Billion People March


Is Occupy coming back?

Billion People March – Tactical Briefing #2

Hey all you wild cats, dreamers and redeemers out there,

It’s been a few years since Occupy Wall Street came and went. Conventional wisdom says it fizzled — but all of us who participated know better. Occupy took the world by surprise, then it needed to go underground and regroup.

Now the revolutionary spirit is stirring again. This time we know exactly what we want.

During the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference in December, the streets of Paris will explode. Then, one week after the conference ends, we will take to the streets with a protest unlike any the world has ever seen: the #billionpeoplemarch. A few months later, we’ll do it again. And then again. And then once more.

In a series of global big bang moments, each loosely organized around one strategic demand, we will transform the way our global system is run.

On December 19, we call for a 1% tax on all stock market transactions and currency trades. We slow down fast money in the global casino.

On April 1, 2016 or some other date of our choosing, we march again. This time our one demand is a three-strikes-you’re-out law for corporate criminals. We begin to shift the power balance between civil society and corporations.

On September 17, 2016 – the fifth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – a multitude of us will rise up to demand sunshine laws against secrecy. In country after country and at the United Nations, we open up secret political processes and let the light shine in.

Then, on December 19, 2016, we’ll pull off one more massive, globally coordinated march. This time we demand a transition toward a true-cost global marketplace in which the price of every product tells the ecological truth. We shift the theoretical foundations of economic science.

Please note Dear Leaders: Today power lies in the swarm. We can create havoc at a global level – we’ll make business as usual impossible until our demands are met. After centuries of top-down rule by tyrants, kings and corporations, we the people will take charge of our own destiny and start calling the shots from below.

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