Plaza rally to support Wall Street occupation
Everyone knows we've lost millions of jobs (eight million to 12 million), and have record unemployment.
Everyone knows millions of homes have been foreclosed by the banks, and there are still millions more in the pipeline.
Everyone knows this is the result of corporate greed and corruption, and still none of the perpetrators responsible for the economic crisis has spent one minute in jail.
These are the principal reasons that brought about the spontaneous occupation of Wall Street in New York, and that has now spread to Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and other cities across the country.
Like the Arab spring, this could be the moment of awakening in our country. This might preface a popular uprising to speak out against and resist the corporate greed-heads, including Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank et al. who, unlike 99 percent of us, have paid no taxes and continue to fight any regulations that protect public consumers.
In Sonoma, there are three major, national banks responsible for the crippling recession that we were driven into and may fall back into again.
If you're still banking with the corporate giants, please consider moving your money to one of our small local banks, the ones that haven't brought the U.S. economy to its knees and caused untold suffering.
That is why there will be a rally and march in solidarity with the Wall Street Occupation movement in the Plaza on Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. We are encouraging everyone to attend, especially if you have been directly affected in losing a job, losing your home to foreclosure, losing your pension or losing your business. You will have an opportunity to speak out and tell your story. This rally is being put on by the Sonoma Valley Peace & Justice organization, the Sonoma Valley Democratic Club and the people in Sonoma who care about their fellow Americans and want to see justice done.