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Forum Post: Bank of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into Truth Machines

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 16, 2012, 8:30 p.m. EST by MonetizingDiscontent (1257)
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Bank of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into Truth Machines


-January 16, 2012-

RAN activists took to the streets of San Francisco last night and turned every Bank of America... http://understory.ran.org/2011/07/28/bank-of-america-the-bank-of-coal/ ...ATM in the city into an Automated Truth Machine.

The activists used special non-adhesive stickers designed to look exactly like BoA’s ATM interface. But instead of checking and savings accounts, these new menus offered a list of everything BoA customers’ money is being used for, including investment in coal-fired power plants, foreclosure on Americans’ homes, bankrolling of climate change, and paying for fat executive bonuses.

The stickers also encourage BoA customers to “Stop doing business with Bank of America until they start behaving responsibly” and have the URL to our new blog, which we’ve just launched along with The New Bottom Line: http://www.newbottomline.com/

We ARE NOT suggesting you do anything with it however…



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[-] 4 points by HitGirl (2263) 12 years ago

I wish I had a hand in that one! BoA victimized me pretty good back when I was stupid and luckless enough to have an account with them.

[+] -6 points by shadz66 (19985) 12 years ago

You and others might be interested in : ""We the people," NOT "We the Corporation", by Ralph Nader ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30308.htm . fiat justitia ...

[-] 3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 12 years ago

Loved it. The video of the guy yelling "Pay Your Taxes" at the Bank of America conference was brilliant.

[-] 3 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 12 years ago

HAHAHAHAHA... that;'s fantastic

[-] 3 points by demcapitalist (977) 12 years ago

Really good ! as usual LOL

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8708) 12 years ago

Hmm, think of the possibilities.

[-] 2 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 12 years ago

Great Post - Luv it !!

[-] 2 points by MonetizingDiscontent (1257) 12 years ago

=)~ <<<HeeeHeee>>> ~(=

[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 12 years ago

For those that didn't view the links credit goes to Rainforest Action Network. I don't have tons of discretionary money, but I will make a donation to RAN.

[-] 1 points by PeaceNow (84) 12 years ago

I love the spirit of this!

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

Activism at its most brilliant! Wish we would've thought of that, but then the MSM would've branded us vandals.

[-] -1 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 12 years ago

The ATM's are private property and are used by working people daily. This sort of action by occupiers is why we have such a bad reputation.

[+] -4 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago


[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago

This is a bit of brilliance. Interacting with the consumer one on one, and highlighting the behavior that is indefensible.

I bet the BoA directors are ripping their hair out about now.

Keep up the great work!