Last week Wal-Mart was caught red handed trying to undermine LA’s Chinatown community when their PR firm’s employee posed as a reporter at a press conference. Wal-Mart’s has now cut ties with that firm, but the fight to keep Wal-Mart out of Chinatown still continues! Visit http://mycuentame.org/nowalmartization
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via LA TIMES
Retail giant Wal-Mart said Friday that it has parted ways with a public relations firm whose employee was found to have posed as a reporter at an event staged by Wal-Mart critics.
Wal-Mart spokesman Steven Restivo said in a statement that his company and Mercury Public Affairs had decided mutually to end their “business relationship.” Mercury had received $60,000 to lobby officials at Los Angeles City Hall over a proposed Wal-Mart grocery in Chinatown, according to city records.