To Stop War, Stop The Banks: Move Your Money

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To all who oppose US/European military action against Syria:

We have reached a moment when the United States and some of its European allies are threatening to rain more death and suffering down on Syria, and when the vast majority of Americans have absolutely no political power to stop these threats or to prevent attack.

It is apparent that the White House and the Congress are responding to powers other than the American people. Arguably the most powerful influence in Washington is that of the major banks – Bank of America, Capitol One, Chase, Citicorp, US Bancorp, Wells Fargo.  Here is a list of the biggest ones: Click here.

We believe that an attack on Syria would not proceed without the approval of the heads of the major banks and that de-funding of these banks to stop US military action in Syria is an appropriate response that addresses basic power relationships related to war.

In the face of this, we urge that on Sept. 1, 2013 you begin to remove your money from these largest banks and deposit it in a local credit union, or if this is not possible, a smaller bank or in “Banco de Mattress”.

Below is an example of how banks are tied into US military adventures and why our best strategy appears be to go directly where the money is.

The board of directors of Lockheed Martin has two members, ex-military men, who are officials in The Cohen Group, formed by ex-Defense Secretary William Cohen to “provide global business consulting services and advice on tactical and strategic opportunities in virtually every market”.   The Cohen Group started up TCG Financial Partners, which Mr. Cohen describes as “a merchant banking entity.  As we have done on the consulting side, we wanted to attract people of enormous talent from the financial world.  We put together a team based in New York and Washington.  It is headed up by Ed Carter, who spent more than 20 years on Wall Street as head of the investment banking for Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America…They are the financial experts and we are the strategic experts.”

Mr. Cohen serves on boards of directors of various firms and groups that give him connections to Bank of America, Cititgroup, American Express, CIT Group, Lazard Ltd., Commercial International Bank S.A.E. (Egypt), the National Bank of Kuwait, and other financial firms.  He is also connected to major military contractors Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.  He also sits on the board of CBS.

On August  22, 2013, Mr. Cohen appeared on MSNBC, with former US Senator Richard Lugar, saying that the US finds itself in a situation in which it must take military action against Syria.

Please make plans to move your money for peace, starting Sept. 1.

  • Carl Rising-Moore

    I trust that this article will go viral. There is no reason to believe that if we act on this idea… Move your money from the large corporate banks and join a Credit Union. Become your own voice as to the financial policies that your Credit Union advances. I doubt that any of them a investing in weapons manufacturing.

    This article is also interesting because here in Indianapolis, Raytheon manufactures the Tomahawk Cruise Missiles. During the US/UK/French/NATO destruction of Libya by bombing Libyans to save them, the US Navy Destroyer that launched the number 1,000 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles. There was a celebration on board that ship as well as the company that manufactures those Cruise Missiles, Raytheon, right here in Indianapolis.

    I am so happy that hard working investigative journalists are connecting these dots.

    The local Indianapolis community protested the US war on Syria (it’s been going on for several years now behind the scenes), several weeks ago, last night we had two demonstrations. One downtown on the Circle and another at an Interstate overpass bridge. Today, Saturday 31st there was a march and demonstration.

    We all know enough to be certain that our nation is trying to hoodwink us, so now we must get out into the streets and become active once again.

  • Karen

    Moved my money yesterday. Bye, Bye, Bank!

    Waiting for the OccupyCard 😉

  • arlene hickory

    Attended a protest against US war on Syria today in Chicago. A small crowd (a much larger one a few days ago) but visible and present to large crowds on Michigan avenue. There needs to be people in every town, large or small, willing to get out and protest against an immoral senseless, baseless war.

  • Jo-Ann Gesterling

    After seeing the conflicts here, EVERYONE should move their money. Aren’t these the same people benefitting from the poverty here at home caused by excessive credit card debt and the selling of unregulated mortgages?

  • JustJenn

    FINALLY. Someone else is beginning to see through the mess of corporate conglomerates and recognizing that at the heart of all government matters related to war & injustice, sits the world banking cartel. Hell, they ARE the government of every nation of power. The greedy bastards in office are only their pets – whom they take very good care of in order to ensure they remain in position to develop laws and policies that maintain and advance the level of dominance their caretakers hold over the entire world in secret. Like various game booths at a carnival, the largest & most powerful corporations of the world are all owned by the same small group of people, who have woven a confusing web of subsidiaries & holding companies which they constantly buy & sell among themselves to prevent the commoners from seeing that they all lead back to the same individuals. But at last, people are beginning to catch on.
    For more information, I suggest this article:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/corporate-political-donations_n_1644375.html
    and especially this one:
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/03/naming-names-your-real-government.html