Dancing in the Streets: Robin Hood Protest Comes to SF

On Tuesday, June 19, in 15 cities across the country, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco, America’s biggest nurses union, National Nurses United, along with hundreds of students, climate and AIDS activists, and faith leaders took to the streets in rallies outside JP Morgan and other financial institutions in support of the Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street transactions. The activists donned Robin Hood hats to protest Wall Street excess and called for a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street speculation. At fifty cents per $100 of most trades, up to $350 billion could be raised each year for healthcare, jobs, education, and other basic needs. I documented the San Francisco action here.