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Stéphane Moussie | 31/01/2019 at 12:59 PM

Attac plays Robin Hood with Google France


Attac is not just after Apple. The anti-globalization association carried out this morning a happening in front of the premises of Google France to denounce its policy of tax evasion. In a staging inspired by Robin Hood, the activists, who are not lacking in imagination, symbolically levied Google’s tax at source by installing a zip line to the Public Finance Centre 100 metres away. (Attac image)



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pearl | 31/01/2019 at 13:06

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ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 1:48pm


@bonnepoire

Nah, they fight for their ideas, just the opposite of a “wanker”.

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pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 14:28


Meanwhile the others are working. It is just unemployed workers and pensioners who are unable to target those who are really responsible: the government.

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marc_os | 31/01/2019 at 2:40pm


@bonnepoire

” the real culprits: the government “

So the government is responsible for Google’s dishonesty*?

Interesting concept.

(*) Do not confuse legality with dishonesty.

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beanbag | 31/01/2019 at 14:50


You are intellectually dishonest. If it wasn’t legal, they wouldn’t be untouchable. Basically a shot in the water.

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ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 2:40pm


@bonnepoire

I tend to agree with their ideals, their method, when it is original, I can appreciate that, and their targets. I would find it more logical for them to go and defend their ideals before our Members of Parliament or the Members of the European Parliament.

On the other hand, calling them “wankers” is not appropriate, they are not commenting on the internet like you and me, sitting on their couch, they are acting, just the opposite of a “wanker”.

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pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 14:51


Unfortunately, I am not on my couch or at home.

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MacGyver | 31/01/2019 at 3:08pm

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ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 3:30pm


@bonnepoire

So you’re jerking off at work calling strangers jerk-offs?!

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pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 15:38


No, I’m in the toilet and you help me a lot in my work…

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ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 3:40pm


@bonnepoire

How thoughtful…

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DG33 | 10/02/2019 at 10:38am


@bonnepoire

With all the stuff you post, you’re spending time at the… ! You should see a doctor.

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hugome | 01/02/2019 at 06:06


@ya2nick

I wonder where we screwed up so that people think that clowning around and annoying people can be called fighting.

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ya2nick | 01/02/2019 at 07:50


@hugome

I can’t say when it happened, but the expression “to fight for one’s ideas” is simply French for “to defend one’s ideas”.

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John McClane | 31/01/2019 at 13:08


The zip line to the tax office is a good idea!

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| 31/01/2019 at 13:09


@John McClane

I admit it’s pretty funny!

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stefhan | 31/01/2019 at 2:53pm


@John McClane

Did it make me smile, too?

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fredsoo | 31/01/2019 at 3:08pm


@John McClane

Excellent!!!!

Google’s 100 yards from the taxes?!

Huge…?

Pablo Escobar lived next door to a police station! ???

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mirando | 31/01/2019 at 13:10


It’s funny, non-violent and legitimate.

Yes Google has a special responsibility to the company.

It’s not just any company.

And given that they levy a mandatory tithe to any company that wants a minimum of visibility, nothing could be more normal than to pay their tithe to the state.

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AirForceTwo | 31/01/2019 at 1:45pm


And given that they levy a mandatory tithe to any company that wants a minimum of visibility, nothing could be more normal than to pay their tithe to the state.

That’s a big exaggeration. Adwords is far from being the only way to get visibility.

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marc_os | 31/01/2019 at 2:36pm


@AirForceTwo

” Adwords is far from being the only way to have visibility “

Like for example ?

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feketesas | 31/01/2019 at 15:18


@mirando

so stop using it, and all the other social networks that get rich from the content you publish for free to run their machines… it’s just the snake eating its own tail.

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Splafi | 31/01/2019 at 13:10

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Malouin | 31/01/2019 at 13:11


Damn… ! Where’s the roundabout?

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Crunch Crunch | 31/01/2019 at 1:13pm


That’s good,

Now this group of student wankers are asked to go to work!

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letofzurichois | 31/01/2019 at 13:13


@Crunch

3, 2, 1 …. Let’s get out the popcorn 🙂

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Grug | 31/01/2019 at 1:35pm

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marc_os | 31/01/2019 at 2:38pm


@Crunch Crunch

It’s good to defend dishonest companies.

Bravo!

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oomu | 31/01/2019 at 13:20

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Hoooti | 31/01/2019 at 1:50pm


These people just want to fight against tax evasion by multinationals and they are being labelled as alterglobalists and wankers.

Well…! Social justice isn’t earned.

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Sgt. Pepper | 31/01/2019 at 1:53pm


Disadvantage compared to Apple Store locks …

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alan1bangkok | 31/01/2019 at 2:25pm

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Pipes Chapman | 31/01/2019 at 14:02


actually much more fun than cursing in the workplace

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doobie28 | 31/01/2019 at 2:02pm


To all those who complained that he was only after Apple

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corben | 31/01/2019 at 2:08pm

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alan1bangkok | 31/01/2019 at 2:12pm

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BaLo | 31/01/2019 at 14:09


Bravo, they’re right! We can’t have our cake and eat it and cream it…

The social responsibility of these large groups is indisputable!

PAY YOUR TAXES!

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pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 14:31


Do they pay taxes?

The state is the culprit, not Google. All it takes is a good accountant to pay less tax. It’s within everyone’s reach.

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byte_order | 31/01/2019 at 18:37


> It is enough to have a good accountant to pay less tax.

That’s not true.

It must be possible to transfer these revenues to another country with a more advantageous tax system (or even none at all, when these transfers are in fact their only industry) and to do so when there are no real economic reasons for doing so.

And that, no, that’s not for everyone.

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beanbag | 31/01/2019 at 19:06


@byte_order

Of course you do. Stay in your corner with your certainties if you want to…

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deltiox | 01/02/2019 at 06:16


@bonnepoire

Of course not

Example: Explain to me how to transfer the international tax from a pharmacy to avoid the expected tax rate.

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death_denied | 01/02/2019 at 07:27


@bonnepoire

You’re obviously the one in your little

corner, aren’t you?

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beber666 | 31/01/2019 at 2:17pm


Bravo to them, keep it up, guys.

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Giloup92 | 31/01/2019 at 2:29 PM


As usual, more journalists photographing/filming than activists in action. Lol

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byte_order | 31/01/2019 at 18:39


Because the value of a message increases with the number of people who repeat it but decreases with the number of journalists who relay it?

A woman, alone, claiming the right to vote or drive in a country that still prohibits it, her message less valuable?

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broketschnok | 31/01/2019 at 2:46pm

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heero | 31/01/2019 at 2:59pm


So those who say that it is the State, it is simply necessary to remember that multinationals pay very expensive specialist law firms to find all possible loopholes in the law (French, European, etc.) for tax arrangements.

What we have to do is try to cut the tax package, but there will always be law firms to find new loopholes…

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jopaone | 31/01/2019 at 2:59pm


Well staged, but vain. Priority should be given to tackling the root of the evil: the transfer of benefits from one country to another. The international tax system is not adapted to the digital economy: Yes, it’s still pretty much stuck in Robin Hood times.

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byte_order | 31/01/2019 at 18:25


Putting the message back in the centre of the topics regularly is never in vain.

What is is to stop doing it and hope that the problem will solve itself.

Not all problems disappear on their own.

Many need to open their eyes wide in order to appreciate the importance and urgency of addressing it before it can possibly change.

No denunciation is in vain. You either adhere to it or you don’t, but as long as you believe in it yourself, by definition the message is not in vain.

And it must be noted that the message of the fight against the tax eva-ptimisations of large multinationals is getting more and more resonance as the redistribution of wealth appears less and less equitable.

Proof that the efforts were not in vain.

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Yves SG | 31/01/2019 at 3:34 PM


I would like to know how many of these “indignant” people use Android or even Google services?

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