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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

So much effort by so many to get to this precious
moment.
You are not likely to get another opportunity to
make a public demand and this demand is weak.

This demand comes from minds still colonized
by corporate oppression and money as the
cure for all problems.

The ruling class will pat you on the head,
tell you to go home and make promises in the
future they never intend to keep.

Meanwhile you will have lost momentum.

You don't ask tyrants for your power back and
you just take it.

We have given our power to them and we must
take it back. You can not cooperate with
tyrants.
Ask the Native Americans how cooperating
worked for them. Ask the Jews how cooperating
with the nazi's worked.

1. Stop using banks.
2. Stop taking all form of bank loans. Use
a credit union if you must.
3. Stop using debit and credit cards. Most
banks make a large % of their money this way.
Protest can involve boycott of debit cards.
Use cash.

Anonymous

So much effort by so many to get to this precious
moment.
You are not likely to get another opportunity to
make a public demand and this demand is weak.

This demand comes from minds still colonized
by corporate oppression and money as the
cure for all problems.

The ruling class will pat you on the head,
tell you to go home and make promises in the
future they never intend to keep.

Meanwhile you will have lost momentum.

You don't ask tyrants for your power back and
you just take it.

We have given our power to them and we must
take it back. You can not cooperate with
tyrants.
Ask the Native Americans how cooperating
worked for them. Ask the Jews how cooperating
with the nazi's worked.

1. Stop using banks.
2. Stop taking all form of bank loans. Use
a credit union if you must.
3. Stop using debit and credit cards. Most
banks make a large % of their money this way.
Protest can involve boycott of debit cards.
Use cash.

Anonymous

4. DON'T use cash. Stop using currency - period! Make the things you need, or trade for them.

You cannot control where your money goes after you spend it. Think about it, if you buy something (even with cash), that merchant is going to take their earnings and eventually deposit it IN A BANK. Every business owner in the country has a bank account. No matter how you are using your money, it will eventually make it's way back into the banking system. Back to square one in a matter of days if not hours.

STOP USING CURRENCY, WALL STREET FALLS.

Anything else is for show.

Anonymous

4. DON'T use cash. Stop using currency - period! Make the things you need, or trade for them.

You cannot control where your money goes after you spend it. Think about it, if you buy something (even with cash), that merchant is going to take their earnings and eventually deposit it IN A BANK. Every business owner in the country has a bank account. No matter how you are using your money, it will eventually make it's way back into the banking system. Back to square one in a matter of days if not hours.

STOP USING CURRENCY, WALL STREET FALLS.

Anything else is for show.

Anonymous

This 1% tax is a really really really bad idea! Extremely bad idea! I mean this is the kind of idea that shows there is too much sophmorism in those thinking of solutions.

If you want a solution watch this movie and think hard about the possibilites presented in it. At least it has historical context and it is do-able.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qIhDdST27g

Putting a 1% tax on all financial trades in any given day would involve millions of transactions and a logistical nightmare in terms of implimentation and the coding required to be interfaced within the transaction algorithms. It would be impossible to impliment almost to the degree of impossilbe they found when trying to create a central data base for the NHS or the IRS in the states..

You DON'T WANT THIS. The reason being, there are many thousands of people like myself, just ordinary people who trade stocks to keep afloat from our homes. We couldn't possibly afford to come out in therse times unscathed if this was implimented. You are only hurting the small guys like myself by thinking this is a solution!

Bad idea .. Very Bad Idea. It was proposed originally by Brown here in the UK and even he saw it was a bad idea.. It originally was proposed as the Tobin Tax.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobin_tax

Just watch the video above for a much better way of reorganising your thinking about world finances and finding a much wider solution that actually will effect a sound and substancial change.

Thanks in advance for considering this post.

Anonymous

This 1% tax is a really really really bad idea! Extremely bad idea! I mean this is the kind of idea that shows there is too much sophmorism in those thinking of solutions.

If you want a solution watch this movie and think hard about the possibilites presented in it. At least it has historical context and it is do-able.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qIhDdST27g

Putting a 1% tax on all financial trades in any given day would involve millions of transactions and a logistical nightmare in terms of implimentation and the coding required to be interfaced within the transaction algorithms. It would be impossible to impliment almost to the degree of impossilbe they found when trying to create a central data base for the NHS or the IRS in the states..

You DON'T WANT THIS. The reason being, there are many thousands of people like myself, just ordinary people who trade stocks to keep afloat from our homes. We couldn't possibly afford to come out in therse times unscathed if this was implimented. You are only hurting the small guys like myself by thinking this is a solution!

Bad idea .. Very Bad Idea. It was proposed originally by Brown here in the UK and even he saw it was a bad idea.. It originally was proposed as the Tobin Tax.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobin_tax

Just watch the video above for a much better way of reorganising your thinking about world finances and finding a much wider solution that actually will effect a sound and substancial change.

Thanks in advance for considering this post.

Anonymous

Even if it were 1%, instead of 0.1%, which is what we really have in mind, that would "hurt" you? By how much? A penny on the dollar? And you're expected to pay what, 15% on your capital gains? So in reality, you would be forced to pay a penny and you would still have the opportunity to fuck Uncle Sam out of his 15 cents. I'm not going to cry for you. I'm a construction worker who lost his job when my white Republican contractors decided to go with half-priced undocumented labor. I have NO sympathy for anyone with an extra dollar with which to trade stocks. You have no idea how fortunate you are, yet you cry and cry that a penny on a dollar (actually a tenth of a penny on a dollar) is somehow going to "hurt" you. You have no idea how the policies of the 1% have "hurt" your fellow citizens, or you don't give a damn. Either way, your crying and stamping your feet is going to get you nowhere. Nobody is listening to stock traders. If you think you're being unfairly tarred with a brush intended for the people REALLY trading stocks, that's too bad. Lie down with dogs, and you'll get up with fleas, every time.

You have a twisted definition of "hurt". The Robin Hood tax should be implemented worldwide, applied to the worldwide class of aristocrats who apparently have no loyalties to their own countries. They have laughed at our concerns over and over. Go cry somewhere else.

Anonymous

Even if it were 1%, instead of 0.1%, which is what we really have in mind, that would "hurt" you? By how much? A penny on the dollar? And you're expected to pay what, 15% on your capital gains? So in reality, you would be forced to pay a penny and you would still have the opportunity to fuck Uncle Sam out of his 15 cents. I'm not going to cry for you. I'm a construction worker who lost his job when my white Republican contractors decided to go with half-priced undocumented labor. I have NO sympathy for anyone with an extra dollar with which to trade stocks. You have no idea how fortunate you are, yet you cry and cry that a penny on a dollar (actually a tenth of a penny on a dollar) is somehow going to "hurt" you. You have no idea how the policies of the 1% have "hurt" your fellow citizens, or you don't give a damn. Either way, your crying and stamping your feet is going to get you nowhere. Nobody is listening to stock traders. If you think you're being unfairly tarred with a brush intended for the people REALLY trading stocks, that's too bad. Lie down with dogs, and you'll get up with fleas, every time.

You have a twisted definition of "hurt". The Robin Hood tax should be implemented worldwide, applied to the worldwide class of aristocrats who apparently have no loyalties to their own countries. They have laughed at our concerns over and over. Go cry somewhere else.

Anonymous

You apparently don't understand what the infrastructure needed to implement such a tax. Think of the amount of transactions that would take place. Think about processing them. Oh. Nevermind the fact that a great deal of financial transactions that happen are between large corporate entities that will just pass the cost onto the consumer. Tax tax tax, wah wah wah. Take an econ course.

Anonymous

You apparently don't understand what the infrastructure needed to implement such a tax. Think of the amount of transactions that would take place. Think about processing them. Oh. Nevermind the fact that a great deal of financial transactions that happen are between large corporate entities that will just pass the cost onto the consumer. Tax tax tax, wah wah wah. Take an econ course.

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