The following is a letter released today by Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman of Goldman Sachs:
Up until now, Goldman Sachs has been silent on the subject of the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street. That does not mean, however, that it has not been very much on our minds. As thousands have gathered in Lower Manhattan, passionately expressing their deep discontent with the status quo, we have taken note of these protests. And we have asked ourselves this question:
JP Morgan Chase, one of the biggest lending firms in the U.S., says in a brand new report that customer spending might be on the increase. Although unemployment remains stubbornly high, continued inflation and the housing crisis, that consumer spending might soon be going up. Businesses, the report indicates, should plan for and work to drive the spending increase.
JAIL SOLIDARITY, RALLY AT RITTENHOUSE AND MARCH TO THE ROUNDHOUSE TODAY
Rittenhouse meeting spot: 18th and Walnut!
Spread the word! Upward of 50 people were arrested last night, during the eviction of Occupy Philly. Jail solidarity at Roundhouse (8th, between Race & Arch) has started! Please sign up for a 3-hour shift by texting 215-820-8766 or just come by! Especially if you got some sleep last night.
Messaging invites all Working Groups members, occupiers, and interested individuals to join us for a Spokes Council discussion tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5:45 in the Friends Center. For more information on the Spokes Council, please read below!
11/26/2011 PROCESS MEETING NOTES: Part 3
Held by Messaging in Arch Street United Methodist Church
First of all: HUGE DISCLAIMER -- I haven't been around as much as I would like due to travel/work/bullshit. But, I would like to encourage all Philly Occupiers to keep doing what we have been doing -- hold trainings, do actions, the works. Don't let Mayor FluffaNUTTER and Chief VancouverStrategyRamsey interrupt our work. Because that is exactly what they want. I was pumped to see a GA tonight in full swing, before I went rushing over, boiling with anger, to Camp Liberty who had been fucked with. All is ok with Camp Liberty, at least until tomorrow...