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France awaits Eric Cantona’s cashpoint revolution | World news

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France is bracing for Eric Cantona‘s bank-run revolution Tuesday, with the government criticising his call for the public to stage a mass cash-withdrawal and the left questioning whether it would have much effect. When the former Manchester United footballer gave a video interview in October calling on citizens to stage a cash-point revolution, protest groups against the financial system decided to coordinate a world-wide withdrawal on December 7, the number of Cantona’s lucky shirt. Asked about street demonstrations to protest against government austerity measures, Cantona said: “We have to change the way we do things nowadays. Talking of revolution, I don’t mean we are going to pick up guns and go out to kill people. Revolution is very simple to do nowadays,” he told the French paper Presse Ocean.

“What’s the system? The system revolves around banks. The system is built on the banks’ power. So it can be destroyed by the banks. Instead of having three million people going out to demonstrate with a placard, those three million people go to their bank branch, they withdraw their money and the banks crumble.”

via France awaits Eric Cantona’s cashpoint revolution | World news | The Guardian.

Here’s the interview with subtitles:

and another interesting innovation from the USAMove Your Money, an organisation urging people to leave big banks in favour of smaller, regional ones with a focus on local projects and the community.

Strange Random Banks Quote:

Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners – E. Joseph Cossman

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