What do you do when you find out your bank is taking your money and investing it in private prisons, betting on a growth of inmates? And using it to push new laws that bring in fresh inmates and more cash? Read entire narrative and watch a video of this 67 min SS Special Occupy Report HERE People have connected those dots, and become a movement. On Jan. 6, Occupy Santa Rosa (CA) & immigrant rights groups united to halt business as usual at Wells Fargo. The spirit of Mario Savio once again called for people to throw themselves over the levers of the machine, and shut it down. 2 branch offices closed that day.
The “Santa Rosa Seven” were arrested. Jesse calls it "getting our feet wet." We call it throwing your body on the machine. Cesar Chavez said a march is a prayer in motion. In the spiritual vein, this one was led by Aztec dance group Coyolxauqui.
It was a day to tell the world what "business as usual" means when banks hold stock in private prisons, contribute to racist state senators and encourage laws that criminalize and scapegoat undocumented immigrants.
Georgia, Arizona, and Alabama were lobbied by GEO Group & Corrections Corp of America (CCA). Now anyone can be picked up and held in those companies’ prisons, funded by the state.
Round up your scapegoats, fill up the prisons, and watch your Wall Street value go up. According to Yahoo Finance, Wells Fargo owns and manages nearly $100 million in prison stock.
“Detention” is a user-friendly term for imprisonment, the real business of GEO & CCA. Their centers have a record of abuse, uncovered by the ACLU and Frontline news program. Now, they have 3 states bringing them fresh prisoners.