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New Study: Sanders' Tax Wall Street Plan Would Create Millions Of New Jobs

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Aa Wall Street tax is achievable. It would have an enormous salutary effect on our economy and help lead the way to a program of such critical needs as education and health care for all, good paying jobs, and forceful action on the climate crisis -- just as Bernie Sanders proposes.

Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely.

Janet Redman | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Janet Redman

So can these talks deliver an agreement that moves us into a post-fossil fuel world? The simple answer is "no." For starters, the draft agreement they'll be using as the basis for discussion makes no reference to fossil fuels at all.

When $4.6 Billion Just Isn't Enough

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Sadly, the good work that his foundation does is eviscerated by what he does on a much larger scale in New York state politics, national politics, and throughout the world in order to continue to line his coffers.

The Underreported Side of the Ebola Crisis

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 11.06.2014 | Media
Rose Ann DeMoro

Amid the media accounts of the worst Ebola outbreak, some significant context is largely missing from the major media reporting. Atop this list are links of the outbreak to the climate crisis and global inequality and austerity-driven cuts in public services that have greatly contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola.

GOP Budget: The Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.

Celebrities, European Leaders Push for Final Deal on Wall Street Tax

Sarah Anderson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Sarah Anderson

At a time when financial markets are dominated by computer-driven high frequency trading that has little benefit for the real economy, a tax of even a fraction of a percent could encourage longer-term sustainable investment.

Addressing the Climate Crisis With a Robin Hood Tax

Erich Pica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

Even more insidious, the governments of the world think that private investors, the same folks that created the economic mess, will be able to contribute to the $100 billion. They plan, essentially, to privatize and and create profit from people's suffering.

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Occupy's Back In NYC | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Occupy Wall Street was back -- if only for a day. Hundreds and then thousands of protesters took to New York City's streets on Tuesday ...

Occupy's Birthday #2 at Zuccotti Park -- Will It Require Party Hats or Helmets?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

For a movement largely pronounced moribund by the mainstream media, there is a menu of activism that suggests otherwise. It will be a busy day.

Occupy's Sept. 17th Second Birthday: Whose Protest Is This?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Will you be at Union Square for a mass protest, or with the Occupy Puppets in their Money Warz spoof at Times Square?

How to End the Student Loan Crisis: Make Wall Street Pay

Les Leopold | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Les Leopold

Well, maybe it's time for Wall Street to contribute, rather than siphoning off our wealth. How about a sales tax on all transfers of stocks, bonds, and derivatives in order to fund tuition-free higher education at public institutions?

LOOK: What Europe Is Doing For Its Poorest

Posted 02.03.2014 | Good News

By Positive News Earlier this year France implemented a financial transaction tax (FTT), otherwise known as a Robin Hood Tax, and now Germany, Spai...

The Rich Have Gained $5.6 Trillion in the 'Recovery,' While the Rest of Us Have Lost $669 Billion

Les Leopold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Les Leopold

It's as if the entire economic recovery is going into the pockets of the rich. And that's no accident. Here's why.

Inside-outside Strategy on Wall Street Tax

Sarah Anderson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Home
Sarah Anderson

Of course the IMF event was not without opposition voices. The strongest was Luc Frieden, the finance minister of Luxembourg, where a light regulatory and tax regime has boosted the size of the banking sector relative to GDP to a level similar to that of Cyprus.

We Found the Money, and It's On Wall Street

George Goehl | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
George Goehl

The financial transaction tax that is central to the Inclusive Prosperity Act is a chance to make both big investments in our people and our infrastructure, and to make sure Wall Street pays their fair share.

HR 1579 -- The New Bill to Rebuild the Nation With a Tax on Wall Street

Deborah Burger | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Deborah Burger

This is a huge day," Rep. Keith Ellison announced April 17 at a press conference within view of the Capitol, referring to legislation he reintroduced for a Wall Street speculation tax with huge purpose.

Time for a Sales Tax on Wall Street Financial Transactions

Ralph Nader | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Despite all the lasting harm caused by the casino capitalists, the big banks are now bigger, richer and more powerful than they were when they were bailed out in late 2008. The only ones who were punished were the U.S. taxpayers.

Wall Street's Climate Finance Bonanza

Janet Redman | Posted 06.17.2013 | DC
Janet Redman

Governments in the developed world shouldn't pass the buck to the private sector. They must act now.

Make Wall Street Pay, Not Main Street

Arshad Hasan | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

With this tax, we hold the Wall Street Bankers accountable, all the while making our communities stronger. And that's why we're taking action.

Robin Hood: Taxing Men in Suits

Valiant Lowitz | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Valiant Lowitz

A FTT is a small tax levied against the purchase/sale or transfer of the four main classes of financial assets: bonds, equities, foreign exchange and their derivatives.

Friday Talking Points -- Merry Cliffmas!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here is our 238th installment of valiantly attempting to get Democrats to occasionally speak with one voice, and not get lost in the weeds of rhetoric.

Will We Avoid the Climate Cliff?

Brandon Wu | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Brandon Wu

As newly elected officials take office, our leaders must come together to tackle the climate crisis that this world is already facing. Will our elected officials do everything possible to protect those less fortunate from the impacts of climate change -- or will they throw them off the proverbial cliff?

Gagging on an Ad Blitz of Empty Anti-Wall Street Rhetoric

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

We don't need ads from candidates. We need commitments from them -- to rein in our economic casino.

European Victory on Taxing Speculation

Sarah Anderson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Sarah Anderson

Europe's dramatic step forward can only boost the growing U.S. grassroots efforts for a Robin Hood Tax. Timothy Geithner has chastised European leaders for considering the idea. But with Geithner heading out the door, we may get a blast of fresh thinking.

The Robin Hood Campaign: A Movement, and Now Legislation Too

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

For many months, activists have rallied on Wall Street, saying it is time to tax Wall Street to help revive our economy and nation. Now it's no longer just a movement. It's also legislation, H.R. 6411., the Robin Hood tax.