Close down the casino economy!
Disarm the markets! When Attac was founded in 1998, this slogan evolved against the background of the financial crash in East Asia. At present, the wealthy of the world are in the middle of a crisis, which is the heaviest since the Great Depression in 1929. This crisis has a systematic character: The structure and the mechanisms of that system themselves are now being questioned. The neoliberal Globalization and the fictitious idea of self-regulating markets is failing.
The answer to this crisis shouldn't be restricted to moralizing capitalism or at naming the guilty among the major players of the financial market. The only results one can expect from piecemeal (re)regulations and the short term crisis management, are a salvation of the neo-liberal course and that it will take us by the hand and lead us into future disasters. The response to this crisis demands an exit to neoliberalism and to put an end to the influence that the financial economy has on society.
- A refusal to the socialization of the losses and to the privatization of the profits
- Speculators pays principles
- Strengthening of a public and cooperative banking sector
- A revision of the international monetary and financial system within a global reform by the United Nations
- Taxations of all kinds of financial transfers including currency transactions - A progressive taxation of capital income
- To close down tax heavens
- To put an end to all destabilising and unsustainable instruments of the financial system
To this date 4578 organizations registered to participate in the activities of the WSF, in addition to 20.000 participants from 127 countries spanning the five continents. The activities of the WSF will be organized during five days with 1000 workshops, 70 musical shows, 100 films projection in addition to 50 exhibitions and more activities in the programme... The main activities of the WSF will
The European ATTAC Network welcomes the decision of the ECOFIN of January 22 approving the Financial Transaction Tax moving forward under the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure involving 11 Member States of the European Union. As the initial promoter of this tax the ATTAC movement considers this decision as a victory, because it results from a more than 10 years long campaign for it made by ATTAC.
Since 2007, a global crisis is shaking the world’s economy and the EU is at the center of it. Its economic policies are exacerbating the social, economic and ecological crisis, putting democracy at danger.The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Euro are the symbols of these policies, which are handing the keys of the economy to private banks and financialmarkets under the pretext of a so-called
Ten years have gone by since that remote 2001 and once again thousands and thousands of people have come together to demonstrate against the same development model followed then, and still today governed by the economic powers: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Central European Bank; a model which concentrates solely on the market, to ensure the profits of banks and
GENOA 2011 “They are the crisis, we the hope” Joint final declaration International assembly July 24th Published Monday 25th July 2011 Translated from Italian by Lorraine Buckley, Coordtrad. We, the participants in Genoa 2011 “They are the crisis, we the hope” meeting in an international assembly on July 24th, after yesterday’s major demonstration, hereby undertake to build together the course
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