I consider Charlotte to be a double edged sword. On one hand it is a fine representation of the New South. The city is very diverse and it is a cultural beacon for the state of NC. Unfortunately it is also a veritable lion’s den as it is home to two of the most evil banking institutions in America today.
It’s no secret that there is bad blood between Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and myself. In the article Politics of Prison I refer to Wells Fargo as Wells Fucko. I even Bastardized their logo.
Fortunately there are others in Charlotte who feel the same way I do. I recently came into contact with Occupy Charlotte and I was pleased to see that they are still alive and well.
Back in January they were summarily evicted from Uptown Charlotte. Despite this setback they have regrouped and have a big plans for the month of May.
Posted below is text taken directly from one of their pamphlets.
CALL TO ACTION! CALENDAR MAY
1st May Day National General Strike 600 E. Trade St.
3rd Duke Energy 9am 526 S. Church St.
5th Amendment 1 Rally 618 North College St.
8th Vote Against Amendment 1
9th Bank of America 8:45 am Trade & Tryon
11th ALEC 601 South College St.
Though city officials destroyed our tents, they did not destroy our spirit!
Fortunately for the people Occupy Charlotte is alive and well. If anyone wants to get involved they meet every Tuesday at 7pm at Aimile’s Atrium 2424 N. Davidson St. They can also be reached via the URLs posted below.