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  • #OCCUPYWALLSTREET Orientation Guide - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    one demand is agreed upon by all Check out the full schedule of events A leaked bulletin from the New York Police Department reveals that they expect at least 5 000 and maybe even 20 000 people to swarm Wall Street tomorrow That just might be enough for us to pull this off A telephone support line has been set up by occupywallst org For directions or help call 877 881 3020 to speak with a local activist For legal advice or to report an arrest call the National Lawyers Guild at 212 679 6018 Democracy Now Bloomberg News the Washington Post and CNN covered OCCUPYWALLSTREET today The CNN article is a good summary When asked about the occupation the mayor of New York City responded People have a right to protest and if they want to protest we ll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it As long as they do it where other people s rights are respected this is the place where people can speak their minds Anonymous says they will release their new hacktivism tool at 7am in solidarity with OCCUPYWALLSTREET While Michael Moore and the rest of the mainstream left continues to be largely silent about OCCUPYWALLSTREET American rapper Lupe Fiasco has been vocal in his support Lupe has vowed to donate 50 tents to the occupation and has written a poem celebrating our efforts President Obama will be in New York City at a private 38 500 per person fundraising event on Monday September 19th starting at 5 30 p m at 820 Park Avenue Maybe we can go there and invite him to join our people s assembly For those who cannot attend one of the many solidarity events happening in Milan Madrid Valencia London Lisbon Athens San Francisco

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/occupywallstreet-orientation-guide/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Hey President Obama ... - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling a reform project like this requires a constitutional amendment that would take a few years and a whole movement to achieve We could demand Obama set up an American Democracy Reform Commission tasked with ending the monied corruption in Washington Or perhaps a Presidential Commission to rethink the American banking system Most Americans know that Washington is awash with corporate money and undue influence and would like to see democracy vibrant again And most would also love to see the too big to fail banks broken up downsized and made to serve the people the economy and society again A demand along those lines just might capture the public s imagination What if try as we might we just can t come up with only one demand Well then maybe we can decide together on an END THE MONIED CORRUPTION OF AMERICA MANIFESTO a rousing compendium of our most urgent demands And on the seventh day of our occupation we publicly deliver our manifesto to the White House and to the American media letting Obama know that we won t leave Wall Street until he responds If thousands of us hang in there day after day week after week we may be able to create a spectacular revolutionary experience that fires up the public imagination and eventually maneuvers Obama into doing something that he has so far not had the guts to do agree to a bold decisive stroke against the financial corruption of America Now that would get the American people behind us and cheering us on from coast to coast If we can achieve that the sky will be the limit further demands will follow and a new America will be born On Saturday our Tahrir moment begins strength courage nonviolence

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/hey-president-obama-2/ (2016-02-09)
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  • #OCCUPYWALLSTREET Tactical Briefing - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    Madrid last month when the Spanish government tried to stop people from gathering in the Puerta del Sol site of the people s encampment All day long 300 police officers kept the square hermetically sealed off even closing the Sol metro station one of the largest and most important in the city When the protesters realized they couldn t take the square they quickly dissolved into a dozen side streets and regrouped on a number of key locations For hours now protesters have been blocking all the main traffic arteries in the city center Tens of thousands of indignados have brought Madrid to a complete standstill in a spontaneous and defiant bid to reclaim Puerta del Sol The mass protest is now reported to be headed back towards Sol for a second time in another attempt to take back the square Jérôme E Roos If the police block us temporarily from occupying Wall Street then let s turn all of lower Manhattan into our Tahrir Square Let s sing our songs in the lobby of Goldman Sachs and in Chase Manhattan Plaza let s wave our signs outside the SEC and the Federal Reserve let s convene our people s assemblies around the Charging Bull statue at Bowling Green and if need be let s set up our encampments in nearby Battery Park and other places until we re ready to walk into Wall Street again Anything can and will happen this Saturday That s the beauty of it Ultimately the only thing that matters in how many of us turn up eager to be a part of a spontaneous creative swarm and determined to bring the financial fraudsters to justice Bring signs flowers food and a revolutionary mood and a commitment to absolute nonviolence in the Gandhian tradition for

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/occupywallstreet-tactical-briefing/ (2016-02-09)
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  • #OCCUPYWALLSTREET Less Than Two Weeks Away - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    peaceful encampment hold a people s assembly to decide what our one demand will be and carry out an agenda of full spectrum absolutely nonviolent civil disobedience the likes of which the country has not seen since the freedom marches of the 1960s From our encampment we will launch daily smart mob forays all over lower Manhattan peaceful creative happenings in front of Goldman Sachs the SEC the Federal Reserve the New York Stock Exchange and maybe even if we can figure out where they re being held at the sites of Obama s private 38 500 per person fundraising events happening somewhere in Manhattan on Sept 19 and 20 Our strategy will be that of the master strategist Sun Tzu appear at points which the enemy must hasten to defend march swiftly to places where you are not expected With a bit of luck and if fate is on our side we may be able to turn all of lower Manhattan into a site of passionate democratic contestation an American Tahrir Square We will do all this with peace in our hearts Our unshakable commitment to nonviolence will give us the spiritual strength we need to inspire the nation and to ultimately triumph in the weeks and maybe months of struggle that will unfold after September 17 for the wild Culture Jammers HQ occupywallstreet org occupywallst org Reddit Facebook PS Last week Anonymous endorsed OCCUPYWALLSTREET with a video that attracted over 70 000 views The Department of Homeland Security has warned the nation s bankers to be prepared Corporate owned media is taking notice Yesterday a columnist for MarketWatch com posted a rousing portrait of what may now unfold Listen closely This is not another internecine political squabble These revolutionaries are pushing America back to its roots You sense

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/occupywallstreet-less-than-two-weeks-away/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Does the American Left have the guts to pull this off? - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    you are sitting tight because much of the nation is cheering you on Al Jazeera and the BBC are beaming your struggle to a captivated world and the tension is building for Obama It feels much like it did in Tahrir Square moments before Mubarak caved You ve never felt so alive And while this may seem like a local challenge to Wall Street bankers New York City commuters and Mayor Bloomberg the real threat is much bigger and culturally deeper a challenge to every Senator and Representative in Washington to their wealthy campaign donors financing their reelections to Washington s high priced special interest lobbyists to every overpaid CEO in Corporate America to all the Super Rich on the Forbes 400 list of billionaires to Fed Chairman Bernanke and to President Obama Listen closely This is not another internecine political squabble These revolutionaries are pushing America back to its roots You sense they re drafting a new Declaration of Independence driven by the same powerful motivations as the 57 original signers who wrote Whenever any form of government becomes destructive it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government Back in 1776 King George III was the destructive force far away Today greed is the corruptor from within One Simple Demand shared by revolutionaries worldwide Yes they want their democracy back The 99 that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 The Arab Spring tactic has proven itself effective in forcing governments to bow to the will of the people We believe this tactic can also work in America All we have to do is show up in large numbers block traffic not turn into a violent mob and most importantly We shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices and we will not leave until that demand has been met But is that enough What do they really want It s unclear Initially Adbusters wrote It was our one simple demand that Barack Obama must ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence that corporate money has over our representatives in Washington Our one simple demand is stop the monied corruption at the heart of our democracy Great They don t just want to overturn the Supreme Court s Citizens United decision that gave corporations First Amendment rights They have a much bigger goal End the corrupting influence of all money in all elections But another ineffective commission Forget it Waste of time They re made up of self interested insiders That would never satisfy the demands of these radicals And if Obama did appoint a commission it d just be a ploy to delay and disburse angry revolutionaries Worse commissions never tackle the key issues And they will never pass any real reforms in today s hostile political arena where the GOP automatically rejects everything the president proposes So expect a much different novel and culturally disruptive one simple demand

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/does-the-american-left-have-the-guts-to-pull-this-off/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Anonymous Joins #OCCUPYWALLSTREET - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months Once there we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices See also signs of support for S17 on Anonymous s Twitter and websites Meanwhile S17 is surging ahead internationally Simultaneous occupations of financial districts are now being planned in New York City Madrid Milan London Paris and San Francisco With a bit of luck this list of

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/anonymous-joins-occupywallstreet/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Spanish Indignados Join #OCCUPYWALLSTREET - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    lift your sails OCCUPYWALLSTREET will now happen simultaneously on two continents Inspired by the visceral potential of the Wall Street occupation the Indignados of Spain just sent us word that on September 17th they too will set up camp outside the Madrid Stock Exchange The surprise announcement that their TOMALABOLSA will join your OCCUPYWALLSTREET may embolden other cities as well A rumor suggests the financial district of Paris may be next or will it be Toronto s Bay Street Sydney s Martin Place or some yet to be chosen site in London Then on October 6th another kind of encampment begins in Washington DC With a bit of luck and the right mix of nonviolence and tenacity S17 just might cascade into a Tahrir Moment on an international scale wouldn t that be something We call on jammers across the world to occupy financial districts on September 17 TOMALABOLSA in Madrid Spain Confirmed OCCUPYFDSF in San Francisco USA Confirmed OCCUPYBAYSTREET in Toronto Canada OCCUPYCANARYWHARF in London UK OCCUPYMARTINPLACE in Sydney Australia OCCUPYBANKENVIERTEL in Frankfurt Germany OCCUPYMARUNOUCHI in Tokyo Japan for the wild Culture Jammers HQ PS Rip out the double page OCCUPYWALLSTREET poster in the middle of Adbusters 97 and

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/spanish-indignados-join-occupywallstreet/ (2016-02-09)
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  • #OCCUPYWALLSTREET Update - Adbusters | Journal of the mental environment
    President Obama to ignore something that spotlights Wall Street s financial capture of the US political system and confronts it with a pragmatic solution like the reinstatement of the Glass Steagall Act or a 1 tax on financial transactions or an independent investigation by the U S Department of Justice into the corporate corruption of our representatives in Washington or another equally creative but downright practical demand that will emerge from the people s assemblies held during the occupation and if we then put our asses on the line screw up our courage and hang in there day after day week after week until a large swath of Americans start rooting for us and President Obama is forced to respond then we just might have a crack at creating a decisive moment of truth for America a first concrete step towards achieving the radical changes we all dream about unencumbered by commitments to existing power structures So let s learn the strategic lessons of Tahrir nonviolence Syntagma tenacity Puerta del Sol people s assemblies and lay aside adherence to political parties and worn out lefty dogmas On September 17 let s sow the seeds of a new culture of resistance in America that fires up a permanent democratic awakening See you on Wall St Sept 17 Bring Tent for the wild Culture Jammers HQ Read the original listserv that got OCCUPYWALLSTREET rolling Bulletin from New York A second General Assembly GA was held Tuesday August 9 About 175 200 people attended The main things that were discussed were why people wanted to participate in OCCUPYWALLSTREET how the GAs should be organized and what the message or demands of the occupation should be Additional committees were formed and either met after the GA or scheduled future meetings including website media and

    Original URL path: http://www.adbusters.org/action/occupywallstreet/occupywallstreet-update/ (2016-02-09)
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