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Forum Post: MARCH 13th. National day of action against Chase Bank.

Posted 2 years ago on March 6, 2012, 1:55 p.m. EST by TakeBackTheBlock404 (0)
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March 13th (JPMorganChase CEO Jamie Dimon's birthday). National day of action against Chase Bank. Give the Pittman family their house back.

We, Occupy Atlanta, TBTB, and the occupiers of Glen Iris, are asking everyone locally and nationally to take action in Solidarity with us as we fight Chase Bank. Since this bank is a behemoth, we cannot defeat it only in Atlanta, we need to bring the fight everywhere. We are calling a day of action against Chase on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, to demand a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. March 13th is the birthday of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of Chase Bank.

JPMorgan Chase, doing business as Chase Bank, through a series of recent mergers and acquisitions has become the largest banking institution in the United States. This expansion has been fueled to a great degree by its extensive investment in the two main subprime mortgage originators, not to mention nearly $25 billion in bailout funds that rewarded the bank for its criminal swindling of millions of American families.

A spotlight has been shined on the nefarious deeds of Chase and other big banks since the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The time has come to take a step further in the struggle. The rich and their mouthpieces roar with outrage at any criticism of those responsible for the economic crisis. Throwing millions of working families out of their homes - is this not class warfare against the 99%? We need to strike back with a show of resistance nationwide.

Chase, the largest bank in America, is an ideal target to focus such a campaign. The Pittman family here in Atlanta has boldly defied intimidation and threats from Chase Bank, as well as the police, in defending their home side by side with hundreds of Occupiers and supporters. Through a unified display of action across the country, by shutting down a Chase Bank branch in your neighborhood, we can demonstrate the power of the people. Join in the national effort against the biggest bank in America: we are taking back our homes and building a future worth fighting for.

On March 13th, demand a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions!

Facebook event (national): http://www.facebook.com/events/107963745996160/?ref=ts

Facebook event (local): http://www.facebook.com/events/394060167275375/

Petition (shooting for 1000 signatures by March 13): http://www.change.org/petitions/chase-bank-stole-the-pittman-family-home-and-must-give-back-the-deed-now-2

Occupy Glen Iris: A call to occupy homes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdP5MdNItLU

Update and call to action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkpT7zJfP8&feature=player_embedded#!

D9:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i93mLu8o2Y

J27:

http://www.11alive.com/video/1418876125001/1/Angry-Occupy-Atlanta-Protestors-Rally-At-Bank

F10:

http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/occupy-atlanta-and-take-back-block-shut-down-chase-bank-8-occupiers-arrested

M13 (from TakeBacktheBlock):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YuBYhDhIyk

See you there.

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[-] 0 points by onepercentguy (294) 2 years ago

no, thank you. sad that there's no blame on the grandmother, she knew she wouldn't be able to pay the money back but put the house up anyway. i hope the bank can recoup some of its losses through foreclosure.

[-] -1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Awesome!