Occupy Wall Street continues


This video from the USA is called On the News With Thom Hartmann: Occupy Wall Street Is Bringing Down the Big Banks, and More.

Too Big to Jail. Robert Scheer, Truthdig: “Can we all agree that a $1 billion swindle represents a lot of money, and the fact that Citigroup agreed last week to pay a $285 million fine to settle SEC charges for ‘misleading investors’ demonstrates a damning admission of culpability? So why has Robert Rubin, the onetime treasury secretary who went on to become Citigroup chairman during the time of the corporation’s financial shenanigans, never been held accountable for this and other deep damage done to the U.S. economy on his watch? Rubin’s destructive impact on the economy in enabling these giant corporate banks to run amok was far greater than that of swindler Bernard Madoff, who sits in prison under a 150-year sentence”: here.

There’s Many a Gray Head in Occupy Wall Street Crowd. Gianna Palmer and Kate Howard, McClatchy Newspapers: “Vince Taylor doesn’t fit the stereotype of unkempt twenty something protesters at the Occupy Wall Street site in Manhattan, which was clear from the homemade canvas sign he held there. It read: ’75 AND DISGUSTED’ … Though he was on the older end of the protesters, seniors and middle-aged adults are hardly uncommon at Zuccotti Park … Like the younger protesters, the older crowd at Zuccotti Park offers a variety of reasons for being there, but all fit under the broad umbrella of being fed up with the status quo”: here.

Truthout’s J.A. Myerson joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the latest from the front lines of the 99 percent protests: here.

Iraq/Afghan Veterans Finally Fighting for a War Worth Winning: Occupy Wall Street: here.

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