Walmart Trying To Profit From Occupy Movement

Walmart has a gift idea for 99 percent of the people on your Christmas list: posters of Occupy Wall Street. The mega chain — one the world’s biggest corporations, which has come under fire from Occupy Wall Street for unfair labor practices — has become an unlikely promoter of panoramic posters featuring scenes of the movement’s Lower Manhattan encampment. Walmart now sells the posters online at OWS supporters spent months encamped in Lower Manhattan in a bid to call attention to economic inequality and corporate greed in the capitalist system before being ousted by the NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Walmart’s massive color posters, which show two Occupy Wall Street scenes at Zuccotti Park, are priced at $52.25 for the larger 36-by-12-inch image, or $42.75 for the 27-by-9-inch size — and can make it to your doorstep in time for Christmas, according to the website. Occupy Wall Street is currently raising its own funds for Walmart workers who are striking in protest of substandard working conditions at the chain — by selling an anti-Walmart shirt for $25.

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