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[OPIRG-EVENTS] FW: saucepans against war
What about pats on pans on the hill tommorrow?
FYI: John Jordan is a filmaker currently workeing on a project in
From: John Jordan
Sent: Wed 3/19/2003 9:55 PM
To: greyg filastine
Subject: saucepans against war
SAUCEPANS AGAINST THE WAR:
A GLOBAL CACEROLAZO AGAINST WAR
When GEORGE BUSH comes on TV to announce the war we could all
follow a long and simple tradition of popular rebellion, one that is not
only beautiful but effective, one that has forced presidents out of
office and inspired grassroots movements across the world.
It's so easy - As soon as the announcement for war begins,
switch off the TV, go to the kitchen, pick up a saucepan and a spoon, go
outside and just start to hit the pan as hard as you can. Your
neighbours may join you; the noise could drift down your street, echo
across your towns and cities, a message of dissidence building and
spreading, drowning out the words of war.
The powerful repetitive rhythm of millions of clashing saucepans
has been a staple of grassroots resistance in Eastern Europe in the
early 90's and recently in Latin America. A colossal cacerolazo
(literally - pot banging) ousted the Argentine government in December
2001. Before the despised president was able to finish his TV
announcement declaring a state of emergency, people spontaneously stood
on their balconies banging saucepans, went out into the streets pounding
pots, frying pans, kettles, baking trays - anything they could find; a
virulent virus of hope infected the entire city with a disobedient
cacophony, a rebellious scream that brought the middle classes, the
poor, the young and the old together, kick starting a popular rebellion
that continues spread across the country.
Armed with pots and pans, lets take to the streets and overwhelm
the war mongers with the irresistable sound of rebellion.
GLOBAL CACEROLAZO AGAINST THE WAR AS SOON AS GEORGE BUSH STARTS
HIS TV ANNOUNCEMENT.
"Be realistic and do the impossible, because if we don't do the
impossible, we face the unthinkable." Murray Bookchin
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irresistible." Toni Cade Bambara
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