Jesse Jackson was in New Haven this weekend pitching his new pun-backed scheme: going after “banksters” –
“I see whole towns sinking because of bankster power,” Jackson told a crowd of about 100 people at First Calvary Baptist Church on Dixwell Avenue. “We’re all worried about the street gangster. What about the bankster?”
The speech was part of a cluster of appearances around the state Jackson is making with the Rev. Boise Kimber, pastor and president of First Calvary.
In part, Jackson was asking for support for an economic summit this week in New York City, organized by his social action group, Rainbow/PUSH, and its Wall Street Project. The Wall Street Project intends to push for a restructuring of America’s financial sector that is more equitable to homeowners, students with loans and individuals with credit card debt.
Read the story in the New Haven Register. And have a look here at the agenda of Jackson’s “Wall Street Project” conference (starts on Wednesday): You’ll find plenty of American corporate and political titans in attendance to kiss the ring.