Occupy Wallstreet and Privatized Prisons in BC

An interesting BC connection with the Occupy Wallstreet protest.

I heard on the news this morning that the ‘private-public’ park that Occupy Wall street protesters are camped out on in New York is owned by Brookfield Properties, part of Canadian based real estate company which manages $150 billion worth of assets world wide.

Brookfield is also the company contracted to design, build and operate a new 216 cell privatized prison in Surrey, which will be used to house the increasingly large number of poor people, people who are addicted to illegal drugs and Aboriginal people under Harper’s new ‘Ominous’ crime bill.  You can read more about privatized prisons in BC at the thieverycorp blog.

People’s Health Radio will be at the Occupy Vancouver activities starting this weekend and will have a report on our next show (October 26, 1pm).

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