Recorded November 3, 2011, 10.15am. The People vs. Goldman Sachs mock trial people’s hearing held at Liberty a/k/a Zuccotti Park with fiery commentary by Dr. Cornel West, eloquence by Chris Hedges, and testimonies from people directly affected by Goldman Sach policies.
Among the topics discussed, education, housing, prison industrial complex, etc.
speakers in chronological order:
(00:03) Opening statement by Chris Hedges
(08:23) Opening statement by Cornel West
(12:50) Sade Adonis
(12:50) Agnes Rivera
(14:40) Cornel West
(15:40) Chris Hedges
(17:25) Cliftonia Johnson
(20:13) Chris Hedges
(22:45) Cliftonia Johnson
(24:05) Cornel West
(25:45) Chris Hedges
(28:10) Tony Bates
(29:58) Cornel West
(30:05) Chris Hedges
(32:15) Shelly Seabrook
(38:20) Wanda E.
(39:38) Cornel West on hope and defiance
(40:20) Chris Hedges on hope and defiance
(44:50) Chris Hedges on the energy and impact of the movement
(45:45) Cornel West’s impassioned speech on the energy and impact of movement on transforming public discourse.
(49:00) The verdict finding the investment bank guilty of felony fraud, the demand of the return — with interest — of billions of dollars looted from the US Treasury; and the demand for prison terms and other penalties for Lloyd Blankfein, and other senior executives.
The program was additionally broadcast on WBAI-NY 99.5 FM
A march delivering the people’s verdict to the bank holding company’s headquarters immediately followed the trial.