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Oct. 29 #RobinHood Global March

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Oct. 29 #RobinHood Global March

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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. 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 first 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.

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Anonymous

Can someone who is involved in the protests please tell me how important ENVIRONMENTAL concerns are to the protesters? It seems largely fueled by economics ... the corporate control of the government, and the greed, and the more more more ethos obviously contributes to environmental destruction. So it is a directly related issue.

I know that they have many grievances, and the situation is complex, but how high up there on the priority list is it? Would this be one of the demands made, that the ecology of the earth is cared for?

Anonymous

Can someone who is involved in the protests please tell me how important ENVIRONMENTAL concerns are to the protesters? It seems largely fueled by economics ... the corporate control of the government, and the greed, and the more more more ethos obviously contributes to environmental destruction. So it is a directly related issue.

I know that they have many grievances, and the situation is complex, but how high up there on the priority list is it? Would this be one of the demands made, that the ecology of the earth is cared for?

TruthBeagle

To the protesters, who knows the ratio of their concerns. They don't even know. To the people who are controlling the movement from behind the scenes, I would estimate 85% environmentalist, 15% for the people. That would be a guess on the high side for people, since they would rather see the population diminish in favor of the Earth.

TruthBeagle

To the protesters, who knows the ratio of their concerns. They don't even know. To the people who are controlling the movement from behind the scenes, I would estimate 85% environmentalist, 15% for the people. That would be a guess on the high side for people, since they would rather see the population diminish in favor of the Earth.

FreedomBell

We can't do anything until we take our democracy back from the corporations and banks that have bought our government.

FreedomBell

We can't do anything until we take our democracy back from the corporations and banks that have bought our government.

Anonymous

The US is not a DEMOCRACY. Did you fail civics in school?

Why not recite the pledge to remind yourself what the US is supposed to be?

Anonymous

The US is not a DEMOCRACY. Did you fail civics in school?

Why not recite the pledge to remind yourself what the US is supposed to be?

Anonymous

We were founded as a Republic, but we have been moving steadily towards a Democracy ever since. Just as the Founders planned. That is why they made the Constitution a living document, able to evolve to the needs of the times, as opposed to locking it in as unalterable. Remember, Jefferson thought that it might be good for the country to have a revolution every twenty years to keep the government honest.

Anonymous

We were founded as a Republic, but we have been moving steadily towards a Democracy ever since. Just as the Founders planned. That is why they made the Constitution a living document, able to evolve to the needs of the times, as opposed to locking it in as unalterable. Remember, Jefferson thought that it might be good for the country to have a revolution every twenty years to keep the government honest.

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