll be gone completely. They won’t announce it — one first-Sunday they just won’t be there, then another, then it will be over.

Back in August of 2013, their founder wrote:

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I think a better reason it was doomed was that it had no social base. No one rallies for the small business owner — it’s antithetical to the class itself. If they had been fighting for the rights of the workers, they could have developed something — look at what just happened in Seattle! — but the only time they mentioned the workers was to attack them. They accused them of vandalizing other businesses in the neighborhood, smoking pot behind the store, menacing the leafletters… This was never a cause that deserved support. The sooner they wither away, the better.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. No 7-Eleven
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 12:29:17

    Quite the contrary. We’re having a greater success with our online efforts so we’re shifting the majority of our time and energy there. We recently facilitated a very large article in the LA Times about the 7-Eleven corporation targeting profitable franchise locations, seizing them and then flipping for a profit. It’s the first of a few articles coming out on this topic.

    Reply

    • Quilas
      Jul 04, 2014 @ 08:25:10

      Sorry for the late response. Like you, I haven’t been keeping up with this lately.

      So you’re “facilitating” news articles? All that amounts to is clicking the Retweet button on Twitter. That’s not an accomplishment. Also, how do you measure your new-found success?

      Reply

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