Global WikiStrike 11.11.11
Decommodify the Commons, Build a P2P Economy, Reclaim Life, Peace and Justice on Earth
On November 11th 2011 at 11:11 AM GMT
We declare that we have no division among us, the people united. We are united as humanity and nature, one whole planet. We are ONE and we are here for ALL, including the 1%!
We declare that we need to take over the world agenda, to shape our future together, in a bottom-up, horizontal and egalitarian way! Let’s make real democracy a reality and put an end to the ‘ancient regime’ of the elite.
We call Occupy Together/Democracy Real Ya!/Take The Square/15O/15M Movements, Anonymous, LulzSec, WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, Yes Man, Avaaz, The Zeitgeist Movement, Zapatistas, Water Warriors, Slum Dwellers, Street Traders, NetWorkers, Free Culture and information activists, environmentalists, unionists, feminists, anti-war activists, political parties, and all other like-minded groups and individuals from every country, to support this cause by engaging in law making processes within their nearest occupy assemblies around the world and linking your actions in the WikiStrike framework!
The current political alteration process can, eventually, replace current production, ownership and distribution relationships across the globe with fundamentally egalitarian ways of distributed, peer to peer economies through which we could protect the planet, realise justice and maintain peace.
In such P2P economies we could reclaim the Commons from the grip of greed. We could contribute to work needed to be done for collective good, not more than 4 hours a day. This way we could physically reproduce ourselves and maintain life for others. We could use the rest of the time to flourish and for self realisation. Today we have the material conditions to realise such transition.
In order to move further, we need time. We need to get back the trillions of dollars the 1% has stolen from the people and realise 4 hour work days and basic income for all.
It is possible and it is a more realistic response to the crisis the elite caused, we need this to be able to build and lead the transition towards P2P alternatives.
Today, we launch a world wide and continuous WikiStrike involving traditional industrial action as well as new generation media actions, leaks, hackatons, occupations, meditations, art strikes and many other creative and peaceful forms of self-expression to make this happen.
Understanding the world is not enough, we need to change it and we must to do it now!
Join the world wide strike and global demo on 11.11.11!
4 Hour-Work-Day and Global Basic Income now and for all!
United as One, Divided by Zero
ALL 4 ONE ONE 4 ALL!
WikiStrike is an open ended and open to all form of strike different from traditional methods used mainly by unionised workers and aimed at improving working conditions and living standards by changing the behaviour of the employer or political ruler.
In addition to using the power we have in terms of the production process, with WikiStrikes we utilize the power coming from hyper-connectivity and the collective hyper intelligence/creativity we posses today in order to protect life, justice and peace -be it at local, national or international level.
All forces of social change can join in the global WikiStrike process and work in a collaborative way to achieve these objectives.
Occupy Oakland has proven that the WikiStrike is not only an idea, it is both possible and effective today.
Global WikiStrike 11.11.11 at 11:11 am
In November 2011, we are witnessing the rise of general strikes globally against the rule of the elite. An elite that has long time ignored the needs of the planet, the poor, the weakest who had to be protected the most. Rulers crack down and oppress people in order to save their unjust system. The globalisation of a totalitarian form of capitalism has started to attack ordinary people all over the world. The elite try to destroy all of the existing semi-democratic rights some of us had been enjoying.
November 2011 is the month we link all uprisings and dissent around the world in an anonymous framework of global general strike. This is open to all, all forces can participate and show solidarity in order to defend the rest, all of us. Creative minds across the world can align against the rule of the 1% and go on the offensive in this way.
Therefore at 11:11am GMT on 11.11.2011 we launch a Global and United WikiStrike against the ruling classes and their greed-centric corporations in order to enforce people’s sovereign laws and make real democracy, equality and freedom a reality.
We will build truly democratic social structures free from the domination of any class, elite or war lord, free from artificial borders and wage slavery. A world where production, distribution and ownership are organised through distributed egalitarian P2P cooperative networks and based on the commons we share.
We want a globally accepted 4 Hour Work Day without wage loss and Global Basic Income for those who do not work for money, right now!
We will demand this with art, meditation, prayers, industrial action, occupation, hacking, leaks and all other means of creative, peaceful self-expression.
GAs, individuals, groups, organisations, movements and networks joining the WikiStrike decide their target, objective and methods autonomously. Possible targets are top TNCs, transnational financial institutions, totalitarian governments, government bodies, state agencies, officials… Mass media, employers, firms, etc., who are not respectful to the planet, people, justice, equity and real democracy!
We will show the world that people are united hand in hand!
Occupy the World 11-11-11
Scorpio Full Moon and 11–11-11
For more than 275 years, the city of Cartagena, Columbia was under Spanish rule. On 11-11-1811, Cartagena became the first province to declare independence from the Spanish Crown. This event is now celebrated all over Columbia because of the great influence it exerted on the process of liberation of the whole country.
Cartagena means La Heroica, the Heroic City.
On 11-11-1811, the planet Uranus was conjunct the Sun in Scorpio. This direct alignment emphasized battling for freedom and a new direction in life.
Now, 200 years later, 11–11-11 falls during the period of the full moon of Scorpio which can bring some added significance.
Eleven is a number of mastery. In Scorpio, the warrior battles for mastery over the mind, the emotions and circumstances. Three elevens; three levels of mastery.
Mastery is liberation from the forces of the past.
CLOWNS ARRESTED IN NEAR-SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON WALL STREET BULL
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From Europe to the world, it is time to break the chains of weariness and rise to the challenge of our times. The future of humanity depends on it.
Occupy Music Festival 11/11/11
11.11.11 Occupy The Streets. Occupy The World.
Procession through the City of Leipzig
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There are enough suggestions and visions around – an abundance!! We are talking, exchanging, seeing each other, listening, finding inspiration, sharing, inspiring others, practising democracy, sharing public space, etc, etc, etc… A r-Love-ution for Real Democracy through occupations, parties, demonstrations, General Assemblies, Talking Stick circles, etc, etc, etc. IT’S GREAT!!!
Compared to this, Greece was just a sideshow. Italy could blow Europe to pieces
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Having been led down an ever-worsening spiral by the euro zone and its own government, Greece now faces two options, both of them painful: stay the course, or default and exit the monetary union.
Each presents difficulties and uncertainties, but in the long run there is no question that default, and a return to the drachma, offer the better chance of economic growth and employment.
How Papandreou and Soros orchestrated the Greek referendum and gained millions.
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Occupy Cal video: Police brutally beat, arrest Berkeley students
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The Global Square: an online platform for our movement
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Occupy World Photos
The Chairman of the City of London Corporation debates outside Saint Pauls
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Paul Craig Roberts: Neo-Cons want war with Iran just like Iraq
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Firearms police officer 'slept in Occupy St Paul's tent after night out drinking'
Pc Gary Withers is said to have been spotted by colleagues when he woke up outside the cathedral
General Bouchard acknowledges that NATO's informants in Libya were journalists
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Neurosecurity: Definition, Scope, and Potential
Neurosecurity can be defined as studies and applications of:
(a) the concepts, practices, guidelines and policies dedicated to (i) identifying socio-political and military threats to neuro-psychiatric information and function, and (ii) preserving the integrity of both neuro-psychiatric information and neuro-psychiatric function of persons, groups and populations
(b) neuroscientific techniques and neurotechnologies to affect, manipulate and/or control neurological structures and/or functions of individuals, groups and/or populations in the service of national defense, and/or military objectives.
The US is a Police State
Review of Andrew Kolin, State Power and Democracy
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More Chinese troops are deployed in PoK
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Religious minorities put faith in Tunisia's democracy
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New York Times honors American war criminal
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Jobless and Clueless: America's Delusional Democracy
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Army veteran and his wife die in tragic 'suicide pact' after becoming 'too poor to live through the winter'
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Pakistan grants India 'Most Favoured Nation' status
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A University of Texas Dallas scientist is working on developing a technology that would delight Harry Potter fans everywhere--an invisibility cloak.
Western black rhino declared extinct
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Growing concern over China's 'disappeared'
Human rights organisations voiced concern over new draft law which may legalise state-backed detentions.
Family of Syrian defector targeted
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“Occupy Harvard” begins on Harvard Yard
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Wilson recorded industry insiders confirming they hire military psychological operation veterans, and use procedures pulled straight from the Army’s counterinsurgency manual.
Fascism In America: A Report Confirming The US Media Is Controlled By An Organized Crime Syndicate involved in murder and financial fraud started by the Bush family. [.PDF file]
Occupy Comics Kickstarter Campaign Raises Funds for Protesters
What do we want? Funding! How will we get it? Comics!
That’s the goal of the Occupy Comics Kickstarter project, launched Wednesday by transmedia studio Halo-8 and explained in the video pitch below. The plan is to graphically document the Occupy movement with the help of a roster of respected comics creators and artists, then funnel the proceeds directly to the protesters taking hits and making history for the 99 percent.