March 8th Action for International Women’s Day 2012: Disrupt Bank of America!

Thursday March 8, 2012
International Women’s Day 2012: Call to Action
A call to rise up and occupy Bank of America!

This International Women’s Day, Women Occupy calls on women across the globe to rise up against the big banks that have caused the current economic crisis. On March 8th, WO calls on people across the globe to fight back against Bank of America and the patriarchal economic system it represents!!

In solidarity with Women Occupy, the sisters of Occupy Reno and the Sierra chapter of Code Pink will be disrupting business for Bank of America on March 8th across the Reno/Sparks area. This will be an all day event of activism, education and fun. The Code Pink Sierra Chapter Facebook page will be updated throughout the day as to our whereabouts and how you can support this action.

For more info about this event, please visit the March 8 event page.

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement. The Sierra (and Tahoe) Chapter is a coalition of Californians and Nevadans working for peace and social justice. We are working to end U.S. funded wars and military and police occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.

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From Naked Capitalism:
Bank of America to Impose Monthly Fees on Many “Basic” Checking Account Customers
“Bank of America has presumably woken up to the trend noted in some of Matt Stoller’s and our posts: that young people, burdened by high levels of student debt, aren’t buying real estate at anything remotely resembling historical levels in relationship to household formation. And ex finance, even those young people who are employed are less likely to be upwardly mobile than past generations. It might have helped if the banks had thought that through before they crashed the global economy.”  Continue reading
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Occupy Reno’s Featured Guest Post:
The Silo-ization of America
by Bob Bennett

The Reno General Assembly on March 1 was an amazing gathering of occupiers and local leaders. Among those was mental health advocate, writer, and photographer Bob Bennett who spoke on the fragmented bureaucracy of a nation.
Read his piece here.
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REMINDER:
Homeless Outreach
Every Saturday at 5:00pm
Every Saturday at 5pm, the homeless outreach working group delivers and serves cooked meals to hundreds of locals without a home at the Community Assistance Center (335 Record Street). We encourage you to join us and help the ones who need it the most.You can also bring any of the following items to any Occupy Reno committee meetings:Requested food items: meat, potatoes, vegetables, bread, tomato sauce, spaghetti noodles, chicken and beef broth…Other requested items: toiletries (travel size), socks, clothing
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