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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

Untrue Untrue. Who do you really think you are trying to convince the object of this movement is anything but chaos, and confusion.Honoring human worth explain please. That comes from within the person, Their thoughts and action do not show that commitment. If I was able to hang out in a tent for a month I would lose my job, be unable to pay my bills, nor support my family.I know George Soros supplied money and food to further his cause, and used these poor ignorant humans lacking of knowledge concerning the true nature of movement. Do you really believe the American people believe the story. You lack credibility,you show and demonstrate a life of followers of fools, and trouble makers.Continue your demonstration, and you continue to show what you stand for. NOTHING.

Anonymous

Untrue Untrue. Who do you really think you are trying to convince the object of this movement is anything but chaos, and confusion.Honoring human worth explain please. That comes from within the person, Their thoughts and action do not show that commitment. If I was able to hang out in a tent for a month I would lose my job, be unable to pay my bills, nor support my family.I know George Soros supplied money and food to further his cause, and used these poor ignorant humans lacking of knowledge concerning the true nature of movement. Do you really believe the American people believe the story. You lack credibility,you show and demonstrate a life of followers of fools, and trouble makers.Continue your demonstration, and you continue to show what you stand for. NOTHING.

Anonymous

Untrue Untrue. Who do you really think you are trying to convince the object of this movement is anything but chaos, and confusion.Honoring human worth explain please. That comes from within the person, Their thoughts and action do not show that commitment. If I was able to hang out in a tent for a month I would lose my job, be unable to pay my bills, nor support my family.I know George Soros supplied money and food to further his cause, and used these poor ignorant humans lacking of knowledge concerning the true nature of movement. Do you really believe the American people believe the story. You lack credibility,you show and demonstrate a life of followers of fools, and trouble makers.Continue your demonstration, and you continue to show what you stand for. NOTHING.

Anonymous

In my town and in two cities I have visted and documented for a film I am making, they are sadly, mostly homeless, emotionally or mentally ill and otherwise compromised in significant ways . They ARE however being manipulated and preyed upon by some very skilled organizers with very specific agendas. It si most instructive to note that the best and the brightest manage to get the least aomng them arrested and hurt while somehow escaping any consequence. Kind of like the captain of that ill fated Italian ship....

Anonymous

I am a constitutionist, and while I don't agree with all of the goals of the Occupy Movement, I do support it. Unlike my of my fellow constitutionists, I understand how big business has manipulated the "laws" to exclude competition. I would also like the Occupiers to know, that it is not just big businesses that are a threat to our way of life, but also big government. Both Romney and Obama are supported by big business, and those who are on the "right" need to know that when welfare was "reformed," it simply meant that tax dollars went to big corporations instead of the needy.

Those who join the protests, please protect and do not interfere with the small mom and pop businesses. Try to buy from them instead of big business. Their prices may be higher than the big businesses, but that is because they do not have the advantages of being able to manipulate the market to lower their costs. Remember, we all need goods and services. It is time to break the monopoly of big government/business on the items we need.

Anonymous

In reply to what I have just written, Faux News show their viewing audience videos of people speaking at Occupy groups with the crowd chanting what was said. Faux News are trying to portray Occupiers as mindless robots. The fact that Faux News leaves out is that megaphones and audio equipment are banned by the governments at many Occupy sites. The chanting and repeating what was said is simply a way of passing the message to people who are out of earshot of the people speaking.

Another thing that both Tea Partiers and Occupiers do not want to admit is that we are both tired of being told what to do by big government/business. We can have a huge effect on changing government/business policy by doing some simple things. One is registering to vote - not for the purpose of voting in more drones but rather for the opportunity of serving on juries. Jury nullification is a powerful tool that can be use to thwart the unjust imprisonment of people who are exercising their rights. On a jury, a single not guilty vote can thwart an unjust law or the carrying out of injustice. People, it is time we use the power of a juror's vote. Visit http://www.fija.org to learn the power one has when sitting on a jury.

Another thing that people can do to regain freedom is downloading and reading, "From Dictatorship to Democracy." The United States is not a Democracy. It was a Republic. Now, instead of the rule of law, we have the rule of the elite in both business and government. It is time to remove this elite and restore the rule of law where the rights of people are once again protected.

Anonymous

Dolt. Faux news shows video. You faux revolutionairies do stupid shit in video, and forget that usually, every where you morons are, a tape or video is rolling. Duh, hello, yes I am a liberal arts major with zero real world skills and I like, uh, demand stuff and stuff. Shame on you for not providing and giving me my stuff, I like deserve and demand and stuff. Like, big business is like evil and I couldn't get my designer jeans without like evil stuff and big business like stuff.
Quit crying and get it on. Make some real moves and quit spreading your social diseases only. Get it on and quit blaming others for your evident short comings.

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