From:   lio spiegler <b4i8u2@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 26, 2011 9:16:06 PM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia]_Fwd:_[OWS_PR]_PRESS_RELEASE_ -_DIRECT_ACTION:_On_11-3_Occupy_Wall_Street_to_hold_People ’s_Hearing_of_Goldman_Sachs_in_Liberty_Square
 

regardless of GS's role in this crisis, the above document reads like

a prelude to a Stalinist public trial or a French Revolution public

execution.

 

if we want to instate a fair process, and one that would encourage

other corporations, economic experts, and politicians to come and talk

to us, we should create a ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION with all parties and

treat everyone as equal. at the end of the day, we are all in this

together and only if we act like a single unit with everybody do we

have a chance of establishing a better society for us and our

children.

 

we need to care about everyone. the fact that the 1% has heretofore

not done this is further proof to the necessity of instilling such

practices and such values. we should sit around the table like a

family where each member cares more about the welfare of the other

people around the table because they understand that the other's

happiness is his/her happiness. we are interdependent and that's not a

poetic statement.

 

should anyone find this relevant, I would gladly provide a sample for

the rules of the round table.

 

together!

 

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:06 PM, <at@alex-tufel.com> wrote:

> I take it that it's 10:00 A.M. ?

>                                                                 Alex

>

>

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> Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia]_Fwd:_[OWS_PR]_PRESS_RELEASE_

> -_DIRECT_ACTION:_On_11-3_Occupy_Wall_Street_to_hold_People

> ’s_Hearing_of_Goldman_Sachs_in_Liberty_Square

> From: DMS <davidscameracraft@gmail.com>

> Date: Wed, October 26, 2011 12:09 pm

> To: globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com

>

> From PR

>

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------

> From: Ryan B <aspen1777@gmail.com>

> Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:06 PM

> Subject: [OWS PR] PRESS RELEASE - DIRECT ACTION: On 11-3 Occupy Wall Street

> to hold People’s Hearing of Goldman Sachs in Liberty Square

> To: pr-working-group@googlegroups.com

>

>

>

>

>

>

> PRESS RELEASE

> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

> Media Contact: Zak Solomon

> Phone: 510-520-4115

>

>

>

> Occupy Wall Street to hold People’s Hearing of Goldman Sachs

> Participants to include Cornel West and Chris Hedges

>

>              Liberty Square, New York – Thursday, November 3, 2011

>

> On November 3rd, the People, the 99 percent, will hold A People’s Hearing of

> Goldman Sachs in Liberty Square Park.  The people will demand accountability

> from perhaps the single most egregious perpetrator of economic fraud and

> corruption in the United States. The Hearing will include testimonials from

> individuals directly affected by Goldman’s fraudulent manipulation of

> financial markets, including victims of housing foreclosures, pension

> losses, public lay-offs and untenable student debt.

> The proceedings will also include expert analysis from Cornel West and Chris

> Hedges. Following the 99-minute hearing the people will decide on a fair and

> deliverable verdict via our own process of consensus-based direct democracy

> – and we intend to deliver it ourselves – to the headquarters of Goldman

> Sachs at 200 West Street, eight blocks from Liberty Square.  We will ask for

> something our judicial and legislative systems have so far failed to deliver

> – the return of billions of taxpayer dollars to the 99 percent and criminal

> sentences for those Goldman Sachs executives who carried out the fraud.  The

> event will be broadcast live via the Occupy Wall Street Livestream, among

> other public media outlets.

> The People’s Hearing will examine the collapse of regulations and political

> and economic controls that permitted Goldman Sachs to loot the U.S.

> Treasury.  It will look at how we came to live in a country where it became

> impossible to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. It will ask why

> Goldman Sachs was allowed to enrich itself not only at the expense of

> millions of small investors but through its control of the bailouts and the

> regulatory process.  It will demand to know why Goldman Sachs, one of the

> prime culprits in the destruction of the global economy, is permitted to

> continue to bankrupt countries such as Greece, creating massive human

> suffering, without oversight or control. The People’s Hearing will finally

> give Goldman Sach’s victims a voice.

> Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi described Goldman Sachs as “a great

> vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its

> blood funnel into anything that smells like money."

> The broad outlines of Goldman Sachs’ massive fraud are well documented.  It

> put together a collaterized debt obligation (CDO) from mortgage-backed

> securities that the company assumed would fail.  It sold these CDOs as

> assets and secure investments to pension and mutual funds as well as

> institutions and banks while betting against them through credit default

> swaps (CDS).  A credit default swap, or CDS, is an insurance policy where

> the issuer makes up a loss if an asset goes bad.  Goldman Sachs, in essence,

> sold toxic garbage to investors and when this garbage was exposed as

> garbage, wiping out tens of millions of individual investors who had put

> away money for retirement or college, Goldman Sachs raked in money from

> insurers.  AIG, which insured these worthless CDOs, lacked sufficient funds

> to pay Goldman Sachs during the financial meltdown of 2008, a meltdown that

> evaporated some $ 40 trillion in worldwide wealth.  Goldman Sachs, with

> numerous former officials ensconced in the Treasury department and

> government, simply looted the U.S. Treasury to pay itself.  And they are

> sitting on our money to this day.

> The firm has committed numerous acts of fraud that extend beyond our shores.

>  Goldman Sachs was instrumental in helping Greek authorities hide its

> mounting government budget deficit by selling swaps to the Greek government

> in return for future revenue streams.  The Greek government was able through

> this arrangement to mask the loan which would have raised its budget deficit

> above euro zone limits.  The sleights of hand now threaten to see Greece go

> into default and could trigger a massive banking crisis through Europe.  The

> crisis has seen the Greek government unleash draconian austerity measures

> that are taken out on the backs of students, the poor and the working

> class.  Goldman Sachs is a global criminal syndicate.

> Goldman Sachs, while its victims suffer from foreclosures and bankruptcy,

> has set aside $ 10 billion in compensation and bonuses for its chief

> executives this year. These bonuses are being paid out even as Goldman Sachs

> dismissed 1,300 employees with another 1,000 employees expected to lose

> their jobs by the end of the year.  No one is safe from our oligarchic

> elite, not even the underlings at Goldman Sachs.  We invite the newly

> unemployed from Goldman Sachs to join us.

> The median paycheck in the United States, even while these corporate heads

> pulled in salaries that often equate to $ 900,000 an hour, fell by 1.2

> percent to $ 26,364.  The number of poor and unemployed is swelling while

> the number of Americans making $ 1 million or more climbed to 94,000, a 20

> percent increase from 2009.  Corporate profits now account for 88 percent of

> all income growth while wages account for 1 percent.  The top one percent

> has, through fraud and the corporate control of the judiciary and regulatory

> agencies, accounted for about half of all income growth since the 1970s.

> How is it possible that in a democracy the bottom 99 percent sees only half

> of economic growth?  How is it possible that the economy does not work on

> behalf of the 99 percent?  How is it possible that financial swindlers and

> liars continue to run our economy and our government?

> Come with us on November 3.  It is time the 99 percent heard the facts and

> headed down to the corporate headquarters of Goldman Sachs to demand

> restitution and accountability.

>

> Outline of Event:

> Date:               November 3rd, 2011

> Time:               10:00-11:39

> Location:         Liberty Square (or TBA)

> Schedule:        09:45   Guests and Panel are seated

>                         10:00   Introduction to A People’s Hearing, Dr.

> Cornel West

>                         10:10   Opening Statement, Chris Hedges

>                         10:20   Witness Testimonials

>                         11:20   Closing Statement

>                         11:30   Proposal of Verdict

>                         11:39   A Call to Action

>

>

> Participants to include Cornel West and Chris Hedges

>

>              Liberty Square, New York – Thursday, November 3, 2011

>

> On November 3rd, the People, the 99 percent, will hold A People’s Hearing of

> Goldman Sachs in Liberty Square Park.  The people will demand accountability

> from perhaps the single most egregious perpetrator of economic fraud and

> corruption in the United States. The Hearing will include testimonials from

> individuals directly affected by Goldman’s fraudulent manipulation of

> financial markets, including victims of housing foreclosures, pension

> losses, public lay-offs and untenable student debt.

> The proceedings will also include expert analysis from Cornel West and Chris

> Hedges. Following the 99-minute hearing the people will decide on a fair and

> deliverable verdict via our own process of consensus-based direct democracy

> – and we intend to deliver it ourselves – to the headquarters of Goldman

> Sachs at 200 West Street, eight blocks from Liberty Square.  We will ask for

> something our judicial and legislative systems have so far failed to deliver

> – the return of billions of taxpayer dollars to the 99 percent and criminal

> sentences for those Goldman Sachs executives who carried out the fraud.  The

> event will be broadcast live via the Occupy Wall Street Livestream, among

> other public media outlets.

> The People’s Hearing will examine the collapse of regulations and political

> and economic controls that permitted Goldman Sachs to loot the U.S.

> Treasury.  It will look at how we came to live in a country where it became

> impossible to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. It will ask why

> Goldman Sachs was allowed to enrich itself not only at the expense of

> millions of small investors but through its control of the bailouts and the

> regulatory process.  It will demand to know why Goldman Sachs, one of the

> prime culprits in the destruction of the global economy, is permitted to

> continue to bankrupt countries such as Greece, creating massive human

> suffering, without oversight or control. The People’s Hearing will finally

> give Goldman Sach’s victims a voice.

> Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi described Goldman Sachs as “a great

> vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its

> blood funnel into anything that smells like money."

> The broad outlines of Goldman Sachs’ massive fraud are well documented.  It

> put together a collaterized debt obligation (CDO) from mortgage-backed

> securities that the company assumed would fail.  It sold these CDOs as

> assets and secure investments to pension and mutual funds as well as

> institutions and banks while betting against them through credit default

> swaps (CDS).  A credit default swap, or CDS, is an insurance policy where

> the issuer makes up a loss if an asset goes bad.  Goldman Sachs, in essence,

> sold toxic garbage to investors and when this garbage was exposed as

> garbage, wiping out tens of millions of individual investors who had put

> away money for retirement or college, Goldman Sachs raked in money from

> insurers.  AIG, which insured these worthless CDOs, lacked sufficient funds

> to pay Goldman Sachs during the financial meltdown of 2008, a meltdown that

> evaporated some $ 40 trillion in worldwide wealth.  Goldman Sachs, with

> numerous former officials ensconced in the Treasury department and

> government, simply looted the U.S. Treasury to pay itself.  And they are

> sitting on our money to this day.

> The firm has committed numerous acts of fraud that extend beyond our shores.

>  Goldman Sachs was instrumental in helping Greek authorities hide its

> mounting government budget deficit by selling swaps to the Greek government

> in return for future revenue streams.  The Greek government was able through

> this arrangement to mask the loan which would have raised its budget deficit

> above euro zone limits.  The sleights of hand now threaten to see Greece go

> into default and could trigger a massive banking crisis through Europe.  The

> crisis has seen the Greek government unleash draconian austerity measures

> that are taken out on the backs of students, the poor and the working

> class.  Goldman Sachs is a global criminal syndicate.

> Goldman Sachs, while its victims suffer from foreclosures and bankruptcy,

> has set aside $ 10 billion in compensation and bonuses for its chief

> executives this year. These bonuses are being paid out even as Goldman Sachs

> dismissed 1,300 employees with another 1,000 employees expected to lose

> their jobs by the end of the year.  No one is safe from our oligarchic

> elite, not even the underlings at Goldman Sachs.  We invite the newly

> unemployed from Goldman Sachs to join us.

> The median paycheck in the United States, even while these corporate heads

> pulled in salaries that often equate to $ 900,000 an hour, fell by 1.2

> percent to $ 26,364.  The number of poor and unemployed is swelling while

> the number of Americans making $ 1 million or more climbed to 94,000, a 20

> percent increase from 2009.  Corporate profits now account for 88 percent of

> all income growth while wages account for 1 percent.  The top one percent

> has, through fraud and the corporate control of the judiciary and regulatory

> agencies, accounted for about half of all income growth since the 1970s.

> How is it possible that in a democracy the bottom 99 percent sees only half

> of economic growth?  How is it possible that the economy does not work on

> behalf of the 99 percent?  How is it possible that financial swindlers and

> liars continue to run our economy and our government?

> Come with us on November 3.  It is time the 99 percent heard the facts and

> headed down to the corporate headquarters of Goldman Sachs to demand

> restitution and accountability.

>

> Outline of Event:

> Date:               November 3rd, 2011

> Time:               10:00-11:39

> Location:         Liberty Square (or TBA)

> Schedule:        09:45   Guests and Panel are seated

>                         10:00   Introduction to A People’s Hearing, Dr.

> Cornel West

>                         10:10   Opening Statement, Chris Hedges

>                         10:20   Witness Testimonials

>                         11:20   Closing Statement

>                         11:30   Proposal of Verdict

>                         11:39   A Call to Action

>

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