This is a proposal for the general assemblies of the Occupy movement.
Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq … a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people’s movement. Now we have an opportunity to repeat that performance on an even larger scale.
On October 29, on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France, let’s the people of the world rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1% #ROBINHOODtax on all financial transactions and currency trades. Let’s send them a clear message: We want you to slow down some of that $1.3-trillion easy money that’s sloshing around the global casino each day – enough cash to fund every social program and environmental initiative in the world.
Take this idea to your local general assembly and join your comrades in the streets on October 29.
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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan will receive a $9 million all-stock bonus for his work in 2010…you get a monthly $5 ATM fee (read more). That’s why we now have a
Bank Transfer Day
|Time||Saturday, November 5, 2011 · 9:00am – 5:00pm|
|@BankTransferDay on Twitter #MoveYourMoney #OccupyWallStreet #OWS|
|http://facebook.com/nov.fifth – 12,247 Likes so far|
|Contact||Contact Bank Transfer Day|
|Flyers||Download Flyers Here – The barcode is a QR Code that can be scanned with an iPhone orAndroid to bring up the event page on your mobile browser.|
|Created By||Kristen Christian|
Bank Transfer Day is a boycott initiative calling for voluntary switch from commercial banks to non-profit credit unions on November 5, 2011. As of October 15, 2011, a Facebook page devoted to the effort has drawn more than 38,000 supporters. Debit card fees of $5 a month from Bank of America are among steps leading to the Bank Transfer Day protest with a Nov. 5 deadline.
Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November!! If the 99% removes our funds from the major banking institutions to non-profit credit unions on or by this date, we will send a clear message to the 1% that conscious consumers won’t support companies with unethical business practices.
FIND A CREDIT UNION
• Research your local credit union options
• Open an account with the one that best suits your needs
• Cancel all automatic withdrawals & deposits
• Transfer your funds to the new account
• Follow your bank’s procedures to close your account before 11/05/2011
Special thanks to Eddie Colla for the use of his Guy Fawkes image: