Tomorrow's Occupy Wall Street protest makes stops at the homes of Murdoch, Koch, Paulson, Dimon and Milstein
4:57 pm Oct. 10, 2011
Organizers for tomorrow's Occupy Wall Street march say they will make stops in front of the homes of Rupert Murdoch, David Koch, Howard Milstein, John Paulson and Jamie Dimon.
Tomorrow's march, announced as the "Millionaire's March," is being organized by the Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change and is being done under the Occupy Wall Street banner.
"[T]he tour will visit homes of some of the most well-known millionaires in New York City," a release from the organizers says, "specially chosen for their willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%."
The event tomorrow will also be the first one since Mayor Michael Bloomberg—a billionaire not ostensibly on the target list—said protesters can stay in Zuccotti Park "indefinitely" as long as they obey the law and they can tolerate the weather conditions. His current position might be described as tolerant but definitely not sympathetic: The mayor has said that the protesters are trying to "destroy" New York's tax base and tax away jobs here.
Murdoch is the billionaire founder of News Corp., whose conservative media outlets are a particular target for progressive outrage; David Koch is a billionaire industrialist who has helped fund the Tea Party and other conservative causes; Howard Milstein is a real estate developer and Andrew Cuomo contributor whom the governor recently appointed to the Thruway Authority; John Paulson is a hedge-fund manager who is currently bundling donor money for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign; Jamie Dimon is the chief executive of JP Morgan Chase, of the country's largest banks, and an apparently former supporter of Barack Obama.