An action to shut down the “entire system worldwide” on Oct. 28, 2011 is growing. I haven’t been able to find the action advertised on OccupyTogether.org so I can’t say that the impetus comes from them. But the call may end up sweeping everyone along with it so I publish it whether or not it has come from the OccupyTogether.org.
Readers will recognize the date as the day Carl Calleman says the Mayan Calendar ends, which I think is also a Friday. Great choice of days, Great way to end the cycle. Thanks to Milna.
#OCCUPY YOURSELF – 28 OCTOBER 2011
For One Day…We Shut The System Down!
#Occupy Yourself Movement
Oct 28th 2011
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY AS POSSIBLE…WE DO NOT HAVE MUCH TIME!
A momentum is occurring
People are uniting across the world
They are sending a message
The next step is fast approaching
On Oct 28th 2011
WE SHUT THE SYSTEM DOWN.
For one day we peacefully protest in a symbol that will be felt across the globe.
We step out of the system and step back into ourselves.
Turn off all lights
Unplug all electrical devices
Abstain from using TV, radio and internet or phone.
Abstain from making any purchase of any kind
Choose that morning to cancel any services you feel you no longer need
That morning call in sick to work
Do NOTHING that generates money into THE SYSTEM.
We will send a message
We will unite
Most importantly, for one day…
We live without distraction
Read a book
Frolic in nature
On Oct 28th 2011
Step out of the system and get back to yourself
Spread the word!
SHUT IT ALL DOWN!
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October 28 at 12:00am until October 29 at 12:00am
The Occupy movements around the country and the world are garnering overwhelming support from the general populace. While not everyone has the means to physically participate, there is much we can do on a collective level to help bring our point home to global corporate interests. In this spirit, many of us seek non-violent ways of demonstrating our repulsion at the vast control these corporations have garnered while infringing on our civil rights as they wage their global destruction on all that is true and fair. It is one thing to stand in a man’s front yard to demonstrate your dislike for his conduct, but another thing altogether to refuse to participate in the system from which he gains his resources for power. To annihilate a social cancer, you must become willing to starve it. In this light, we have choosen a date for the following activities (or non-activity, as it were):
1) A 24 hour television blackout where all participants willfully keep their tubes turned off. If enough people participate, this could cost corporations millions in lost revenue.
2) A 24 hour retail boycott where all participants agree to refrain from buying any merchandise not directly associated with basic needs, such as food and medicine.
3) A 24 hour employment walkout where participants refuse to attend work, with the exception of emergency services.
4) It has been suggested and bears repeating, all bank accounts that are not absolutely necessary should be closed. If you must retain a bank account, switch to a credit union or smaller locally owned bank.
These are just some of the ways protesters can make an impact from home. Surely, there are many other suggestions we can add to the list as well. And, if 24 hour actions aren’t enough to make a sufficient impact, longer periods of non-compliance should be considered.