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#OccupyWallSt movement to initiate mass close-out of Chase bank accounts Chase has history of funding coal, MTR #ows

#OccupyWallSt movement to initiate mass close-out of Chase bank accounts Chase has history of funding coal, MTR #ows

Photo credit: John Pickens via Flickr /CC BY This Saturday the Occupy Wall Street movement will engage in a day of action. A number of events are planned, but the highlight appears to be the Move Your Money action. The event will lead occupants, workers, families, students, and other concerned citizens in a march to Chase's HQ on Wall Street with a mission: To move your money from a big, irresponsible bank like Chase to a local credit union or other account. So why should the green-minded care? Because Chase continues to be one of the biggest bankrollers of coal, and the hideous practice of mountaintop removal mining. It's a rather perfect illustration of the sort of injustice that Occupy Wall Street is seeking to combat: The richest 1% using the 99%'s money to fund an environmentally-devastating practice they do not condone (the vast, vast majority of Americans want to se...

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