Magazine offers tax proposal for Occupiers to rally behind
October 19, 2011 at 9:22AM
One of the frequent criticisms of the Occupy Pittsburgh movement, and similar protests taking place in cities around the nation, is that for all its complaints about economic inequality, it offers few solutions. That may change in the next few weeks. Adbusters -- the countercultural magazine that launched the Occupy movement -- has put out the call for another demonstration: an Oct. 29 rally for a tax on global financial trading.In an Oct. 17 blog post, the magazine called for a demonstration espousing a "Robin Hood" tax: 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.