Radical groups target St. Louis banks and energy companies


I discovered this several weeks ago and have been gathering information and watching. Now that I am satisfied that much of St. Louis is aware of what is going to go down in their Fair City this weekend do I feel it is safe to write about it.

When you read below about what the radical libs are planning, I’m not sure, based on their track record, whether or not you will be *shocked and awed* or just come to expect it. Either way, the St. Louis PD has been notified and they are on top of this and targeted companies are on high alert and have their security personnel involved and at the ready.

Date: August 12-15, 2011. Place: St. Louis MO.

MidwestRising will “converge” in this huge city which is headquarters to major banks and energy companies. 300 climate activist groups and 300 community activist groups are claimed to be a part of this “major training and direct action” over 4 days which will take place at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and out in the streets at many businesses who are said to be “evil doers.”

Below is their flier:

Midwest rising flier

Notice what they say:

Fed up with big banks, corporate power and community-killing dirty energy development? St. Louis is home to the corporate HQ of Monsanto, Peabody [coal], Arch [coal] and other evil-doers. The Anti-Corporate Convergence will combine hard-hitting direct action [emphasis mine] with an opportunity to take a step back and do some popular education, organizing and action training, and visioning of a world in which we want to live.

Nice, isn’t it. Not only are they targeting Monsanto (Monsanto is heavily into ethanol, and these groups don’t believe *food* should be used for *energy*), Arch Coal, and Peabody Coal; but also according to blogs and FaceBook feed of some others: Patriot Coal, Ameren (Missouri electric company), Wells Fargo Advisors and Bank of America. All of which have HQ in St. Louis.

Let’s take a look at some of the “sponsors” of this “convergence”:

  • Missourians Organizing Reform and Empowerment, or M.O.R.E., which is actually Missouri ACORN rebranded,
  • SEIU
  • Climate Action St. Louis
  • Rising Tide
  • Greening Detroit
  • Organization for Black Struggle

M.O.R.E. will be having a protest “rally” at a specific Bank of America, screen shot below:

Bank of America location MO ACORN

M.O.R.E.’s Hannah Allison was also responsible for a little protest “rally” at a St. Louis branch of Chase a year ago, apparently at the orders of SEIU’s Stephen Lerner who has ordered “hits” on B of A, Chase, Wells Fargo and Citi Bank across the country in “retaliation” for foreclosures. Video of the “bank assault” is below:

M.O.R.E. is also planning a protest rally at City Hall Park on Monday the 15th the same day as other protests “direct actions” are taken at St. Louis corporations. You can see for yourself on MidWest Rising’s schedule below:

Convergence schedule calendar

Protests “direct actions” are also planned for Sunday morning right after breakfast and church.

One wonders what they will be praying for.

Let’s take a look at one of the other sponsors: Climate Action St. Louis. Here’s a bit about the “need” for the “convergence”:

Corporate influence is seen in the stripping away of union bargaining power, opening huge swaths of land for coal and natural gas extraction, picking a superstar monoculture of the year at the expense of actually growing real food, or bailing out the most concentrated and powerful financial institutions ever (while in the same breath blaming the victims of their practices for getting kicked out of their homes). This list can go on, but it’s exasperating enough as it is.

The “founders” of this site are Chris Singer, Todd Zimmer and none other than, you guessed it: Hannah Allison of Missouri ACORN M.O.R.E.

Zimmer on his FaceBook page says he is the organizer of the Beyond Coal campaign. As noted in a previous article, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $50 million several weeks ago to the Sierra Club to “eradicate” not only future, but present coal companies. Checking on key players’ FB pages shows a high volume of Sierra club factions and members stating they will be attending this “convergence.” Even though the Sierra Club is not listed as a sponsor, I’d be willing to bet Bloomberg money is going into this.

FYI Kos Kiddies are also involved. We all know this is right up their alley.

Time will tell how many will actually show and whether or not St. Louis will erupt or remain relatively quiet. Many who have RSVPed are college students, natch, and community and environmental activists.

The group has reserved the JCPenney Center at UMSL which at examination is quite large but we’ll have to wait and see if they fill it.

I’ll be checking in and keeping you posted.

Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks

Good to be alert and aware. Keep us posted, LIO. (Lady Penguin – Ed)

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redneck hippie
August 9, 2011 6:10 pm

Fitting sequel to the Summer of Love. Back then, the utopianists just wanted to party.

Now that they have power they just can’t get enough of it

Most excellent piece, as usual, LIO

August 9, 2011 7:08 pm

YEAH BoA is about 3 blocks away from where I work and it is the bank that I do bank runs for work

E Pluribus Unum
August 9, 2011 8:19 pm

Interesting how the Democrats and the Media Wing of the Democrats (most of American Media) love to caterwaul about those dangerous right-wing groups, seething with anger and bigotry, fomenting violence an suppressing the freedoms and prosperity of hard-working Americans.

You know, projection. Yet again.

August 9, 2011 9:36 pm

It goes national on 17 September.

The Patriot Action Network has an article, but it’s best to read it from the ‘protestors’ themselves:

US Day Of Rage.

“It can’t happen here”, right ?

Kenny Solomon
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August 9, 2011 9:57 pm

Is London burning the test round?

August 9, 2011 10:28 pm

Not that you didn’t do good work in this and were it any other companies perhaps I could work up a smidgeon of outrage. I guess I’m getting way too cynical in my old age. I looked at the list of targets and thought to myself… not to worry, Obama will pay them on the down low for letting the useful idiots feel useful. The banks mentioned are Obama protectees, all of them. The coal companies are there because they need to be bullied some more and the electric company probably because it buys coal to fire its plants. Gotta… Read more »

August 9, 2011 10:29 pm

17 September is the date the allies began Operation Market-Garden in 1944. With any luck this will turn out to be “A Bridge Too Far” for the Evil Left.

August 9, 2011 10:32 pm

Interesting the comment columns for Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph, two of the less Leftist papers left in UK, are overflowing tonight – not with discussions about “why do youth do this?” – but rather the Second Amendment and American (and ancient English) right to bear arms.

August 10, 2011 5:48 pm

This is where the TEA Party Patriots who love a good get together should get together and confront these radicals, show those who walk by and who drive by how out of the mainstream these feral beings are!

August 11, 2011 10:37 am


Have you seen the environment in Communist China, Russia and many other authoritarian anti-capitalist countries? Free Market and capitalistic countries are the most clean and most environmentally friendly places. Socialist and Communist countries have a very bad reputation for the environment.

Private property is one of the best things for the environment. People to not want to live in a cesspool. They take care of their own place.

But your ilk do not care about the environment, you want to bring Communism/Socialism to our country, which would destroy the environment you say you want to protect.