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On the Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street: ‘Robin Hood Was Right’

Hundreds of nurses from Global Nurses United marked the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on September 17 by joining a 1,000-person march in Manhattan in support of a financial transaction tax. Also known as the Robin Hood tax, the measure would tax Wall Street transactions at a rate of less than 0.5% and would generate as much as $350 billion per year that could be used to rebuild the US public sector. Eleven European countries currently have a Robin Hood tax and a bill to create one in the US has been proposed in Congress. For more, see