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Tactical Briefing #25

Showdown in Chicago.
Tactical Briefing #25: Showdown in Chicago

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Hey you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,

Against the backdrop of a global uprising that is simmering in dozens of countries and thousands of cities and towns, the G8 and NATO will hold a rare simultaneous summit in Chicago this May. The world’s military and political elites, heads of state, 7,500 officials from 80 nations, and more than 2,500 journalists will be there.

And so will we.

On May 1, 50,000 people from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen.

And this time around we’re not going to put up with the kind of police repression that happened during the Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago, 1968 … nor will we abide by any phony restrictions the City of Chicago may want to impose on our first amendment rights. We’ll go there with our heads held high and assemble for a month-long people’s summit … we’ll march and chant and sing and shout and exercise our right to tell our elected representatives what we want … the constitution will be our guide.

And when the G8 and NATO meet behind closed doors on May 19, we’ll be ready with our demands: a Robin Hood Tax … a ban on high frequency ‘flash’ trading … a binding climate change accord … a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals … an all out initiative for a nuclear-free Middle East … whatever we decide in our general assemblies and in our global internet brainstorm – we the people will set the agenda for the next few years and demand our leaders carry it out.

And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe … we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.

Jammers, pack your tents, muster up your courage and prepare for a big bang in Chicago this Spring. If we don’t stand up now and fight now for a different kind of future we may not have much of a future … so let’s live without dead time for a month in May and see what happens …

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Anonymous

Only if you love the genoide that the arabs are hoping for.

Why do radical leftwingnuts hate Israel so much, and adore arabs who infiltrate Israeli towns and murder families in their homes? The wall is their only option, when Jew hating is the worlds hobby.

anonymous

Agreed NO 3 STRIKES. BS as a so called public servant one has a higher responsibility to act as an example. Well that is the so called ideal our culture expounds. They have already had all there free passes do not go to jail enough 1 strike and out! We are not talking misdemeanor parking tickets here.

Tavis

Indeed, let's demand a nuclear-free World and not just a nuclear-free Israel. And certainly no leniency for the corporate criminals, though I'm sure that wasn't the intent of the original statement. : )

May 1st looks like a wonderful opportunity for other locales around the World to re-occupy en masse, both in solidarity and in necessity. In other words, I'll forward that proposal at the next GA in my home city. Thank you for the inspiration and the briefing! Cheers!

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