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Date: 2024-05-19 Page is: DBtxt001.php txt00001669

Activism, Society and Economy
Mike Check of JP Morgan Chase at Princeton

The push back about the corporate sector by students is continuing

COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

JP Morgan-Chase Mic-Checked at Princeton University

Occupy Princeton (www.occupyprinceton.net) students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. This is the first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton - more to come. Full Script below:

'Princeton's motto is:
In the nation's service and service of all nations
JP Morgan-Chase, your actions violate our motto
Your predatory lending practices helped crash our economy
We've bailed out your executives' bonuses
You've evicted struggling homeowners while taking their tax money
You support mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia
which destroys our ecological future
In light of these actions,
we protest the campus culture
that whitewashes the crooked dealings of Wall Street
as a prestigious career path.
We are here today
as a voice for the 99%
shut out by a system that punishes them
just for being born without privilege.
What we need is not a university for the 1%,
but a university 'In the Nation's Service,
and in the Service of All Nations.'


Uploaded by OccupyPrinceton
on Dec 7, 2011
The text being discussed is available at http://youtu.be/NJ0J_HUsRaI
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