NYPD Arrests Woman For Closing Her Citibank Account
by Ken Layne
5:37 pm October 15, 2011
Be patient through the first 90 seconds — haha, attention span of a gnat! — because a remarkable little drama unfolds with protesters inside the Citibank branch communicating with protesters outside, all very reserved, collecting names and birthdates of the people about to be arrested inside. And then, brutish cops seize a woman in a business suit who is saying, “I’m a customer, I’m a customer,” and showing her Citibank checkbook. Apparently she is here to close her account, and for that she is manhandled by a bunch of thug cops who should be careful where they go from now on. Anyway, closing your account is now a go-to-jail offense.
A Protester’s Account of This Weekend’s Citibank Arrests: here.
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From The Lookout blog:
The number of Americans who lack access to basic necessities like food and health care is now higher than it was at the peak of the Great Recession, a survey released Thursday found. And in a finding that could worsen fears of U.S. decline, the share of Americans struggling to put food on the table is now three times as large as the share of the Chinese population in the same position.
See also here.
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The wealth of the super-rich has grown astronomically for the last three decades: here.
Occupy goes global: here.
Canada: Occupy Wall Street movement hits twenty cities: here.
Australia: Demonstrations held in every capital: here.
Protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement were held in six New Zealand cities on Saturday—Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill: here.
‘We’re here to stay’ say London occupiers: here.
Hundreds of thousands demonstrated in cities across the globe Saturday to protest against the immense inequality that is the dominant feature of social life in the US and internationally: here.
Europe: Protestors speak out in the UK and Germany: here.