Dozens arrested as police face off with Flood Wall Street protesters
(Guardian) -More than 100 protesters were arrested after hundreds of people gathered in New York City’s financial district on Monday to denounce to denounce what organisers say is Wall Street’s contribution to climate change.
Flood Wall Street demonstrators, primarily dressed in blue to represent climate change-induced flooding, marched to New York City’s financial centre to “highlight the role of Wall Street in fuelling the climate crisis,” according to organisers. - (READ MORE - see link above).Occupy group abolishes nearly $4 million in student loan debt
(RT) - On the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, an offshoot group announced that it has erased $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt.
The group, Strike Debt, said in a press release issued on Wednesday this week that its Rolling Jubilee initiative has purchased nearly $4 million in private student debt owed by former attendees of Everest College — an institution run by the massive for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges — in turn freeing those former students from a huge chunk of the burdensome loan bills.
“Jubilant Greetings!” the group wrote to 2,700 former Everest students. “We are writing to you with good news: We just got rid of some of your Everest College debt!” - (READ MORE - see link above).US wealth gap ‘unsustainable’, may worsen: Harvard study
(PRESS TV - Sept 8) - The growing income inequality in the United States between the richest Americans and the middle and lower classes is “unsustainable” and may worsen, according to a new study by Harvard University.
The study, released Monday by the Harvard Business School and titled “An Economy Doing Half its Job”, highlighted problems with the widening US wealth gap, education system, transport infrastructure, and the effectiveness of the political system. - (READ MORE - see link above).