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International Groups and Platforms which include Tobin Tax (Combined nongovernmental organization platforms)
International Parliamentary Call for Action See also our document section on this, or link to their website:
Copenhagen Alternative Declaration (signed by hundreds of NGO's at 1995 World Summit
for Social Development)
NGO Forum on Food Security (1996 Food Security Convention, World Food Summit, Rome)
Rio Plus 5 Recommendations - Managing Systems for Sustainable Development (1997 NGO review of 1992 Rio Summit)
CIDSE - International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (Very active), sponsored 1999 Tobin Tax experts meeting, and published 2000 document updating the Economic Feasibility
Alternatives for the Americas (1998 Santiago People's Summit; both South and
North American NGO's, including IPS, DGAP, RMALC, and others), includes a Tobin Tax platform
World Council of Churches 8th Assembly (December 1998 Harare, Zimbabwe: attended by thousands of delegates)
Earth Action International (1800 partner organizations), active on Tobin Tax since 1995
Global Commission to Fund the United Nations, published The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, 1996, which includes articles promoting the Tobin Tax
Commission on Global Governance, published book Our Common Future, 1995, which
suggests the Tobin Tax.
World Congress of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, (Rio 1996), statement supporting global financial levies for long-term financing of the UN
Independent Commission on Population and Quality of Life, published Najman &
D'Orville, "Towards a New Multilateralism: Funding Global Priorities."
Parliamentarians for Global Action, debated Tobin Tax at Sept. 1999 yearly forum, decided to include a task force on the Tobin Tax in their new action plan.
Environmental NGO's Statement to the Fifth Ministerial of the OECD Environment Ministers (1996, Paris; endorsed by numerous US NGO's, including CIEL, CIPA, IATP, Defenders of Wildlife; and by European Enviro Bureau - 136 NGO's from 26 countries; FOE International - 54 countries; Union de Grupos Ambientalistas - Mexico - 38 environmental NGO's; and many other individual NGO's)
APC Women's Network: NGO Statement "Quality Benchmark for Bejing: An Economic Framework" (includes DAWN; Eurostep; WIDE; Alt-Wid; Engender)
Copenhagen Youth Declaration "Social Rights and Responsibilities of Youth" - International Youth Consultation on Social Development, WSSD, Copenhagen, 1995
International Forum on Globalization - A Preliminary Report: "Beyond the WTO: Alternatives to Economic Globalization" by an international task force of IFG, Nov 26, 1999, includes a call for currency speculation taxes by the world's major currencies.
CONGO: Conf. of NGO's in Consultative Relationship with UN recommends that the development committees review, among other proposals, the Tobin Tax... this was referred to their Board in early 1998...
International Youth and Student Movement, Statement to ECOSOC, July 23, 1997 supporting Tobin Tax
North American Groups
Social Affairs Office, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishopswww.web.net/~halifax
Canadian Council for International Cooperation
Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice
Inter-Church Coalition on Africa
Inter-Church Comittee for Human Rights in Latin America
Sierra Club of Canada
Social Justice Committee of montreal
World Interaction Mondiale
Labor Organizations, Canada
Canadian Auto Workers - CTC, mentions Tobin Tax in "Jobs Crisis"
Canadian Labor Congress
NUPGE - National Union of Public and Goverment Employees
ATTAC, Quebec (French speaking affiliate of ATTAC-International), actively campaigning on Tobin Tax worldwide
UNAC, Canada (United Nations Assocation of Canada), Published a paper "Tobin Tax as a mechanizm to finance de-mining"
Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, published a Tobin Tax interview with James Tobin
North/South Institute, published the essential paper by Rodney Schmidt! Solves the enforcement problem through collecting the tax at the settlement site!
IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development), monitors UN Actions on SD, has published updates on Tobin Tax
World Federalists of Canada, supportive since 1996, published 1999 paper "Stabilizing the world economy: Tobin Tax may be best bet"
World March of Women (Montreal), includes Tobin Tax in platform demands for ending poverty and voilence against women
COMER (Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform), published "The Case for an FTT" in Flipside, Jan 1997
Tobin Tax Initiative - USA (TTI-USA), works to educate grassroots activists and opinion leaders to the Tobin Tax proposal, sponsors of conference workshop on Tobin Tax. Has gained numerous endorsements, including:
Preamble Center (www.preamble.org)TTI - USA, also formed and now serves to coordinate the TSAN Alliance (Tax Speculation Action Network). TSAN is a formal alliance of US-based groups promoting taxes on speculation, and includes groups and/or individuals from: Tobin Tax Initiativ-USA, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Rainforest Action Network, AFL-CIO Public Policy, CEPR, National Lawyers Guild, Economic Justice Now, 50 Years is Enough National Network, Global Exchange, EarthAction, Preamble Center, 1ATP, Just Act: Youth Action for Global Justice, and many more!
Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment (www.asje.org)
National Lawyers Guild
Global Exchange (www.globalexchange.org)
50 years is Enough National Network
RAN (Rainforest Action Network), beginning a campaign (www.ran.org)
City of Arcata
Seventh Generation Fund
Center for Environmental Economic Development (www.ceedweb.org)
Earth Action International, active on Tobin Tax since 1995
AFL - CIO, active Policy Department research and advocacy, published studies on Tobin Tax.
Requests for papers should be sent to: AFL-CIO, Public Policy Department, Attn: Wroking Papers Administrator, 815 16th Street, NW Room 504, Washington, DC 20006
Friends of the Earth, campaigns for Tobin Tax since 1995, recently published Recommendations for Cologne G-8 Summit (1999), and "Call to Action" which recommended taxes on currency speculation and "Control of International Capital: Policy Options"
Economic Policy Institute, published sutdy "Policies for Restoring Financial Stability and Global Prosperity" by Robert Blecker, includes Tobin Tax to "cool down hot money flows"
Institute for Policy Studies, DC, publishes Foreign Policy in Focus reports, which have featured Tobin Tax articles/analysis on several occasions
Global Policy Forum, NY, actively promotes the Tobin Tax on the best website in the world - over 5 million website hits so far, and growing!
World Energy Modernization Plan, actively working on the Tobin Tax as a financial mechanism to fund the battle against global warming, by providing public funds for the transition to safer, renewable energy. See The Heat is On, by Ross Gelbspan, a Pulitzer prize-winning author.
International Forum on Globalization, Alternatives Task Force, recommends a tax on currency speculation
Financial Markets Center, Virginia, Publishes the FOMC Alert, which has included articles advocating the Tobin Tax mechanism.
World Federalists Association, has sponsored Tobin Tax workshops; a 1995 WFA document for Beijing Conference on Women called for Tobin Tax.
Active Groups in Europe on the Tobin Tax
Oxfam Great Britain (development), published a study on the Tobin Tax
Overseas Development Institute (development, research), published "Twenty Recent Suggestions for Global Revenue"
Royal Economic Society (academic), published several short articles on the Tobin Tax, some critical, some supportive.
Jubilee 2000 Coalition (ecumenical), published a short piece on the Tobin Tax and the debt
NorthEast England Greens (environmental), published an endorsement piece
Bretton Woods Project, endorsed concept in one of their studies.
Christian Aid (development), endorsed the Tobin Tax in an article, "Pennies from Seven: 7 ways the G-7 can help the Third World"
CAFOD (Catholic Aid and Development), published "Capital Punishment" which suggests further scrutiny and study of proposals such as the Tobin Tax
Bread for All, actively supportive, has sponsored Tobin Tax workshops at conferences
International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (IFBWW; labor), active and endorsers
International Metalworkers Federation (labor), endorsers
International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development
Wuppertal Bulletin (research), flight tax proponent
German Greens, endorser
Network Instittue for Global Democratisation, published Patomaki report, The Tobin Tax: How to make it real, 1999.
GASPP - Globalization and Social Policy, actively endorsing the Tobin Tax
Fondozione Eni Enrico Mattei (development research), conference included Tobin Tax academics
European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD; development), active endorsers
World Confederation of Labor (WCL; labor)
Asian Groups Active on the Tobin Tax
Australian Labor Party
Center for Peace Action, Tamil Nadu, India has joined in this effort and supports the Tobin Tax
Latin American Groups Active on Tobin Tax
Alternatives for the Americas (Alliance for Responsible Trade, Common Frontiers, RECHIP, RMALC, RQIC), support a Tobin Tax to slow down hot money
ATTAC - Brazil (Association for Taxation of Transactions to Aid Citizens), supporting the Tobin Tax and against neoliberal policies. Sao Paulo's ATTAC is independent from its French counterpart.
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African and Middle Eastern Groups Active on Tobin Tax
Durban Statement at Non-Aligned Summit (Spet 1998 platform by African policy NGO's), includes a call for a Tobin Tax
South Africa New Economic Federation
SANE listserve, sometimes discusses the Tobin Tax
Published "Can the Casino Economy be tamed?"
Morocco - 350 lawyers signed a peition in favor of the Tobin Tax
Labor Endorsements/Studies/Resources on Tobin Tax
AFL-CIO, numerous economic studies; policy Dept., (815 16th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20006)
AFL-CIO speech by John Sweeney, April 1, 1998 (www.aflcio.org/publ/speech1998/sp0401.htm)
NUPGE publication "Paper Tigers: Currency Speculators" (Canada)
IFBWW Action Programme, Harare document, 20th Congress, 1997
Canadian Labor Congress, "Re-regulating Global Finance" (1995) www.clc-ctc.ca/policy/trade/summer95.html
5 Swedish Trade Unions "Tax Financial Income: An Appeal by Swedish Trade Unionists" (1996) www.globalpolicy.org/finance/alternat/currtax/altswed.htm
Finnish Metalworkers Union endorsement www.kaapeli.fi/unions
ICFTU endorsement (1998)
CAW CTC (www.caw.ca/conference97/jobcrisis.html)
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