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ACT UP NY JOINS OCCUPY WALL ST IN PROTEST ON 1ST ANNIV. OF OWS

AIDS ACTIVISTS URGE LAWMAKERS TO ADOPT FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX TO HELP END AIDS

New York, NY Sep 14 – ACT UP NY (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) announced plans to endorse the Sept 17 demonstration celebrating Occupy Wall St.’s first anniversary.  Members of ACT UP will join OWS in front of Trinity Church at the corner of Broadway and Wall St  at 7AM on Mon calling for a Financial Transaction Tax to Tax Wall St, End AIDS.

 

What:  ACT UP + Occupy protest
Where:  Intersection of Broadway and Wall St. in front of Trinity Church
When: Mon Sep 17 - 7 AM
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/459993190701892/
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Media Contact: Brandon Cuicchi  646.284.2948

 

Background:

From  1914 to 1966 in the US, a Financial Transaction Tax (or FTT) was used to calm the stock market and generate funds for much-needed services.  Today, economists estimate that a .5% tax on the financial speculation of Wall St institutions could generate hundreds of billions of dollars.

 

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David Kato, slain LGBT activist in Uganda
On Thursday, February 3rd the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission will be holding a peaceful vigil to honor the life and mourn the death of David Kato, a Ugandan LGBT rights activist who was brutally murdered in his home last week. The vigil, which has been endorsed by ACT UP, will take place at 4pm at Dag Hammarskojld Plaza on 47th St and 2nd Ave followed by a silent procession to Uganda House on 45th St. Please join us in grief and in courage. Go to www.http://www.iglhrc.org for more the latest info.