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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Ron Paul should be at home there, they all have trouble with the Jooos. Not much diference between a radical anarchist, and a whining libertarian. they both hate the rest of America and wanna make it a land of choas where there are no laws, just their vitims.


Illinois just had to go and get all constitutional lately too...crackers be packing now...whooooeee. But what a fun May Day for all. Why May Day?


May 1st, a communist holiday.

Tells you everything needed about these douchenozels, and their plans.

Sorry but, communism is dead, didn't work, and only morons think if we try it, just one more time. that the hundred million dead from the 20th century communists won't happen like it did before. Wrong, pathetic losers.


crackers? It's fun to use words on the Internet. You much believe white folks find that word offensive. It's freaking hysterical.


"an all out initiative for a nuclear-free Middle East"

- Code for anti-semetic jew hating. Nice cover free loading douche bags.


I saw it too, another leftwing extremist let's bash Israel and tongue bathe Iran lunatic.

The real 99% think you ocupy freaks suck, you advocate violent tantrums to get something for nothing. You pick useless subjects to major in, refuse jobs "beneath" you, but riot and disrupt the working people in the 99% you claim to speak for. You tie up public areas baring regular people from coming there, putting yourselves first above the folks who work to pay for them.

Then you let the communists and socialists march with you, destroying any credibilty that you aren't really the same old reationary Stalinists in drag, like the greens. you're hated even more than any mythical 1%.


they probably want it nuclear free, except for the jews. let the jews fight for themselves, cut the cord.


A binding climate change accord? lol - hilarious, considering that every week more and more evidence comes out that manmade climate change is bs. have fun 'occupying'. i'm gonna be 'occupying' a job.


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