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)
ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 1:48pm
Nah, they fight for their ideas, just the opposite of a “wanker”.
pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 14:28
marc_os | 31/01/2019 at 2:40pm
(*) Do not confuse legality with dishonesty.
beanbag | 31/01/2019 at 14:50
ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 2:40pm
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”.
pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 14:51
MacGyver | 31/01/2019 at 3:08pm
ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 3:30pm
So you’re jerking off at work calling strangers jerk-offs?!
pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 15:38
ya2nick | 31/01/2019 at 3:40pm
DG33 | 10/02/2019 at 10:38am
With all the stuff you post, you’re spending time at the… ! You should see a doctor.
hugome | 01/02/2019 at 06:06
I wonder where we screwed up so that people think that clowning around and annoying people can be called fighting.
ya2nick | 01/02/2019 at 07:50
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”.
John McClane | 31/01/2019 at 13:08
| 31/01/2019 at 13:09
I admit it’s pretty funny!
stefhan | 31/01/2019 at 2:53pm
Did it make me smile, too?
fredsoo | 31/01/2019 at 3:08pm
Google’s 100 yards from the taxes?!
Pablo Escobar lived next door to a police station! ???
mirando | 31/01/2019 at 13:10
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.
AirForceTwo | 31/01/2019 at 1:45pm
That’s a big exaggeration. Adwords is far from being the only way to get visibility.
marc_os | 31/01/2019 at 2:36pm
feketesas | 31/01/2019 at 15:18
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.
Splafi | 31/01/2019 at 13:10
Malouin | 31/01/2019 at 13:11
Crunch Crunch | 31/01/2019 at 1:13pm
letofzurichois | 31/01/2019 at 13:13
3, 2, 1 …. Let’s get out the popcorn 🙂
Grug | 31/01/2019 at 1:35pm
marc_os | 31/01/2019 at 2:38pm
oomu | 31/01/2019 at 13:20
Hoooti | 31/01/2019 at 1:50pm
Sgt. Pepper | 31/01/2019 at 1:53pm
alan1bangkok | 31/01/2019 at 2:25pm
Pipes Chapman | 31/01/2019 at 14:02
doobie28 | 31/01/2019 at 2:02pm
corben | 31/01/2019 at 2:08pm
alan1bangkok | 31/01/2019 at 2:12pm
BaLo | 31/01/2019 at 14:09
The social responsibility of these large groups is indisputable!
PAY YOUR TAXES!
pear shape | 31/01/2019 at 14:31
The state is the culprit, not Google. All it takes is a good accountant to pay less tax. It’s within everyone’s reach.
byte_order | 31/01/2019 at 18:37
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.
beanbag | 31/01/2019 at 19:06
deltiox | 01/02/2019 at 06:16
Of course not
Example: Explain to me how to transfer the international tax from a pharmacy to avoid the expected tax rate.
death_denied | 01/02/2019 at 07:27
You’re obviously the one in your little
corner, aren’t you?
beber666 | 31/01/2019 at 2:17pm
Giloup92 | 31/01/2019 at 2:29 PM
byte_order | 31/01/2019 at 18:39
A woman, alone, claiming the right to vote or drive in a country that still prohibits it, her message less valuable?
broketschnok | 31/01/2019 at 2:46pm
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…
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.
byte_order | 31/01/2019 at 18:25
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.
Yves SG | 31/01/2019 at 3:34 PM