On December 2, 2017, at the end of the year purchases, activists ATTAC (Association for the taxation of financial transactions and for citizen action) occupied, peacefully and uncovered, for 3 hours, the store Apple, Place de l’Opera in Paris. In response, Apple is filing a lawsuit for imminent risk for Apple, its employees and customers during these operations, in court the Paris TGI.
Apple wants to prohibit ATTAC entry into its stores under penalty of 150 000 per offense.
Monday, February 12, at the trial filed by Apple, ATTAC – Multinationals will not silence us – called its supporters at a rally in front of the Palais de Justice where the trial was held: a peaceful and festive gathering, as usual, with ATTAC.
On the theme, The Empire counter Attac.
Aurélie Trouvé for ATTAC
Some information provided in the documentation distributed on this occasion in particular in 20 Mille luttes (1).
On a $ 649 iPhone7, the margin is $ 400, or $ 249 for manufacturing.
Workers in China work on average 60 hours a week…
Moreover, 70% of profits are made internationally by paying only 2.3% of taxes.
Thanks to its tax perfection, between 2003 and 2014, Apple has benefited from a near zero taxation … 0.005% !!!
The European Commission has fined Apple $ 13 billion in August 2016: Apple refuses to pay.
Apple has been sentenced to 2 fines in France following two tax audits: $ 12 and $ 400 million: Apple has $ 230 billion in tax havens.
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If Apple is an expert in tax matters, it is not the only company that plays tax optimization ie tax evasion, legal fraud …
According to an inquiry committee of the European Parliament, the European Union would lose each year 1000 billion euros in tax and social revenues (here they are social fraudsters): the equivalent of health expenditure of the 28 countries of the EU, because of companies for two-thirds and individuals for a third. In France, it is 60 to 80 billion euros. ATTAC conducts citizen actions to demand multinationals (Apple, BNP Paribas, Ikea, Engie, MacDonald’s, Societe Generale, Starbucks, Total or Zara) make money diverted and pay their fair share of taxes in the countries where they operate.
These companies are, for the moment, only slightly worried.
It is the whistleblowers who find themselves in court!
But if slight progress has been made, it is thanks to them and to the work of some journalists, to citizen actions (chair mowers, voleurs de chaises de la BNP …).
Much remains to be done
Multiple organizations have given their support, some representatives have spoken after Aurélie Trouvé: Eric Coquerel (LFI), Sophie Binet (CGT), Yannick Jadot (EELV), Eric Beynel (Solidarity), the MNCP, Olivier Besancenot (NPA) , Isabelle de Almeida (PCF), Miguel Urban (Podemos, Spain), Emmanuel Poilane (Crid), Veronique Ponvert (FSU) …
Benoît Hamon who could not come and other personalities or movements had sent a message.
Some images of speakers
SONG OF THE EMPIRE We at Apple to pay no taxes we have found brilliant methods relocation of profits in paradise ... It's profitable, it's profitable. We do not care about working conditions so imagine ... then tax justice We at Apple we bypass the laws we pay lawyers handsomely for that social and environmental disruption this is not moral ... but it's very profitable very profitable SONG OF THE ALLIANCE Aaaaa...ttac always you will fighteeeeeeeeeer never you will blend against Apple SLOGAN IT'S NOT THE ASSO ATTAC THAT IT MUST JUDGE, BUT IT IS APPLE AND ALL THESE BILLION ESCAPED
1 – Edited by www.iphonerevolt.org
NB : I did not see all the personalities who spoke at the end of the meeting.