Adbusters; the seed of the “occupy” global protests demands a Robin Hood tax

Finally we have a demand worthy of a global DemoKratic movement. For a long time JeS has supported the Robin Hood Tax also called a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT)  or a Flow Siphon (FS). It is the only way to trickle the money down. See how the rich get richer…

We now have a chance to make a real difference. We must force the regulators in the US, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Sydney to impliment a Robin Hood tax. (1% is high but that gives us bargaining room :-) )

This is a direct quote from Adbusters. For Melbournians the mag is avaibable from Magnation

Its now time to amp up the edgy theatrics … deviant pranks, subversive performances and playful détournements of all kinds. Open your insurrectionary imagination. Anything, from a bottom-up transformation of the global economy to changing the way we eat, the way we get around, the way we live, love and communicate … be the spark that sustains a global revolution of everyday life!

As the movement matures, lets consider a response to our critics. Lets occupy the core of our global system. Lets dethrone the greed that defines this new century. Lets work to define our one great demand.

OCTOBER 29 – #ROBINHOOD GLOBAL MARCH

This is a proposal for the general assemblies of the Occupy movement.

Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq … a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people’s movement. Now we have an opportunity to repeat that performance on an even larger scale.

On October 29, on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France, let’s the people of the world rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades. Let’s send them a clear message: We want you to slow down some of that $1.3-trillion easy money that’s sloshing around the global casino each day – enough cash to fund every social program and environmental initiative in the world.

Take this idea to your local general assembly and join your comrades in the streets on October 29.

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

 

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