The British tax havens over which King Charles is sovereign can arguably be said to pose the biggest non-violent threat in the world to human rights.
They cost the world over $189 billion in lost tax a year. If these losses were reversed, over 6 million people in lower income countries would gain access to basic drinking water, over 12 million would gain access to basic sanitation, and over 1 million children would be able to attend school for an extra year.
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An open letter sent to King Charles by the Tax Justice Network and recently published in the Guardian warned the King ahead of his coronation of the “heavy financial and human costs” inflicted on “ordinary people in the UK, the Commonwealth, and around the world” by the British tax havens over which King Charles is sovereign.
An Avaaz petition urging US President Biden and the leaders and finance ministers of G20 countries to “tax the entire wealth of the ultra-rich now” has been signed by over half a million people from around the world and is continuing to rapidly gain signatures. A wealth tax of 5 per cent could lift 2 billion people out of poverty.
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