vote at the Canadian Parliament on a report in favour
of the installation of a Tobin type tax, the launch
by 100 Brazilian Parliamentarians of a 'Parliamentarian
Front for the Tobin Tax', the different initiatives
of National Parliaments in Europe as well as in the
European Parliament, it is now the turn of the United
States Congress to discuss and vote on a resolution.
The time has come to move this issue to a higher level,
to a global platform.
We wish to show there is large support throughout the
world for a Tobin type tax that would slow down speculation,
impose rules on the financial markets and finance the
fight against poverty and for the developing countries.
This is why we have decided to call for a world-wide
appeal of Parliamentarians in favour of the installation
of the Tobin Tax.
Our objective is to get over a thousand Parliamentarians
from the five continents to sign this appeal and to
have this question tabled in National Parliaments as
well as at the G7 and IMF level.
The text of the appeal, in several languages, the list
of signatures and links to Tobin Tax related sites are
now availableThe First Interparliamentary Meeting has
been held at the European Parliament in Brussels on
June 28, 2000.
We thank you for your support to continue the mobilization