Occupy Nashville action highlights bank’s hypocrisy: Mobilizes effort to keep disabled grandmother and 78 year old Civil Rights activist in her home after JP Morgan Chase threatens foreclosure.

JP Morgan Chase & Co. recently unveiled, “Preserving the Inspiration and Sharing the Passion of Martin Luther King Jr,” designed to better the company’s image by attaching itself to the King Center. While it was promoting its own goodwill and “selfless” benevolence it was foreclosing on, among many others, 78-year-old Civil Rights activist, Hellen Bailey. The foreclosure date is set for February 15th.

But the story is not about JP Morgan Chase, accused in a lawsuit by New York Attorney General  Eric Schneiderman, along with Bank of America and Wells Fargo of deceptive and fraudulent mortgage practices. The story is about Miss Bailey who, on a fixed income, found a buyer that would allow Bailey to remain in her home freely until she dies, but Chase refused to negotiate on the deal, and opted instead to foreclose on her.

Occupy Nashville stepped in to help, collecting more 50,000 signatures and acting to keep Miss Bailey in her home. Kudos to ON. Can anyone think of a single effort by the so-called Tea Party to do anything to help their neighbor on anything approaching the scale of Occupy? 

Occupy My Heart: A revolutionary Christmas Carol, An Occupy Chicago theatrical event, which made national headlines this past Christmas, spoke to this very abuse and inhumanity on the part of TOO-POWERFUL-TO-EXIST banks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3pTBFNmijU

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W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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