On April 23, finance ministers from the G-20 countries will be meeting in Washington, where they will discuss various options for ensuring that the financial industry pays a fair share of the costs of the global crisis. This forum will highlight proposals for financial speculation taxes, very small levies on trades of stock, derivatives, currency, and other financial instruments that would curb excessive speculation and raise upwards of $100 billion a year for important public investments like creating jobs, providing global development aid, and addressing climate change worldwide.
U.S. and international speakers representing governments, labor unions, and global development groups will report on the growing momentum behind financial speculation taxes in many parts of the world, including the United States.
This event will be webcast LIVE at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/financial-speculation-tax-forum-live-stream
Please RSVP by April 19 to: Wendi Wallace, Americans for Financial Reform, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 202-263-4571.
This forum is cosponsored by ActionAid, Americans for Financial Reform, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Center of Concern, CIDSE, Friends of the Earth, Health GAP, InterAction, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Oxfam America.