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Is America Ripe for a Tahrir Moment?

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET goes viral.
#OCCUPYWALLSTREET

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET

Hey you rebels, radicals and utopian dreamers out there,

Our call to #OCCUPYWALLSTREET on September 17 shook up a tsunami of spontaneous enthusiasm. Jammers from all over the nation (and a few Canadians!) have sent word that they will be there. Meanwhile various activist organizers have realized the potential of this event, rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work. While some techies have teamed up to build an indie open source website for organizing carpools to the event (occupywallst.org), others are thinking through the logistics of feeding everyone and defending the first days of the occupation. Through it all, a deluge of solidarity messages have been pouring in from Spain, Egypt and elsewhere.

Will you be there?

Imagine … the dawn of the 13th day of the occupation … you're tired, not sleeping or eating too great … you've been harassed, maybe tear gassed and beaten. Bloomberg is threatening to call in the National Guard, Obama is hemming and hawing, but you are sitting tight because much of the nation is cheering you on. Al Jazeera and the BBC are beaming your struggle to a captivated world and the tension is building for Obama to break his silence. It feels much like it did in Tahrir Square moments before Mubarak caved. You've never felt so alive!

What had the power to inspire all this?

It was our one simple demand that Barack Obama must ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence that corporate money has over our representatives in Washington. Our one simple demand is: STOP THE MONIED CORRUPTION AT THE HEART OF OUR DEMOCRACY!

Achieving this Presidential Reform Commission will be the crucial first step towards opening a political space for a flurry of further people's demands like, total transparency in all government affairs, a Tobin Tax on financial transactions, a grand strategy for reducing America's carbon footprint …

September 17 could be the beginning of an American Spring … the moment we the people turn the tables on our would-be corporate masters and start acting like free empowered citizens once again.

Are you with us? Bring a tent.

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ


Get Involved:

Call to Artists:

We call on Helmut Smits, Darius and Downey, Mark Jenkins, JR, Bansky and cultural creatives everywhere to create pieces that embolden the September 17th revolt. Send to [email protected]

Call to International Jammers:

We call on jammers across the world to occupy financial districts on September 17:

#OCCUPYBAYSTREET in Toronto, Canada
#OCCUPYCANARYWHARF in London, UK
#OCCUPYMARTINPLACE in Sydney, Australia
#OCCUPYMARUNOUCHI in Tokyo, Japan
#OCCUPYBANKENVIERTEL in Frankfurt, Germany
… and elsewhere!

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Anonymous

When the rest of the world sees the American people taking action this way, big things will happen. Power to the people.

Anonymous

When the rest of the world sees the American people taking action this way, big things will happen. Power to the people.

Anonymous

If you want power to the people why do you worship the government you fucking socialist statist?

Anonymous

If you want power to the people why do you worship the government you fucking socialist statist?

Anonymous

You obviously don't know the Adbusters crowd. Some of us are socialists, but mostly Anarchists IMO. I'm an Anarchist without
adjectives, I'm against the state but have learned to survive amongst it's paridigm and realize it ain't all bad when they care about people before profit.
Worship government?psssh! pleeeease. get an education and learn the demographics of your audience before you throw around misguided hyperbole and ad-hominems.

Anonymous

You obviously don't know the Adbusters crowd. Some of us are socialists, but mostly Anarchists IMO. I'm an Anarchist without
adjectives, I'm against the state but have learned to survive amongst it's paridigm and realize it ain't all bad when they care about people before profit.
Worship government?psssh! pleeeease. get an education and learn the demographics of your audience before you throw around misguided hyperbole and ad-hominems.

True To The World.

I'm not so sure what your talking about here. What is so vile about leftist or anarchist ideals? Robert Owens, a Utopian Socialist, spurred great societal chance through his factory. He moved his factory to Scotland during the Industrial Revolution because he was disgusted with the horrors of mass production at it's begennings. He did this act without any government. Both leftist and anarchist values, completely revolutionary because of the independant nature of this act. If society can all rise up and act without any social restraints or pressures like Robert Owens, someone with both leftist and anarchist values, then this movement to Occupy Wall Street will succeed.

True To The World.

I'm not so sure what your talking about here. What is so vile about leftist or anarchist ideals? Robert Owens, a Utopian Socialist, spurred great societal chance through his factory. He moved his factory to Scotland during the Industrial Revolution because he was disgusted with the horrors of mass production at it's begennings. He did this act without any government. Both leftist and anarchist values, completely revolutionary because of the independant nature of this act. If society can all rise up and act without any social restraints or pressures like Robert Owens, someone with both leftist and anarchist values, then this movement to Occupy Wall Street will succeed.

Anonymous

Fucking KILL all leftists and liberals.

Destroy these violent Malthusian scum that hate humanity and everything good in the world.

Ron paul 2012

inb4 adbusters blocks my comments, typical for a communist regime.

Anonymous

Fucking KILL all leftists and liberals.

Destroy these violent Malthusian scum that hate humanity and everything good in the world.

Ron paul 2012

inb4 adbusters blocks my comments, typical for a communist regime.

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