Sent time:   Tuesday, October 18, 2011 3:15:37 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] 10/29 Robin Hood Global March

Can we call this something other than "Robin Hood?"  It plays right into the bogus argument that we are stealing from the rich.  How about the "Al Capone" tax, in that we are taxing the gangsters?
On 10/18/11, grimwomyn<> wrote:


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.