London Anarchist Bookfair Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
UK Uncut claims there are alternatives to austerity: taxing the banks and clamping down on tax avoidance. While we agree with opposing the currently ongoing programme of impoverishment, we reject their proposed solution. In this workshop we want to discuss what taxes are and what they teach us about the nature of the state and this society. Based on that we want to present our critique of tax justice campaigns and why instead of offering a way out of socially produced poverty, their success depends on it: taxing successful capitalist corporations presupposes their success.