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Robin Hood's Merry Craftivists urging bankers to support the Robin Hood Tax

WE ARE ENCOURAGING CRAFTIVISTS ACROSS THE WORLD TO MAKE MORE MINI PROTEST BANNERS AND PUT THEM AROUND THE BANKS IN THEIR AREA URGING FOR BANKERS SUPPORT OF THE ROBIN HOOD TAX

 

Craftivist Collective take on the bankers in a Robin Hood Tax special as part of French TV Canal+ documentary

Paper Dress Boutique, EC2A 3AH

Thursday 20th July, 6.30pm-9pm.

£3 participation fee.

 

The Craftivist Collective take on the bankers with their unique brand of activism.

 

Whilst enjoying drinking tea and homemade cake, the Craftivists will hand stitch banners carrying powerful messages for the bankers in support of The Robin Hood Tax campaign.

 

Whilst banks are back to lottery-sized profits and bonuses, ordinary people continue to pay for the bank's behaviour with the loss of jobs and services. And the Craftivists will highlight this vast inequality.

 

When night comes they will take to the City wearing hats and masks to resemble Robin Hood to put up their mini protest banners in heart of the City for bankers to see the following morning.

 

Canal+, a major French TV station will be filming the event for a one hour documentary on activism in the UK, to be broadcast nationwide in France.

  

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Notes:

The Crafivist Collective do activism using craft. They aim to expose the scandal of global poverty, and human rights injustices though the power of craft and public art. They do this through provocative, non-violent creative actions.

 

The Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on banks that could raise billions to help protect public services and tackle poverty and climate change at home and abroad.. (www.robinhoodtax.org)

The campaign has a quarter of a million supporters and is endorsed by over 1,000 economists and politicians from all main political parties. Celebrities such as Bill Nighy, Sienna Miller and Sir Ben Kingsley are in support

 

Mini Protest Banners will use facts such as:

Barclays Boss Bob Diamond's pay packet could keep 400 teachers in their jobs.

The City bonus pot for 2010 was £6.7 billion, enough to pay the salary of 316,000 nurses.

· The global volume of financial transactions is now 70 times the size of the real economy and significantly higher than it was at the start of the crisis

“It is time banks paid their fair share. A Robin Hood Tax could raise £20bn to help poor people at home and abroad and tackle climate change.

a pile of $100 bills the height of Everest are bet in the currency markets every 3 minutes

 

computers earn billions all by themselves and threaten whole countries. What went wrong?

 

Be part of the world's greatest banks job – the Robin Hood Tax campaign

 

Robin Hood Tax. Small change for the banks, big change for those hit hardest by the financial crisis.

The most popular tax in history? The Robin Hood Tax.

Banks are able to gamble safe in the knowledge we’ll bail them out if things go wrong.

Lottery sized bonuses for the bankers, job cuts for us

We are paying for the damage caused by the banks with job losses and cuts in services

200 million more people pushed below the poverty line because of a financial crisis they did nothing to cause.

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Taken on August 15, 2011