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B of A protest activities this weekend in Charlotte

There is a helpful website for folks converging on Charlotte this weekend to demonstrate against Bank of America — it’s called www.ncagainstcorporatepower.org.

 This is from the site:

“On May 6-9 people from across the country and world will be converging in Charlotte, NC, home of Bank of America’s Headquarters and their annual Shareholder meeting, to demand an end to their practices that are bankrupting our economy and wrecking our climate.

Homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women’s groups, peace activists and more will be in Charlotte, bringing their stories, hearts and communities to the fight against Bank of America and the economic inequality, racial injustice and environmental destruction they have wrought.

Bank of America is:

  • #1 forecloser of homes in the US,
  • #1 funder of the US coal industry,
  • Job killer by letting go of nearly 100,000 workers over the past several years,
  • Bonus Buster paying its top five executives over $500 million in bonuses,
  • Saddling students with a lifetime of debt, and
  • Financing the war machine.”

Click here to read more information on planned activities.

 

4 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    April 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Protesting about the coal industry is a bad move. CO2 is not harmful to the environment and domestic energy is critical to our way of life. Consumers are interested in keeping their power bill low.

    Protesting the saddling of student debt is not the banks problem, it is the student borrowing too much, they did it to themselves.

    Financing the war machine is not the bank’s problem. The decision to go to war is from the president and congress. That’s who this group should be protesting not the bank.

    You all hurt your own cause by including everything but the kitchen sink in your protest.

  2. david esmay

    April 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    They also need to be protesting the fact that Charlotte sent B of A’s hobbitesque boot licker McHenry to congress.

  3. Alex

    May 1, 2012 at 10:14 am

    According to article today, middle class has slipped even further down with Obama. So much for change !

  4. Bob McDermand

    May 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Want to hurt BofA? Take your money out. Pay off your credit card and cancel it. Do not borrow money from them. If you have a business do not use them as a bank. Use credit unions. After the abuse I’ve seen I will never use BofA again.

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