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Hey G20, Here Comes #ROBINHOOD

Adbusters Tactical Briefing #16

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ADBUSTERS TACTICAL BRIEFING #16

Alright you rebels, redeemers and believers out there,

At the height of the global uprisings in 1968, protesters confidently heralded "The Beginning of a New Epoch." To this bravado, Zbigniew Brzezinski, then the national security advisor to the president of the United States, retorted that the protests were nothing but "the death rattle of the historical irrelevants." And indeed the first global revolution the world had ever seen suddenly fizzled out. To this day no one quite knows why.

For the moment, #OCCUPY has the magic and the ear of the world, and anything seems possible. We could see a soft regime change in America and a resurgence of the political left worldwide.

As winter approaches, many occupiers will dig in for the long haul. Others will decamp until spring and channel their energy into myriad projects. Many of the big ideas for rejuvenating and reenchanting the world that have been swirling around the left for the last 20 years will pick up steam. From revoking corporate personhood to de-commercializing the cultural commons, to separating money from politics, to the birth of a True Cost Party of America … we are entering a sustained period of boots-on-the-ground transformation.

And every now and again we will have a worldwide blast reminiscent of the global march against the Iraq war eight years ago. The next of these blasts could happen as early as this Saturday when #ROBINHOOD strikes the G20. Imagine a few million people rising up and sending a message to the G20 leaders meeting November 3/4 in France: "This austerity vs. stimulus debate you've foisted on us doesn't mean a damn thing… It's obvious you have no idea how to get us out of this economic mess you put us in. So now we are telling you what we want: a radical transformation of casino capitalism… we want you to slow down fast money with a 1% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades."

#ROBINHOOD marches have already been announced in over a dozen cities. Bring it up at your general assembly … then create some edgy Robin Hood graphics for the world to digest and let's march out there millions strong this Saturday … Let's leverage the G20!

This could be the first great upheaval of the financial regime … and the first delicious fruit of our movement.

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There are #ROBINHOOD actions currently planned in San Antonio, Las Vegas, Montreal, Durango, Calgary, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Denver, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sydney, Amarillo, Edmonton, Salt Lake City, Berlin and more…

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P.S. On Tuesday, the nonviolent protestors at #OCCUPYOAKLAND were assaulted with tear gas, rubber bullets and flash grenades. Disturbing footage of police violence is now emerging. That same day, #OCCUPYATLANTA was foreclosed and over 50 protestors arrested. The counter-revolution of money has begun but our commitment to nonviolence will win.

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Noel

Oh, Adbusters I do love you, but let's be honest the '68 movements didn't 'suddenly fizzle out' the wave they began went around the world, and didn't actually fizzle out but were defeated by the right and fascism in Chile in '73 and then Portugual in '74 so in fact the wave of protest lasted almost a decade. :)

Noel

Oh, Adbusters I do love you, but let's be honest the '68 movements didn't 'suddenly fizzle out' the wave they began went around the world, and didn't actually fizzle out but were defeated by the right and fascism in Chile in '73 and then Portugual in '74 so in fact the wave of protest lasted almost a decade. :)

Anonymous

Let's see...that "unsuccessful" era of protest achieved...what? Oh yes - a greater understanding of economic injustice, a lowered level of overt and hostile, murderous racism. Medical Marijuana on the ballot. Organic food on your table instead of dead, irradiated food. Petitions instead of silence. Shall I go on? Much has changed. And will continue to do so IF we continue to demand those changes. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of petitioning the PTB for one small piece of ceded freedom after another. We're like gnats on an elephant. It's time to get in the street and recapture our lives, our assets, our freedoms, our laws, our childrens futures. For ALL the people. No more hoarding and conspicuous consumption of the world's resources. No more war for empire. No more polluting the earth so we can have just one more unnecessarily toxic comfort. It is time to grow up - and seize our power to be adult stewards of the earth, and caretakers of one another.

Anonymous

Let's see...that "unsuccessful" era of protest achieved...what? Oh yes - a greater understanding of economic injustice, a lowered level of overt and hostile, murderous racism. Medical Marijuana on the ballot. Organic food on your table instead of dead, irradiated food. Petitions instead of silence. Shall I go on? Much has changed. And will continue to do so IF we continue to demand those changes. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of petitioning the PTB for one small piece of ceded freedom after another. We're like gnats on an elephant. It's time to get in the street and recapture our lives, our assets, our freedoms, our laws, our childrens futures. For ALL the people. No more hoarding and conspicuous consumption of the world's resources. No more war for empire. No more polluting the earth so we can have just one more unnecessarily toxic comfort. It is time to grow up - and seize our power to be adult stewards of the earth, and caretakers of one another.

Anonymous

Well said.
Couldn't agree more, and since most of us in this protest are either the same generation or next of kin as the last protest, it could really be considered the same movement that was just underground for a few decades.

Anonymous

Well said.
Couldn't agree more, and since most of us in this protest are either the same generation or next of kin as the last protest, it could really be considered the same movement that was just underground for a few decades.

chelovek

In order to collapse the system of neo-colonialism.
Need to free Greece
Hold a referendum is simple enough.
Before Parliament put up a tent and collect signatures for a petition in which there were two simple answer would be freedom and Drachma, Euro and slavery
It is with this formulation can be brought back to life the people
Activists will gather for two days and will submit the petition signatures, which the Parliament will be obliged to meet and appoint a referendum.
Greece will have to hold a referendum. The people should decide to take money on loan, which she imposed on or remain a free country, declaring yourself bankrupt!
German imperialists humiliate Greece.
Deutsche Bank has deduced money for a long time from Greece and now persuades to borrow money.
Leon Trotsky financed war against Greece on money which has stolen from Russia.
Greece against Turkey
Turkey has been created that there was Israel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ParisPeace-Venizelos-Map.png
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Turkish_War_(1919%E2%80%931922)

chelovek

In order to collapse the system of neo-colonialism.
Need to free Greece
Hold a referendum is simple enough.
Before Parliament put up a tent and collect signatures for a petition in which there were two simple answer would be freedom and Drachma, Euro and slavery
It is with this formulation can be brought back to life the people
Activists will gather for two days and will submit the petition signatures, which the Parliament will be obliged to meet and appoint a referendum.
Greece will have to hold a referendum. The people should decide to take money on loan, which she imposed on or remain a free country, declaring yourself bankrupt!
German imperialists humiliate Greece.
Deutsche Bank has deduced money for a long time from Greece and now persuades to borrow money.
Leon Trotsky financed war against Greece on money which has stolen from Russia.
Greece against Turkey
Turkey has been created that there was Israel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ParisPeace-Venizelos-Map.png
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Turkish_War_(1919%E2%80%931922)

Extreme Pacifist

Know your enemy. 
It's not the poor people using social programs because they have nothing to begin with, it's the rich powerful businessmen on Wall Street and in Wahington DC.
We must pressure the politicians to pass laws in Congress that take the corporations out of the everyday workings of our government, call it separation of corporation and state.
We must force the government to attack the corporations with laws and regulations.
We must take advantage of this nationwide activism before it fades away. 
Take it to the next level.
Remember in 2003, when the US Empire bombed and invaded Iraq, Millions of people hit the street, but within a few days it was over, like it never happened, and the people in power know this, and they are just waiting for the OWS movement to fade away. 
Keep stoking the fires of revolution.
I still say we can make a difference even though some of us are bent on stoping the rest of us from bottom-up grassroots change. 
We can use the momentum from the OWS movement to take it to the next level. 
Sad how so many people who are enslaved by this corrupt plutocratic fascist system, are the biggest protectors of it, like sheep trained to attack other sheep when they try to leave the herd.
A Nationwide and Worldwide General Strike and global corporate boycott is our best chance of forcing the people in power in Washington DC, and on Wall Street to start complying to our demands.
The occupy movement will be allowed to continue as long as we don't get in the way of their profits.
Let us hit them where it hurts: their bank accounts.

Extreme Pacifist

Know your enemy. 
It's not the poor people using social programs because they have nothing to begin with, it's the rich powerful businessmen on Wall Street and in Wahington DC.
We must pressure the politicians to pass laws in Congress that take the corporations out of the everyday workings of our government, call it separation of corporation and state.
We must force the government to attack the corporations with laws and regulations.
We must take advantage of this nationwide activism before it fades away. 
Take it to the next level.
Remember in 2003, when the US Empire bombed and invaded Iraq, Millions of people hit the street, but within a few days it was over, like it never happened, and the people in power know this, and they are just waiting for the OWS movement to fade away. 
Keep stoking the fires of revolution.
I still say we can make a difference even though some of us are bent on stoping the rest of us from bottom-up grassroots change. 
We can use the momentum from the OWS movement to take it to the next level. 
Sad how so many people who are enslaved by this corrupt plutocratic fascist system, are the biggest protectors of it, like sheep trained to attack other sheep when they try to leave the herd.
A Nationwide and Worldwide General Strike and global corporate boycott is our best chance of forcing the people in power in Washington DC, and on Wall Street to start complying to our demands.
The occupy movement will be allowed to continue as long as we don't get in the way of their profits.
Let us hit them where it hurts: their bank accounts.

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