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ATTAC is an international organization that campaigns for the regulation of financial markets, the closure of tax havens, the abolition of bank secrecy, the introduction of global taxes to finance global public goods, the cancellation of the debt of developing countries, fair trade and the implementation of limits to free trade and capital flows.


ATTAC (Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens) was founded in 1998 in France. Currently the association is active in some 40 countries, with over a thousand of local groups and hundreds of organizations supporting the network. ATTAC has been present on numerous summits and demonstrations against the G8, the G20 and the World Trade Organization (WTO).


ATTAC is advocating for a world in which all people have access to basic needs. In order to achieve this goal ATTAC wants to transform the capitalist system, which is based on global economic competition, into a system based on cooperation, solidarity and global financing. The new economy that ATTAC envisions should protect the rights of all human beings and guarantee the preservation of nature and its resources. For that reason ATTAC campaigns against the privatization of public services.  According to ATTAC international laws and a global tax system should protect the common goods and needs of humanity, such as health care, education, food, water, natural resources and biodiversity. The UN should ensure the enforcement of these laws and regulations.  


On the website of ATTAC you can find information on activities, conferences and campaigns. The website also contains an overview of all different ATTAC groups in the world. ATTAC International is not a formal organization, but a network. People who are interested in cooperating with ATTAC can contact one of the local groups directly:


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Type of initiative Action/campaign organization
Field of work Trade, Politics
Date of commencement 1998
Founder(s) numerous civil society organizations in France
Legal form Association
Continent Europe
Country France
City Paris
One or several keywords that describe your initiative global tax, equality, cooperation, new economy
Publications facebook, twitter, movies, ducumentaries, news items, reports
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Contact information

Name ATTAC France
Address 21 ter, rue Voltaire
Zip/postal code 75011
Place Parijs
State/province őle-de-France
Country France
Phone +33 1 56 06 43 60



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