This video from the USA is called Occupy Wall Street (FULL) Interview with Chris Hedges Part 1.
This video from the USA is called Laura Flanders’ Keynote Speech at Creative Time Summit: From Public Art to Occupy Wall Street.
USA: As the Occupy Wall Street movement entered its second month, the Goldman Sachs investment bank announced that it had set aside $10.01 billion so far this year for year-end compensation and bonuses: here.
Citigroup Settles for $285 Million; No Wall Street Executive Jailed Yet. Kevin G. Hall and Greg Gordon, McClatchy Newspapers: “Global banking giant Citigroup has agreed to pay $285 million to settle charges that it misled investors about a complex financial instrument tied to the now-crippled housing market … The announcement was unlikely to satisfy critics of Wall Street and Washington’s bailout of its banks who have waited years for any major Wall Street executive to be jailed for practices that led to the global financial meltdown in 2008, which still roils the U.S. economy”: here.
Income gap widened in US in 2010; While collective earnings of 99% of Americans fell by $4.5B, top 1% earned $120B more: here.
Since last Saturday, more than 150 people from the Occupy Pittsburgh protest have set up camp in Mellon Square in downtown Pittsburgh. They have been receiving strong support from workers, students and other people who have donated food and money to support the protest: here.
Is the National Security Complex Too Big to Fail? TARPing War. Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch: “American taxpayers are shelling out at least $1.2 trillion a year for the vast military, intelligence, and homeland security combine that operates in their name … When a country spends ‘more on defense than the next 17 top-spending countries combined’ and can’t win a war, you should know that something’s wrong, and that ‘too big’ and ‘fail’ do stand in some relation to each other … You, the taxpayer, bailed out a host of tottering financial firms … The only bright spot: those were one-time, two-time, or three-time deals. The [military industrial] Complex is forever (at least as its managers see it)”: here.
If the Greeks Can Shut Their Country Down, Why Can’t We? Eric Stoner, Waging Nonviolence: “In an effort to stop Greece’s parliament from voting for further austerity measures today and tomorrow, the Greek people have effectively shut the entire country down, as part of the 48-hour general strike … As I watch the Greeks give everything they’ve got to stop this legislation from going through, I couldn’t help but wonder why protests in the US haven’t attempted a general strike, which is one of the most powerful nonviolent tactics”: here.
NPR Gets Radio Host Fired for Occupying. David Swanson, War Is A Crime: “National Public Radio on Wednesday discovered that a woman named Lisa Simeone who hosted a show about opera called ‘World of Opera’ had been participating in a nonviolent occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., organized by October2011.org. That same day, NPR persuaded a company for which Simeone worked to fire her, cutting her income in half and purging from the so-called public airwaves a voice that had never mentioned politics on NPR”: here.
Biggest Challenge for Occupy Wall Street Will Be to Prevent Police Infiltrators From Provoking Violence: here.
Yup: Blue collar whites do support Occupy Wall Street: here.
The right is using a homeless, blind, mentally disturbed man who has long trolled NY to smear #ows as anti-Semitic: here.
Why Are Police Attacking Peaceful Protesters? How OWS Has Exposed the Militarization of US Law Enforcement: here.