[COMM-ORG] Wall Street action: Labor, Community and Wall Street Activists Unite
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From: National People's Action <npa at npa-us.org>
Words can't describe it.
Yesterday afternoon, a fleet of 40 activists dressed as Robin Hoods
kayaked down the Chicago River
as a group of 10 other Robin Hoods dropped a banner on the Michigan
Avenue bridge in downtown Chicago, that read: "WALL ST: Takes from the
99%. Gives to the rich. Let's take it back!"
At the same time, several hundred more protesters rallied outside a
hotel to deliver a message to the Mortgage Banksters attending their
national conference inside: "It's time for Wall Street banks to Pay US
It was an awesome sight - take a look at some of the video and photos
Not only was the action outside the conference intense, but inside a
handful of homeowners representing the 99% interrupted a plenary session
to ask the Wells Fargo executive at the podium, "Knowing what you have
done to our country, how can you sleep?" The bank executive replied,
"It's a fair question."
If that weren't enough, National People's Action then marched down
Michigan Avenue to join with thousands of other 99%-ers and flooded
Chicago's downtown as part of Take Back Chicago.
The 99% is on the move.
Today, thousands of people will March on the Billionaires in New York
City and in Minneapolis it's the People v. Big Banks.
See you in the streets.
Thanks to all of our allies who helped make today possible! Southsiders
Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), Northside P.O.W.E.R, Lakeview
Action Coalition (LAC), South Austin Coalition, The New Bottom Line and
Take Back Chicago.
National People's Action (NPA)
Showdown in America is a national bank accountability campaign of
National People's Action (NPA) - a Network of community power
organizations from across the country that work to advance a national
economic and racial justice agenda.
810 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
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