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TACTICAL BRIEFING #26

Anarchic Swarms – The Emerging Model.

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Hey you wild cats, dreamers, redeemers, horizontals,

The stage is set for a climactic showdown in Chicago.

The crisis of capitalism is deepening. Youth unemployment has reached 50% in Spain and Greece… 30% in Portugal and Italy… 22% in the UK… almost 20% in the US. Hundreds of millions of people around the world are waking up to the fact that their future does not compute… that their lives will be a never ending series of ecological, financial, political and personal crises… and that if we don’t rise up and start fighting for a different kind of future, we won’t have a future.

That struggle ignites again May 1.

#OCCUPYCHICAGO will be the focal point of this global spiritual insurrection… 50,000 of us will converge on the windy city and confront the G8 and NATO leaders with an ultimatum. We will set up impromptu encampments throughout the city and wage a full-spectrum memewar backed up by new tactics of anarchic swarming. Our militant in-your-face nonviolence will inspire thousands of towns, cities and campuses around the world to rise up in solidarity just like they did last October.

This is a worldwide, multi-front mutiny against the way our economic and military leaders are running the world.

On the CULTURAL FRONT we confront the corpo-commercial lie machine – we shift the way information flows and meaning is produced. We train a new breed of livestreamers, citizen journos and p2p visionaries and unleash them in the streets to be the eyes of the world during the month of May.

On the ENVIRONMENTAL FRONT we demand the G8 reach consensus on drastically reducing their carbon footprints and immediately ratifying a binding international accord on climate change.

On the ECONOMIC FRONT we throw our movement’s weight behind one simple demand: the implementation of a 1% Robin Hood Tax on all financial transactions and currency trades.

On the GEOPOLITICAL FRONT we tell Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy, Putin, Merkel, Noda, Monti, Harper and the NATO military leaders to stop the warmongering and start fighting for peace. We block the looming Iran war with a preemptive global initiative that just about everyone in the world can get behind: a nuclear-free world starting with a nuclear-free Middle East that includes both Israel and Iran.

On the PERSONAL FRONT, hundreds of millions of us vow to live the month of May without dead time… to experience joyous camaraderie… to open ourselves to an imminent life changing epiphany. We follow Miles Davis’ advice on how to play jazz: be spontaneously alive and “play what’s not there.”

Occupy has taught us all. It innovates, fractures, grows resilient and more diverse. In this spirit we celebrate the Gandhian ferocity of the Zuccottis who launched this movement with their magical assemblies and nonviolent ways … we extol the growing crop of working groups with their desire for a positive program of social and political change. And on the wild side we honor those in Oakland who have lost their fear against all odds. With this rainbow coalition, we hold our heads high and embrace the heady days of Spring.

Jammers pack your tents, phone your friends, get your affinity groups together and prepare to put your ass on the line for a worldwide people’s uprising starting May 1.

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

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Anonymous

In terms of industrial accidents, these 3 incidents are pretty mild.

How many people died because of three mile islands? None
How many people die every year because of coal in the US? Dozens.

Nuclear energy is a very clean source of energy and we should be using it way more than we do.

Anonymous

Wrong.

http://www.citizen.org/cmep/article_redirect.cfm?ID=13447

That outlines the case against nuclear energy.

Anonymous

Compared to the BP spill, Exxon-Valdez, and all the other ungodly things oil is doing to the Earth I would say a few fuck ups here and there are a small sacrifice. France is basically all nuclear and there hasn't been one problem there.

Anonymous

Too bad it's the exact opposite of the greenest. A minimal amount of research will teach you this.

Anonymous

Obviously you are ignorant about nuclear energy and the DEATH to the environment and the LIVES of my People to produce this dirty toxic energy...you have uranium for breakfast and then educate yourself...we will be glad to give you a job mining it, put it in your back yard, and let it run into your waters...then for sure you will be like my people...dying from the poison that make nuclear energy....

Anonymous

I don't know if I support this antagonistic approach.

Peaceful resistance, like an occupation, that gets media attention and gets 'normal' people identifying with it is much more sensible.

Arrests, hoards of dreaded no-hopers who have never had a job, every anarchist/socialist/anti-corporate movement under the sun all in one place, with messy banners and anger in their faces is not the way to go.

We have to give the politicians an excuse to support us. A movement with mass appeal does that. They then have the cover of votes so they can go on and make changes.

Grow-up adbusters.

anonymous

"Peaceful resistance" isn't the same as nonviolence. Occupy and its allied groups are change agents. Many of the "normal people" you mentioned feel more comfortable conforming. They will join in when they feel it's the thing to do, not before. The world is changing. Each person must adapt to those changes as they see fit. This is not a time of comfort. It's a time to fix things -- important things.

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