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Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:36 PM

Watch: Occupiers Set Up Living Room in Bank of America

Source: Mother Jones

Occupiers have tried to squat in bank lobbies before, but never with as much style as this crew from Occupy Wall Street:



Notice how the occupiers look like they are having fun, instead of foaming with anger? "That was completely conscious," says Nelini Stamp, an organizer with Occupy Wall Street whose mother lost her home to Bank of America in 2006. "This is not a shutdown. We want to make light of the situation but also carry the message that this is a serious thing."

The creators of the video are members of Occupy Wall Street's Fight BAC group (BAC stands for "Bank of America), which formed two months ago to highlight the bank's foreclosure practices and too-big-to-fail business model. They're coordinating March 15th protests against the BofA in Manhattan; Phoenix; Danbury, CT; and Sarasota, FL. Many of them come from the anti-foreclosure group Occupy Homes, which is holding a national week of action starting today. The #M15 events are online at FTheBanks.org ("F" stands for "Foreclose"—or "a different thing if you use your imagination," Stamp says).

And yeah, in case you were wondering, $230 billion is how much taxpayers spent bailing out Bank of America.


http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/03/watch-occupiers-set-living-room-bank-america

Ha!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:37 PM

1. Spring is coming!

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:20 PM

2. Yes it is... hopefully, in more ways than one!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:50 PM

3. I LOVE it! No worse than one of those stupid foam bank logos dancing around at you.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:10 PM

4. Our house, in the middle of the bank.

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