Anonymous Targets the U.S. Banking System with Operation ‘Black October’
Anonymous has announced a peaceful revolution by calling out to people to join “Black October”, a campaign which it believes will be an “easy” way for the 99% to demonstrate their collective strength and “beat” the richest 1%.
Hacktivist group Anonymous announced a new campaign called “Black October”, days after the four-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The group is calling for ordinary masses making up for the 99% to forego credit and debit cards and use cash instead, after claiming that private banks have failed ordinary people.
A statement released on Anonymous’ website read:
US branches of Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Spain’s Banco Santander have failed US Fed stress tests, while America’s largest bank, Bank of America, is put on ‘warning.’
“How far can the ordinary people shoulder responsibility of a failed private bank?”
The ‘stress test’ mentioned in the statement is also known as the Comprehensive Capital and Analysis Review, a process undertaken as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. The test is more of an annual assessment made by the U.S. Federal Reserve to check into a bank’s position and ability to “lend to households and businesses even in times of stress,” reports Sputnik news.
The most recent annual review, along with previous reports can be found here.
This year’s review revealed that both Deutsche Bank and Banco Santander would fail in the face of ‘doomsday’ predicaments, such as falling house prices and increasing levels of unemployment.
The month-long campaign that lasts from 1 October to 31 has Anonymous inviting people to withdraw all their money from their bank accounts and using cash instead of banking cards, debit, and/or credit.
Show the Big Bankers that we don’t need their debit cards, we don’t need their credit cards, we don’t need their loans, and we don’t need them.
In their concluding statement, Anonymous pointed to Iceland wherein social protests against failing banks and an ineffective government led to the arrests of CEOs and the indictment of the Prime Minister after the fallout from the 2008 global financial crisis.
Let’s show them that we are the 99% and we can beat them. It is that easy.
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