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Announcement :: International
Aussies May Target Bank
02 Jan 2005
The recent tragedy in South Asia has revealed the ugly face of Capitalism, specifically the behaviour of Australian banks in not waiving their parasitic fee imposition on financial donations to the victims of the tsunami disaster. Let it be known where their priorities lie. The Banks needed to be prompted to display some humanitarian sympathy.
This behaviour was not dissimilar to that of the Bush regime who failed to respond in timely fashion to the disaster. Only after a prompting from the local and international community did they begrudgingly offer a relative pittance of $35 million. This sum was soon revised to one billion dollars when the initial amount was compared to the hundreds of millions spent daily on the murderous Iraqi military intervention. Feigning generosity now does little to restore the little (if any) credibility both parties may have had; the ugly real faces beneath the masks have been seen by all.

The Australian people are unanimous in their loathing of the parasitic fee structures imposed by all Australian banks after deregulation by the previous Labor government. This latest display of self-serving avarice only increases hostility toward the banks, which has prompted the following retaliatory response:

One Australian bank would be chosen at random in the future and support in the form of all financial dealings would be withdrawn or transferred to another institution (chosen at the discretion of each individual.) This would occur after a commitment to act was given by at least one third of the population – this is considered to be the minimum number required to impact the bank permanently.

The banks may once again learn that it is a privilege to secure the support of the people. It is not a ‘right’ (under deregulation policy) to impose parasitic means to compensate for the lack of trading skills in achieving higher share prices. It is the people who hold the viability of any listed institution in the palm of their hands. A consensus and commitment to act is all that is required from the people to realise their dominant role. This is an opportunity to display the real Australian spirit of the ‘fair go’ and egalitarian ideal to the world not the apathy which is unfortunately also well known.

The above strategy could easily be organised on any volunteer web site; counters and totals for all States (on mirrored servers) are not too difficult to implement. A much-needed lesson for all banks would be learnt, as the target bank would be selected entirely at random. Also, those who would take self-serving advantage of the population may think it in their best interests to refrain from parasitic means to derive income in the future. Avaricious interests would learn not to undervalue or take for granted the good will of the population at any time, especially in times of crisis and humanitarian need. If the banks continue to impose unfair fee structures then another bank could be targeted until the point is driven home. The future viability of all banks remains in the hands of the people.

All that is required is your participation.

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