Monday, October 26, 2009

"Showdown in Chicago"

Taxpayers in Chicago are in the midst of a series of demonstrations against Wall Street banks and their lobbyists to call for financial reform, reclaim America and hold Wall Street accountable.

BUT this story cannot be found in the Chicago Sun-Times or the Chicago Tribune.

Dylan Ratigan spoke about the demonstration on his morning show.

Also The Huffington Post has an article with pictures.

The American Bankers Association's annual convention in Chicago has become the scene for a series of major protests, which are set to continue through Tuesday. Dubbed "the Showdown in Chicago."

Groups like the National People's Action, the Service Employees International Union, Americans For Financial Reform and the AFL-CIO are expected to turn out with thousands of protesters. Sen. Richard Durbin (D - Illinois) is scheduled to address the protesters Sunday evening. Conference speakers include Newt Gingrich, conservative columnist George Will and FDIC chairman Sheila Bair.

Here's a video of Sen. Durbin's speech:

Click on Showdown in Chicago for more information.

Here's a picture of a banner that greeted conference attendees during their riverboat cruise through Chicago.

When the "Teabaggers" were protesting and asking for less government control, the media was on the story 24 hours.

Where is the mainstream media when American taxpayers are protesting government bank bailouts and asking for more government oversight and regulation of banks?

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