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San Francisco protesters target financial district on Friday

 Weeks after their eviction from several area encampments, anti-Wall Street activists in San Francisco, including a former Pacific Stock Exchange president, are vowing to disrupt the city's financial district on Friday with a series of protests.

Plans for the day include demonstrations at various bank branches starting early in the morning, an attempt to take over an unspecified foreclosed building and a bit of street theater by Iraq war veterans who have embraced the San Francisco spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Reuters
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rough week for Bank of America isn't over yet

Folks working for Bank of America, especially in San Francisco, probably can't wait for this week to be over.

First off, there was that prank turning dozens of BofA ATMs in the city into "automated truth machines."

SFGate
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bank Of America ATMs In San Francisco Turned Into 'Truth Machines' (PHOTO)

Bank of America customers in San Francisco hoping to make a quick withdrawal got a surprise last weekend when local activists placed stickers criticizing the bank's investments on ATM screens across the city.

The Huffington Post
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bank of America is Main Target of Economic and Environmental Groups

Release Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, Bank of America will be at the center of attention as the country protests the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, including major Occupy Wall Street West actions in San Francisco. Hundreds are expected for a Bank of America ‘Tour of Shame’ Friday morning, visiting main branches in San Francisco’s Financial District.

San Francisco Activists Turned 85 Bank Of America ATMs Into 'Truth Machines' Last Night

While San Francisco was sleeping last night, members of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an activist group were out on the streets working on Bank of America ATMs.

And by work, we mean turning them into 'truth machines,' says SFist.

Business Insider
Friday, January 13, 2012

Guerilla activists hack Bank of America ATMs all over San Francisco

They turned them into “Automated Truth Machines.” (Now they’re exponentially more useful than the totally useless Wells Fargo ATMs in the Mission.) Hacking! Rainforest Action Network explains how it was done:

missionmission.com
Friday, January 13, 2012

Activists Turn Bank Of America ATMs Into 'Truth Machines' Overnight

Local rapscallions from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) turned Bank of America ATMs into temporary political machines of activism overnight. Using non-adhesive stickers designed to look like BoA's ATM screens.

SFist.com
Friday, January 13, 2012

Environmental and Economic Justice Communities Target Bank of America



Release Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2012

Contact:

Margot Friedman, The New Bottom Line, 202-332-5550

Kerul Dyer, Rainforest Action Network, 707-834-3358

BankruptingAmerica Tumblr Blog

 

Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Clean Air Mercury Rule

Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rainforest Action Network Statement on EPA Clean Air Mercury Rule

SAN FRANCISCO—The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced a much anticipated mercury air pollution rule update today, the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) which could result in significant changes to the operation of outdated coal-fired power plants across the U.S..