A loose coalition of NYC Activists including
Reclaim the Streets, Ya Basta!, DC Masqurade Project, CISPES, Direct
Action Network, and others, are calling for all creative peoples to
toss back every assumption the authorities throw at us:
WERE CALLING ON ALL:
Reclaim the Streeters,
Direct Action Fools,
Yellow Overalls wearing cats,
Faeries with feather dusters,
Pippi Longstockings blockers,
Art and Revolutionaries,
Oh, and students,
Zapatistoes (that's toes, like in foot)
to gather in a Mass Defensive Carnival Block, a Yellow, Pink, and
silver block combined.
A defensive, padded, colorful, procession of life against death.
We will rally around the amphlified voices of the dispossed, real
people marginalized, exploited, and left for dead in the wake of the
policies and interests of capitalism, via the machinations of the
IMF / World Bank.
Everything for everyone, nothing for ourselves!
We want to show the world another way to live, we want to amphlify
positive modes of action. We want to stay safe, AND kick it to the
IMF/ World Bank Meetings. And we want to eat our cake from behind
a gas mask!
We want to dance and have our serious revolution. We want to be militantly
anti-capitalist, and consume mass quantities, but in a collective,
ecologically sound way that will be a thousand times more fun than
all their cars and televisions combined. We want to get away from
the macho postering which steals the show from women's actions. We
want to act as we want to live. Inclusive, non-marginalizing, and
safe. We say: let the padded BOZO be the first over the WALL!
The revolution will be carnivalized!