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Occupy Wall Street: A new avenue for hope and change

Nov. 21, 2011 / Posted by: Erich Pica / Categories: Advocacy, Blog

Lately we’ve all been hearing a lot about Occupy Wall Street (or Occupy Oakland, DC, San Francisco, and many places in between). Many are calling it the Tea Party of the Left, with its focus on unemployment, corporate greed and crony capital...

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What would Robin Hood say?

Jun. 15, 2011 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

This blog post is one of a series of updates from Friends of the Earth representatives at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany. By Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland June 1...

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Robin Hood Meets Wall Street

Feb. 22, 2011 / Posted by: Michelle Chan / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Just imagine. Nearly $1.5 trillion changes hands on international currency exchange markets each day, almost all of it through untaxed transactions made by wealthy speculators. What if we put even a tiny fraction of that money to good use?

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