Weren't you the 1% who hurt me with your lies?
January 15, 2012 4:20 AM Subscribe
We Will Survive Capitalism!
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flash mob with US Uncut [previously]
and the Brass Liberation Orchestra
Previous BLO flash mobs include Bad Hotel [previously], Operation Hey Mackey [previously], and "PAY UP!" (demanding Bank of America pay their taxes). Speaking of BofA, in San Francisco on Thursday activists turned every Bank of America ATM in the city into an Automated Truth Machine, using 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.
More renditions of I Will Survive Capitalism, at the November 2nd Oakland General Strike: BLO without dance troupe
; larger dance troupe, without the BLO [rehearsal/instructional video]
Dancing without Borders
' One People flash mob at Occupy Oakland kickstarting the November 19, 2011 Action march [instructional video, edited video of performances in Oakland and SF]
More flash mob bank protests (some amusical): Flash Protest inside a Bank of America in Brunswick, Maine demands banks pay their fair share
; Occupy Philadelphia flash mob dances at a Wells Fargo
; Occupy Portland sings and mic-checks inside Wells Fargo
; OccupySF occupies Bank of America with a tent
; OccupySF sings and dances to "Occupy Telephone" inside Wells Fargo
; Opponents of Ohio Senate Bill 5 target the Huntington Bank for a flash mob. They cited the bank's campaign contributions to politicians that support the collective-bargaining reform bill. Led by officials from Progress Ohio, They sang a modified "Hang On Sloopy" in the bank lobby
And now for something completely different, a few flash mobs by
banks: employees of Lake Sunapee Bank dance at a Farmers' Market in Newport, NH
; flash mob at Whitney Bank employee meeting
; professional dancers hired by TD Bank perform in New York City
; many dancers, percussionists, and a choir hired by Wells Fargo perform in Times Square
I began this post after following links from this tweet about the arrest of the BLO's Lauren Montana Swiger, who credited in the description of the first video as "magic wrangler, organizer, dance instructor". This 20 minute clip of SF State Journalism teacher Justin Beck's ustream follows her distraught daughter from the police station where she was arrested to the Hall of Justice where she is presently being held.