The June 2012 protest calendar of World Can’t Wait is empty. The June 2012 protest calendar of United for Peace and Justice is empty. The June 2012 events list for the ANSWER Coalition consists of nothing but screenings and internal discussion events. These organizations no longer appear to be the vanguard of social movement activity [...]
http://wapo.st/HBnYt5“>Occupy activists are asking people who hold Bank of America accounts to shut them down and move their funds to a credit union or community bank on April 13.
Do you have a Bank of America account? If you do, are you planning to move your money?
Are we really supposed to believe that Bank of America wants to give Rick Perry nothing more than advice about job creation? Bank of America itself isn’t creating jobs. It’s destroying jobs by the thousands. What possible advice on job creation could Bank of America give to Rick Perry? [...]
Big money and lavish coddling for Trey Gowdy from the banking industry comes just a year and a half after banks received huge amounts of money in bailouts from the federal government. [...]
The Patriot Act, passed back in 2001, requires banks and other financial institutions to send the U.S. Government “suspicious activity reports” regarding Americans’ financial transactions at a dramatically lower standard for what qualifies as “suspicious” and a new emphasis on the use of financial surveillance to keep track of PEPs — “politically exposed persons.” NPR’s [...]
The thought that occurred to me most strongly is that the relative ethical worthiness of these corporations can’t be adequately judged with just a couple of different numbers describing limited aspects of their performance. On the other hand, it’s important to remember that each and every one of these corporations, even Capital One, has set itself apart by coming to the government with cap in hand, begging for money. [...]
They came to protest the ABA’s hiring of lobbyists to oppose mortgage restructuring for family homes. In response, did the American Bankers Association open their doors and listen? [...]
Anyway, there are protests against corporate abuse of bailout money in scores of cities around the country scheduled for tomorrow. Check out the Take Back The Economy web site for information about what’s happening near you. [...]
Why Inauguration Day will also be the inauguration of my life without a car. [...]
I’ve heard it one too many times now to keep my mouth shut: the line that the current financial mess is all the Republican Party’s fault:
With our government hemorraging money, our economy in shambles because of the greed and malfeance of elected officials and big business alike. The republican party of the 21st century [...]
Thomas Muthee and Sarah Palin can’t even get their own religion right. How can we entrust Sarah Palin to reform the economy through faith-based banking? [...]