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S17 anniversary

Where do we stand?

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Hey all you hacktivists, cypherpunks, mystical anarchists and global revolutionaries out there,

As the one year anniversary of OWS approaches, where do we stand?

To put it in a nutshell: the Zuccotti encampment model might have passed its heyday, but the spirit of Occupy is still very much alive ... evolving and inspiring, expanding our understanding of the possible, exploding our political imagination. Before S17 we relied on the same dinosaur paradigm of the dusty old left. We looked backward for inspiration instead of forward. With Occupy we jumped over that old dead goat. Now it's time to leap fresh again.

Look at what's happening in Quebec ... the boldness of the media democracy movement in Mexico ... the teenagers leading an education revolt in Chile ... the Pussy Riot inspired art war unnerving Putin in Russia ... and the new post-capitalist ways of living being forged in Greece and Spain. Witness the growing tempo of green riots across China, the South African miner strikes, the corruption protests of India, the freedom fight in Bahrain, the tremors of dissent in Saudi Arabia, the total loss of confidence in America's corporate-funded Coke-Pepsi election show. Then, add to that the crippling droughts, looming food scarcity, the end of easy oil and the tipping points hovering ominously on the horizon ...

Occupy began as a primal scream against the monied corruption of our democracy ... but after a year of struggling against an unrepentant corporatocracy, our goals are now deeper, our dreams wilder. We see a common thread emerging — a blue-green-black hybrid politics — that unites and elevates our movement:

On the blue front, we eradicate the commercial virus infecting our culture – we liberate the flow of information, champion the leakers, protect anonymity, and break up the corporate media monopolies with outrageous creative hacks.

On the deep green front, we push towards a decisive victory in the forty-year environmentalist struggle – we institute a binding international accord on climate change, pursue a worldwide de-growth economic agenda funded by a Robin Hood Tax and establish an across the board true cost market regime in which the price of every product tells the ecological truth.

On the black front, we restore the dominion of people over corporations by all nonviolent means necessary – we unleash a visceral wave of jams, meme wars and cultural interventions against the monied elite, the financial fraudsters, paid-for politicians and megacorporate outposts in our cities. We kill off criminal corporations like Goldman Sachs, Exxon, Pfizer, Monsanto, Philip Morris and others that have broken the public trust.

A radical blue-green-black transformation of the current global system might sound hopefully idealistic, foolishly utopian, even radically impossible, but remember that on July 13 2011, when the first call for occupying the iconic center of global capitalism went out, it sounded all too naively absurd as well.

#PIRATEPARTYUSA
#PIRATEPARTYUK
#PIRATEPARTYCANADA
#PIRATEPARTYAUSTRALIA

If you are in America, vote strategically but keep your eyes on the horizon. Our civilization remains steadfast on its economic, ecological and psychological crash course and sometime over the next few months, maybe in the new year, a galvanizing global moment of truth will happen ... be ready for it ... prepare yourself ... stay loose, play jazz, keep the faith, wake up every morning ready to live without dead time ... Capitalism is heaving and our movement has just begun.

On September 17, meet at dawn ready to rumble on Wall Street:
http://s17nyc.org/schedule/s17/

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

Occupywallstreet.org

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Anonymous

But it´s not vibrant and horizontal and liquidfeedback like the German pirate party one!
It would be a f***** breakthrough if all the emotion and idealism of the occupy / indignados movement got channeled with a radically new way of making radical and horizontal politics ... the far right is growing enormous in Greece, Holland, Finland, France, the US and are gaining massive political power while we protest against those whose legitimacy we refuse to recognize... true power is not asked for, is taken. I strongly believe the generation of occupiers and indignados worldwide is much more capable, visionary, honest and creative than the whole current stablishment together. We swarm the streets and sting in every corner where it hurts while we create alternative worlds and strive to be and enact the change we wanna see in the world... as ecological economical social and espiritual collapse breaks us down into pieces, our generation, we, us, now are the very best hope the planet and humanity has, and we would all be well served if we were to be empowered

Skip Mendler

>>If you are in America, vote strategically but keep your eyes on the horizon.

Check this out - I would love to know your opinion of the idea: http://www.voteother.us

Liberation Now!

Check out http://www.iopsociety.org/.

Not the pirate party, but pretty much covers all of it's spirit and we've been building this slowly and steadily and energetically! International Organization for a Participatory Society.

Anonymous

comrade, what are the activities you guys carrying out? I like the idea of a participatory society instead of a socialist one, participatory society is a practical concept that allow us to move forward. Is it really that international so far? What is the relation with OWS and pirateparties and so on?

Anonymous

Everyone needs to see this video in today’s political and religious climate.

It is called:

“Money, Power, Fast Cars and Fancy Women” – THE VIDEO.”

Watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3giArj74hO8.

The video is a powerful montage of images starkly contrasting the growing social and economic injustice in America with the unprecedented concentration of wealth and privilege in America. It has been viewed on 90 websites by over 5,000 people.

This video and its lyrics can change a life in today’s political climate.

The video is designed for use by the media, fundraisers, public interest groups, churches, schools, and civic and private organizations interested in appealing to the moral conscience of our country.

The video is set to original music narrated with spoken-word lyrics. The lyrics are printed in a series of page images at the end of the video.

The movie is only 10 minutes long. If you need something short, there are 1 to 3 minute clips with accompanying music and narration ready to go available from the YouTube site. Or feel free to cut your own version from the DVD.

Anonymous

GONE IN 60 SECONDS
Yes the massage is right, but the film (just as with most TV) is let down by the cutting to the next image, and the next, and the... . What is wrong in keeping on an image for more than a second? It might seem 'old-fashioned' to modern film-makers, but sometimes holding the shot can, at times, give more impact. Fast food - junk food. Fast cutting - junk filming?

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