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Dave Lindorff – On December 7, Take Your Money and Run! Show the Banks (and Politicians) Who’s Boss

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On December 7, Take Your Money and Run! Show the Banks (and Politicians) Who’s Boss

by Dave Lindorff

Leave it to a soccer hero to kickstart some serious political action.

Eric Cantona, a French soccer star who finished his playing career at Manchester United and went into acting, has sparked a European, and perhaps a global uprising against the global banking industry by calling on people everywhere to simply take their money and run away from the big banks on December 7.

Cantona, in a television interview about his career, got political in a hurry, saying that demonstrations such as those that occurred last month across France in opposition to cuts in that country’s retirement program, were meaningless and “accomplish nothing except to further the aims of the oppressors.” He called on those same protesters, and on people everywhere, to take “effective action” by withdrawing all their savings from the banks.

His challenge has caught fire across Europe, where the action is being coordinated on Facebook and via a website called Bankrun 2010. More recently, this campaign has made its way across the Atlantic to America, where soccer’s not such a big game, and where most of the economic protest action has been focused on the reactionary anti-tax Tea Party crowd. But even here in the US, the idea of sticking it to the big banks has begun to resonate, with a website called Stopbank USA calling for a day of action by Americans on December 7.

On December 7, make it look like this at B of A, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase

On December 7, make it look like this at B of A, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase

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