Occupy Wall Street (NYC) MLK Day Events

OCCUPY WALL STREET RECLAIMS THE DREAM: CONTINUING MARTIN LUTHER KING’S FIGHT FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King launched a campaign against economic injustice, calling for an encampment on the lawns of Washington D.C. — much like the Occupy encampments across the country today. On January 16th, Occupy Wall Street […]

Occupy Updates: Places to find news on West Coast Port Shutdown & NYC GS Squid Event

12/12 update at 8pmish EST: About 2,000 occupiers march in Portland Live Updates at Mercury News: here. 12/12 Late afternoon update: Ports shut down from California, USA to Vancouver, Canada. Story at Boston.com/AP: here. _________________ Houston, Texas at about 4pm EST: Stuff is happening at Occupy Houston. I believe that the police have used tents […]

Does Goldman Sachs rule the world? (And, why was GS Mic-Checked by Occupy Princeton?)

Updates and links about Mon Dec 12th actions: here _______________________________________ Three pieces about Goldman Sachs: (excerpt from) Digital Journal/Op-Ed The Goldman Sachs project — New world government? November 18, 2011 “By leading the world’s economies into chaos, Goldman Sachs is creating a situation where they can replace key government leaders with their own people. It’s […]

Goldman Sachs Sucks! – Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy arrested at protest

(excerpt from) The Gothamist Protesters Arrested Outside Goldman Sachs Include Author Chris Hedges, Reverend Billy Over a dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested today outside Goldman Sachs, where they had marched with 300 others after holding a mock trial of CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Among those arrested were performance artist gadfly Reverend Billy and author […]

People’s Trial of Goldman Sachs: Brought to you by Occupy Wall Street and WBAI

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: […]

Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes?

h/t Roger Snyder For the past two decades, according to a whistle-blower at the SEC who recently came forward to Congress, the agency has been systematically destroying records of its preliminary investigations once they are closed. By whitewashing the files of some of the nation’s worst financial criminals, the SEC has kept an entire generation […]

Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? | Rolling Stone Politics

The rest of them, all of them, got off. Not a single executive who ran the companies that cooked up and cashed in on the phony financial boom — an industrywide scam that involved the mass sale of mismarked, fraudulent mortgage-backed securities — has ever been convicted. Their names by now are familiar to even […]

Wall Street’s servants become more aggressive and demanding, and there is nothing in the Democratic Party, as presently constituted, to stop them.

There is no cavalry coming over the ridge to save the people from massed capital. Certainly not the Democrats, whose self-caged left wing now finds its marginalized encampments under lockdown by their own president’s hostile patrols, while the GOP and its Tea Party irregulars howl from the circling darkness. That’s what happens when progressives maneuver […]

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