AFR friend Mary Bottari posted this response to the FCIC hearings at www.Banksterusa.org. The top bankers that were called to testify before the independent Financial Inquiry Crisis Commission in Washington today touched on the drama of the September 2008 financial crisis. They complained of nervous
Sign the petition! Recently, a financial industry lobbyist said because Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) is retiring, he is now free to “dance with the special interests that brought him to the dance in the first place. Us, his loyal donors in the banking community.” In
AFR’s CORE MESSAGE SLOGAN: Hold the Big Banks Accountable Short Version Optional lead-in It’s outrageous that after taking trillions of our tax dollars in bailout money, the big banks are back to business as usual, taking billions in profits and bonuses and spending hundreds of
An event at the Center for American Progress In the aftermath of regulatory failures that led to an unprecedented global financial crisis, the rules of the road are being rewritten. The House of Representatives passed legislation late last year and the Senate Banking Committee is
Banks are bracing for outrage, not just from the public but from their employees as well. Dan Pedrotty of the AFL-CIO shares insight in this video.
Bill Thomas, the Commissioner of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) today invited the public to send him any and all questions they have about the financial crisis. Thomas said that the bankers will have to answer all questions even if they are trivial,
The Center for Responsible Lending shows why a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) is “priceless” in this video.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2010 Washington, DC – As the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicks off its first public hearing today, Americans for Financial Reform calls on big banks to not only justify their reckless behavior but also explain why they are working
Tomorrow evening, PICO faith leaders will take a big step forward to hold big banks accountable to our communities. PICO leaders from across the country will travel to Antioch Family Church in Antioch, CA to participate in the nation’s first negotiation session since the financial
Financial reform activists from around the nation are fueling a new campaign that encourages consumers to “Move Your Money” from the big bailed-out banks to small local banks. Your accounts with the big Wall Street banks are unwittingly helping to fund the fight against reform.