Carne Ross has been involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement since the early days, attending General Assembly and spokescouncil meetings.  He also established and now helps facilitate an OWS working group on alternative banking, now called the “Occupy Bank Working Group”, which is discussing possible new and ideal banks, that embody the principles of OWS, and avoid the many deficits of contemporary for-profit banks.

You can see a Huffington Post article about this group here, a Mother Jones profile here, and a Financial Times article about the group here.  The group’s ambitions for the bank are described in this article in The Nation.

For more information about meetings of the group, or to join it, please go to the OWS organizational site: www.nycga.net or to the Alternative Banking group page here.