Demand a 1% #RobinHood Tax on the Rich
Demand a 1% #RobinHood Tax on the Rich
By Adbusters / adbusters.org

Alright you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,

We're living through a magical moment … #OCCUPYWALLSTREEThas 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. 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.

What To Do

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

occupywallstreet.org / occupywallst.org / occupytogether.org

PS. Check what's being said about the Occupy movement

4.3 ·
2
What's Next
Trending Today
A Perfect Symbol of Media Capture: DWS Booed, MSNBC Caption Says “Cheered”
Liam Miller · 65,270 views today · Monday morning saw Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former DNC chair, booed offstage at the Florida Democratic Delegation Breakfast; while it was transpiring, MSNBC's caption read...
History Tells Us What May Happen Next With Brexit and Trump
Tobias Stone · 24,347 views today · It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. I am sketching out here opinions based on information, they may...
The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved
Sigmund Fraud · 16,389 views today · For a magician to fool his audience his deceit must go unseen, and to this end he crafts an illusion to avert attention from reality. While the audience is entranced, the...
The White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga · 12,912 views today · Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the...
How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It
Sara Burrows · 10,464 views today · If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery
Law Professor's Epic Response to Black Lives Matter Shirt Complaint
Social Design Notes · 10,446 views today · A first year law school student wrote a complaint about her professor having worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during class. The professor’s response is priceless. Scans of...
25 Mind-Twisting Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves
Dovas · 9,472 views today · The beautiful and mind-bending illusions in Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves’ paintings have a fun way of twisting your perception and causing you to question what in his...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 8,902 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs
David Graeber · 5,924 views today · Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? David Graeber explored the phenomenon of...
Eckhart Tolle: Your Facebook Ego, That's Not Who You Are
2 min · 5,271 views today · “Identification with thoughts and the emotions that go with those thoughts creates a false mind-made sense of self, conditioned by the past: the "little me" and its story. This...
Watch What It Really Means to Hold Space for Someone
2 min · 4,917 views today · How to Be There for the People who Need you Most. Read the article here.
Who Are You? This Breathtaking Video Might Change Your Life
2 min · 3,725 views today · "Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can...
"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
Charles Eisenstein · 3,529 views today · With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.
A World War Has Begun - Break The Silence
John Pilger · 3,027 views today · I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, "Where is...
Donald and Hobbes Is Genius
Various · 2,962 views today · Some clever folk have been replacing precocious 6-year-old Calvin, from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, with Donald Trump and the results are, well, take a look...
The U.S. Has an Incarceration Problem
3 min · 2,882 views today · When you shrink the United States' population down to 100 people this is what you get. The United States has over 2,000,000 prisoners. Who are they? What are they in for?
We've Been Protesting for Decades. What's It Going to Take to End Police Brutality?
Tai Amri Spann-Wilson · 2,455 views today · On #BlackLivesMatter, moral injury and activism
Wetiko - The Cannibalistic Disease Consuming Our Planet and Society
4 min · 2,285 views today · Wetiko is an Algonquin word for a cannibalistic spirit or thought-form driven by greed, excess and selfish consumption. It deludes it host into believing that consuming the...
Why Hope Has Power in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year
Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen · 2,118 views today · Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.
I Stopped Eating Animals Because of Human Rights
Andy West · 2,092 views today · What does the meat industry do to people’s mental health?
Load More
Like us on Facebook?
Demand a 1% #RobinHood Tax on the Rich