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Oct. 29 #RobinHood Global March

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Oct. 29 #RobinHood Global March

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ADBUSTERS TACTICAL BRIEFING #15

Alright you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,

We're living through a magical moment … #OCCUPYWALLSTREET has catalyzed into an international insurgency for democracy … the mood at our assemblies is electric … people who go there are drawn into a Gandhian spirit of camaraderie and hope for a new kind of future. Across the globe the 99% are marching! You have inspired more than you know. People are digging into Act One of the long Spring.

Its now time to amp up the edgy theatrics … deviant pranks, subversive performances and playful détournements of all kinds. Open your insurrectionary imagination. Anything, from a bottom-up transformation of the global economy to changing the way we eat, the way we get around, the way we live, love and communicate … be the spark that sustains a global revolution of everyday life!

As the movement matures, lets consider a response to our critics. Lets occupy the core of our global system. Lets dethrone the greed that defines this new century. Lets work to define our first great demand.

OCTOBER 29 – #ROBINHOOD GLOBAL MARCH

This is a proposal for the general assemblies of the Occupy movement.

Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq … a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people's movement. Now we have an opportunity to repeat that performance on an even larger scale.

On October 29, on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France, let's the people of the world rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades. Let's send them a clear message: We want you to slow down some of that $1.3-trillion easy money that's sloshing around the global casino each day – enough cash to fund every social program and environmental initiative in the world.

Take this idea to your local general assembly and join your comrades in the streets on October 29.

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Anonymous

Sherwood Forest is currently in the middle of the financial district. Bloomberg is the Sheriff of Nottingham. Wall Street is the Government.

Anonymous

Sherwood Forest is currently in the middle of the financial district. Bloomberg is the Sheriff of Nottingham. Wall Street is the Government.

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Artist Contribution coming from another Graphic Artist in the art world
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An Anarchist

You wrote, "Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq … a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people's movement." And yet, despite living for one day--and countless others--without dead time, the dead triumphed by electing Bush for a second term and continuing perpetual war. The phrase "living for one day without dead time" sounds a little like a narcotic, a small respite from the everyday life from which the narcotic provides temporary respite, a lacuna that is like its opponent: mystifying. In the end, will the OWS movement provide mere reform to an adapting late capitalism or will it spur creative re-invention of how Americans organize society and its economy? I see OWS as so much a white, bourgeois movement surrounded by a silent, conservative majority, and the former holding similar interests as the latter. Both desire neither a revolutionary change in the current economic system, but reform that brings a piece of the economic pie their way without casting aside capitalist ideology. In other words, what's at stake is a redistribution of wealth, rather than real, substantial change towards dismantling the exploitative structure.

An Anarchist

You wrote, "Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq … a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people's movement." And yet, despite living for one day--and countless others--without dead time, the dead triumphed by electing Bush for a second term and continuing perpetual war. The phrase "living for one day without dead time" sounds a little like a narcotic, a small respite from the everyday life from which the narcotic provides temporary respite, a lacuna that is like its opponent: mystifying. In the end, will the OWS movement provide mere reform to an adapting late capitalism or will it spur creative re-invention of how Americans organize society and its economy? I see OWS as so much a white, bourgeois movement surrounded by a silent, conservative majority, and the former holding similar interests as the latter. Both desire neither a revolutionary change in the current economic system, but reform that brings a piece of the economic pie their way without casting aside capitalist ideology. In other words, what's at stake is a redistribution of wealth, rather than real, substantial change towards dismantling the exploitative structure.

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