When Occupy Philly protesters walked into court today, they received the vindication they needed to continue their fight against corporate greed and government corruption. They were found not guilty of criminal conspiracy and defiant trespass for their part in a bank action that took place at Wells Fargo in Philadelphia in November of 2011 during the beginning of the occupy movement. These bank actions not only happened in Philadelphia but in cities all across the country such as New York, Oakland, DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Boston as part of a national strategy to inform
Day 6 of the Occupy Philly Wells Fargo 14 trial wrapped up today with still no verdict from the jury. The protesters are on trial from charges stemming from a sit-in they conducted at Wells Fargo in center city in November of 2011. During the action they "foreclosed" upon Wells Fargo, a bank known to engage in racist predatory lending, unjust foreclosures, selling bad loans to the Philadelphia school district and profiting from them, and for playing a significant role in orchestrating the mortgage debt crisis which ultimately contributed to the country's current recession. In going forward with a trial, the defendants hoped to bring light to these abuses and instead put Wells Fargo on trial for their crimes against humanity.
A recently launched study by international children's development business Plan and the anti-poverty Overseas Development Institute indicates that woman and girls have withstood the most during the worldwide economic downturn. According to worldwide research, women and girls are most likely to be poor, drop out of school and die early. Resource for this article: