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Adbusters and NPA Call for Robin Hood Actions Oct. 29
BanksterUSA fans have long been supporters of a financial transaction tax on high-speed, high-volume Wall Street traders. This tiny tax tamps down on reckless gambling and creates a steady revenue stream for jobs and other social needs. Bankster has joined with Americans for Financial Reform in a "Tax Wall Street" petition drive targeting U.S. policymakers and the new Congressional "Super Committee," which needs to think about doing something other than slashing critical social programs. There is still time to sign here.
Rise and Rise Again!
Now the idea is taking off. Adbusters and National People’s Action have just put out a call for Robin Hood themed actions this weekend to draw attention to next week's G-20 meetings in France, where the proposal for a global financial transaction tax will be discussed. Follow the effort at #RobinHood. This comes on top of the National Nurses Union/AFL-CIO announcement of a November 3rd rally at the U.S. Treasury Building. Follow the nurses at: #TaxWallStreet. National People’s Action and the New Bottom Line Campaign also work the lines at #MakeWallStPay.
The October 29 date was chosen to commemorate the 1929 stock market crash, "Black Tuesday," which lead to the first Great Depression.
Call From Adbusters
Alright you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,
We're living through a magical moment … #OCCUPYWALLSTREET has catalyzed into an international insurgency for democracy … the mood at our assemblies is electric … people who go there are drawn into a Gandhian spirit of camaraderie and hope for a new kind of future.
Across the globe the 99% are marching! You have inspired more than you know. People are digging into Act One of the long Spring.
Its now time to amp up the edgy theatrics … deviant pranks, subversive performances and playful détournements of all kinds. Open your insurrectionary imagination….
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.