Apple is lobbying for a $4 billion "tax holiday," a chance to avoid taxes on profits its been reporting in offshore tax havens. US Uncut, the grassroots effort pressuring corporate tax cheats to pay their fair share, is staging a series of protests across the nation to spread the news. The organization crashed Apple's June 7th World Wide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, Calif., where more than 5,000 attendees gathered to hear the new Apple product lines announced. Protesters appeared wearing body suits with a giant QR code that would lead iPhone users to a music video: "Apple: Tax Cheating Doesn't Sync with My Values."
The story behind UK Uncut, now a major force in British politics, which is fighting the nation's most drastic budget cuts in 60 years by asking why profitable corporations aren't paying taxes.
Advice from UK Uncut: Bringing an uncut protest to your town is easy.
It took a while, but protests in Wisconsin show that poor and middle class Americans are ready to push back against the policies and cuts that hurt them most. Madison may be only the beginning.