Robin Hood Tax

La taxe Robin des Bois

Nous avons une excellente occasion de mettre en place une méthode pour amasser les fonds nécessaires à l’abolition de la pauvreté mondiale et pour aider les pays pauvres à s’adapter aux effets des changements climatiques. En effet, le gouvernement français a proposé l’adoption d’une taxe sur les transactions financières (TTF, également appelée taxe Robin des Bois) lors du Sommet du G20 dont il sera l’hôte plus tard cette année. Les ministres des Finances des pays du G20 se rencontreront à Paris dans quelques jours et la TTF figure en bonne place à l’ordre du jour.

Action for a Robin Hood Tax

Right now, we have an amazing opportunity to put in place a way of raising the money needed to end global poverty and help poor countries cope with the impacts of climate change. This is because the French government has proposed adopting a global Financial Transaction Tax, also known as the Robin Hood Tax, at the G20 Summit they will be hosting in November 2011. 

Robin Hood Tax to make a leap forward in Canada with Make Poverty History

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Ravi Joshi is the Online Campaign Co-ordinator for Make Poverty History Canada.

Supporters of the Robin Hood Tax in Canada have been sitting by while our Canadian government has made considerable efforts to push it off the agenda of the G20 and G8.

Coming off the cusp of a major campaign in Canada earlier this year, we at Make Poverty History are gearing up for a more active campaign going into next year. We fully realize that it will be made an issue at the G8 and G20+5 summits next year in France.

144 Organisations Representing Over 200 Million Citizens Urge G20 Leaders To “Listen to the People, Not the Banks”

November 2, 2010 - 2:21pm

G20 leaders meeting in Seoul next week have been asked to listen to their people rather than the banks, and tax financial transactions fairly. A letter to the G20 leaders has been signed by 144 organisations representing 16 of the G20 countries, making it the largest coalition ever seen in favour of an international Financial Transaction Tax (FTT).

“Please keep pushing on the Financial Transaction Tax” G20 Sherpa tells civil society

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Dennis Howlett is the National Co-ordinator for Make Poverty History Canada.

At a historic Civil G20 Dialogue meeting in Seoul last week, one of the G20 Sherpas (as the top negotiators for the G8 and G20 Summits are called) told me, "Please keep pushing on the financial transaction tax. We need you to do so. It's like with the landmines treaty. Governments said it couldn't be done. You in the NGOs kept pushing. And it happened. This can happen too. It will happen – if you keep pushing us."

Le refus du G20 d’imposer une taxe au secteur financier se traduira par des mesures d’austérité pour le reste du monde alors que les banques s’en tirent une fois de plus.

June 29, 2010 - 10:45am

L’accent mis par le G20 sur la réduction des déficits à travers des mesures d’austérité plutôt que sur l’adoption d’une taxe sur les transactions financières implique que le secteur financier mondial n’aura pas à contribuer à l’effort global de relance de l’économie. 

G20 Refusal To Tax Financial Sector Means Austerity For The Rest Of The World While The Banks Are Off The Hook

June 27, 2010 - 6:18pm

The G20’s emphasis on dealing with budget deficits through austerity measures rather than bringing in a financial transaction tax means the global financial sector will not have to contribute to a global recovery effort.

By urging cutbacks to government services, the G20’s actions could further harm the poor in their own countries and the poorest and most vulnerable people in the developing world, who have already suffered most from a financial and economic crisis that they did nothing to cause.

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