RH and Ewan McGregor

War on Want

From the NME:

RADIOHEAD have teamed up with actor EWAN McGREGOR on a ‘controversial’ advert for the anti-poverty charity ‘WAR ON WANT’.

The advert will be launched later today (March 13) as part of ‘Tobin Tax Day’. The clip is calling for a tax on currency speculation.

The charity claims such speculation destabilises the economies of developing countries in the name of profits for Western speculators.

They are appealing for a small tax of a fraction of one per cent to calm currency markets and raise funds for development.

The advert is likely to be shown in an edited form in cinemas nationwide, while the original version will be streamed on the charity’s website,

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