Update: This trial and action happened. Protesters chanted “Goldman Sucks”. Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy were arrested as part of the anti-Goldman Sachs demonstration. Story at The Gothamist: here.
Note that this event is just in time to get people thinking about
Bank Transfer Day on Saturday, November 5th!
WBAI 120 Wall Street 10th Floor: NYC 10005
212 209 2800: www.wbai.org
Contact: Berthold Reimers
ows AT wbai DOT org
People’s Trial of Goldman Sachs by Occupy Wall Street:
Live Broadcast on WBAI 99.5 FM
(You can also hear it over the internet at wbai.org)
Cornell West and Chris Hedges to preside at trial, open to public, on Nov. 3 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
NEW YORK — On Thursday November 3, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, WBAI radio will broadcast the public trial of Goldman Sachs by Occupy Wall Street (OWS) at 99.5 FM. It can also be streamed live at www.wbai.org.
Taking their inspiration from the Bertrand Russell public trials of U.S. government officials held during the Vietnam War, the proceedings will include expert analysis by Cornell West and Chris Hedges, as well as testimony from individuals directly affected by Goldman Sachs’ policies.
The trial will take place at Liberty Square Park where radios tuned in to WBAI 99.5 FM will be distributed throughout the park to enable the crowd to hear the proceedings. The verdict and sentence will be pronounced by the 99%.
WBAI 99.5 FM, a member of the Pacifica Foundation, is the only radio station that has consistently covered the OWS movement even before it went public. The station dared to create a space on its programming lineup for OWS to have a regular program that airs Weekdays from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Wall Street occupiers can be heard “In their own voices” without the distortion of corporate media.
# Occupy W all S treet R adio #
KW writes: Occupy Wall Street comes up with another, wonderful, empowering, and discourse-changing event: A public trial for one of the greedy corporations who compose the 1%. The event will be held in Liberty Square. And, for a new experiment, instead of a “The People’s Mic”, they will use “the people’s radio”. WBAI 99.5FM, a community supported radio station in the Pacifica Radio network, will broadcast the event, and folks around Liberty Square will tune in. This is a don’t miss event. You should truly be at Liberty Square on Thursday, November 3rd. And, if you can’t make it, tune in to WBAI.
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