This video from the USA is called Action Protesting Mortgage Bankers Association Meeting on 10-11-2011, Hyatt Regency Chicago.
Mortgage Bankers Association Comes to Chicago, Receives Wrathful Welcome. Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: “When the Mortgage Bankers Association decided to hold their annual conference in Chicago, they weren’t counting on a welcome committee. What they got was more than 7,000 protesters taking over the road underneath their downtown rooftop reception at the city’s Art Institute, chanting, ‘We are the 99 percent’ and ‘How to fix the deficit? Tax, tax, tax the rich.’ Take Back Chicago, a coalition of labor unions and community groups, were joined by Occupy Chicago in the first of a three-day series of demonstrations around the Mortgage Bankers Association meeting”: here.
Capitalism and Poverty. Richard D. Wolff, MR Zine: “The US Census Bureau recently reported what most Americans already knew. Poverty is deepening. The gap between rich and poor is growing. Slippage soon into the ranks of the poor now confronts tens of millions of Americans who long thought of themselves as securely ‘middle class'”: here.
Domestic Violence Law Repealed in Topeka, Kansas, to Save Money. Joe Lambe, McClatchy Newspapers: “The Topeka City Council on Tuesday voted to repeal the city’s law against misdemeanor domestic battery, the latest in a budget battle that has freed about 30 abuse suspects from charges. One of the offenders was even arrested and released twice since the brouhaha broke out Sept. 8”: here.
On the News With Thom Hartmann: New Poll Shows 53 Percent of Republicans Support Raising Taxes on the Wealthy, and More: here.
Occupy Wall Street Takes the Upper East Side. J.A. Myerson, Truthout: “Fifth Avenue at number 838 is a massive building, overlooking the southeast corner of Central Park. Blocks from the world-famous Plaza Hotel, the only people likely to pass by this block are extremely wealthy. See, New York is a de facto segregated city, by race, by income and by power status. No one who lives on this block or any of the blocks near it is poor, middle class, upper middle class, or even quite well off. The people who live on this block are all extremely rich”: here.
The Fight for “Real Democracy” at the Heart of Occupy Wall Street: here.
Hundreds “Occupy Dublin,” Europe’s Next Greece. Ryan Harvey, Even If Your Voice Shakes: “Hundreds ‘Occupy Dublin’ as Wall Street tactic spreads. ‘What are you protesting against?’ asks a man walking home from the pub last night. ‘Is this about the IMF?’ When I answer that yes, this is about the IMF, he gets excited. ‘Fuck the IMF,’ he says as he starts to walk further into the crowd. For another hour, he enters conversations with various people at the camp site set up in front of the Central Bank of Ireland the day before after an internet call went out to ‘Occupy Dublin'”: here.
Irish domestic violence victims suffer from spending cuts: here.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) called on the Northern Ireland Executive today to defend the economy of the six counties from the “wasteful and arrogant policies” of the British Con-Dem coalition: here.