April 13, NYC: Occupy Wall Street gathers on the steps of Federal Hall to counter the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange with “the People’s Gong.” Police make several arrests and attempt to prevent media from documenting them.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a 501(c)3 “non-profit” organization used by its corporate members to pen legislation that serves their own interests. ALEC members include Pfizer, Bank of America, Koch Industries, AT&T, ExxonMobil, Kraft Food, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, State Farm Insurance, and Coca Cola. On February 29, 2012, Occupy Wall [...]
On February 29 in Bryant Park, journalist Matt Taibbi talks to Occupy Wall Street activists about Bank of America and the mortgage crisis.