Coordinated Action at Coutts, New York
The recent UfSO exposé of Coutts & Co saw simultaneous action take place on both sides of the Atlantic. Whilst the UfSO undertook its creative action in the face of upper-class bankers Coutts & Co’s creative accountancy, a coordinated lecture was staged at Coutts’ New York offices.
On the 28th and 29th Jan UfSO featured in an initiative from New York’s The Art School in the Art School, which saw them present work including recent UfSO action in the ‘I know you know I know you know‘ exhibition, curated by the ACE Curatorial Collective at Hunter College’s Times Square Gallery.
In conjunction with this and in solidarity with UfSO the group attempted to gain entry to Coutts New York offices and staged a reading of the UfSO lecture on site. We would like to express our gratitude to them for doing this and encourage similar affiliated actions or autonomous educational interventions from like-minded groups across the globe. Off-shore mobility can be no defence in the face of global action. We call for globalised mass action in the face of a coordinated, world-wide attack on public values, workers rights and access to education.