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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Why do we make a list of demands to give to people who have absolutely no right to tell me how to live my life. The only demand I will be making is that these phony governments step down from power and take their toy soldiers with them. I was born free from slavery and it will stay that way regardless of who or what faction I must fight for it. Men are far too corrupt to handle democracy, demand full dismantle of the American and Canadian governments, I will no longer choose between a number of corrupt individuals and be fooled into thinking I have a hand in shaping my government. From now on we should choose whether or not these "public servants" deserve to live among us free people after the horrific crimes they have been associated with.
That is all


Here hear ! agreed 99% pawnyticians step down without pay and without severance for conflicts of interest and failing to fulfill your fiduciary duty to WE THE PEOPLE. Your performance has been horrifically poor and forfeiture of your wages will fix our so called deficit that you caused in your reckless negligence and wanton neglect to serve first and foremost "we the people" the 99%! And we know about the fema camps and secret trains so sounds like you have made new lodging arrangements already for yourselves.


what about iran?
but i agree as well that the goal should be a nuclear free world. that means russia, uk, usa, china, north korea...everybody.
this is a great idea. i think we should spread this all over social media until we reach 50,000 (or maybe more!)


what about iran?
but i agree as well that the goal should be a nuclear free world. that means russia, uk, usa, china, north korea...everybody.
this is a great idea. i think we should spread this all over social media until we reach 50,000 (or maybe more!)


end game now................. com ya ! U ALL KNOW WHATS UP! stop killing now! WE THE PEOPLE R WATCHING U !!!!!!!!!!! spread the word ! we took our country freedom once !! well do it again ................................................WE THE PEOPLE R WATCHING U...............................


abolish nato and all war we cant ignore that nato is in town and a nuclear free middle east you mean israel right? if so im okay with that but we should step it up on a bigger scale with the demands there will be so many people at this

Dean Taylor

non-violent witness to the criminal State, i.e., Empire...

You’ve heard the old saw, “you can’t cheat an honest man”? And, of course, you know why this is so. Then try this: “you can’t cheat an honest revolution!” The essential truth of the former transfers to this ethic as well!

Let us not strive to establish an enemy only to try and successfully counter the enemy by—what?—becoming the enemy, i.e., fighting fire with fire. No one accedes to the idea of war without consenting to arm for same. And, there is NO such thing as engaging in “a little bit of war”, i.e., war qua war is ALWAYS an ALL OUT affair. It is consuming, in every sense of the term…

A Power-driven act begets same. Rather, let it be the Bakhtinian idea of Carnivalesque--resistance, not doing battle...

Empire traffics in Power-driven acts--and humanity bleeds, globally and at home. Do not replicate same.

Informed Resistance, not internecine 'righteous' battle.

"The revolution will be moral or it will not be revolution" Charles Péguy


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