Welcome!

Our mission.  We, the Alternative Banking group, are dedicated to making the financial system work for the 99% by pushing for better financial regulations, by evaluating and fostering wholly alternative financial options, and by educating the public about the current dysfunction to inspire activism.

Participate! Explore this web site for information about the financial system, the economic crisis, and how we as concerned citizens can make things better.

Check out our book, Occupy Finance, as well as our extensive Resource pages.

And if in New York, join us on Sundays and hear one of our great upcoming speakers at our recently launched speaker series or join us in upcoming actions.

Everyone is welcome!

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Who we are: We are financial professionals, accountants, technologists, economists, traders, engineers, housewives, househusbands, laborers, brokers, professors, students, activists and workers interested in reforming, revolutionizing and improving our financial system. We’ve been meeting since October 17th, 2011, soon after Zuccotti Park was occupied and since then we discuss and act regularly.

What We Are Up to. Our projects. 

Public protest ie. at JP Morgan Chase’s headquarters in support of the New Day New York City-Wide Day of Action and other actions. View the New Day New York Coalition Report.
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We are extremely proud of the the launch of our first book, Occupy Finance. You can email us at Alt dot Banking dot OWS at gmail dot com to get more information or to get a copy. We handed out hundreds of copies at Zuccotti Park on September 17th (the 3rd Anniversary of the encampment). See also the 2nd anniversary press conference in which we were primary participants. The content of the book is available online and here’s the cover:

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We also put out an educational and fun set of playing cards called the 52 Shades of Greed, which you can learn more about and buy here. Or, if you are lucky you can get a deck free by coming to one of our meetings. Here’s just a taste:

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Enjoy the book, enjoy the cards, activate your community!