Taking It To The Streets

The LA Times posted about a protest today outside AIG's Los Angeles headquarters today at 5pm:

Demonstrators plan to rally outside the AIG building today in downtown Los Angeles to protest the giant insurer's decision to pay $165 million in bonuses to key employees. American International Group Inc. recently received the first part of $180 billion in federal bailout funds.

"We're going to be down there with whoever we can get," said Ian Thompson of the Los Angeles chapter of the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.) coalition. "We're going to be expressing anger and outrage about the new bonuses that were announced, that will be given to the very same folks who helped cause the financial meltdown."

The protest is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. near the intersection of 8th and Figueroa streets.

In addition, SEIU and allied groups are organizing protests around the country for this Thursday, March 19th. Go to TakeBackTheEconomy.org for details and to sign up.

On March 19, 2009 Americans in cities nationwide will hold demonstrations at the offices of major banks and other corporations to demand more responsible corporate behavior and call on Congress to enact the change that will make it happen: employee free choice and health care reform.

Watch their promo video below:

Have you heard of other protests happening in your area? Leave them in the comments.

Tags: AIG, Economy, protests (all tags)


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A new way forward

There is a new effort launching today to push the Obama administration to take action on the economy that takes power away from the bankers that caused the crisis::

http://www.anewwayforward.org/demonstrat ions/

It's a distributed protest organizing platform.  People need to register their cities for protests on April 11 and work out the details in forums and on Facebook.  Help spread the word! And if you're up for it, register your city for a protest.

by donnydonny 2009-03-16 04:51PM | 0 recs


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