11/23 #GlobalNoise! Walmart, Tar Sands & Strike Debt

November 21, 2012 in Event

When: Black Friday 11/23 @4pm
Where: The Walmart Super Center
(Colfax Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard)
What: We are #GlobalNoise!
All around the world we march in solidarity with others who care about the issues bearing down on our global society. Here in beautiful Denver Colorado we are burdened with the knowledge of a growing global inequality. The calls of the Walmart strikers, the Tar Sands Blockade, and ceaseless chanting of the Debt Strikers of the world will be amplified. We will be that voice.

Walmart Black Friday Strikers
We stand in solidarity with the exploited indigenous peoples and local communities of the world. The children of Indonesia and China scream for our support. Walmart is the epitome of a corporation without conscience that degrades its workers all over the world. Our collective support of this conglomerate of incalculable cruelty has to be recalled!
Support Walmart Strikers Facebook Group

Tarsands Blockade
Hold your heads high and bang your pots proud for the protesters of the Keystone Xcel pipeline!!! We must bring awareness to the abuse and exploitation of our home planet! For too long we have allowed for these entities of evil to continue the ongoing ecocide. For the 200 species that go extinct every day we say enough! No longer stand idly by, take your stand!
“Tar Sands Blockade has joined with people from a wide variety of backgrounds who believe that the extraction of tar sands in Canada is “game over” for the climate”

Strike Debt
“The system of mafia capitalism has made it difficult, if not impossible, for us to meet our basic needs, whether we have debt or not, whether we pay it back or not. We recognize that it is not easy to fight this system, that it is not easy to withdraw consent from a financial world gone mad. Make no mistake: the odds are stacked against us. Laws surrounding debt lending, collection and buying are notably complex, designed to keep debtors confused and afraid.” – The Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual strikedebt.org

“Throughout its 5000 year history, debt has always involved institutions – whether Mesopotamian sacred kingship, Mosaic jubilees, Sharia or Canon Law – that place controls on debt’s potentially catastrophic social consequences. It is only in the current era, writes anthropologist David Graeber, that we have begun to see the creation of the first effective planetary administrative system largely in order to protect the interests of creditors.” – Debt the first five thousand years.

We can no longer afford to play with a system of induced scarcity and unnecessary competition. We rally around our humanity, and our community. We urge you! Take your stand! Fight with tools! You will not lose. We have already won.

Whether it’s exploitation of Walmart workers, exploitation of the earth or exploitation of those in “debt”, the bottom line is that we live in a shakedown system that is not based on human need but rather an insatiable financial appetite of liars and thieves. These global financial vampires will no longer move unchecked. They bring the weapons we bring the noise!

Many voices, one struggle
“The focus of the protest is intentionally left open to be filled by local organizers and participants. The result is a turbulent cacophony of issues and slogans: “Don’t owe, won’t pay” in Spain, “Fuck the Troika” in Portugal, a clear message against war from Istanbul, a protest in front of the annual IMF/Worldbank meeting in Tokyo. One common theme running through all the #GlobalNoise events is the targeting of political and financial elites who are held responsible for destroying our communities and the planet, resonating the ongoing wave of anti-austerity protests in Europe and around the world. At the same time #GlobalNoise is a symbol of hope and unity, building on a wide variety of struggles for global justice and solidarity, assuring that together we will create another world.”