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  • How we are funded » About Us » Claiming our Future
    and supporters to help us campaign for our policy goals For more information please contact Nina Sachau at nina claimingourfuture ie What we stand for How we work How we are funded Contact us Donate Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non party political civil society network that comprises individuals and organizations from a broad range of civil society sectors

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/about/howwearefunded.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Take Action » Current Campaigns » Get Involved » Claiming our Future
    While Ireland is not among the 11 countries Claiming our Future is campaigning for Ireland to join them as soon as possible At the same time we need to make sure that the revenues raised by the tax will be allocated to tackle climate change and fight poverty European governments implementing a financial transaction tax must listen to the over 750 000 people that have called for a Financial Transaction Tax to help that the states commit to allocate the revenues raised to tackle climate change and fight poverty MORE ACTIONS Let s take action and challenge the Irish Governments decision NOT to join the other 11 EU countries in the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax More background here We call on the Irish Government to 1 Join the EU enhanced cooperation procedure initiative of Belgium Germany Estonia Greece Spain France Italy Austria Portugal Slovenia and Slovakia to introduce a Financial Transactions Tax 2 Lend Ireland s support to moves to introduce a Financial Transactions Tax globally Take Action Get your organisation to sign up to the campaign petition We are asking Irish Organisations to support our call on the Irish Government Pledge support here Join

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/getinvolved/currentcampaign1/take-action.html (2015-10-30)
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  • TAX THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR - IMPLEMENT A FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS TAX » Current Campaigns » Get Involved » Claiming our Future
    in derivatives The European Commission could not get all the Member States to bring this proposal into European Union law However eleven Member States have now moved to introduce a financial transactions tax under a special enhanced cooperation procedure This allows a minimum of nine Member States to adopt a legislative measure that does not enjoy sufficient support for adoption across the European Union THE CASE A financial transactions tax would Raise Revenue In Ireland it is estimated that a financial transactions tax would raise a net 300 to 500 million euro for the public finances It is estimated that the tax will raise between 30 and 35 billion euro for the eleven Member States involved in the special enhanced cooperation procedure Reduce harmful economic activity A financial transactions tax would act as a curb on speculation and risk taking by increasing the cost of transactions Short term speculators hedge funds and high frequency traders would bear the brunt Contribute to economic growth The European Commission impact modeling exercise has demonstrated the potential of the financial transactions tax to contribute to growth This must be growth of a form that is environmentally sustainable Be hard to avoid The financial transactions tax could be collected on the basis of where the trader or financial institution is tax resident The change over in legal ownership of the asset could be blocked unless the tax has been paid to the relevant authority Enjoy broad EU wide political support A financial transactions tax has the backing of Belgium Germany Estonia Greece Spain France Italy Austria Portugal Slovenia and Slovakia It is notable that two of these countries are also Programme Countries in a bailout process Greece and Portugal THE IRISH RESPONSE The Irish Government does not support the introduction of a financial transactions tax

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/getinvolved/currentcampaign1/background (2015-10-30)
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  • Pledge support » Current Campaigns » Get Involved » Claiming our Future
    to be included on the COF s mailing list to receive news and information and updates from the COF in the future Submit Current Campaigns Financial Transaction Tax Background Take Action Pledge support View supporting organisation Join a working group Start a local group Stay informed Archived Campaigns Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non party political civil society network

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/getinvolved/currentcampaign1/pledge-support (2015-10-30)
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  • TAX THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR - IMPLEMENT A FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS TAX » Current Campaigns » Get Involved » Claiming our Future
    in derivatives The European Commission could not get all the Member States to bring this proposal into European Union law However eleven Member States have now moved to introduce a financial transactions tax under a special enhanced cooperation procedure This allows a minimum of nine Member States to adopt a legislative measure that does not enjoy sufficient support for adoption across the European Union THE CASE A financial transactions tax would Raise Revenue In Ireland it is estimated that a financial transactions tax would raise a net 300 to 500 million euro for the public finances It is estimated that the tax will raise between 30 and 35 billion euro for the eleven Member States involved in the special enhanced cooperation procedure Reduce harmful economic activity A financial transactions tax would act as a curb on speculation and risk taking by increasing the cost of transactions Short term speculators hedge funds and high frequency traders would bear the brunt Contribute to economic growth The European Commission impact modeling exercise has demonstrated the potential of the financial transactions tax to contribute to growth This must be growth of a form that is environmentally sustainable Be hard to avoid The financial transactions tax could be collected on the basis of where the trader or financial institution is tax resident The change over in legal ownership of the asset could be blocked unless the tax has been paid to the relevant authority Enjoy broad EU wide political support A financial transactions tax has the backing of Belgium Germany Estonia Greece Spain France Italy Austria Portugal Slovenia and Slovakia It is notable that two of these countries are also Programme Countries in a bailout process Greece and Portugal THE IRISH RESPONSE The Irish Government does not support the introduction of a financial transactions tax

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/getinvolved/currentcampaign1/background.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Pledge support » Current Campaigns » Get Involved » Claiming our Future
    to be included on the COF s mailing list to receive news and information and updates from the COF in the future Submit Current Campaigns Financial Transaction Tax Background Take Action Pledge support View supporting organisation Join a working group Start a local group Stay informed Archived Campaigns Privacy Acessibility Cookies Sitemap Connect with Us Follow claimingrfuture Claiming Our Future We are a national non party political civil society network

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/getinvolved/currentcampaign1/pledge-support.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Supporting organisations » Current Campaigns » Get Involved » Claiming our Future
    Coalition Ireland Social Justice Ireland European Anti Poverty Network EAPN Ireland Leaf Sustainable future Laois ATD Fourth World Ireland SPARK Single Parents Acting for the Rights of Kids Limerick Environmental Awareness Group CELT Centre for Environmental Living Training Zero Waste Alliance Ireland Abbeyfeale Anglers Association Current Campaigns Financial Transaction Tax Background Take Action Pledge support View supporting organisation Join a working group Start a local group Stay informed Archived Campaigns

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/getinvolved/currentcampaign1/view-supporting-organisat.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Reflection following our event 'Building a left Alternative' » News » Latest Events » Claiming our Future
    was clear from his presentation however that the tactics developed by the left in Latin America does have learning for Ireland This is particularly so in relation to what he referred to as brokerage framing and agenda setting There was an additive process in the evolution of social movements New groups formed around issues New demands were developed for change Civil society was transformed and renewed with these new organisations alongside change and evolution in existing organisations There was an ever increasing coalitional capacity within civil society People were showing up at the same flashpoints They chose to bury their differences Brokerage mechanisms and platforms were deployed to build organisational power through networking and coalition building Parallel streams of contestation began to connect Protest by individual movements was slowly transformed into a nationwide demand for change Congresses and assemblies were convened as brokerage platforms These were used to make connections to discuss common positions and to explore the nature of the common foe They were deliberative spaces with a collective determination of the outcomes that emerged Leaders acted as brokers in making connections with different groups Connections were developed between the core and the periphery Grievances were linked to a broader political purpose This brokerage involved a leadership committed to building coalitions leaders who were members of diverse groups and leaders that encouraged open style deliberation The framing of the demands from civil society were a focus for considerable effort and creativity Framing issues shifted perceptions about issues and enabled people to better understand the issues There was an activist core across organisations that could make the cause of problems visible Issues could be traced back to neo liberalism and the Governments responsible for implementing neo liberal policies Framing was also important to bond people to organisations Framing ensures issues

    Original URL path: http://www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/latest/2015/05/19/reflection-following-our-event-building-a-left-alt/ (2015-10-30)
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