Banks Got Bailed Out, We Got Sold Out - #ChangeFinanceNow

Start: September 15, 201811:30 AM

Location:In front of the Royal Exchange 1 Royal Exchange, London, United Kingdom EC3V 3DG

Speakers confirmed so far: John McDonnell MP, Paul Mason, Molly Scott-Cato MEP, Kirsty Blackman MP, Steve Turner (Unite), Will Snell (Tax Justice Network, Zita Holbourne (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts), Naomi Colvin (Occupy), Rachel Oliver (Positive Money), Kelsey M (Sisters Uncut), Asad Rehman (War on Want), Andy Greene (Disabled People Against Cuts), David Hillman (Robin Hood Tax Campaign) + surprise guests

This September 15th marks ten years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, sparking the global financial crisis. After the crash the government bailed the banks out with over £130bn of our money, promising they would change finance by reforming the banks, but instead starved our public services, wages and economy of investment.

They’ve had ten years to fix our broken economic model and they’ve failed to make an impact. We’ve suffered a decade of misery for a crash we didn’t cause. So now we’re uniting to #ChangeFinance now:

  • We’re calling time on banks’ reckless, unfair and neglectful behaviour before they sleepwalk us into another crash.

  • We've watched the government waste ten years of our lives with austerity, job insecurity, rising inequality and extortionate rents. Let’s not let them waste another decade.

We’re a group of ordinary people, charities, campaign groups, trade unions, journalists and economists who are saying enough’s enough. Please join us on 15th September to demand our politicians and central bankers #ChangeFinance now.