Over 30 national organizations signed this letter urging President Obama to take action at home and abroad to stop rampant financial speculation.
Climate change and the lack of health care services in developing countries are urgent and under-funded crises threatening the livelihoods and security of billions of people.
Since the crash of 2008, writes guest columnist Sarah Anderson, global justice activists have begun to make progress in reining in the excesses of the financial industry.
The French President is standing tough in his push to increase taxes on the financial sector.
As we enter a more challenging political landscape, IPS will continue to utilize its inside-outside strategy to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.
International civil society organizations urge G-20 leaders to make progress on taxing financial speculation at summit in Seoul.
A tiny tax would make purely speculative investment less profitable and encourage long-term, patient investment.
Taxing speculation could take us a long way toward reining in Wall Street.
Report looks at how speculation taxes might have changed the outcome of recent global financial fiascos
The Senate should be looking for ways to jumpstart the economy — but not at the expense of those who suffered the most from the crisis.
In the United States and many countries around the world, there is growing momentum behind proposals to place a very small tax on trades of stock, currency, derivatives, and other financial assets.
A May 17 rally in Washington, DC brought more than a thousand people into the streets, calling for a “financial speculation tax” as part of a broader financial reform agenda.
From Australia to Canada, activists are taking to the streets in cities around the world this week to hold the financial sector accountable for the costs of the global crisis.
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Lawmakers will need to consider financial speculation taxes in the next round of the fight to rein in Wall Street.