[act-ma] May 1: Showdown in Chicago
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Sat Jan 28 12:07:13 PST 2012
SHOWDOWN IN CHICAGO <http://www.adbusters.org>
*ADBUSTERS TACTICAL BRIEFING #25*
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 …
for the wild,
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