|association pour la taxation des transactions financières et pour l'action citoyenne
|founding||June 3, 1998|
|founder||Bernard Cassen, Ignacio Ramonet|
|main emphasis||Globalization-critical network|
Attac (originally a ssociation pour une t axation des t ransactions financières pour l ' a ide aux c itoyens ; since 2009: a ssociation pour la t axation des t ransactions financières et pour l' a ction c itoyenne; 'Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions in the interest of the citizens') is a non-governmental organization critical of globalization .
Attac has around 90,000 members worldwide and operates in 50 countries, mainly in Europe.
Attac was founded on June 3rd, 1998 in France. The impetus for the establishment was provided by an editorial by Ignacio Ramonet , which was published in the newspaper Le Monde diplomatique in December 1997 , and the establishment of an Association pour une taxe Tobin pour l'aide aux citoyens (German: “Association for a Tobin tax for benefit the citizen ") suggested.
His idea was to set up a global non-governmental organization (NGO) to put pressure on governments to introduce an international "solidarity tax " to control the financial markets, known as the Tobin tax . This meant the tax of 0.1% on speculative international foreign exchange transactions proposed by the US economist James Tobin at the end of the 1970s . The name of this organization, "attac", proposed by Ramonet at the same time, should, due to its linguistic proximity to the French word attaque , also signal the transition to the "counterattack" after years of adaptation to globalization.
Attac's activities quickly expanded beyond the area of the Tobin tax and the “democratic control of the financial markets ”. Attac's field of activity now also includes WTO trade policy , Third World debt and the privatization of state social security and public services . The organization is now present in a number of African, European and Latin American countries.
Attac Germany is a project of the registered association Attac Trägererverein eV The association is registered at the District Court of Frankfurt am Main under the association register number VR 12648.
In Frankfurt / Main on January 22nd, 2000, around 100 participants in the founding meeting decided to found a “network for the democratic control of international financial markets ”. This is to work closely with the French organization Attac, which was founded in 1998 .
Attac Germany consists of member organizations and individual members (as of April 2018: over 29,000) Attac sees itself as an "educational movement" with an action-oriented nature and expertise . Through lectures, publications, panel discussions and press work, the interrelationships of the globalization issue are to be conveyed to a broad public and alternatives to “ neoliberal dogma” are shown. A scientific advisory board has been accompanying Attac's work for several years. Actions are intended to generate pressure on politics and business to implement the alternatives.
The Noya youth network aims to address young people in particular for issues critical of globalization. In addition, there are a number of campus groups that are specifically geared towards students and educational topics .
Attac sees itself as a network in which both individuals and organizations can be active. In Germany there are around 200 Attac organizations, including ver.di , BUND , Pax Christi , Evangelical Student Community in Germany (Bundes-ESG), German Peace Society - United War Resisters (DFG-VK), Medico international and many development policy and capitalism-critical groups. At the moment, many of the more than 29,000 members are active in around 170 regional groups or the nationwide working groups.
Attac Germany is a member of the Tax Justice Network .
Scientific Advisory Board (selection)
Around 100 professors, scientists and experts work on the scientific advisory board of Attac Germany, founded in 2001. They represent a wide range of different disciplines. Economists, sociologists, political scientists, lawyers, psychologists and experts from other professions are involved. What they have in common is the intention to put their expertise at the service of the globalization-critical network Attac Germany.
- Rudolph Bauer , political scientist, University of Bremen
- Hans-Jürgen Bieling , political scientist, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
- Ulrich Brand , International Politics, University of Vienna
- Michael Brie , political scientist, Institute for Social Analysis, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
- Jürgen Borchert , social judge
- Annelie Buntenbach , DGB
- Christoph Butterwegge , Political Science, University of Cologne
- Wolfgang Däubler , Labor Law, Civil Law and Business Law, former University of Bremen
- Alex Demirovic , social scientist, Technical University of Berlin
- Klaus Dörre
- Ulrich Duchrow , Theology, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
- Angelika Ebbinghaus , historian and psychological psychotherapist
- Andreas Fisahn , legal scholar
- Heide Gerstenberger , University of Bremen
- Peter Grottian , Political Science, FU Berlin
- Michael Hartmann , sociologist, TU Darmstadt
- Frigga Haug , former Hamburg University for Economics and Politics , Institute for Critical Theories
- Wolfgang Fritz Haug , philosopher
- Arne Heise , Public Finance and Public Governance, University of Hamburg , Center for Economic and Sociological Studies (ZÖSS)
- Rudolf Hickel , Public Finance, Institute Labor and Economics (IAW), University of Bremen
- Reinhart Kößler , Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Development Theory, Postcolonial State and Ethnicity
- Michael Krätke , Political Economy, University of Lancaster
- Hans-Jürgen Krysmanski , Sociology, former Westphalian Wilhelms University , Münster
- Stephan Lessenich , Sociology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
- Ingrid Lohmann , Professor for the History of Ideas and Social History of Education, University of Hamburg
- Birgit Mahnkopf , European Social Policy , Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin), Scientific Advisory Board of the German Peace Research Foundation (DSF) and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
- Mohssen Massarrat , Political Science, former University of Osnabrück
- Klaus Meschkat , Sociology, University of Hanover
- Lutz Mez , Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Interdisciplinary Center “Berlin Center for Caspian Region Studies”, Free University of Berlin
- Urs Müller-Plantenberg , Latin America Institute, FU Berlin , former Warsaw University
- Wolf-Dieter Narr , Political Science, former Free University of Berlin
- Werner Nienhüser , Business Administration, University of Duisburg-Essen
- Niko Paech , Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg , Association for Ecological Economy ( VÖÖ )
- Norman Paech , member of the German Bundestag, foreign policy spokesman for the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, public law, former University of Economics and Politics in Hamburg
- Helge Peukert , Finance and Sociology of Finance, University of Erfurt
- Ralf Ptak , economist and social scientist, University of Cologne
- Jan Rehmann , Philosophical Institute, Free University of Berlin
- Norbert Reuter , Economics, RWTH Aachen
- Rainer Rilling , sociologist, Philipps University of Marburg
- Roland Roth , Political Science, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
- Werner Rügemer , University of Cologne
- Wolfgang Sachs , social scientist, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, University of Kassel
- Christoph Scherrer , Globalization & Politics, University of Kassel
- Sigrid Skarpelis-Sperk , former SPD-Member of the Bundestag, Association of German-Greek Societies
- Christian Spatscheck , Theories and Methods of Social Work, University of Bremen
- Michael Vester
- Peter Wahl , Social Scientist, World Economy, Ecology & Development ( WEED )
- Isidor Wallimann , Sociology, Economics and Social Policy, former University of Friborg (Switzerland)
- Winfried Wolf , publicist / author
- Frieder Otto Wolf , Philosophy, Free University of Berlin
- Brigitte Young , International Political Economy, Institute for Political Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität , Münster
- Beate Zimpelmann , political scientist, University of Bremen
Member organizations of Attac Germany (selection)
Attac Germany sees itself as a network that includes around 29,000 individual members (2015) and around 200 organizations, including:
- Arbeiterfotografie eV
- Working group on rural agriculture
- Working group of social policy working groups
- Development Policy Working Group
- BLUE 21 eB (Berlin State Working Group Environment and Development)
- Association of Religious Socialists in Germany
- Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation Germany (BUND)
- Christians for Socialism
- Christians for a just economic order e. V.
- German Peace Society - United War Resisters (DFG-VK)
- Protestant academics
- Protestant student community in Germany (Federal ESG)
- Federal Association of the GEW ( Union for Education and Science )
- Green youth
- Humanist Party of Germany
- Latin America Observatory (ila)
- Initiative for natural economic order
- IPPNW (International Doctors for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Doctors in Social Responsibility e.V.)
- Young Democrats / Young Left
- Youth organization of the Arbeiterwohlfahrt
- Cairo's Europe
- Le Monde diplomatique Germany
- medico international
- NaturFreunde Deutschlands eV
- Network Basic Income
- Pax Christi
- Reformed covenant
- Left youth Solid
- WEED ( World Economy, Ecology & Development )
- World Peace Service
- Weltladen eV
- World Vision Germany
- ZEGG (Center for Experimental Society)
Well-known people and celebrities at Attac
Selection from the category: Attac member
- Elmar grandfather
- Bela B.
- José Bové
- Frank Bsirske
- Christine Buchholz
- Manu Chao
- Frank Deppe
- Franziska Drohsel
- Katja Ebstein
- Heiner Geissler (1930-2017)
- Nicole Gohlke
- Jürgen Grässlin
- Mathias Greffrath
- Annette Groth
- Heike Hansel
- Wolfgang Fritz Haug
- Friedhelm Hengsbach
- Detlef Hensche
- Rudolf Hickel
- Inge Höger
- Herbert Knebel
- Malte Kreutzfeldt
- Oskar Lafontaine
- Detlev von Larcher
- Claus Leggewie
- Sabine Leidig
- Sabine Lösing
- Maria Mies
- Andrea Nahles
- Rupert von Plottnitz
- Urban Priol
- Hagen Rether
- Horst-Eberhard Richter (1923–2011)
- Charlotte Roche
- Ute Scheub
- Friedrich Schorlemmer
- Farin Urlaub
- Rainer of many
- Arfst Wagner
- Konstantin Wecker
- Roger Willemsen (1955-2016)
- Janine Wissler
- Joachim Witt
- Peter's choice
Originally, Attac campaigned primarily for the introduction of the Tobin tax on financial transactions and democratic control of the international financial markets. In the meantime, Attac has also taken on other issues of the movement critical of globalization, of which it sees itself as part. Its members often take part in actions and demonstrations that tend to belong to the left-wing political spectrum. Attac criticizes the neoliberal globalization and tries u. a. to fight against poverty and exploitation with demonstrations and educational and awareness-raising work.
In Germany, Attac mainly deals with the following topics, for which there are for the most part separate nationwide work contexts:
- democratic control of the financial markets (e.g. Tobin tax),
- international taxes and abolition of tax havens ,
- Fair trade instead of free trade , solidarity economy ,
- Ensuring the welfare systems and public services ,
- Minimum wage , unconditional basic income , precariousness and the distribution of work ,
- Globalization and ecology ,
- Globalization and war ,
- Knowledge commons and free flow of information,
- for group-free, social, ecological and democratically controlled public services of general interest - against privatization (of energy , electricity , water , education , etc.),
- Gender equality ,
- Migration ,
- economic literacy
- Consumer and corporate criticism
- Democracy and property distribution
- "Neoliberal" developments by the EU and WTO (in particular GATS and TRIPS , as well as EPAs and the definition of a "neoliberal economic system with constitutional status" in an EU constitution that initially failed ),
- specific developments in Latin America .
Attac's main criticism of the “forces of neoliberal globalization” (in Attac's language to be differentiated from cultural, ecological, political globalization) is that they could not have kept the promise of “prosperity for all”. On the contrary: the gap between rich and poor is growing, both within societies and between north and south. The motor of this kind of globalization are the international financial markets. Bankers and finance managers turn over billions in these financial markets every day, and their investment decisions are increasingly influencing social development. This would ultimately undermine democracy in the financial markets. Therefore Attac advocates, among other measures, the said taxation of financial transactions , the so-called Tobin tax. Attac claims that neoliberal developments are politically wanted, i. H. politics is not a victim, but a main actor in this process.
Attac advocates “democratic control” and regulation of the international markets for capital, goods and services. Politics must be based on the guidelines of justice, democracy and ecologically responsible development. Only in this way can the social inequality arising from the capitalist economy be balanced out.
According to its own statements, Attac would like to form a broad social alliance as a countervailing force to the international markets. The assertion that globalization in its current form is a practical constraint without alternatives is rejected by Attac as a pure ideology. Instead, alternatives are discussed under key words such as alternative world economic order, global governance , deglobalization , re-regionalization and solidarity-based economy .
The term “economic literacy” describes Attac's strategy of imparting basic economic knowledge to large parts of the population. Since more and more areas of public life are being subjected to the principles of the market economy , basic economic knowledge is increasingly required for participation in the democratic process and for forming opinions .
Attac says of himself that the principle is an ideological pluralism . In terms of content, however, there is also an irreconcilable contrast to economic liberalism . Attac wants to achieve its political goals peacefully and respectfully and react to violence in a de-escalating way.
At Attac, decisions are not made according to the majority , but rather according to the principle of consensus . This means that decisions are first discussed and - if nobody objects - they are supported by everyone. In this way, decisions can also be made on a provisional basis and discussed again later if one side advises them to do so. In this way, the spectrum of opinions of members and member organizations can be better integrated and a culture of majority voting cannot develop that would lead to minorities being ignored. Since Attac is not a political party that has to provide a uniform standpoint that can be called up on every topic, the disadvantages of the consensus principle are hardly significant from the viewpoint of the activists. Participation at Attac mainly takes place in working groups (AKs) or working groups (AGs) , which exist on the regional as well as on the national level on the various topics, as well as in numerous regional groups.
Attac's opinions on economic and political issues are also partly perceived by society, such as the increased appearances of Attac members in the media (DeutschlandRadio, Phönix) and on political talk shows (e.g. Sven Giegold at Sabine Christiansen , Maybrit Illner or Jutta Sundermann as a guest of Bettina Böttinger at the Kölner Treff ).
The Attac-Ratschlag is the highest decision-making body at Attac Germany. It meets twice a year, once as a basic Attac meeting with a focus on the exchange of experiences and once again as a decision-making body, including the annual elections for the Attac Council and the coordination group. Both meetings are public assemblies .
The Attac advice is a nationwide, public meeting of all interested people from the member organizations, local groups as well as the nationwide working contexts and active non-members. Decisions are essentially made by consensus, voting should be the exception. In the event of votes and elections, delegates are appointed by the member organizations and local groups.
At the advice, all those present, regardless of whether they are Attac members or not, have the right to speak and vote on content-related issues. However, the adoption of the budget and the election of the committees are reserved for the delegates. These delegates are determined by Attac groups, member organizations and nationwide working groups, each according to their own procedures, which are not centrally regulated.
Each local Attac group appoints two delegates. Attac groups with more than 100 Attac members appoint four delegates. Groups with more than 200 Attac members appoint six delegates. The member organizations operating nationwide each appoint two delegates. Nationwide working groups, campaigns, feminist attac (formerly: women's network), scientific advisory board, etc. also appoint two delegates each. (Decision advice Frankfurt 2002 and Aachen 2003)
A quota for women applies to delegations to the Council . The delegates of the Attac groups should be elected so that at least half of the delegates can be women, but a maximum of half are men. In other words: if women’s positions remain vacant, men cannot fill them, but empty men’s positions can be filled by women.
Legal dispute over non-profit status
In October 2014, the Frankfurt am Main Tax Office recognized Attac as non-profit and justified this step with “the general political goals” of the organization. Charitable status relates to limited goals, such as B. environmental protection and not a broad socio-political commitment to different topics, as attac does.
Attac appealed against the decision of the tax office. In November 2016, the objection was granted by the Hessian Finance Court and thus the charitable status was judicially determined. However, on instructions from the Federal Ministry of Finance, the tax office took action against the judgment with a non-admission complaint , which the Federal Fiscal Court accepted on December 13, 2017. The judgment of the Hessian regional court thus remained without legal force and Attac without recognized charitable status until a decision in the appeal proceedings.
On February 26, 2019, the Federal Fiscal Court announced that it would largely allow the appeal, but would again refer it to the Hessian Finance Court for the final decision. Non-profit associations do not have a general political mandate , which Attac does through press releases on very different topics. Influencing public opinion “in terms of one's own views” is not covered by the non-profit purpose of political education. This presupposes “acting in intellectual openness” and only includes the development of proposed solutions. The FAZ pointed out that this restriction applies equally to party-affiliated foundations . The Federal Fiscal Court further argued that unilaterally influencing political engagement can only be carried out for the benefit of a narrowly limited number of charitable purposes, including nature and animal protection and “the general promotion of the democratic state”. attac highlighted the "domino effect" that the decision of the Federal Fiscal Court would bring with it, because it is not just about attac. One of the largest German socio-political campaign organization Campact began in the course of the legal dispute to no longer issue donation receipts, as it fears that its non-profit status will also be revoked. With the withdrawal of the non-profit status, one mutes organizations that support campaigns with a general political character.
Already with and before the 2014 ruling, a restriction of tax-privileged political goals by the tax code was criticized. "Politics is not just a matter for the parties, it does not reflect today's civil society, " said Ulrich Müller, CEO of LobbyControl . Regardless of the ongoing legal dispute, attac is calling for an expansion of non-profit law in Germany. The purpose of the articles of association “Promotion of the democratic state” must be recognized as a charitable purpose, like environmental protection and nature conservation.
Actions by Attac (selection)
- Annual Attac Summer Academy (2009 - Karlsruhe: coupled summer academy with advice; 2008 - Leipzig: coupled summer academy with spring advice; 2007 - Fulda: 1st coupled advice academy; 2006 - Karlsruhe; 2005 - Göttingen; 2004 - Dresden; 2003 - Münster; 2002 - Marburg), in May 2008 instead an advice academy (“ May Days”) in Leipzig
- 1-6 August 2008: first European Attac Summer University in Saarbrücken; 9-14 August 2011: European Network Academy in Freiburg
- annual Attac Action Academy
- Attacademie , which has been held annually since 2006 , in which active participants can learn everything about the theory and practice of emancipatory globalization criticism and the necessary tools for effective socio-political work for a year in seminars
- Co-organization of nationwide congresses, e.g. B. McPlanet .com , Solidarity Economy 2006, Climate Camp 2008, Latin America Congress 2008, Capitalism Congress 2009, Banking Tribunal 2010, Postal Growth Congress 2011
- The demonstration We're sick of it! is supported jointly by Attac and other organizations. The event takes place in Berlin at the beginning of January every year.
- STOP GATS campaign
- Action against the implementation of the biopatent directive .
- Campaign against the EU constitution , also together with Attac France
- Campaign for the publication of all additional income of politicians - in cooperation with Campact, the BUND and Mehr Demokratie
- Actions against the European Services Directive , Europe-wide demonstration on March 19, 2005 in Brussels
- Online demo together with Campact : Show your face against software patents
- Start of a multi-year campaign against production and working conditions at the discounter Lidl
- In March 2009, Attac distributed 150,000 copies of the weekly newspaper Die Zeit , dated May 1, 2010, in 90 German cities , in which a possible future after the economic crisis is presented - according to the wishes of globalization critics in 13 months. It follows an earlier plagiarism of the New York Times with similar goals. A copy of the forgery was included in the taz edition of March 23, 2009. The Zeit-Online website was also plagiarized, including a website (die-zeit.net). was established. In October 2010 Attac received the renowned Otto Brenner Prize for the newspaper .
- At the end of March 2009, 55,000 people came to the demos in Berlin and Frankfurt. We don't pay for your crisis! organized by Attac and a broad alliance.
- Since the end of 2009, Attac has been a member of the coordination group of the Tax Against Poverty Alliance , which campaigns for the introduction of the financial transaction tax , one of Attac's founding demands. Actions included the collection of around 60,000 signatures for a petition to the German Bundestag and the publication of a campaign spot with Heike Makatsch and Jan Josef Liefers.
- In April 2010, Attac organized a civil society banking tribunal that shed light on the causes of the financial crash and criticized the political measures taken to rescue the banks.
- In the summer of 2010, Attac protested against the austerity package promoted by the federal government with demos and campaigns as well as an alternative redistribution package.
- Bank action day on September 29, 2010 with actions in around 75 cities, including some bank blockades and occupations. On this day, the Financial Crimes appeared , another newspaper plagiarism based on the fake time (see March 2009), which, according to Attac, had been distributed in 120,000 copies.
- In November 2010 unauthorized publication of an expert opinion on the responsibility of the Free State of Bavaria in the crisis of the Bayerische Landesbank .
- At the turn of the year 2010/11 protests against the takeover of the eco-textile manufacturer Hess Natur by the private equity fund Carlyle and support for the establishment of HNGeno, which Hess Natur would like to buy and operate as a cooperative of employees, customers and investors.
- In February 2011 Attac took part in the large-scale demonstrations and decentralized days of action against nuclear power under the impression of the Fukushima disaster . In previous years, Attac also mobilized for the demos and human chains that were usually broadcast by .
- In June 2011 start of the consumer campaign Change Bank - Change Politics!
- On October 15, 2011, Attac mobilized for decentralized demos on the financial market crisis, which received a remarkable number of visitors and which are considered the birth of the German Occupy movement . In November 2011, Attac organized in the Alliance Banks in the Barriers the simultaneous encirclement of the banking district in Frankfurt and the government district in Berlin with a total of around 18,000 participants.
- Until May 2012 mobilization and organization of the Blockupy protests against the crisis policy of the Troika made up of the ECB, EU Commission and IMF.
- In April 2012 the start of various campaigns against the European Fiscal Compact, including an online campaign at www.fiskalpakt-stoppen.de, which was advertised in a broad alliance. The postcard campaign by an Attac regional group to them at the end of June 2012 sparked outrage among some members of the German Bundestag. Attac Aachen compares the approval of the Fiscal Compact and the ESM with the Enabling Act of 1933 in Nazi Germany. As soon as the action became known, Attac Germany distanced itself from it and stated that it considered such comparisons to be inappropriate.
- Connection of Attacs to the alliance Umfairteile .
- Start of the campaign to redistribute wealth - a fair country for everyone together with Oxfam , Verdi , GEW and over 20 other organizations.
- Attac took an active part in the protest against the G20 summit in Hamburg , so they helped to organize the alternative summit , were part of the " Unlimited Solidarity instead of G20 " alliance and called for the blockade "Block G20 - Color the Red Zone".
- At the turn of the year 2017/18 protests against Apple's tax tricks .
- In April 2018 joint protest by Attac with the alliance "Make Amazon Pay" and the Verdi union in Berlin against the exploitation of workers at Amazon .
- Protest action # Seebrücke von Attac and a broad alliance of other organizations for safe havens in Europe.
- Attac participates in nationwide alliances in the protests against the tightening of police laws .
- On September 15, 2018 about 50 activists of the 10th anniversary of the peak of the global financial crisis , the St. Paul Church occupied.
Attac Austria is a nationwide association registered in Vienna under the number ZVR 969464512 and was founded on November 6, 2000. The foundation was prepared by 50 people from all areas of society. More than 300 interested people came to the opening event in Vienna. In addition to the proponents , the political scientist Susan George von Attac France, Stephan Schulmeister from the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (WIFO) and Brigitte Unger , Professor of Economics at the Vienna University of Economics , sat on the podium. The association has over 5400 individual members and more than 70 member organizations. Prominent supporters include the writers Franzobel and Robert Menasse . The most important regular events include an annual summer academy at different locations in Austria and, since 2009, an action academy organized jointly with Greenpeace and other NGOs. Attac Austria is also responsible for the Ways out of the Crisis initiative . The supporters of this initiative include the Poverty Conference , the Union of Community Employees , Art, Media, Sport and Independent Professions (GdG-KMSfB), Global 2000 Austria , the Union of Private Employees (GPA), Greenpeace Austria , the Catholic Workers Movement Austria (KAB ), the Austrian Student Union , the PRO-GE trade union , SOS Mitmensch and the Vida trade union, as well as a number of other organizations.
Attac Austria is an independent nationwide association registered in Vienna. According to its own statements, Attac Austria is not affiliated with any party. The coordinating body is the board elected at the annual general assembly. At the constituent general assembly on May 20, 2001, the principle of gender mainstreaming was anchored in the statutes of Attac. According to these statutes, the board consists of at least 50 percent women. Most of the work is based on the commitment of volunteer activists in almost 30 regional and numerous content groups.
Member organizations of Attac Austria (extract)
- Workers organizations
- Alternative and green trade unionists / independent trade unionists ( AUGE / UG )
- Union of Private Employees - Printing, Journalism, Paper ( GPA-DJP )
- Hotel, Hospitality and Personal Services Union (HGPD)
- Union of arts, media, sports, liberal professions
- PRO-GE union, manufacturing union
- Construction Wood Union
- ÖGB Upper Austria
- ÖGB Tirol
- Caritas Innsbruck
- Catholic Action Austria
- Catholic women's movement in Austria
- Catholic youth Austria
- Catholic Social Academy Austria
- Catholic Workers Movement Austria
- Development policy
- Südwind Vienna
- Südwind Lower Austria
- Südwind Upper Austria
- Südwind Development Policy Salzburg
- Labor market, social affairs, pensions, socialism
- Work for justice
- EXIT-Sozial - Association for psychosocial services
- SOS fellow human
- Socialist youth in Upper Austria
- Volkshilfe Austria
Attac was founded in Switzerland in 1999 and consists of around a dozen local groups. In contrast to the spelling in Germany and other countries, ATTAC Switzerland is written with capital letters.
An interior view of criticism of the organization model of Attac and the formative content is published book in 2004 myth Attac of Jörg Bergstedt to find. In parallel to the book, websites with collected reviews and quotes from the organization were created.
James Tobin , the “inventor” of the Tobin tax, distanced himself from Attac and other globalization critics in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel in 2001: “I really don't know the details of the Attac proposals exactly. The recent protests are quite contradictory and inconsistent, I don't even know if all of that reflects Attac. On the whole, their positions are well-intentioned and poorly thought out. I don't want my name associated with it. "
Attac was accused of being close to anti-Semitism from various quarters. In Germany, the Attac coordination group denied these allegations in December 2002 in the form of a discussion paper. It says that Attac sees itself as a pluralistic and open alliance. However, pluralism would not be defined as unprincipled arbitrariness, but would find its limits where racism, anti-Semitism and nationalism come into play. Even after this presentation, there was further criticism in this area, for example with regard to a poster that stood next to the stage on the Attac advice 2003 and which, in the opinion of critics, denounced interest bondage or a call by the Attac AG Globalization and War to boycott goods from Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories. In the weekly newspaper Die Zeit , Toralf Staud constructed the accusation, among other things through his interpretation of a displayed poster, that if people whispered about “ finance capital ” or “ Wall Street ”, this aroused the old prejudice of the greedy Jew. In his view, many critics of globalization succumb to the temptation to blame scapegoats for confusing developments . They reduced the complex interrelationships of globalization to a “plot of dark powers”.
In Austria, from June 18 to 20, 2004, Attac organized the blind spots congress of the criticism of globalization against anti-Semitic tendencies and right-wing extremist appropriation, supported by the documentation archive of the Austrian resistance . The congress is documented in a reader in which the topic is viewed critically and the general unanimous rejection of right-wing extremist ideologies at Attac is formulated.
The withdrawal of the non-profit status of attac Germany by German courts marked a turning point in the work of attac in the Federal Republic. The donation-based financial basis of the organizational structures had to be realigned. Heribert Prantl wrote in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on the meaning of attac: "Regardless of how you feel about Attac's actions; you don't have to like the association ... to criticize the judgment of the court and its justification as extremely strange. The judgment ultimately means that, from the point of view of tax law, pointed action in civil society, that is, advertising for political projects and positions, is somehow a suspicious thing, in any case not worth promoting. " The verdict has a “toxic effect” on civil society as a whole.
- Disenchanted Union. Why the EU cannot be saved and leaving the EU is not a solution , Mandelbaum Verlag, Vienna 2017, ISBN 978-3-85476-669-8 .
- Christophe Aguiton: What motivates the critics of globalization? From Attac to Via Campesina . ISP, Cologne 2002, ISBN 978-3-89900-103-7 (original title: Le monde nous appartient . Translated by John Neelsen).
- Birgit Althaler: Nestlé: Anatomy of a global corporation . In: Attac texts . Rotpunktverlag, Zurich 2005, ISBN 978-3-85869-293-1 .
- Attac (ed.): Crash instead of cash. Why we need to tame the global financial markets . ÖGB- Verlag, Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-7035-1348-0 .
- Attac Germany (Ed.): Everything about Attac . Fischer-TB 16349, Frankfurt am Main 2004, ISBN 978-3-596-16349-6 .
- Udo Baron : The anti-globalization movement and left-wing extremism. The globalization-critical network "Attac" . In: Uwe Backes , Eckhard Jesse (ed.): Yearbook Extremism & Democracy , 17th year (2005), Nomos, Baden-Baden 2005, ISBN 3-8329-1665-2 , pp. 160-172.
- Ralf Thomas Baus, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff: 3. Attac - The new extra-parliamentary opposition? In: Working papers of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation . 2nd Edition. tape 124 . Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung , Sankt Augustin 2004, ISBN 978-3-937731-11-7 .
- Jörg Bergstedt : Myth Attac: Background. Hopes. Options for action . Brandes & Apsel, Frankfurt am Main 2005, ISBN 978-3-86099-796-3 .
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- Christian Felber: New values for the economy: An alternative to communism and capitalism . 3. Edition. Deuticke, Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-552-06072-2 .
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