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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Effects

From DailyKos
Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 10:31 AM PST

Ten stories of people moving their money, despite bank efforts to stop them

Banks are shrugging off the (at least) 700,000 accounts they've lost the last six weeks and claim they don't want your business:

[T]he banks are going to be better off because they are getting rid of their least-profitable or not profitable clients. It helps them stem this tsunami of cash that’s been flowing in that they don’t know what to do with.
But not only do they relentlessly advertise for new business on billboards, TV, direct mail and other places, but they fight tooth and nail to prevent people from closing their accounts. The Daily Kos community and others have chronicled many such efforts, so follow me below the fold for ten of these awesome stories.

 

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1 comment:

Arturo Rodriguez said...

I loved stephen colbert video on the OWS berkeley protest. Another example of police' unnecessary brutality on student protest. although i enjoyed the satiric comedy of colbert, he does make a valid point that mainstream media is downplaying the events the same way it did in birmingham and rodney king.