Community Organizations Rally, March and Take Creative Direct Action to Target a Shared Enemy: The Banks that Profit from Prisons, Gentrification and Climate Change

Chicago, IL—(ENEWSPF)—December 7, 2015. One Hundred Chicagoans from a variety of movements joined up Monday to organize an event called ‘Flood the Banks!’, where they targeted various financial institutions that profit from prisons, home foreclosures, gentrification and climate change. Two bank branches, owned by Wells Fargo and Chase Bank in particular were disrupted by the protests.

This action comes during the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris, which organizers say are a prime example of how corporate profits are being prioritized over the well being of people. As was the case with the 20 previous talks, the negotiations are . . .

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