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Back in days of yore, before corporations were people, humans of the male variety gathered in smoke filled rooms to hold stock holder sheeple meetings where the executives of corporations told the owners sheeple how wonderful things were and never let them vote on their golden parachutes.

Nowdays things have changed. Now, the one-percent gather in purified-air luxury to be told by their 0.01% leaders how wonderful everything is, and then take non-binding votes on executives' compensation.

Tomorrow, things may be a little different.

The Wells Fargo Corporation is holding its annual stockholders meeting tomorrow in downtown San Francisco.  Insofar as Wells Fargo is one of the largest banks criminal enterprises in America, having tossed innumerable people out of their homes illegally while taking taxpayer money to feed the insaitable greed of their executives, along with

((being)) a predatory mortgage lender and student loan shark.. ((and being)) a prison immigrant detention center profiteer...
this event has not gone unnoticed by Occupiers in the Bay Area who have been on forefront of the fight to call attention to foreclosure malpractice and corporate evils.

Two actions are planned -- inside and outside.  

Inside, as I understand it, a significant number of double-agent stockholders have been replaced by doppleganger Occupying space aliens gotten seats at the meeting and are planning to put forth some, shall we say, non-executive-friendly motions and possibly engage in some disruptive actions.

The protesters say they'll literally take over the meeting and convene a "people's stakeholder meeting" of their own.
Outside, a large group of Occupiers and others from around the Bay Area will be marching to and gathering outside the stockholder meeting locale:

The 99% Take Over the Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting

Meet at Justin Herman Plaza
Near the Embarcadero BART where Market St. ends at Stuart
March to Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St.

If you'd like a warm-up action for May Day, come on down. If you'd like to meet up a bit before 10:00 AM, let me know via Kos message or email.


3:34 PM PT: Press release:

SAN FRANCISCO – On Tuesday, April 24, thousands of people will confront Wells Fargo executives at the financial institution’s annual shareholder meeting, risking arrest in by attempting to shut down the meeting and disrupt the proceedings in order to demand Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf and other executives address the concerns of the 99%.

The 99% activists include a diverse group of shareholders, homeowners facing foreclosure, immigrant rights activists, faith organizations and labor groups from around the country. Protesters will call on the bank to end practices that profit from community losses, including foreclosure, predatory lending, tax dodging, and investment in private prisons. The groups are demanding that the bank halt foreclosure pending investigation and reform, help homeowners by resetting post-bubble mortgages to their fair market values, divest from private prisons and immigrant detention centers, pays its fair share of federal taxes, and end predatory lending practices to individuals and municipalities.

3:34 PM PT: Stop Wells Fargo website

Originally posted to jpmassar on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 03:25 PM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, California politics, Dailykos Kossacks For Action, SFKossacks, and Progressive Hippie.

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