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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

Get real. The reason you don't want to live on $250 instead of $400 is because if you did your kids would have to take out student loans to have a future in this country too. And if they did, that would rob you of the pleasure of ridiculing those who strove to become educated.

You couldn't care less if there were no taxes at all, if the streets were strewn with garbage and disease was rampant, if it meant you could squeeze more profit out of whatever business it is you own, isn't that right?

I don't consider that love for this country, yet you come onto this board demanding more love from it. More for you. Who is the spoiled brat here? The kids you demand get non existent jobs as dishwashers or the whiney guy who makes $400K a year who says its barely enough.

No one cares about anyone that selfish, that vision-less, that lacking in any larger moral feeling, that greedy and living a life that unexamined.

Anonymous

Get real. The reason you don't want to live on $250 instead of $400 is because if you did your kids would have to take out student loans to have a future in this country too. And if they did, that would rob you of the pleasure of ridiculing those who strove to become educated.

You couldn't care less if there were no taxes at all, if the streets were strewn with garbage and disease was rampant, if it meant you could squeeze more profit out of whatever business it is you own, isn't that right?

I don't consider that love for this country, yet you come onto this board demanding more love from it. More for you. Who is the spoiled brat here? The kids you demand get non existent jobs as dishwashers or the whiney guy who makes $400K a year who says its barely enough.

No one cares about anyone that selfish, that vision-less, that lacking in any larger moral feeling, that greedy and living a life that unexamined.

fregat

Just a quick question. I earn about 400,000 per year. I work 7 days a week. Employ 5 people. I built the business with my own blood and sweat. I didn't inherit anything. In NYC today, I pay nearly 50% in taxes. You want me to pay more? Why? When you want to tax reach people - am I included? I am not reach. I am self made. I'll just move to Texas and away from NYC to pay 25% instead. Or better yet, I'll just setup a company in Gibraltar, hire foreign workers and not bother with taxes at all.

The notion that this country is somehow preventing any one of you from achieving your goals is far fetched to say the least. If you don't believe me, study the success first generation immigrants are having in this country. This leads to only one conclusion - lack of desire. Current generation of youth in this country lacks desire to work to achieve anything. Taxing those that do is not a reasonable solution to the problem.

I've always said to myself - if lose the work and need to feed my family I will go and work whatever dirty job I have to - will you? Because if you are not - you are hippocrats. If you are - why the protest.

I can understand how you may be protesting about lack of prosecution in the 2008 global crisis or perhaps obtuseness of our government, but please please please don't question the opportunity that each and every person living in this country has to succeed and don't think of someone like me as your enemy and please don't try to take my hard earn money away.

Here is another item which you should definitely to your list of grievances - corrupt unions and unionized labor in general. A while ago I was taking a subway and noticed a construction sign at Rockefeller station. They were building ramps. Guess how much they cost? It is public information after all and is posted right there. 17 million dollars!!!!! I live in a 7 story building in Brooklyn. Brand new. It cost 5 million to build. 17 million to build a ramp. Wow. If that's not waste I don't know what is.

fregat

Just a quick question. I earn about 400,000 per year. I work 7 days a week. Employ 5 people. I built the business with my own blood and sweat. I didn't inherit anything. In NYC today, I pay nearly 50% in taxes. You want me to pay more? Why? When you want to tax reach people - am I included? I am not reach. I am self made. I'll just move to Texas and away from NYC to pay 25% instead. Or better yet, I'll just setup a company in Gibraltar, hire foreign workers and not bother with taxes at all.

The notion that this country is somehow preventing any one of you from achieving your goals is far fetched to say the least. If you don't believe me, study the success first generation immigrants are having in this country. This leads to only one conclusion - lack of desire. Current generation of youth in this country lacks desire to work to achieve anything. Taxing those that do is not a reasonable solution to the problem.

I've always said to myself - if lose the work and need to feed my family I will go and work whatever dirty job I have to - will you? Because if you are not - you are hippocrats. If you are - why the protest.

I can understand how you may be protesting about lack of prosecution in the 2008 global crisis or perhaps obtuseness of our government, but please please please don't question the opportunity that each and every person living in this country has to succeed and don't think of someone like me as your enemy and please don't try to take my hard earn money away.

Here is another item which you should definitely to your list of grievances - corrupt unions and unionized labor in general. A while ago I was taking a subway and noticed a construction sign at Rockefeller station. They were building ramps. Guess how much they cost? It is public information after all and is posted right there. 17 million dollars!!!!! I live in a 7 story building in Brooklyn. Brand new. It cost 5 million to build. 17 million to build a ramp. Wow. If that's not waste I don't know what is.

Anonymous

You are not included in the 99%. When we say rich, we mean the mega-rich billionaire-type who just stack money and suck the economy dry.

Anonymous

You are not included in the 99%. When we say rich, we mean the mega-rich billionaire-type who just stack money and suck the economy dry.

fregat

You are not being truthful. 99% of the "bankers" you are picketing earn less then 200k a year. If you want to picket - picket their homes, golf courses, private airport strips, fund raisers. 99% of the people who walk by you daily - are just like you. Your message is off, very opportunistic movement - nothing but a few key people striving to become next Hoffa.

fregat

You are not being truthful. 99% of the "bankers" you are picketing earn less then 200k a year. If you want to picket - picket their homes, golf courses, private airport strips, fund raisers. 99% of the people who walk by you daily - are just like you. Your message is off, very opportunistic movement - nothing but a few key people striving to become next Hoffa.

Anonymous

Well enjoy living in Gibralter, or the racist desert. I'm sure in reality you'll just pay the extra 25% and continue living in the nicest city in the richest country in the world, no?

Anonymous

Well enjoy living in Gibralter, or the racist desert. I'm sure in reality you'll just pay the extra 25% and continue living in the nicest city in the richest country in the world, no?

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