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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

Look, if the meaning of America to you is ONLY what the market allows you to do, then by all means go to Gibralter if it is more advantageous. America is not an ATM machine. If it means more to you, then tough it out.

I can tell you the income tax bracket 50 years ago in this country was 90-percent. That's right. So stop whining. You put own activists, you ridicule them while whining that America might not let you do the hit and run you think it was made for.

This country has been overrun by mercantilism. Give it a break.

The students take out loans so you can avoid the higher taxes it would take to fund free higher education in this country like exists in Europe.

The students didn't create this mess.

And again, get it through your head: To Americans, the Statue of Liberty is more a symbol of the country than the World Trade Center ever was. We've had it. You can live fine on $250K and you can do it without ridiculing us and blaming us for it. You're the whiner. You are. You're the spoiled brat who thinks America's only reason for being is to provide a teat for the rest of the world to suck on. We've had it with that and we've had it with dollar diplomacy and everyone's obsession with money and profit profit profit

Anonymous

Look, if the meaning of America to you is ONLY what the market allows you to do, then by all means go to Gibralter if it is more advantageous. America is not an ATM machine. If it means more to you, then tough it out.

I can tell you the income tax bracket 50 years ago in this country was 90-percent. That's right. So stop whining. You put own activists, you ridicule them while whining that America might not let you do the hit and run you think it was made for.

This country has been overrun by mercantilism. Give it a break.

The students take out loans so you can avoid the higher taxes it would take to fund free higher education in this country like exists in Europe.

The students didn't create this mess.

And again, get it through your head: To Americans, the Statue of Liberty is more a symbol of the country than the World Trade Center ever was. We've had it. You can live fine on $250K and you can do it without ridiculing us and blaming us for it. You're the whiner. You are. You're the spoiled brat who thinks America's only reason for being is to provide a teat for the rest of the world to suck on. We've had it with that and we've had it with dollar diplomacy and everyone's obsession with money and profit profit profit

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.

fregat

Cake? What are you talking about? If you don't have bread - go wash dishes or pick tomatos in alabama. No? Too dirty for you? In that case you guys are pathetic. If you are telling me that not a single dish washing position is available in this city - you lie. In this case this movement about people wanting to live a high life without putting in any effort. You want jobs - get jobs.

fregat

Cake? What are you talking about? If you don't have bread - go wash dishes or pick tomatos in alabama. No? Too dirty for you? In that case you guys are pathetic. If you are telling me that not a single dish washing position is available in this city - you lie. In this case this movement about people wanting to live a high life without putting in any effort. You want jobs - get jobs.

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