It's coming down to the wire for me. I have three major research papers
to write, and less than two weeks to get it done. Not to mention six
exams. I think I'm going to lose my mind soon, that is, if I haven't
-- Eight Occupiers were arrested during the Wells Fargo Shareholders
meeting yesterday, after they were able to gain access to the building
and talk to some of the shareholders. Eventually CEO John Stumpf had the
doors to the building closed, which denied entry to the shareholders as
well as Occupiers. Shareholders who were not part of the protest were
allowed to come and go through a side door, while the others were told
the meeting was "filled to capacity."
-- Today is the day when student debt is set to hit the 1 Trillion
Dollar mark, and protesters are up in arms about it. Dozens of cities
have events planned to protest the rising cost of education in America.
Student loan debt is the fastest growing form of debt in the country,
surpassing even credit card debt. Many student feel as though they will
never be able to get out from under it. (Tell me about it.)
-- GE has been hearing quite a bit from Occupiers lately, and if they
think the worst is over, they're far from correct. Their shareholder
meeting is today in Detroit, and the Occupy groups there are preparing
for it. More than 2,000 protesters are expected to join in for the
event. The tax totals paid by GE on both foreign and domestic soils were
7% from last year, and -12% in 2010. (Yep, that's a negative.)
-- Here's an interesting article by the ACLU detailing the treatment of photographers by police. It's short, but a good read.
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