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Tactical Briefing #4

What are the big ideas, the radical transformations – the metamemes – without which a viable future is unthinkable?

For twenty years the culture jammer movement has been building momentum for a cultural revolution that will topple consumerism and spark a new way of living. Now Adbusters and our worldwide network of activists (86,000+ and growing) is calling for a Carnivalesque Rebellion this November. Our aim is to create a sudden, unexpected moment of truth – a mass reversal of perspective; a global mindshift – from which the corporate/consumerist forces never fully recover.

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Tactical Briefing:

Blackspot

In the weeks leading up to rebellion, we will release a MANIFESTO, tentatively called THE METAMEME MANIFESTO, that will go pandemic and spread from email to website and zine to word-of-mouth. What do you think should be the gist of this manifesto? What are our demands? What are the big ideas, the radical transformations – the metamemes – without which a viable future is unthinkable? Shoot from the hip to: [email protected].


Inspiration:

Tony Judt

Tony Judt passed away August 6. He was a bold meme warrior who inspired generations of social activists with the way he lived, the fearless way he fought for his beliefs and then for the courageous way he died. Check out his work at NYBooks.com, Guardian.co.uk and NYTimes.com and be inspired one more time.


Action:

For the next two weeks, take these two visual memes and circulate them widely. Post them on Twitter, Facebook and blogs or print out the PDFs and paste them to bulletin boards and street corners.

Organized Crime Poster

GIF or PDF

Obama and Netanyahu Poster

JPG or PDF

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slimswayze

i got a copy of it email if u want [email protected] i can send it to u

slimswayze

i got a copy of it email if u want [email protected] i can send it to u

Mr T

So fucking tired of the status quo. So fucking fed up with ignorance and denial. This system sucks dick and the people suck. Can we change this way of life? Or will there be no hope for the future?

Mr T

So fucking tired of the status quo. So fucking fed up with ignorance and denial. This system sucks dick and the people suck. Can we change this way of life? Or will there be no hope for the future?

Akbar Lightning

Mr T...
there is a psychological dimension to revolution, that many great movements understood...Martin Luther King Jr. educated his protesters before they did their actions, and I posit that those educational sessions were more profound than the political actions, the actions were simply ceremonial declarations of the inner liberation of these people.
all this to say that your anger and dissatisfaction is valid, but it evidences areas of personal conflict, and those can be resolved, allowing you to engage meaningfully with the problems within our species...our species has always suffered from ignorance and denial, and those who seek change have had to find patience and loving discipline in order to teach...
find your own source of happiness and awe-struck wonder at the miracle of your existence, and then you will have an unending source of inspiration and hope that you can share with others, and lead your own revolution in a hyper-local way...my hope in the future lay in you...in caring about your frustration...and reaching out in response...validating and yet encouraging a solution...I pity the fool who lives his life fed up...the system sucks but we don't have to suck...

Akbar Lightning

Mr T...
there is a psychological dimension to revolution, that many great movements understood...Martin Luther King Jr. educated his protesters before they did their actions, and I posit that those educational sessions were more profound than the political actions, the actions were simply ceremonial declarations of the inner liberation of these people.
all this to say that your anger and dissatisfaction is valid, but it evidences areas of personal conflict, and those can be resolved, allowing you to engage meaningfully with the problems within our species...our species has always suffered from ignorance and denial, and those who seek change have had to find patience and loving discipline in order to teach...
find your own source of happiness and awe-struck wonder at the miracle of your existence, and then you will have an unending source of inspiration and hope that you can share with others, and lead your own revolution in a hyper-local way...my hope in the future lay in you...in caring about your frustration...and reaching out in response...validating and yet encouraging a solution...I pity the fool who lives his life fed up...the system sucks but we don't have to suck...

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