Join Healthcare for the 99% for ACT UP/NY’s 25th Anniversary Action
ACT UP and OCCUPY
TAX WALL STREET!
- April 25, 2012
- Gather at City Hall (Broadway and Murray Street)
- March to Wall Street
THE AIDS CRISIS IS NOT OVER, BUT IT COULD BE.
THE TAX: A financial transaction tax (FTT) is a sales tax on trades of stocks, bonds and currencies. A tiny tax of less than half a percent could raise $400 Billion dollars worldwide. This tax would not effect small investors with mutual funds, it would only target the large financial firms who crashed the economy.
THE SCIENCE: New evidence shows early HIV treatment can reduce HIV transmission by 96%.
THE REALITY: In the U.S. almost 4,000 people who qualify for federal ADAP assistance to pay for HIV treatment are still on waiting lists. Worldwide only 44% of people with HIV have access to antiviral drugs, leaving 8 million without treatment. Citing the global economic crisis, the US has decreased our funding to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, just when the world needs it most.
WHAT’S AT STAKE: AIDS has already claimed over 30 million lives. ACT UP, Healthcare for the 99% and others are calling for an FTT to help raise the money needed to close the gap in access to life-saving HIV treatment, and to END THE AIDS CRISIS.
The FTT demonstration is linked to a global Robin Hood Tax campaign to fund global health, global public goods, jobs, and fight climate change.
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