Robin Hood Tax Call to Action


This Saturday cities all over the world will push for a small thing to make a big difference: a tax on the banks that will make them give back a small percentage of their profits to programs that benefit the people from whom they profit. Come out and make the banks do something for all of us.

Saturday, October 29th
2:00 pm
March and Rally
Location: Occupy Edmonton Camp

(102 st. and Jasper ave.)
Bring a green mask and feel free to dress up if you want!

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.

The Canadian government is showing no leadership on the Robin Hood Tax. Both Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty have rejected the idea of the tax – and this is in the aftermath of a 1999 motion that made Canada the first country in the world to declare its intention to work towards the adoption of a tax to control international currency speculation.

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.

A Robin Hood Tax could help turn this global crisis into a global opportunity. Raising billions to protect public services, help tackle global poverty and help the most vulnerable adapt to climate change.

We need to you to use this opportunity to show that there IS a solution. Rally with us to show the banks that it is time for them to give a small percentage of their profits back to the world.

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