Friday, April 17, 2015

The `New York Times''' Mexican Billionaire Connection Revisited: Part 12

U.S. Protests Against New York Times Owner Carlos Slim's Exploitation Of Workers And Consumers

It’s not likely that much news about protests in the United States or Mexico against the exploitation of workers and consumers around the globe by New York Times Owner Carlos Slim will be mentioned much on either Ora.TV shows or on the front page of the New York Times. But in an Aug. 7, 2012 Daily Intelligencer article in New York magazine, Joe Coscarelli noted how some Occupy Wall Street activists were planning to protest outside the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, that was then owned by New York Times Owner Slim

”…What's left of Occupy Wall Street plans to join forces with Yo Soy 132, the similarly amorphous Mexican student group…for a demonstration against Slim's `monopolistic practices’ at his telecommunications companies. `Carlos Slim is the 1 percent of the 1 percent,’ said one Occupy organizer…`Slim is the world's richest man, the largest stakeholder in Saks Fifth Avenue, and has been accused of overcharging impoverished Mexicans by over $129 billion as owner of Mexico's largest phone company,’ the group stresses. `What better way to protest predatory greed by taking over his Fifth Avenue store?’…

And in its May 10, 2013 issue, Forbes  magazine described another protest against New York Times Owner Slim’s exploitation of workers and consumers that was held in the New York Public Library:

“Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim was in the middle of promoting his partnership with Salman Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, during a public event at the New York Public Library on Thursday night, when a group of sixty activists started snickering audibly, escalating to loud guffaws.  The activists, members of Two Countries One Voice, a Latino advocacy group created in 2012 to organize public demonstrations against the world’s richest man,  said that the “laugh-in” was to denounce Slim’s `monopolistic and predatory practices.’…It was interrupted for several minutes by the loud laughing of the protesters and resumed later on when the protesters left the room spreading small Monopoly paper money with Slim’s face printed on it.  `The point of the laugh-in is to expose Slim,’ said Juan Jose Gutierrez, founder of Two Countries One Voice.  `Given Slim’s track record, his interest in suddenly providing educational services to Mexicans is laughable.’…

(end of part 12)

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