The Future of #OCCUPY. The initial phase of the #OCCUPY movement was marked by several weeks of viral growth that peaked on October 15 with a global day of action.
In the next phase, there will be a turn towards addressing the deep philosophical and strategic questions of how to escalate this democracy moment into a revolutionary people's movement. Across the nation there are clear signs that the #OCCUPY movement is simultaneously maturing and growing more militant. Of the many questions swirling around #OCCUPY, the most challenging is how to gel into a global movement without sacrificing the decentralized, leaderless model. There is a widespread acknowledgment that there are challenges that can only be dealt with on a global scale, such as a climate change accord and overturning international casino capitalism, and that we must therefore forge a globally united people's movement.
Meanwhile, the power center of the movement is shifting away from the East Coast towards the West. Hang in there! Hey G20, Here Comes #ROBINHOOD. Alright you rebels, redeemers and believers out there, At the height of the global uprisings in 1968, protesters confidently heralded "The Beginning of a New Epoch.
" To this bravado, Zbigniew Brzezinski, then the national security advisor to the president of the United States, retorted that the protests were nothing but "the death rattle of the historical irrelevants. " And indeed the first global revolution the world had ever seen suddenly fizzled out. To this day no one quite knows why. For the moment, #OCCUPY has the magic and the ear of the world, and anything seems possible. As winter approaches, many occupiers will dig in for the long haul. And every now and again we will have a worldwide blast reminiscent of the global march against the Iraq war eight years ago.
#ROBINHOOD marches have already been announced in over a dozen cities. This could be the first great upheaval of the financial regime … and the first delicious fruit of our movement. for the wild,Culture Jammers HQ. Adbusters vs. NewYorkTimes. Hey you jammers, dreamers and truth-tellers out there, In the wake of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET, the corporate media have tried repeatedly to discredit the movement.
We've been called every name in the book but the lowest blow has come from the New York Times who have twice taken a nasty swipe at Adbusters. Now, they refuse to print the truth. Go to Mondoweiss and check the fight we're having to exercise our right of reply. And if you feel outraged by the Times' refusal to run our full letter then shout it, tweet it, and give it the rounds. It seems the real story here is that Adbusters has upset the pro-Israel and anti-Palestine bias that has marred the New York Times over many years in some of its editorials, columns and especially with the reporting by Isabel Kershner and the Times' Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner.
A cultural shift is in order at one of the great newspapers of the world … and that just might start with them agreeing to print our letter. Adbusters: MicahWhite Revolution in America. Adbusters. The Adbusters Media Foundation is a Canadian-based not-for-profit, anti-consumerist, pro-environment organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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