By: Reuters, CNBC.com
An anti-capitalist group which sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests Saturday to demand that leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations impose a “Robin Hood tax” on financial transactions and currency trades.
Canada-based Adbusters wants the Occupy Wall Street protest movement against economic inequality to take to the streets to call for a 1 percent tax on such deals ahead of a Nov. 3-4 summit of the G20 leading economies in France.
“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,” the activist group said on its website, www.adbusters.org.
Adbusters put out the initial call for Occupy Wall Street and since protesters set up camp in a park in New York City’s financial district on Sept. 17, they have inspired solidarity demonstrations and so-called occupations around the world. Thousands turned out for a global day of protests on Oct. 15, which were mostly peaceful apart from Rome, where there were riots.
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