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(en) en) Dec 20th solidarity - Nights of Rage, Days of Disobedience

From dr.woooo@nomasters.org
Date Sat, 2 Nov 2002 05:49:06 -0500 (EST)

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  UNDERGROUND: NIGHT OF RAGE Friday 20 December - In
 solidarity with the everyday acts of disobedience, a
 call-out for actions and individual acts of defiance
 against those institutions enforcing control 

 Ideas include chaotic mass proletarian shopping. Dress
 as Santa, steal from the rich and give presents to the
 kids. Just nick it... 

DISOBEDIENT adj: Contrary, defiant, disorderly, unruly,
 insubordinate, mischievous, naughty, wayward, willful
Capitalist society relies on control. Control of your
 movements, your desires, your work, where you live and
 what you do. To these enforced controls we respond and
 become disobedient. Be it by not going to work,
 sabotaging machinery in your work place, not paying
 your tube or train fare, stealing, shoplifting, not
 paying taxes, refusing to accept what you see in the
 news as truth, rebelling against your teachers, boss,
 social worker, supervisor or the law. 

Disobedience, on an individual level, is an act of
 rebellion. On a collective level it becomes a tool of
 liberation we can use to resist and reject authority
 and to shape the future we want to live in. 

By giving the everyday acts of disobedience against
 capitalism a political consciousness, we act in a
 solidarity that synthesises what constitutes direct
 action and the politics of our everyday lives. 

As Argentina tumbles further into the uncharted waters
 of its financial crisis, an inspiring popular rebellion
 has been spreading across the country. An ongoing
 movement has developed that has become a living
 laboratory of struggle, a space where the popular
 politics of the future are being reinvented. 

The rebellion exploded on December 20th 2001 when over 
a million people took to the streets banging their pots
 and pans and ousting the government. This year on 20th
 December people in Argentina and across the globe are
 calling for a Global Day of Action to demonstrate that
 those who are building alternatives to the dictators
 are not alone. 

Link: http://www.wombles.org.uk/frameset.htm

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