Blog: Future News? 3 enlightened reasons to help make the Robin Hood Tax a reality now

The Robin Hood Tax as Future News: featuring Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Clémence Poésy, Heike Makatsch and Javier Cámara

Following the devastating financial crisis it’s been great to see banks winning back hearts and minds by helping those who were hit the hardest, embracing tough new regulations, and slashing bonuses... Right?

Sometimes it’s tempting to try and rewrite the past, but what about the future? What would you like to see the news reporting in ten years time?

4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014

Blog: 4 pivotal ways the EU can fight poverty in 2014

As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and tackle global challenges straight on.

At Oxfam, we want to see Europe leading the fight against inequality and climate change, two major injustices threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger, both at home and abroad.

Activistas en favor de la Tasa Robin Hood en Malawi. Foto: Robin Hood Tax Campaign

Blog: Tasa Robin Hood: Último obstáculo hacia la meta superado

La semana pasada llegaron estupendas noticias de Bruselas, donde los ministros de Finanzas europeos acordaron permitir que once países de la UE introdujeran un impuesto sobre las operaciones financieras. Un importante salto paso  hacia adelante para la campaña a favor del Tasa Robin Hood.

Robin Hood Tax campaigners in Malawi show their support. Photo: Robin Hood Tax Campaign

Blog: Over the last hurdle and into the home straight for the Robin Hood Tax

Great news arrived from Brussels on Tuesday as European Finance Ministers agreed to allow eleven EU countries to introduce a Financial Transaction tax (FTT). This is a giant leap for the Robin Hood Tax campaign.

Acto de calle de la campaña Tasa Robin Hood en París, 2011. Foto: Oxfam

Blog: La Tasa Robin Hood Europea ve la luz verde

Durante estas últimas semanas, Europa ha dado un paso más hacia la Tasa Robin Hood. La Comisión Europea ha dado luz verde a un grupo formado por 11 países, entre los que se encuentran  algunas de las economías más importantes del continente, para que se acerquen a la Tasa de Transacción Financiera Europea (TTF). 

Robin Hood Tax stunt in Paris, France, 2011. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: European Robin Hood Tax gets the green light

Over the last few weeks, Europe has moved one step closer to a Robin Hood Tax. The European Commission gave the green light for a group of 11 countries, including many of the continent’s biggest economies, to move ahead on a European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). 

A football themed stunt in Rome. Photo: shot4change

Blog: Robin Hood Tax – campaign breakthrough in Luxembourg

Last week was a frantic one for the Robin Hood Tax campaign. As world leaders gathered for a string of global Summits - from the G20 in Mexico, the Rio+20 in Brazil, and European crisis talks about the Eurozone, the merry-men and women of Sherwood Forest were busy making their presence felt around the world.

Be Outraged: Austerity isn't working

Blog: Indignaos: la austeridad no funciona

Un nuevo libro que cuenta con el apoyo de Oxfam, Be Outraged: Austerity isn't working, (Indignaos: la austeridad no funciona) procura alternativas ante la política de austeridad promovida en Europa.

Blog: It’s action time for Robin Hood

If Gandhi’s chronology of ‘first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win’ is anything to go by, the Robin Hood Tax campaign is getting close to its goal. When the campaign launched two years ago, the idea of taxing the banks was unimaginable; now its taken giant leaps towards reality. It’s been an amazing two years – and 2012 is full of opportunity.

At a stunt in Nice, Oxfam activists act out as G20 leaders adopting a Robin Hood Tax. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Attention to Detail: Small steps for G20, giant leap for Robin Hood

It’s amazing how developments unfold little by little at the G20 Summit. Here, it’s all about details. Each step towards progress is tiny, but it’s there and that is enough to be reassured of forward momentum on smart, sustainable solutions for the world’s poor.


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