Automated Truth Machines: Bankrupting America


Activists with the Rainforest Action Network made 85 Bank of America ATMs in San Francisco "a little more truthful" by attaching new options for transactions. You can choose for your money to go to: coal-fired power plants, foreclosing on homes, bankrolling climate change, or executive bonuses.

"RAN activists took to the streets of San Francisco last night and turned every Bank of America ATM in the city into an Automated Truth Machine.  The activists used 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."

Update: Calling Bank of America practices sinful and greedy, two large Seattle-area faith groups also moved their money from longstanding BoA accounts  to local banks.

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