The 99% Breaks Up with Bank of America on Valentine’s Day
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, February 13, 2012, 08:17 PM EST
Bank of America loves profits more than people. We, the 99%, want out of this abusive relationship. Bank of America has foreclosed on more homes than any other bank in the United States. On February 14th, Valentine's Day, housing and environmental activists will break up with Bank of America
When: Tuesday, February 14th, 4pm
Where: Washington Sq Park New York, New York (by the main fountain)
Visuals: We'll be leaving from Washington Sq. Park to present a near by Bank of America branch with hundreds of blue valentines. There will be daylong activities at Washington Square Park.
B of A is such a giant financial operation there are loud and official calls to literally break it up – it is so large as to constitute a “grave threat to US financial stability. They also have an ugly relationship with the planet: bankrupting the ecosystem with their investments in the coal industry--lending billions of dollars to companies seeking to build new coal-fired power plants.
Bank of America’s dating profile:
• received a trillion dollar taxpayer bailout and a tax refund of $1.9 billion in 2009, and $1 billion in 2010
• continues to foreclose on homes at an alarming rate
• pumped $4.3 billion into the US coal industry over the last 2 years—more than any other bank
This is a toxic relationship. Bank of America, its over.
Organized by Mountain Justice, fighting coal and mountaintop removal in Appalachia and worldwide, NYU4OWS, students and others in the NYU community in Solidarity with OWS, and Organizing for Occupation, which organizes communities in New York City to halt foreclosures and moves homeless families into disused bank possessed homes. Song and Sermon provided by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.
Occupy Wall Street is part of an international people powered movement fighting for economic justice in the face of disastrous neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, and a government controlled by monied interests. #OWS is the 99% organizing to end the tyranny of the 1%. For more info occupywallst.org and nycga.net