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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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Anonymous

if you really want to do something or show the strength we have as a people,,you need to convince the working class not to go to work ...everybody...nobody go to work..until our demands are met...that is a non violent approach to rebellion...think about it..we are the ones that make the world go around...without us what really can be done....the person working the tolls wont be available...the correctional officers cant secure the prisons..the lady handling the local votes in your county wont be available...the establishment cannot survive without us....

Anonymous

if you really want to do something or show the strength we have as a people,,you need to convince the working class not to go to work ...everybody...nobody go to work..until our demands are met...that is a non violent approach to rebellion...think about it..we are the ones that make the world go around...without us what really can be done....the person working the tolls wont be available...the correctional officers cant secure the prisons..the lady handling the local votes in your county wont be available...the establishment cannot survive without us....

Anonymous

Or... We just stop the kind of work that leaves us with nothing except more money. Maybe return to work that allows us to actually benefit from our labour? Growing food, using our muscles to get around, helping our local communities re-learn what the word 'community' actually means... Isn't the point to overthrow the existing 'establishment' that has led us to this conversation of rebellion?

Anonymous

Or... We just stop the kind of work that leaves us with nothing except more money. Maybe return to work that allows us to actually benefit from our labour? Growing food, using our muscles to get around, helping our local communities re-learn what the word 'community' actually means... Isn't the point to overthrow the existing 'establishment' that has led us to this conversation of rebellion?

Akbar Lightning

these are both supplemental ideas...first we have to stop doing work that feeds into the problem...that will free up emotional energy to explore the local power that we have forgotten we have...much of the resentment in a lot of the comments could be solved by actual local volunteerism...that creates a feedback loop that gives us hope and a new sense of enthusiasm about the future...

there is a psychological layer of political life, that must be processed if we are to enter into new relations with a changing technological structure...

Akbar Lightning

these are both supplemental ideas...first we have to stop doing work that feeds into the problem...that will free up emotional energy to explore the local power that we have forgotten we have...much of the resentment in a lot of the comments could be solved by actual local volunteerism...that creates a feedback loop that gives us hope and a new sense of enthusiasm about the future...

there is a psychological layer of political life, that must be processed if we are to enter into new relations with a changing technological structure...

Krs

Even though I really like the artwork I find it nostalgic in a weird sort of way....Those days are over.

Now it is about stealing what somebody else already stole...

Free ......... Online

See for yourself
http://www.globalocalism.com/?cat=211

Krs

Even though I really like the artwork I find it nostalgic in a weird sort of way....Those days are over.

Now it is about stealing what somebody else already stole...

Free ......... Online

See for yourself
http://www.globalocalism.com/?cat=211

bugbee79

Metamemes are fighting fire with fire ? or coopting the coopter? or just more of the same with a twist? With the right product placement you might turn a head or two but still resemble white noise to an umteenth degree. MetaMemes have a place in a skatter shot offensive of tactics deployed by motivated induviduals changing their behavior toward healthier lifestyle. Not sexy or flashy.
If you live inland sushi is off the menu, support local entreprise, join a CSA, better yet grow your own, get a bike and ride the shit out of it, walk, Kill your TV, Get rid of your cell phone (Get a pager and line line...seriously?) Deface consumerist pap tastefully, share sometime with the mentally/physically disabled, aged, infirm or neglected youth (Keeps you Holy), cohouse/habitate, look around your person, livingspace, neighborhood, burough, City, county, community and support what is of value. You don´t need to do all the leg work, glom on to clusters and networks that are already doing whatfor. Build the island or ark and welcome people abroad who opt out of the statis quo soul rape. Don´t be paracite except to authority that prods the beast along and don´t shun filthy lucre, sequester it in localebbs and flows-somebody elaborate on how to do that, keep the scatter shot coming, death by a thousand cuts, birth by a million small, local acts of neighborliness FTP.
-bugbee

bugbee79

Metamemes are fighting fire with fire ? or coopting the coopter? or just more of the same with a twist? With the right product placement you might turn a head or two but still resemble white noise to an umteenth degree. MetaMemes have a place in a skatter shot offensive of tactics deployed by motivated induviduals changing their behavior toward healthier lifestyle. Not sexy or flashy.
If you live inland sushi is off the menu, support local entreprise, join a CSA, better yet grow your own, get a bike and ride the shit out of it, walk, Kill your TV, Get rid of your cell phone (Get a pager and line line...seriously?) Deface consumerist pap tastefully, share sometime with the mentally/physically disabled, aged, infirm or neglected youth (Keeps you Holy), cohouse/habitate, look around your person, livingspace, neighborhood, burough, City, county, community and support what is of value. You don´t need to do all the leg work, glom on to clusters and networks that are already doing whatfor. Build the island or ark and welcome people abroad who opt out of the statis quo soul rape. Don´t be paracite except to authority that prods the beast along and don´t shun filthy lucre, sequester it in localebbs and flows-somebody elaborate on how to do that, keep the scatter shot coming, death by a thousand cuts, birth by a million small, local acts of neighborliness FTP.
-bugbee

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