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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011
Translations: French, Slovak, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*
To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.

We also have a visual representation of this document from the Arts and Culture Group and the Call to Action Working Group. To download your own copy of this image as a jpeg (12.7 MB), click here, or for image inquiries e-mail flowchartart@gmail.com.
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Re: OCCUPY WALL STREET, then prosecute the perps

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Occupy Toronto proposed list of demands November 7, 2011

I purpose the Occupy Toronto Movement consider and vote that the following statement to be issued to all media on behalf of the movement
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It has become clear that globalism and corporate greed have become a detriment to the majority of Canadians. It has also become apparent that our political system serves these banking and corporate interests and not majority of Canadians that have elected them to their office to serve the people of Canada.
We the people of the Occupy Toronto Movement demand on behalf of the people of Canada the following policies be instituted imminently.

1. An end to the fractional reserve banking system, that the government Of Canada return to financing the public debt though the Bank of Canada interest free and reclaim the power to create our own currency away from the private banking system.

2. Restrictions be placed on the rights of corporations. Corporations are not people and should not share the same rights of people. Corporations must be banned from making political donations. Corporations should be taxed on the import of finished goods and machinery as well as a heavy tax on the out sourcing of labor and jobs outside of Canada. Excessive executive recompense has also become detrimental to Canadian business and should also be restricted by law.

3. A healthy fourth estate being essential to the democratic process, a return to stringent media ownership laws are necessary to insure a free press in Canada.

4. An immediate end to all Canadian military intervention in all foreign countries.

5. It is clear that our current political system does not represent the wishes or needs of the Canadian people therefore we demand that a national dialog be undertaken to deal with the pressing need for political reform in Canada.

6. For too long Corporations and the wealthiest income earners in Canada have not met their obligations to rest of the country, the belief that giving tax breaks to this group creates employment is a fallacy. We therefore demand that policies be instituted that require large corporations and the top ten percent of income earners be taxed at a higher rate and that taxes for the rest of Canadians be reduced.

7. The Canadian criminal code be reviewed and policing policies be examined to ensure the rights and freedoms of Canadians are upheld and that the charter of rights and freedoms be strictly adhered to by all police services across Canada. Furthermore all Canadian police services submit to the authority of civilian review committees.

8. All policies and negotiations that threaten Canadian sovereignty such as CETA, SPP, and Border Security agreements are suspended immediately, and Canada’s participation in international agreements such as Codex Alimentarius and agenda 21 are put on hold pending review in a more public forum. Canadian sovereignty is to be considered the right of the people and not to be traded or bartered by our government.


9. Canada’s natural resources are to be considered the property of all the Canadian people. All harvesting, mining, logging and oil extraction to be reviewed with consideration to environmental impact and benefit to the people of Canada and not the corporations that extract them.

10. Basic human rights and freedoms of the individual are to be considered paramount, and shall supersede all laws passed by government. Every Canadian has the right to food, shelter, basic education and health care and the freedom to live unencumbered of excessive government intervention.

I purpose this document be distributed amongst the people of Occupy Toronto and voted on in the afternoon general assembly on Saturday November 12, 2011 and if passed, issued as a press release on behalf of the Occupy Toronto Movement immediately that day.
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Re: OCCUPY WALL STREET, then prosecute the perps

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POWER. AUTHORITY. CONTROL.

Three things which we grant to our public servants and our leaders to help provide ourselves with a safe and secure society.

When too many of those leaders then abuse this power, authority or control, turn it against those they serve and abuse the people, they are breaking the law. When people protest and are physically assaulted, then confirmation is made that our public servants have become corrupt in their addiction to power, authority and control. It is then time for them to go. Perhaps it is time for a few of them to go to jail.

Within our current system, we do not yet possess the means to control the throttle on the amount of power, authority and control given to each leader, each public servant. In future, the internet or some other means of citizen control may step into place to act as this throttle. We have he means. We just have leaders who are selfish enough to not allow those means to be put into place. Therefore, we do not yet have true leaders, we have selfish humans pretending to be leaders.

Power, Authority, Control. Three things which citizens of a free and democratic nation will want to take back, and never again place in the hands of a few. Thank you to the OCCUPY movement for demonstrating just how far some leaders will go to hold their grip on this. Your citizen assemblies are like watching pure democracy in action, and your effective use of the internet is showing us one of the ways that we might allow each citizen in a free country to have a say in the more important decisions of our time. Imagine each person having a say in whether we help invade another country, whether we do this for the benefit of a corrupt politician? I wonder if we might make a few less crucial mistakes?

I think it is no longer safe to trust major decisions to a few men who are possibly addicted to power, authority and control.
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Re: OCCUPY WALL STREET, then prosecute the perps

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OCCUPY VANCOUVER POSTS A SET OF DEMANDS FOR THE MOVEMENT
http://www.cbc.ca/bc/news/bc-111104-occupy-vancouver-demands.pdf

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By Washington’s Blog

Yes We Can … Recover Fraudulently-Earned Money

Nicholas Taleb said recently that the bankers “hijacked the American economy,” and should not have received $2.2 trillion bonus payouts they did. Taleb lamented:

Unfortunately, we don’t have claw backs in the U.S.

I’ve previously argued that the government could use existing laws to force ill-gotten gains to be disgorged (see this and this), fraudulent transfers to be voided and – perhaps – even bonuses gained at the expense of taxpayers clawed back.

To find out whether or not Taleb is right, I spoke with the country’s top white collar crime expert – who put over 1,000 top S&L executives in jail for fraud (professor of law and economics Bill Black).

I asked Professor Black what, exactly, current fraud laws allow to be disgorged. For example, I asked Black whether or not bonuses given out based on fraudulent Ponzi schemes and manipulation of a company’s accounting books could be disgorged. And I asked hims to estimate how much could – hypothetically, if prosecutors and judges did their job – collectively be recouped for the American people?

Professor Black informed me that the proceeds of fraud can be recovered, including bonuses earned through fraudulent activity.

He said that the amount which could be recouped could amount to tens of billions of dollars per prosecution, if the evidence of wrongdoing was there.

Ten billion here and ten billion there could add up to some real money. Prosecuting fraud and recovering ill-gotten games could make the giant banks whose very size is ruining the economy (what Black calls “Systemically Dangerous Institutions” or SDIs) a little smaller, and to help pay down our national debt a little bit in the process.

And because fraud caused the Great Depression and the current economic crisis, and the economy cannot stabilize until the rule of law is restored, and criminal fraud on Wall Street is prosecuted, suing to recoup criminally-gotten gains is the best thing we can do for our economy.

And since rampant inequality leads to unstable economies and depressions, recouping some of the ill-gotten gains from the Wall Street fraudsters will help reduce inequality without raising taxes.

Also check out: Time to Clawback $2.2 Trillion in Corrupt Banker Compensation – Nassim Taleb On #OccupyWallStreet
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Re: OCCUPY WALL STREET, then prosecute the perps

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A proposed CITIZENS AMENDMENT TO ANY CONSTITUTION........based on events of the OCCUPY MOVEMENT of 2011

Government is the employee of the people and shall act as such. Any government that tries to go beyond its mandate, and uses the authority given to it by the citizens, against the citizenry, shall become null and void.

Governments from now on must follow "best practices" in public service, in transparency, honesty and accountability at all times. If they cannot demonstrate a policy of following the best practices found on the planet, they are to be replaced or revoked by citizen demand.

Citizens shall NOT be financially responsible to any government that does not show full transparency. Secrets and hidden agendas shall be sufficient grounds for exemtpion from any taxes demanded by such a government. If your government keeps something from you that it has no right to as your public employee, then you have no obligation to pay that government. "When any government goes rouge, citizens shall have every right to not pay to support that government."

Public servants shall not place themselves into any financial relationship, or other relationship with corporations
. Public service is not the place to try to become rich by selling out the public, as this is to be considered treasonous to both the public servant and the corporation.

Corporations who commit criminal acts or acts sufficiently damaging to the environment we live in will face a public decision on whether or not to suspend or revoke their corporate charter, which is effecticely the corporate death penalty for that company.

Decisions about money, war, environmental predation, or major issues as the citizens shall determine, shall be made by a majority of citizens, by way of general assembly conducted using the internet. One of the responsibilities of our public service is to establish or facilitate the establishment of the means to allow all citizens to participate in a fully democratic decision making process. Government shall no longer assume a "Master of the Universe" position to serve its own interests, but shall instead distill it's functions down to only those functions determined and allowed by citizen assembly. Roads, services, infrastructure, schools, police, etc are easily and handily covered by an effective public service. Wars, finance, corporate welfare and such things that lead to fraud and corruption shall NO LONGER be given to a government to decide unless the citizens say so in an assembly. (the Russian government has already begun a website which will allow every Russian citizen to become a participant in an extended government)

Government as we have allowed it to become is no longer welcome. Government as our master is not, and never was the objective, and will be grounds for termination. Government is a servant of the public, and nothing more. Government will also put into place a sound, strong and robust ombudsman system whereby citizen complaint or concern with government must be addressed in an honest, open, and professional manner. A manner reflective of the relationship of government as servant and citizen as employer.

Government secrets are no longer welcome. Governments must show strong and sound reasons why any particular information shall not be fully open to the public.
Secrets are one of the handmaidens of all abusers, and governments must never again be lured into, or allowed into the game of keeping secrets. Similar with the business of spying on their own citizens or others. It is a waste of the people's resources, and an abuse of government powers to keep spies and secret agents about. They always end up being corrupted for a corrupt politician.

Speaking of politicians, we will no longer be electing politicians as our "leader". However you may run for the respected office of "public servant". Top public servants should have the respect and admiration of the citizenry, but never have power over them again.

At this time I would like to add in the various components of the better constitutions found worldwide, with some adjustments to reflect the "weak spots" we have discovered. (for instance, with the recent OCCUPY movement, it was discovered that the first amendment of the US was easily trumped by some municipalities who said that "freedom of assembly only applied during business hours?)

Lelford@shaw.ca draft one Oct 30, 2011
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Re: OCCUPY WALL STREET, then prosecute the perps

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 Some Occupy talking points from my point of view and my area of the world (Canada)

Begin with protection for those who cannot advocate for themselves
 
Planet and Environment

Protect a sustainable environment, regardless of the economic needs or wishes of a few who wish to exploit for personal gain. There is no Planet B to fall back on. Democracy starts with citizens caring about one another and acting responsibly on that sense of care, taking responsibility both for oneself and for one's family, community, country, people in general, and the planet.


The ‘weakest’ members of society

Protect the weakest, most vulnerable among us. Those without a voice to speak for themselves. Poverty is a form of violence against those who cannot run as fast as the rest in this modern predatory world.
 
The parasite class is not welcome anymore.


 “Failure of legitimacy” by governments and persons of supposed authority.

The role of government is to protect and empower all citizens equally via The Public: public infrastructure, laws and enforcement, health, education, scientific research, protection, public lands, transportation, resources, art and culture, trade policies, safety nets, and on and on. Nobody makes it on their own.

“We demand that integrity be restored to our elections. One citizen. One dollar. One vote. Only citizens should make campaign contributions. Campaign contributions by citizens should not exceed $1 to any political candidate or party. Help us reclaim democracy.”

 “Stop the monied corruption at the heart of our democracy.”

The predator class is no longer welcome.

Strict Accountability for all harm, all predators.
Prosecute economic criminals, war criminals, all criminals, regardless of class.
 
corporations
politicians
financial institutions
regulators
government
individuals
 
Independent regulation and not self regulation.

Independent monitoring and oversight of corporate, governments, public institutions to ensure rules are followed and not broken for personal gain. An industry of accountability to be created to protect the planet and the public interest from predators and those who routinely skirt the rules for benefit.

Jail for corruption, whether by politicians, bankers, regulators or our most trusted citizens. No one is immune from investigation and prosecution by virtue of their position.

Corporate “gang bangs” no longer welcome.

Cancellation of corporate charters (corporate death penalty) for those who criminally abuse our laws, our planet or our people. Corporations are allowed a charter to add something, to make a win-win transaction with society.

Corporate and political collaboration for financial gain to either party at the expense of the public interest will be considered as treasonous for both parties.

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Specific details like healthcare, spending etc, etc can and will be dealt with, and will be somewhat EASIER, when there is no longer a trillion dollar leak in our economic boat due to trusted criminals. Then think of the savings from stopping wars alone. The upside is almost infinite. All except for those who profit from wars and criminal ventures.

These future decisions will come from general consensus, not from top down power. Consensus from the people. Not corporations. Not politicians.

This “new” manner of governing by general consensus will be assisted, magnified and supported by the power of the internet. No longer must we turn our power and our decisions over to hired public servants, only to see them begin to serve themselves. We can now include ourselves in these decisions. Public servants can return to the role of our public employees, and retire from the role as masters of the universe. This is the greatest lesson I have seen in visiting OCCUPY assembly meetings. A glimpse into starting a new form of democracy from scratch. A lesson into how to allow every voice to be heard. A lesson in non "top down dictatorship" way of doing things. A fairer way.

We are removing our consent to govern from those who have misused it as a step stone towards “Master of the Universe” status. You can either leave quietly, or we will continue to work out how your peaceful removal will be handled. If you attack us out of fear, you will lose your position just a bit faster than if you maintain your control and dignity as you leave. And please do not leave angry. Just leave. Thank you.
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Postby admin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:51 pm

a ten minute video to share with those who do not get the OCCUPY movement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjMcDXGk ... r_embedded

Joe Rogan on Occupy Wall Street
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HOW MANY CRIMES, FRAUDS, ABUSES OF THE PUBLIC TRUST, WHATEVER YOU MIGHT CALL THEM CAN WE COUNT IN ONE SINGLE CANADIAN BUSINESS DEAL?

In the $32 billion dollar theft of money using ABCP (toxic sub prime mortgage paper http://www.albertafraud.com ) the first crime was the breach of public trust when securities commissions in Canada gave their friends in finance, permission to "exempt" themselves from the law to sell products known to not meet our laws (proof of mens rea (guilty mind) anyone?) They do not want to "talk about it" now.

The second crime was the $32 billion dollars that was put into the pockets of investment banker types selling this crap.

The third crime was when American authorities got involved from the president on down, to fine, punish and gain some compensation for victims within months, while every Canadian authority did nothing.

What we did do was the fourth crime, letting a Canadian lawyer get the crooks immunity from lawsuits, the same man who was in on Canada's previous largest crime in the country, the $5 billion dollar tobacco smuggling operation. (source of largest crime figure is RCMP) ( The man and his smuggling op was fined $1 billion.......and he was our sole Canadian solution to this financial crime?)

The fifth crime was in members of the Securities Commission not stepping in until the dust was settled, and the public well screwed, and then levying fines of less than one half a penny for every dollar stolen, against those "bad people" to whom they gave permission to "exempt"the law.

The sixth crime was letting the criminals, from our trusted Canadian financial institutions KEEP 99.6% of any ill gotten gains, or alternately, not have to compensate customers for these losses. (government bailouts had to be arranged)

The seventh crime was watching the RCMP get involved, who then invited in their Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) person who "advises" them on large scale financial crimes. (did I mention this OSC gave the fraudsters the permission.......?) The file was quickly closed without interview of experts or expert information who offered help to understand the crime.

The eight crime was letting OSC persons help the RCMP close the file and write their final report, despite having twice been given official complaint of criminal code violations by this same OSC in the granting of the legal exemptions (Breach of Trust, sec 122) The RCMP, in a naive fashion that some have come to expect and some find quite insane, actually allowed persons named to be criminally complicit in a $32 billion dollar theft, to participate in the investigation and final report of the $32 Billion dollar crime. Such power and trust that the "reputation protection system" for this money industry has in our Canada.

The ninth crime, is that while the RCMP lets members of the OSC and other self regulatory bodies onto their joint management committees, to share with them information and help "solve" the crime, when the reverse is required, the RCMP do not even have the ability, nor the right to even ask the OSC, or other bodies representing investment dealers, to share with the RCMP details of their own investigations, fines, and/or any information. A one way street exists, allowing the most trusted fraudsters in Canada INTO the RCMP and nothing OUT for benefit of the RCMP.

I could go on, but it seems to be enough for now. Your pension plan was robbed robbed. Your Canadian economy was defrauded. Your "Harper" government bailed out Canadian banks up to $186 Billion with your money (in secret no less) Judges (public service pension) robbed, postal workers, University of Calgary, Governments from top to bottom (again your tax dollars chipped in) two or three suicides resulted, depression, mental anguish, domestic problems, alcoholism, etc. Minor detail for a big operation. "Thanks for the money Canada". We will be back in a month or two with another "great idea" for you. Signed, your Canadian Bankster.
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a $32 bil fraud for which securities regulators get the first assist on (and none will talk about) is the sub prime mortgage junk that was illegal here, but sold with the help of permission to violate Canadian Securities Acts.

see http://www.albertafraud.com for some of the civil action considered (class action, hundreds of small claims actions, and finally "laying an information" with the courts which is effectively private filing of criminal charges.

OCCUPY Calgary has a working group on this topic (PROSECUTE WALL STREET) and others will be discussing

lelford@shaw.ca is my contact for this initiative

I believe that holding corrupt bankers, regulators and politicians, etc to account for their crimes is the first step to recovery.
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What would you say if I told you that about one billion dollars a week gets skimmed in Canada by trusted institutions? Would you be interested in seeing if this were even possible? Would you allow yourself the freedom of thought to attend? To investigate?

PROSECUTE WALL STREET, Step one
 “INVESTMENT PROTECTION, INVESTMENT PREDATION”
Thursday, November 3,  at 7:00 pm.  
Cardel Theater South Calgary
180 QUARRY PARK BLVD. SE,  7:00 PM

Learn how trusted criminals commit the perfect crime.  See how "trusted fraud" steals from every Canadian, your government and your economy.  See the tricks used that distract police from even learning  about it.  This is a FREE public interest lecture and discussion, with donations of items for occupy protestors or the Calgary food bank gratefully accepted.  Some people are sleeping in the cold, for lack of a fair economy.  

1. We all hope to retire and stop working someday. Some hope to find a job so they can even dream of this.

2. However most (80% +) Canadians will retire with about half as much wealth as they should have due to investment malpractice.  Bankers, brokers and their handmaidens will have the other half.  I would like to show you the sleight of hand magic that does this.
     http://www.investoradvocates.ca The tricks of the investment trade, if you will permit yourself to be open to learn.

3. Behind closed doors, corrupt bankers, brokers, politicians and regulators have sold out your protections and regulations to the highest corporate buyer.  http://www.albertafraud.com for one example out of thousands in Canada.

4. It has further become clear, that those same bankers have turned their sights on not just citizens money and investments, but on getting government money as well, putting entire economies at risk of failure or decline.

5. After working 20 years in Canada’s largest brokerage firms, fighting for fair and honest treatment for clients,  http://www.breachoftrust.ca is some of what I learned.

6. I learned how trusted criminals can skim or defraud investment returns owed to the public, by approximately one billion dollars a week and get away without clients or the police generally being aware.   Simply put, financial people have the best “reputation protection system” that money can buy. Would you care to see how it works?
    See Chapter 5, [url]http://www.breachoftrust.ca  [/url]

short three min video from occupy calgary at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDsTIE-zURc on this topic
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MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT

In his new book, available from Truthout with a contribution, Glenn Greenwald states it bluntly: "The central promise of the American founding - that all would stand equal before the rule of law no matter what other political and economic inequality was allowed - has been abandoned."

Moreover, the ruling elite and the wealthiest Americans have become exempt from a uniform standard of justice, Greenwald argues in "With Liberty and Justice for Some":

Instead, the United States now has the exact opposite of a single set of laws before which everyone is equal. It has an entrenched two-tiered system of justice: the country's most powerful political and financial elites are virtually immunized from the rule of law, empowered to commit felonies with full-scale impunity and to act without any constraints, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in far greater numbers than in any other country on the planet.

According to an October 19 Reuters article: "Citigroup Inc will pay $285 million to settle charges that it defrauded investors who bought toxic housing-related debt that the bank bet would fail, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Wednesday."

Please notice the word defrauded in the description of Citigroup's action. The law is divided into basically two areas: civil and criminal. Defraud generally is an action that falls into the criminal class of law. Throughout the follow-up to the near collapse of the American economy caused by Wall Street's defrauding, mismanagement, malfeasance and greed, the basic reaction of the Obama administration has been to let the perpetrators of a crime so large it defies comprehension go free. Not only have they gone free, but many of them are still in charge of nearly monopolistic financial entities that, in many practices, amount to - at least in part - criminal enterprises that gouge consumers and defraud investors alike.

Yes, a few "guppies" have been prosecuted, and financial firms like Citigroup have paid some fines that they will just recover in write-offs and more financial scams. It's not just a slap on the wrist; it's giving the appearance of punishment, when it is really no skin off the hide of the criminally negligent banks. Furthermore, Citigroup is claiming -- and the SEC isn't disputing -- that it clears them of liability for other charges against the bank. It's a public relations move by the SEC, not a finding with any legal repercussions - for the firm or for individuals.

For weeks, under orders from Mayor Bloomberg - and with the likely cooperation of the FBI - protesters have been treated like criminals by a highly militarized police force. In essence, the New York Police Department has become a publicly paid security force to protect the "Masters of the Universe" on Wall Street, who have committed unfathomable crimes against the nation.

If you cash a bum check in many states - even if it's just for a few dollars in groceries - you can go to jail for years ("three strikes and your out"). But if you bring down an economy and keep engaging in fraud and high-risk schemes with other people's money, causing trillions of dollars in losses, you are a member of the privileged elite who enjoys a separate system of justice: one that lets you go free to pillage again.

Greenwald gets it right: "Courtrooms, indictments, and prisons are there for ordinary Americans, not for the ruling classes, and virtually never for our highest political leaders."
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Re: OCCUPY (then prosecute) WALL STREET

Postby admin » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:16 pm

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Re: OCCUPY WALL STREET

Postby admin » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:41 am

Yes, our politicians, some lawyers who are paid by bankers, and some regulators, who are also paid by bankers ARE sleeping together and defrauding billions from all Canadians:

To: Ron Liepert, Alberta Finance Minister

Dear Mr. Liepert,

Further to unanswered questions by Alberta Finance by your predecessors, I wish to ask the following, and request a clear and succinct reply to six direct questions below. It is a matter of urgent public interest to Albertans. (background at http://www.albertafraud.com )

1. Why can investment sellers violate the law in Alberta and sell tainted products?
2. Why does our crown Alberta Securities Commission allow this? Profit from this?


More than a billion dollars of substandard investments have been sold in Alberta, with the permission of the Alberta Securities Commission. (ASC). In Canada $32 billion has gone missing with bad commercial paper (ABCP).

The cost of every other crime in the country is approx $40 bil according to Justice Canada, so we have that one financial crime equalling nearly every other crime in Canada combined.

Several thousand legal exemptions of all kinds, have allowed substandard investments and advice to be provided to Albertan’s, without any notice being sent to the investors. To consumers.

Six questions went unanswered by Iris Evans despite eight requests and Ted Morton three requests.

3. -What public interest is served by allowing financial laws to be violated?

4. -Why are laws allowed to be broken without public input and public notice? In secret.

5.-Why is Alberta Finance suppressing this information, rather than protecting the public interest?
6.-Where is evidence of the public interest obligation of the Securities Commission?



Here is the only answer received to date from the Alberta Finance:

“In this particular situation (ABCP) it appears the commissions carefully considered the situation and acted properly in granting the exemptions.”

Here is the official reason given by the ASC for most legal exemptions:

“Each of the Decision Makers is satisfied that the test contained in the Legislation that provides the Decision Maker with the jurisdiction to make the decision has been met.”

These answers are non answers and they are an insult to the public. There appears to be a damaging incestuous relationship between the financial services industry and our government securities regulator. Our Minister of Finance should be moving forcefully towards honest accountability. Anything less may constitute a breach of trust. Anything else leads one to assume a corrupt relationship between the ASC and industry.

These matters have caused billions of dollars to be siphoned out of our economy assisted by 13 securities commissions. Will you Mr. Liepert please take steps to answer these questions for the benefit of all Albertan’s?

Regards,

Patrick Turnbull
Drumheller Stettler Riding

==========please send this letter yourself to your OWN provincial minister and ask them if they can answer these questions.......then research the private filing of criminal charges, "Laying an information"
contact lelford@shaw.ca if needing clarification
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Re: OCCUPY WALL STREET

Postby admin » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:37 pm

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/10/21/ontario-securities-commission-no-contest-settlements.html
“this is GREAT NEWS!! When trusted criminals wish to break the law in Canada, by selling crap investments, they pay their (sorry, "your") securities commission to let them be "exempt" from the law. They use this technique to sell billions of dollars of garbage without a single public notice or consumer warning. IF they get caught on one, they can now simply pay a penalty to the securities commission who gave them the permission to steal......and the trusted criminals get to keep 99.6 % of the ill gotten gains. The securities commission keeps the other amount levied in fines, and the public loses 100%. How can that be a bad thing? No one will ever learn of this new slant. Well done boys. Let keep this under our hats for now, shall we. “

(Your provincial member of the legislature in 13 provinces and territories is responsible for each securities commission. Now you know who to hold responsible for the largest thefts in Canada. http://www.albertafraud.com)

Larry Elford PS. “.....and we even have securities commission members on the inside of the RCMP IMET joint management committees. They get to help the RCMP write the "case closed" report. We are in the clear boys!! YIPPEE”http://www.investoradvocates.ca/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79&sid=844fb72fe280bcbb90322683bd767f1f
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