Banks seized more than one million homes last year, a new record - and are poised to seize more.
Six people were arrested December 20 when they locked arms as they attempted to enter a Bank of America branch in Missouri, refusing police orders to turn back during a protest against the bank's home foreclosures.
Several families moved their belongings outside of a Chase Bank branch in an act of civil disobedience - and were arrested.
In a dramatic expression of public anger at the growing foreclosure crisis Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart yesterday refused to enforce foreclosures issued by big banks.
Charging that "Wall Street values are strangling our community", 75 union and other activists held a lunch time rally in front of the downtown offices of the PNC and Huntington banks.
WASHINGTON (PAI)--Union allies, led by the Americans for Financial Reform, urged lawmakers to quickly approve the comprehensive Wall Street reform bill that congressional negotiators produced in late June.
Congress is on the verge of passing the most sweeping banking and financial regulations since the 1930s - or so the catch phrase goes.
"Young Turks" talk show host Cenk Uygur led protesters at the Treasury Department chanting: "Hey-hey, ho-ho, $13 billion's a lot of dough!" and "Goldman Sachs, we want it back!"
NEW YORK-This city's streets, including Wall Street, Twitter accounts and cell phone text message networks were abuzz with anti-Wall Street sentiment as tens of thousands marched on Wall Street.
Labor, faith-based and community activists marched throughout the Chicago financial district here Wednesday demanding Congress do what's right and pass financial reform.