Is Wells Fargo finally doing the right thing? Well, maybe they just needed a little help. On 17 November 2012, Occupy, Space Transformers and ACCE decided to help Wells Fargo Bank become a better corporate citizen by going to their home mortgage office on Market Street and setting up a homeless shelter and giving away free, nutritious food! Brought to you by Occupy Bernal, ACCE-SF, Occupy Direct Action Workgroup, Occupy [...]
La democracia se está muriendo. Las contribuciones corporativas de campaña son más que sobornos legalizados, y de las corporaciones más poderosas de todos son los bancos. Ellos excluir y expulsar a personas que no tienen protección del gobierno y mantener los tribunales en sus bolsillos. Ross Rhodes sabe lo que es, pero por suerte para él, se encontró con los súper héroes que pueden aportar a los bancos a sus [...]
Democracy is dead. Corporate campaign contributions are simply legalized bribes, and the most powerful corporations of all are the banks. They foreclose and evict people with no protection from the government and hold the courts in their pockets. Ross Rhodes knows what it’s like, but fortunately for him, he found the super heroes who can bring the banks to their knees. Don’t give up hope! Instead, listen as he tells [...]
Pride originally celebrated a riot that kicked off the gay rights movement, but is now sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco’s leader in foreclosures. Queer folk in Occupy decided to remind people that this day is about Pride not Profit. It’s a movement, not a market. Community not commodity. Act Up rattled people and disturbed the peace. Revolution isn’t polite. Occupy will not be silenced. bayoccupride.com occupyevictions.org occupyevictions.org
This year Pride was different. Originally celebrating a riot that kicked off the gay rights movement, Pride has become a tame, corporate sponsored event. Queer folk in Occupy decided to remind people of Pride’s origins. Pride not Profit. A movement, not a market. Community not commodity. Act Up rattled people and disturbed the peace. Revolution isn’t polite. Occupy will not be silenced. bayoccupride.com
Last Saturday night, Norman Rousseau reportedly spent hours trying to fix an old RV. He was facing the prospect of foreclosure, and he wasn’t about to see his family forced onto the street. Then mid-morning, with the RV’s engine in pieces, he shot and killed himself, CBS Los Angeles reports Rousseau, who lived in Newbury Park, California, has left a wife and stepson to deal with an ongoing battle with [...]
Just like the last VICTIM OF WELLS FARGO I wrote about, Wells Fargo claimed that Norman and Oriane Rousseau had missed a mortgage payment. But the payment HAD been made in person at a Wells Fargo branch by Cashier’s Check, and Mrs. Rousseau has the receipt for the transaction. The Rousseaus file a dispute with Wells Fargo over the supposed missing payment. Wells Fargo “investigates” and comes back saying that [...]
On 7 April 2012, ACCE, Occupy Bernal and Occupy SF took a bus tour of the homes of two executives of Wells Fargo Bank. The bank has taken $43 billion in taxpayer bailout money. A tax dodger and predatory lender, Wells Fargo Bank has corrupted democracy by quadrupling spending on lobbying since they helped cause the financial crisis.