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world economic forum,nyc jan31-feb4

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by boxcarwilly, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. boxcarwilly

    boxcarwilly Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 8, 2000 Messages: 1,288 Likes Received: 0

    For years now, the CEOs of major corporations, hundreds of top international government officials and just plain rich people - from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton - have been meeting every year in Davos, Switzerland. This is where the real rulers of the world give the politicians their marching orders. This is where the schemes that lead to atrocities like GATT and the WTO are actually hatched. And this year, the dining club for the world ruling class will be held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

    The WEF is moving here because they were effectively chased out of Switzerland by a concerted campaign of direct action. They think that here in New York we're shell-shocked, punch-drunk, and maybe we are but - whaddya fuckin' kiddin' me?

    This is a provocation. While thousands of New Yorkers are still burying their dead, trying to patch together shattered lives, and desperately trying to see how they can continue to pay insanely high New York City rents after being laid off from their jobs, the richest and most powerful men on earth have decided to come and party on the wreckage - to celebrate, no doubt, the billions of dollars of taxpayer money they've just been handed by their respective governments and explore new opportunities to profiteer from permanent global warfare. Do they think we have no pride? No self-respect? That we're just going to sit back and let this happen?

    As our heroic firefighters have shown us, the moratorium on direct action in New York is over.

    We are calling for for a joyous, creative resistance to the WEF's stifling grey culture of corporate conformity; actions whose diversity of tactics will reflect the rich diversity of our city's communities. We are calling for actions based on principles of non-hierarchy, passionate opposition to patriarchy, white supremacy, and rule-by-elite, and the vision of a world in which no one has to live in fear or daily terror. We are calling for a world in which states and their wars, the economic violence and insecurity promulgated by their corporate overlords, the hideous legacy of 500 years of colonialism and racism, and the violence and intolerance of every kind of crusader and religious fanatic will finally be banished from this earth.

    It's not a pipe dream. Nothing is impossible if we refuse to live in fear.


    Waldorf Astoria Hotel
    New York City
    January 31-February 4

    anticapitalist convergence website.
  2. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Guest

    whats the alternative to capitalism that you suggest?
  3. boxcarwilly

    boxcarwilly Senior Member

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    personally i guess i could be considered an anarcho-communalist (not communist) do i think it would ever work in our culture, NO. do i firmly believe that thecapitalist system is overly oppressive not only to workers but to consumers, brainwashing and living wage go hand in hand.

    my political thoughtstream is basically what we have doesnt work, MORALLY it kills: children, animals, families, love. so something has to give.
  4. imported_MoeLarryCurly

    imported_MoeLarryCurly Member

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  5. boxcarwilly

    boxcarwilly Senior Member

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    gotta love the concern.
  6. ultraflat

    ultraflat Member

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    thev fucked thing is that the cops are going to be extremely ready to kick ass and initiate mass arrest. they dont want previous riots and destruction to occur in NY. they will be fueled with this urgency to keep ny safe and the cops are going to take it out on us.
    be safe
    motivated group of young people with no unifying plan!


    when i was younger i used to be all about anti-capitalism, but...i dunno man, maybe "the man" has gotten to me but all i think that we need to introduce to our economic structure is socialized medicine and education. ive learned from growing up DIRT POOR... work hard, get what you deserve. ive seen all levels of results from the bottom to the top. im somewhere in the middle.
  8. boxcarwilly

    boxcarwilly Senior Member

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    this has been thought of discussed plannedout, it is why there is mobilization work shops prior to the forums. nyc is the meccaof globalization and lately destruction... they will be ready but so can we.
  9. beardo

    beardo Guest

    i've got my own little world to worry about first. have at it.
  10. Unregistered

    Unregistered Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 154 Likes Received: 0
    Hopefully this won't be a bunch of fucking punk-rockers and anarchists making the argument against capitalism look more like teenage angst.

    Tell your friends that attend this demonstration to wear suits, bring their parents, and be civil.


    willy, you should be more worried about calling me and going for a bike ride con graffiti. keep it simple
  12. boxcarwilly

    boxcarwilly Senior Member

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    mybikes coming this weekend either before or after i leave for the city, hopefully... ill be able to go for a ride come tuesday.
  13. bigpoppa.k

    bigpoppa.k Elite Member

    Joined: May 2, 2001 Messages: 3,151 Likes Received: 17
    mines pretty fucked right now, so when you're done with yours... have at'er.
  14. beardo

    beardo Guest

    ha, i meant mine as, you guys can 'have at' the WEF, knock youreself out, i'll be over here dealing with my own problems.


    cool, whack my email before hand...