Monarch butterflies have become a powerful symbol of beauty and freedom for the immigrant rights movement. Every year, they fly thousands of miles over the invisible borders that separate Canada, United States and Mexico, and then return. Migration is natural, they tell us by their actions.
Chanting “That ain’t right” and “Wells Fargo, you’re the worst, time to put the people first!”, the National People’s Action (NPA) occupied three Wells Fargo banks today.
The NPA says that 1,000 community leaders from 25 states shut down three Wells Fargo branches to denounce the bank’s ties to private prisons and payday lending. The event included testimony from Abel Pacheco’s whose 11 year-old daughter was detained — alone — in a private detention center for 84 days.
The protests at the NATO summit in Chicago weren’t the only ones over the weekend. A group of about 1,000 bank accountability advocates drove to the front of Timothy Geithner’s house in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sunday, and tried to get an impromptu meeting with the Treasury Secretary. Nobody answered the door, however.
WASHINGTON—The anti-Wall-Street crowd knocked on Tim Geithner’s door Sunday, literally, but got no response.
WASHINGTON -- Protesters marched on Sunday to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's home Sunday in Bethesda, Md., but got no response when they knocked on his door.
99% Power in Washington D.C.
Over 1,000 of us were in Washington D.C. to expose, pressure, and challenge the 1%, mega corporations, and the political elite. Watch the videos below.
When the “Occupy Wall Street” protests began to attract notice last week, the initial reaction was to scoff at the “Trustafarian nitwits” who lacked leaders, spokespeople, a policy agenda, or even much of a philosophy beyond anarchy, its cousin minarchy, and drum circles.