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GLOBAL & PUBLIC FINANCE

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The Debt Problem and Our Demands

The Illegitimacy of Debt

The debt problem must be understood in its historical political and economic context. And, such an understanding points to the illegitimacy of the debt as a whole and the system that has spawned it.

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On Tax Justice

Taxes and taxation involve people's resources. Peoples' movements and citizens groups should be concerned about this issue and the questions of who should be taxed, how taxation should be done, and how revenues from taxes should be spent.

  1. The state's right to tax goes hand in hand with the state's obligations to protect and uphold the rights of its citizens, promote equity and justice, provide for essential services and, be transparent and democratic in formulation and implementation of budget, spending and policies.

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Transforming the International Financial System – Sovereign, Democratic and Responsible FinancingThis platform forms part of the broader agenda of southern and northern movements, organizations, NGOs and networks working to end debt domination and build new financial and economic systems nationally and internationally