“Due to scientific limitations and more than a touch of narcissism, we believed everything in the universe literally revolved around us. It was a theory called geocentrism, which was originally egocentrism, but they spelled it wrong.”—Jon Stewart, Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race (via quotesforintellectuals)
“Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go.”—Osho (via anarchyofthemind)
CARNIVALESQUE REBELLION NOV 22 - 28, 2010 Day 1: The Awakening Day 2: The Divestment Day 3+4: The Meme War Day 5+6: The Plunge Day 7: We Rest
Hello jammers and revolutionaries,
Our Carnivalesque Rebellion starts on Monday. And tomorrow at 1pm, jammers in thirty-six countries will meet in indie coffee shops to discuss their plans for the week.
If your group hasn’t already decided on a location, take the initiative and schedule a meeting. Then make sure everyone has heard about it by posting on your group’s board and sending messages through Facebook to others who may be interested.
A few days ago, Bethany, a first-time BND organizer, asked me for some advice on how to recruit fellow rebels. I told her to invite her friends, family and acquaintances. Now her group has eleven registered jammers: making it one of the largest, and best organized.
But there are still many groups that have only one or two members. If this is the case for you, do not despair. A single dedicated activist can sometimes accomplish more than a dozen simply because a lone jammer can be more daring than a group.
In 2008, for example, a single activist calmly climbed a 3 meter barbed wire fence and entered a high-security power plant in the UK. S/he sabotaged a turbine which disabled the power plant for four hours. The Guardian estimates that this single act reduced the UK’s total climate change emissions by 2% for the day. The activist, who has never been identified, left a protest message before escaping.
There are dozens of actions that a solitary activist can do during the Carnivalesque Rebellion: passing out flyers, wheatpasting, billboard jamming, paint bombing, hacktivism, spoofing electronic road signs…
Your imagination is the limit.
For the wild,
Micah White Campaign Organizer/Contributing Editor adbusters.org/bnd
P.S. Email me if you have any questions or want to share what your group has planned. ___________________________
CARNIVALESQUE REBELLION NOV 22 - 28, 2010
Day 1: The Awakening Day 2: The Divestment Day 3+4: The Meme War Day 5+6: The Plunge Day 7: We Rest