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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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Always Question

I think you missed my point because you only addressed personal writing style. And, if you don't think we as a people have transformed into a society that values and strives for convenience than I'm also confused about you.

Also, I'm still concerned, or "lost," about Adbusters idea of utopia in regards to corporations, consuming goods, and us.

Your thoughts?

Always Question

I think you missed my point because you only addressed personal writing style. And, if you don't think we as a people have transformed into a society that values and strives for convenience than I'm also confused about you.

Also, I'm still concerned, or "lost," about Adbusters idea of utopia in regards to corporations, consuming goods, and us.

Your thoughts?

Ken Vallario

I think that person did miss the point, in an attempt to trash your very valid criticisms...i loved your comment in fact, especially the part about being more engaged with the readers.

Ken Vallario

I think that person did miss the point, in an attempt to trash your very valid criticisms...i loved your comment in fact, especially the part about being more engaged with the readers.

monky

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monky

Do not consent to the imposed, Contractual Conditions of our existence. Do not consent to the Income Tax contract. Do not consent to Council Payments Contract. Do not consent to Parking or Traffic Fines Contracts. DO not consent to Voting Contract. Do not consent to the Registration of Anything. Do not consent to being Detained. Do not give Jurisdiction to any Officer, Judge or Court. Do not honor any implied 'Debt' or 'Interest' where you received merely 'Credit' - Ask for Invoice and Proof of Loss. Do not consent to Licensing of Anything. Do not sign Anything, EVER. If you can do that without Hurting anyone, Destroying property or Defrauding other humans, you will succeed.

see:
http://johnfenzel.typepad.com/john_fenzels_blog/images/2008/01/21/img8.jpg

darby c

I would be very interested to hear any critique anyone has regarding the idea of "social business," as created and advocated by Nobel Prize winner, Muhammad Yuans. He is a Bangladesh economist and activist who developed the idea of microfinancing and started the first "bank for the poor." His more recent book critiques the intolerable abuses and excesses of big for-profit businesses, as well as the way non-profit organizations are weak and overly vulnerable sidekicks in the capitalist system.

I think his social business model is a very viable form of activism and power shift- anybody?

Thanks!

darby c

I would be very interested to hear any critique anyone has regarding the idea of "social business," as created and advocated by Nobel Prize winner, Muhammad Yuans. He is a Bangladesh economist and activist who developed the idea of microfinancing and started the first "bank for the poor." His more recent book critiques the intolerable abuses and excesses of big for-profit businesses, as well as the way non-profit organizations are weak and overly vulnerable sidekicks in the capitalist system.

I think his social business model is a very viable form of activism and power shift- anybody?

Thanks!

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