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Activists Protest on Streets and in Board Rooms

Activists Protest on Streets and in Board Rooms

Activists around the country took to the streets yesterday and some even took it to the board room to draw attention to the massive influence corporate America has on their tax rates.

In Minneapolis, protesters rallied outside the Convention Center as Bancorp’s shareholders entered to attend the annual meeting. Minnesotans for a Fair Economy even managed to have a few enter as proxy shareholders, which allowed them to question U.S. Bank’s CEO Richard Davis.

Monique White faces foreclosure after her nonprofit job was cut due to budget constraints.

“I basically told [Davis] that my house is in foreclosure and I explained to him how high the foreclosure is in my area,” said White, who entered the meeting as a proxy shareholder. “The house across the street sold for $9,000. I don’t understand how U.S. Bank hadn’t been willing to meet with me to renegotiate or modify my loan and make it affordable for me to stay.”

As a result, Davis told her that bank officials would meet with her. But there was no guarantee of a resolution nor a timetable despite her working two-part time jobs.

The Somali community in the Twin Cities faces a type of humanitarian crisis as two large banks (U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo) stopped transferring funds to their family members in the East African nation. Davis once again pledged to meet with the community. More than 1,000 Somali community members have vowed to close their accounts if no resolution can be found by May 11.

In New York, activists visited some of the nation’s biggest tax dodgers.

The Tax Dodgers pose in their uniforms, hula-hooping cheerleaders hold up their “Tax Loopholes,” and the “team manager” thanks “hardworking, taxpaying Americans” for “paying taxes so we don’t have to.”

Everyday Americans had to file their taxes yesterday, but large corporations exerted their influence to lessen their burden. Must be nice.

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2:01AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

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1:59AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

Activist Guide for Defense (IF this gets truncated go to Nuns/activism article for full comment)

This is a list of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ – gleaned from decades of
association with news media insiders & activists. Infiltrators and
agent provocateurs have always tried to derail activists’ efforts.
Your success greatly depends on your ability to defend yourself from
their intimidation tactics – real or imaginary. They will fabricate
almost any lie to impede or destroy your efforts. Our so-called
governments and their agencies use many dirty tricks to 1) privately
intimidate activists, in order to 2) suppress public awareness of
criminal activities. They intimidate privately – ignore or suppress
information publicly.

Internet searches on ‘Police Brutality’ or ‘Unlawful Searches
Seizures’ for example, will indicate why I have included many of these
items. Our most corrupt jurisdictions – where people are most likely
to become active – use the worst dirty tricks. This list is primarily
defensive – and not in any specific order. Understand that our
so-called governments and their agencies are – in fact – private
for-profit corporations under ultimate control by the Federal Reserve,
that was specifically designed to destroy our lawful government – our
economy – our way of life. They’re designed to take and/or take
control of everything they can get away wi

1:26AM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

ought to protest this ....

you will be amazed .... speechless I reckon

8:37AM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

Good to see people are still actively protesting the outrageous situation our country is in - and mega corporations are the common denominator for most, if not all, our ills.

1:51PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012


1:12PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Wonderful approach that helps people see relationships of the transfer of wealth to corporations from taxes paid by individuals......

1:12PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Know the right people, and they will look after you,,,but you have to be in the "circle"..

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