Showdown in Chicago: Protesters Greet American Bankers Association Conference

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Democracy Now!
Oct. 26, 2009

Showdown in Chicago: Protesters Greet American Bankers Association Conference

When the American Bankers Association scheduled their annual meeting in Chicago for this week, they probably weren’t expecting the reception they’ve received. Instead of a quiet convention in a downtown hotel, the ABA has been greeted by a parallel gathering of thousands of people in what organizers call the “Showdown in Chicago.” Spearheaded by the group National People’s Action, organizers have tried to bring together a cross-section of Americans affected by the financial meltdown, including homeowners, renters, farmers, workers and retirees. The Showdown kicked off Sunday when protesters entered the lobby of the hotel where the ABA delegates are gathering. [includes rush transcript]

George Goehl, Executive Director of National People’s Action

via Showdown in Chicago: Protesters Greet American Bankers Association Conference

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Senator Dick Durbin Joins the ‘Showdown in Chicago’

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October 26, 2009

“Right here in the Midwest, it’s one out of every six people in a homeless shelter victims of foreclosure. As long as those plywood boarded up houses are there, we’re not going to have an economic recovery.” — Senator Dick Durbin

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