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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

Before turning to journalism as an investigative reporter for the Guardian and BBC Television, Greg Palast was an investigator of fraud and racketeering for governments and labor unions worldwide. His investigations have appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper's and New Statesman. Palast is known as the reporter who exposed how Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black voters from Florida rolls to steal the 2000 election for George Bush. He has written four New York Times bestsellers, including Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a non-fiction movie about Donald Trump, racist vote suppression tactics and the billionaires behind it all.

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Greg Palast | Goldman Sachs v. Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 By Greg Palast, Democracy Now! Video | Video
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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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

Before turning to journalism as an investigative reporter for the Guardian and BBC Television, Greg Palast was an investigator of fraud and racketeering for governments and labor unions worldwide. His investigations have appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper's and New Statesman. Palast is known as the reporter who exposed how Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black voters from Florida rolls to steal the 2000 election for George Bush. He has written four New York Times bestsellers, including Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a non-fiction movie about Donald Trump, racist vote suppression tactics and the billionaires behind it all.