Radical Magazine Calls Occupiers To Come To Chicago In ‘Tradition of’ 1968 Rioters


If you thought the Occupy Wall Street protesters were just a flash-in-a-pan last fall, think again.  That was just a dry run.


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Adbusters, the radical, Vancouver-based anti-consumerist magazine, credited by many media outlets for launching the Occupy Wall Street protests, has put out an ad calling for 50,000 protestors to “Occupy” the G8 summit in May. And they are not calling for peaceful protest.

The Adbusters ad shows a picture of policemen beating up a defenseless protestor, and  comes with the caption: “In the Tradition of the Chicago 8.”  The  Chicago 8 were radicals who incited riots in Chicago during the 1968  Democratic convention. The 1968 convention unrest became so legendary  that the band Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) wrote a song about it called “Chicago.” The “tradition” of the Chicago 8 included calling for displays of public fornication and attacking police.

According to the official statement of Adbusters (titled Tactical Briefing #25), “On May 1, 50,000 people  from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens,  peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck,  we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting  the world has ever seen.”

The ad threatens to shut down the economy if their demands are not  met: “And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands  on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with  Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock  exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe …  we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.”   Continue reading

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