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Solidarity Letter from Cairo

I have no idea who wrote this or if it is for real, but, in any case, it's a good piece of agit-prop. Right on.


To all those in the United States currently occupying parks, squares and other spaces, your comrades in Cairo are watching you in solidarity. Having received so much advice from you about transitioning to democracy, we thought it’s our turn to pass on some advice.

#OccupyTheBoardroom: The Yes Lab suggests you become BFFs with a banker

October 17, 2011. An email arrived today from the Yes Lab suggesting we should all reach out and become BFFs "with the 1% who wrecked the economy and left us with the bill." I pass it on for your consideration.

Dear Friend,

You’re on the Yes Men mailing list, which means you’ve probably seen some of our corporate crime-fighting mischief. Now it’s time to spring into action yourself — by becoming Best Friends Forever (BFFs) with the 1% who have wrecked the economy and left us with the bill.

Visit to find hundreds of available 1%ers today; then figure out how to reach them.

Berardi and Lovink call to hack the world financial systems...

Franco “Bifo” Berardi and Geert Lovink, A Call to the Army of Love and to the Army of Software
October 2011. The fight opposing financial dictatorship is erupting.

Occupy Wall Street, What Do They Want?

For the past week, Occupy Wall Street has been the focus of much media coverage, and community concern in New York City. Many people, myself included, have asked "Just what is it they want?" I received this unattributed missive, from a friend who knew I was looking for more specific information on OWS's goals, and post it here as a subject for consideration. This is not an "Official Document".

Occupied Wall Street Journal, first issue, October 1, 2011

from Capital New York:

Amid all the complaints that there's an Occupy Wall Street media blackout, some protest-sympathizers have taken matters into their own hands.

Tomorrow, the rolling protest in the Financial District will have the first edition of its own broadsheet newspaper (and it's not, as previously reported, made by media pranksters The Yes Men, who make headlines punking major news outlets like the BBC).

The debut issue of The Occupy Wall Street Journal will hit the streets of New York on Saturday afternoon, one of its editors, Arun Gupta, told Capital. The maiden edition will be a four-page, 17-by 22-inch broadsheet with a print run of 75,000; 10,000 copies will be passed out at a rally at Liberty Plaza Saturday afternoon, and the rest will be distributed by hand at transit hubs and other well-trafficked public places around the five boroughs.

Mace attacks are termed "appropriate" by NYPD spokesman.

Another splendid street performance by "New York's Finest":

Mace attacks are termed "appropriate" by NYPD spokesman Browne:


Structures to be built and serviced in
the Arabian/Persian Gulf, for renewable
hydrocarbons instead of fossil ones.
(picture: peter fend installation sharjah biennial, 2007)


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