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Occupiers Put Goldman on 'Trial'

Posted by: Kenzie Delaine on November 3, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Bloomberg reporter Kenzie Delaine and producer Annmarie Hordern put together this piece on the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators’ mock trial today of Goldman Sachs. After “trying” Goldman for what they say are its misdeeds in the financial crisis, the demonstrators marched to the investment bank’s headquarters in New York’s financial district. Sixteen people were arrested for disorderly conduct in connection with the protests, according to police.

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ando arike

November 4, 2011 7:17 PM

My job at Pace U. is a half-dozen blocks from Zuccotti park and my students keep asking that we take a field trip down there... Unfortunately, I doubt the Pace administration would be very happy about it -- the school gets a lot of money from Wall Street... Glad to see that Cornel West is getting deep into this!


November 6, 2011 3:08 AM

My friends and I can't help but think that a lot of the criticism waged against OWS, and a lot of the aggression coming from OWS, is just a distraction from one basic problem; that of increasing income disparity. Here's a chart with info from the Congressional Budget Office that demonstrates the widening gap for the past thirty years:

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