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Oct 16: Steve Meacham of City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU); Jim Bleikamp of Dow Jones Radio
Oct 15th, 2010 by Sam

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http://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2009/09/mers-ruling-threatens-deutsche-banks-us-foreclosure-frenzy.htmlWhile banking executive compensation and profits are up again, tenants living in foreclosed building are just more collateral damage from the 2010 American Banking Ponzi Schemeexcept that some have been and continue to fight back…

Steve Meacham of City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) tells us about direct street action to keep people in their homes…

Next action is this Sunday – check out the press release below…

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Jim Bleikamp of Dow Jones Radio has been reporting on financial issues for over a decade.  He joins us to talk about the foreclosure crisis…  what is the insider point of view, what actions can progressives take that are effective.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: CONTACT: Russ Davis, (617)-413-0713

October 17, 2010

Massachusetts Working Families to “Welcome” American Banking Association to Boston

Boston— Massachusetts workers, families, and community allies are preparing to “welcome” the American Bankers Association annual convention in Boston on Sunday. The convention is themed “History Happens Here, Be A Part of It” and Massachusetts working families are determined to make history too by standing up to the very bankers who crashed the economy, cost the country 8 million jobs, and have seized 5 million homes through foreclosure.

Participants will demand that banks immediately halt foreclosures in all 50 states and work to keep families in their homes through real mortgage modification, including reduction of principal. This march comes amidst revelations that banks have signed off on nearly 40,000 foreclosures every month without making sure they had a legal right to foreclose on the homes. Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers are expected to pay themselves $144 billion this year.

The rally will feature a skit including a large puppet in a top hat, representing the banks, with an assistant. They will knock on large paper mache doors of homeowners, who will refuse to move.

The rally is part of a larger campaign to hold banks accountable for the devastation they have caused our communities—similar actions will be taking place at bank branches across the country in the coming weeks. Homeowners can visit www.WheresTheNote.com to demand their mortgage note and protect themselves from being foreclosed on by a bank that cannot prove it owns their loan.

WHO: Jobs With Justice, National People’s Action, Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, Alliance to Develop Power, Jobs With Justice, City Life, Pico National Network, Massachusetts Communities Action Network, New England United for Justice, ACCE, SEIU

WHAT: Massachusetts working families demanding bankers end foreclosures and provide real solutions to getting our economy moving again

WHERE: March: 4:30 pm from Copley Sq. to the Hynes Center

Protest: 5-7 pm in front of the Hynes

VISUALS:

  • Large top-hat puppet representing the banks, accompanied by pig-nosed assistant, knocking on large paper mache doors of homeowners.
  • Large banners and signs

For more information, please visit http://www.massjwj.net/

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