Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

Think Progress: Five Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans

-by Zaid Jilani

October 3, 2011- As the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters its third week — and as protests spread to other cities such as Boston and Los Angeles — demonstrators have endorsed a new slogan: “We are the 99 percent.” This slogan refers an economic struggle between 99 percent of Americans and the richest one percent of Americans, who are increasingly accumulating a greater share of the national wealth to the detriment of the middle class.

AlterNet: There Are Many More Koch Brother Secret Sins

-by Robert Greenwald

October 3, 2011- The Bloomberg news investigation into Charles and David Koch has uncovered unlawful and unpatriotic environmental crimes, political donations and business decisions benefitting Iran. There are so many secret sins committed by the Koch brothers no one story can cover it all.

But this is the story everyone will be talking about. We’ve documented many of the Koch brothers’ attacks on middle class families, and detailed their commitment to ending public education and resegregating communities.

Huffington Post: Occupy DC: Protest Of Koch Industries’ Downtown Office Planned

-by Arin greenwood

October 4, 2011- Occupy DC protesters are planning a protest of Koch Industries' downtown offices Tuesday evening. Jeffrey Light, an attorney involved with the protesters, told The Huffington Post that protesters will meet in McPherson Square at 5 p.m. before heading over to Koch's offices at 600 14th St NW.

"It might be closer to 5:30," Light said. "But we're telling people to be here at 5. We're going to march down there and protest outside their building for a little bit."

Politicus USA: Profits from the Koch Brothers’ Iranian Treason Pay Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck

-By Sarah Jones

October 3, 2011- If you’ve ever been enraged by the hypocrisy of the never-ending drum beat for “small government” by the Sarah Palin/ Glenn Beck type Tea Partiers, buckle your seat belt.

The much-awaited Bloomberg article hit the net last night and blew the lid off of the carefully guarded and barely recovering Koch Brothers’ reputations with revelations of Koch’s secret sales to Iran. This morning, the financial ties between Koch Brother Axis of Evil money and conservative spokespeople like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck were further exposed.

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