Once more Occupy Free Radicals will be taking to the streets to encourage people to bank ethically. This time we shall be focussing on Scotmid, an organisation that prides itself on its ethics but banks with the Royal Bank of Scotland, a bank with an Ethiscore of only 1.5 out of 20! Amongst other things, RBS backs arms companies (including, historically, those producing cluster bombs that maim/kill many children) and the exploitation of tar sands in Canada and Madagascar (harmful to both the environment and local people). In 2011 RBS was named by the Ecologist as one the worst banks involved in financing fossil fuel companies.
If you want to see us (or participate) then make your way to Stockbridge on the afternoon of Friday 25 May. Expect to find us outside the banks and Scotmid branches from around 3 p.m. For further details please email us!
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