A Demure Street Protest Against Banks Posted on September 18, 2010 by Yves Smith The London sponsored bike hire scheme provides an ongoing media opportunity for one of the UK’s less well liked banks. Not everyone thinks the PR should go unchallenged. Shot in Smithfield yesterday, hat tip Richard Smith: Post navigation ← Links 9/17/10 Radio Interview at WBAI → Subscribe to Post Comments 5 comments Deus-DJ September 18, 2010 at 1:53 am I am smirking, very nicely done. Sigh I wish we could really hit them hard by having everyone withdraw their deposits from the big banks…that huffington post thing should have gotten off the ground even more. Keep spreading the message people…get your money and your friends’ money out of big banks. ReaderOfTeaLeaves September 18, 2010 at 3:27 am Chortling merrily… NS September 18, 2010 at 8:59 am Oh! This is really amusing and well done. I’m giggling. I agree about moving money. Just one problem. A new class of TBTF is rapidly developing as a few are gobbling up smaller and independent banks; likely in a bid to become new regional players. Banking consolidation is a worrisome development but not unexpected. Therefore, RUN to your nearest Credit Union. Check them out including their balance sheets. They are a lot more transparent than any of the banks now. Many of them are also fairing better than traditional banks while most offer a full range of banking services. They are insured at the federal level as well, in fact, better than traditional banks for individuals with their own version of the FDIC. STARVE THE BEASTS. Ken Houghton September 18, 2010 at 9:15 am A few more of them are at the London Review of Books blog: http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2010/09/16/jon-day/invasion-of-the-boris-bikes/ bystander September 18, 2010 at 9:54 am Barclays hit back by having the Daily Mirror Photoshop some of Barclays’ corporate self-image onto one of the subverted bikes. http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/blike-cycling-blog/2010/09/barclays-cycle-hire-boris-bike.html Do the chosen words actually make Barclays look better? You decide. Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!