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:
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:
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)
"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."