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Meanwhile...in New York City and elsewhere

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:34 pm
by judith
So little media coverage (though I see it's been in The Daily Mail) on Occupy Wall Street. I had thought it had dissipated but found a live stream on Truthout this morning. In case anyone's interested:

http://tinyurl.com/5rfeo5y

Re: Meanwhile...in New York City and elsewhere

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:21 am
by Adam Blake
Something is happening in New York that the owners of American mainstream media have decided is too dangerous to be reported. Or maybe it's too important. If you care at all, please share these links and try to spread the news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbLyvsALhMU

Re: Meanwhile...in New York City and elsewhere

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:53 pm
by Chris P
Thanks for these. Definitely should be known about

Re: Meanwhile...in New York City and elsewhere

PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:08 pm
by Adam Blake
Very good article in today's Guardian:

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2 ... magination

My kid started at university yesterday. English Literature at UCL. What has she got to look forward to? Three years of sex and drugs and rock'n'roll for sure (though she's already made a good start on that) and then... what? A debt the size of which would have been unconscionable for a 22 year old in my day. Nice work, Tony. (see "The Wonderful World of Tony Blair" - link posted in the politics thread)

Re: Meanwhile...in New York City and elsewhere

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:29 pm
by Adam Blake
Looks like what's left of the Trade Unions are piling in behind the Wall Street protesters. This one should run and run, despite mainstream media only reporting on the violence.

http://www.readersupportednews.org/news ... all-street

Re: Meanwhile...in New York City and elsewhere

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:40 pm
by Hugh Weldon
...and elsewhere - something similar going on last week in SF, though on a smaller scale. This guy was attracting quite a few honks.

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Re: Meanwhile...in New York City and elsewhere

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:25 pm
by Adam Blake
Well, whaddya know?


"JPMorgan Chase Recently Donated 4.6 Million to NYPD
02 October 11
A posting on the JP Morgan Chase website confirms a donation by the financial institution to the New York City Police Foundation. The money was donated ostensibly as a "gift ... to strengthen security in the Big Apple." The exact date of the gift is not clear, however, in light of the NYPD's unwarranted use of force in deterring peaceful demonstrators, it opens the NYPD and the city of NY to charges of applying the law under influence.

The statement on the JP Morgan website says:

New York City Police Foundation - New York

JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple. The money will pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security monitoring software in the NYPD's main data center.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sent CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon a note expressing "profound gratitude" for the company's donation.

"These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe," Dimon said. "We're incredibly proud to help them build this program and let them know how much we value their hard work."