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  •  OT, Wall Street was accident, not a bombing (5+ / 0-)

    The anarchist bombing myth was a convenient way to whitewash the fact the an extremely lucrative J.P. Morgan client, du Pont, was responsible for a careless accident on Wall Street.

    A worker was illegally transporting dynamite (used on a nearby construction site) on a hot day and it wasn't properly secured. It was only supposed to be transported at night.

    I read newspaper articles from the time and spoke to descendants of eye witnesses, including the driver of the cart just behind the du Pont cart. He had tried to report what he saw to the police but they brushed him off.

    Media Reform Action Link http://stopbigmedia.com/

    by LNK on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 09:47:00 AM PDT

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