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Greg Palast | Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 By Greg Palast, Democracy Now! Video | Video
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A controversy in the banking community has arisen around the Occupy Wall Street movement. Greg Palast investigates the story behind Goldman Sachs’ recent decision to pull out of a fundraiser for the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union in New York City after it learned the event was honoring the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. The investment bank withdrew its name from the fundraiser and also canceled a $5,000 pledge. Was the $5,000 a Goldman Sachs donation or actually American taxpayer bailout money Goldman set aside for community banks?

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Greg Palast

Reporter Greg Palast investigated racial vote suppression in the 2016 presidential race for Rolling Stone magazine. Palast has written four New York Times bestsellers, including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a major film documentary, which includes the investigation of racial vote suppression in Alabama.

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Greg Palast | Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 By Greg Palast, Democracy Now! Video | Video
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A controversy in the banking community has arisen around the Occupy Wall Street movement. Greg Palast investigates the story behind Goldman Sachs’ recent decision to pull out of a fundraiser for the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union in New York City after it learned the event was honoring the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. The investment bank withdrew its name from the fundraiser and also canceled a $5,000 pledge. Was the $5,000 a Goldman Sachs donation or actually American taxpayer bailout money Goldman set aside for community banks?

Click to view transcript.

Greg Palast

Reporter Greg Palast investigated racial vote suppression in the 2016 presidential race for Rolling Stone magazine. Palast has written four New York Times bestsellers, including The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a major film documentary, which includes the investigation of racial vote suppression in Alabama.