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HuffPost Citizen Reporting | HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

National People's Action, the organizers of Showdown in Chicago, last summer's impressive bank-busting protests, are planning a 10,000 person march o...

Spike in Chicago Foreclosures Speak to Need for Strong Consumer Protections

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Goehl

If you ever needed convincing that we need a strong, independent consumer protection agency, the continuing foreclosure crisis should provide all the ...

Wall Street to K Street to Capitol Hill - One Big Revolving Door

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Goehl

Big bank CEOs make their most lucrative moves not from their offices on Wall Street but from their DC addresses on K Street and Capitol Hill. A new...

The Next Populist Flashpoint? State Budget Shortfalls Meet Big Bank Bonuses

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Don't be surprised if state budget shortfalls become the next populist flashpoint in the U.S. Rising foreclosures and unemployment coupled with service cuts and furloughs will only raise the tension level in an already tense environment.

"Showdown In Chicago": Thousands Of Protesters Gather, Jesse Jackson, Labor Leaders Speak (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(UPDATE: Scroll down for more original video from the protests) Thousands of people gathered in Chicago today in front of the American Bankers Associ...

A New Crossover Hit: "Break Up the Big Banks"

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

We've reached an incredible moment when Alan Greenspan, Michael Moore, FDIC head Sheila Bair and Elizabeth Warren are all singing the same tune: calling for breaking up the big banks.

My Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I have 15 things we can all do right now to fix the very broken system in this country and to fight back against those who have brought us to where we are. C'mon people -- we can do this!

Labor Leader Trumka To Testify Against "Reform" Bill Deemed "TARP on Steroids"

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

As Congressman Sherman put it, the current legislation meant to reform Wall Street would actually be like "TARP on steroids."

Opening Night in Chicago: Senator Durbin Denounces Unfairness; Calls for Reform

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

The question most asked here is "how long can this go on? Bailouts for the ones who created the mess, bankers acting like they earned it, and Congress pretending to reform the system.

Showdown in Chicago: Creating a "Which Side Are You On" Moment

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Until our elected officials know there is a price to pay for siding with big money over everyday people, the average American will continue be on the losing end.

Showdown In Chicago: Sheila Bair Speaks To Protesters, Backs Consumer Protection Agency (VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ORIGINAL POST (Scroll down for a slideshow of today's protests): Before she appeared at the American Bankers Association annual convention today, Fe...

My City Is Being Invaded by Banksters

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Filipowicz

In mere days, my city, Chicago will be overrun by the worst of the worst. The lowest of the low. Criminals who have affected more lives than any mug...

It's Time for Congress to Investigate the Banks

Anna Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Burger

What do we do about our broken finance system? We can begin by making sure that the architects of our current economic crisis are investigated, and if necessary, prosecuted for the crash.

ABA Protests: National Bankers Convention Draws Protestors From Across The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATED 10/26 6:06 Alex Parker attended the event on behalf of the Huffington Post and collected this video. Parker took shots various shots of ...

Won't You Please Come to Chicago?

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The bankers wrecked the economy with their greed, ran off with taxpayer dollars in a massive bailout, and now plan to raise taxes for the rest of us. If that picture doesn't sound quite right, then go to Chicago.

"Showdown In Chicago": Monitor The Latest Via Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As we reported, the American Bankers Association annual convention in Chicago continue to draw significant protests. As the events proceed, we've been...

The $200,000 Insult: Come to Chicago

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Wall Street badly needs fixing. Fortunately we have the tool to do the job. It's called a financial transactions tax (FTT) - a modest tax on trades of stock, futures, options and other financial instruments.