Monday, April 30, 2012

The Occupy Plan for a May Insurrection

Adbusters, the group that launched the Occupy Movement, has issued Tactical Briefing #30.

Occupy is a confused mixed bag. They seem at times to be against free exchange and a climbing standard of living, at other times they have well deserved targets, such as the G8 meetings and the warmongers.

Overall, it appears as though it is going to be a month of Occupy mayhem.

Here's Tactical Briefing #30:
Hey you dreamers, strikers and new left redeemers out there,

For thirty-one magical days beginning this Tuesday, May 1, we take the plunge and Strike! We block the Golden Gate Bridge; occupy a Manhattan-bound tunnel; seize the ports. In 115 cities, we march into banks, erect tents and refuse to leave. We disrupt financial institutions forcing thousands to preemptively close. Five thousand of us pray, dance, sleep on Wall Street and in front of the Fed and if the Bloombergs of the world bring out paramilitary police to intimidate us, we use our social media fire to call out 50,000 more occupiers and intimidate them right back.

In the week before the G8 and NATO summits, we light the spark globally. We occupy hundreds of squares in cities on every continent – from Paris to Berlin, Toronto to Athens, São Paulo to Bucharest and beyond – we up the ante with direct actions that paralyze capitalism. For a few days, maybe for a full month, we act as if we already live in a world run by people, not corporations.

Our movement goes geopolitical later in May. We swarm Chicago and confront NATO. We tell the military elites there to stop their saber rattling against Iran, halt the global arms race and get behind what the majority of the people on Earth want: a nuclear-free world starting with a nuclear-free Middle East that includes both Iran and Israel.

And then when the G8 leaders meet in Camp David, we create a global spectacle the likes of which the world has never seen before … millions of us … individually, in flash groups and en masse, we burst out laughing at the lunacy of the eight most powerful political leaders on the planet thinking they can dictate the people’s business from behind closed doors and barbed wire fences. For one day, we take over the global mindspace with a whirlwind of #LAUGHRIOT jokes. (Like: Why did the G8 chickens cross to Camp David? / Cuz they’re on the other side. haha!) We laugh our heads off on every news broadcast in the world.

May 1968 was the first wildcat general strike in history … it lasted two weeks and was a grand gesture of refusal still remembered, but then it fizzled … maybe this May we won’t?

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ


  1. These guys are such a non-issue and a complete joke. There will be no mayhem in May. No one cares about Occupy. Seriously. No. One. Cares. It was all media hype from the start. 100 people will show up, the media will act like it's the great social uprising. The other 350 million of us will still not care. We. Don't. Care.

    Like you said, they have no message and no new ideas. They don't hold a candle to the power of our movement.

    1. I disagree. I see them continuing to up the ante until some incident brings about such a confrontation between them and LEOs, that riots start and martial law is enacted. Maybe not this year, but within the next couple of years.

  2. Some friends and I were invited to come down to Zuccotti Park and speak about the FED and Ron Paul. When we got there at reporter claiming to be with Adbusters walked up with a mic and asked if he could interview one of us. The first questions out of his mouth was, "can you make any generalizations about minorities." My friend answered, "no" and the reporter said thanks, turned off his mic and and walked away. A few of the other OWS protesters did end up asking us about the FED and Ron Paul but the Adbusters reporter showed no interest.

  3. they're going to disrupt capitalism to prove it doesn't work. i'm going to smash my shin with a hammer to prove i can't walk.

  4. The OWS crowd are the blind leading the blind.

  5. If these people were truly serious about challenging Wall Street and the big banks, they would immediately withdraw their money and close all bank accounts and other savings instruments. Then watch how fast the feds come to the "rescue" by limiting how much cash one can withdraw, or even outright mandating of checking accounts with a minimum balance. Of course, this would require that the OWS types generally understand fractional reserve banking. And they would have to accept not just inconvenience, but the real economic pain that we've been putting off for decades.