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Oct. 29 #RobinHood Global March

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Oct. 29 #RobinHood Global March

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ADBUSTERS TACTICAL BRIEFING #15

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

Correct. Further, Jefferson pointed out more than once that concentrated wealth and the power it creates were, in his view, greater dangers than a standing army. Even Andrew Jackson warned about banks.

Anonymous

Correct. Further, Jefferson pointed out more than once that concentrated wealth and the power it creates were, in his view, greater dangers than a standing army. Even Andrew Jackson warned about banks.

Anonymous

the constitution is not a "living" document...that is a concept inculcated by your marxist teachers.... useful tools... that is what marxist education has wrought upon you.

Anonymous

the constitution is not a "living" document...that is a concept inculcated by your marxist teachers.... useful tools... that is what marxist education has wrought upon you.

Anonymous

"We can't do anything until we take our democracy back from the corporations and banks that have bought our government." Exactly. As long as corporations have more influence over legislation in Washington than voters do, NO changes will be made. I hope the various General Assemblies of the movement will end up taking this into account.

Anonymous

"We can't do anything until we take our democracy back from the corporations and banks that have bought our government." Exactly. As long as corporations have more influence over legislation in Washington than voters do, NO changes will be made. I hope the various General Assemblies of the movement will end up taking this into account.

thepromiseofpolitics

To me, environmental concerns are of utmost importance and inextricably bound to my concerns over economic parity, social justice and addressing the state as a problem. Again, for me personally, this *thing* (I balk at calling it a "movement," as such) is an attempt to develop an inclusive and comprehensive critique of how these problems are systemically tied to one another. That is the struggle writ large. For the time being, this is a paradigm shift based around developing a language to articulate basic concerns about the immediate problems. And it is critical to develop a sustained focus on that one thing. For now. But this is not a battle that is won with a handful of token reforms and then we all go home. This begins with Wall Street but it doesn't end there.

thepromiseofpolitics

To me, environmental concerns are of utmost importance and inextricably bound to my concerns over economic parity, social justice and addressing the state as a problem. Again, for me personally, this *thing* (I balk at calling it a "movement," as such) is an attempt to develop an inclusive and comprehensive critique of how these problems are systemically tied to one another. That is the struggle writ large. For the time being, this is a paradigm shift based around developing a language to articulate basic concerns about the immediate problems. And it is critical to develop a sustained focus on that one thing. For now. But this is not a battle that is won with a handful of token reforms and then we all go home. This begins with Wall Street but it doesn't end there.

MCMoneypenney

I really hope the Robin Hood Tax begins to be mentioned more frequently as part of #OccupyWallStreet and the other Occupy movements. I wrote a song about the Robin Hood Tax and you should all watch the music video. You can find it here: http://youtu.be/AOGMJaHHRVs

MCMoneypenney

I really hope the Robin Hood Tax begins to be mentioned more frequently as part of #OccupyWallStreet and the other Occupy movements. I wrote a song about the Robin Hood Tax and you should all watch the music video. You can find it here: http://youtu.be/AOGMJaHHRVs

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