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#PLAYJAZZ

Tactical Briefing #28.

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Hey you nimble dreamers, wild cats and horizontals out there,

Our Spring offensive is building toward a climactic May uprising… time to come out of winter hibernation and play jazz like we’ve never played it before.

May 1 we leap into the new world with a mighty multinational General Strike. Wherever you are, No Work; No School; No Shopping. No illusions. No apologies. No business as usual. Into The Streets!

May 12, we intensify with three days of global action. Jammers in London, Lisbon, Paris, Marseilles, Helsinki, Cuzco, Barcelona, Quebec are already on board with more on the way. We’ll hold our assemblies, hash out our demands and start building a parallel society that can sustain autonomous, horizontal, revolutionary communities outside of corpo-consumerism … we stop begging and we start creating … we begin the change we want to see.

We scared the G8 away from Chicago and now some occupiers are planning #OCCUPYCAMPDAVID – a cacophonous carnival of tree-sits, lockdowns and nomadic encampments in the woods and nearby Thurmont. Bon Voyage! Others are upping the ante with #OCCUPYCHICAGO – a mobilization of anarchic swarms to shutdown the NATO summit.

#LAUGHRIOT

And then one of the softer aesthetic moments of our Spring offensive could well be the #LAUGHRIOT on May 18, the day the G8 leaders meet in Camp David. There is something totally ludicrous, absurd, even insane about the eight most powerful people in the world deciding to do the people’s business people behind closed doors and razor wire fences. This veneer of legitimacy is our tragedy turned to farce.

As Aristotle observed, to laugh is uniquely human… Imagine the scene: first a few hundred of us, then a few thousand, then millions of people across the world — each in their own way, some individually, some collectively in flash mobs, offices, parks, encampments — all breaking out in uproarious laughter on May 18. This could be a delicious defining moment - the day when the people of the world have a good laugh together and, from that point on, start thinking differently about how the world should be governed.

Then we get ready for our next big challenge: How to Occupy the U.S. Presidential Election on November 6.

Time to play wild, spontaneous jazz as Miles Davis intended,

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ


OccupyWallStreet.org / Tactical Briefing #25, #26 and #27 / OccupyWallst.org / G8Protest.org / OccupyChi.org / CANG8.org / Takethesquare.net / OccupyMay1st.org / MayDayNYC.org / May12.net / Facebook / Twitter / Reddit

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Anonymous

there is nothing real about this real world dude. it can go down just like they say. laugh a little and lighten the load. nolan voyd

Anonymous

Nothing, but nothing of change can be WORSE than the situation we are in. If we do not change peacefully, foreign invaders will have to come after us. We cannot continue pushing people in the streets all over the world, starving and bombing people to death all over the world with corporate greed. We are doomed if we do not change into a truly democratic nation. We are damned if we cannot bring about peaceful revolution. Politicians need to be forewarned of the danger of doing the bidding of the corporate elite. We SIMPLY MUST change.

Anonymous

Nothing like vacating the TV opiate of the masses and hitting the streets. Getting in the streets is what Lech Walesa inspired The Poles to do that set them free. One million angry people in front of the White House for two weeks will bring in a new Republic by 2015. The Marines will not shoot their own people. All this for 100% public funded campaigns and more.

Anonymous

I love the laughing idea. Just laughing at all the pretentious, judgmental, old ways of the old world.

But... in the end it will take mass bloodshed and drastic lowering of this planets population for true correction to be made.

Anonymous

Occupy ought to make a deal: Broadcast all of the meetings on the web and on CSPAN and we will go away to protest the screwed up veterans claims processing in Washington!

Anonymous

You boys have fun up in those cities, come down to rural america and we will show you a thing or two about southern hospitality. my grandaddy didn't fight in WW2 so you could come along and take my front yard and nice big house from me, and if I want to eat trans fat and smoke cigarettes I will, isn't anything a commie is going to tell me to stop me from doing that.

Anonymous

We're not asking you to give up any of that.

All we're asking is for you to stop tearing the heads off of brown babies, turning them over, and gulping down the blood out of their torsos.

Is that too much to ask?

J.P. Money

Agreed,

Its time for these overindulged trust fund babies from up north to get a grip. Life's not fair. Deal with it. All these occupy idiots think they are making a difference but in reality they are just throwing away years of their life because nothing is going to change. Here's an Idea, rather than bitching about not having a job, get one and make some fucking money.

I for one like the fact that I busted my ass to get into the 1%. Explain to me why I should pay for your lazy ass to get welfare or medicare. And don't try and say that you didn't have the same opportunities growing up. Smart poor people work their asses off every day and get scholarships to great schools and go on to also join the 1%.

The sickening fact is that young people today have a sense of entitlement that never existed 30 years ago. Society has become complacent with supporting the weak and it makes me sick. It is time we embrace Social Darwinism and provide more opportunities to people who are willing to work for it. Econ 101 people respond to incentives. Handouts just breed lazy good for nothing hippies like the lot of those occupy idiots.

Occupy take note:

People don't support you. We think you are overindulged pricks who don't want to contribute to the economy like the rest of us.

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