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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