Robin Hood Tax
source – http://robinhoodtax.org.uk
The Robin Hood Tax campaign is a movement bringing together dozens of organisations that work to reduce poverty in the UK and overseas, and campaign to tackle climate change. They have come together during the economic crisis to campaign for a new deal between banks and society.
By taking an average of 0.05% from speculative banking transactions, hundreds of billions of pounds would be raised every year.
Since its recent launch, the campaign has attracted 112,000 Facebook fans, 350 economists, 28,000 signups, 250,000 video views and 58,000 �yes� votes on their website.
source – www.cafod.org.uk
In 1962, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales officially set up CAFOD – then known as the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, but today is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.