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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. From “Don’t owe, won’t pay” in Spain, “Fuck the Troika” in Portugal, to a clear message against war from Istanbul and 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.
As we take to the street with pots and pans there are a number of ways you can help us stay connected and up to date on #O13! Please read on….
HOW YOU CAN HELP #GLOBALNOISE!
If you are (or someone you know is) a livestreamer who will be covering #globalNOISE actions please email your URL and Twitter account to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will release a list of livestreamers for people to follow shortly.
GLOBAL TWITTER CAMPAIGN ON WEDNESDAY 10/10
Help us spread the word on twitter about #OK13Global on the same day – Wednesday 10/10.
Please use the hashtags : #OK13Global #13o #globalNOISE
#OK13Global has to become TT on 10/10 please tweet at the high traffic time in your area
By doing it the same day (10/10/2012), at the best time in your country, we can reach the top trending topics. Check on search engines to find out prime Tweeting times in your country.
You are free to tweet the Facebook event http://on.fb.me/PU8ceJ or whatever you think is good for your followers.
For twitter account managers directly linked to the movements, you can send DM by twitter saying “Tomorrow we want to trend with #globalnoise #13o, please tweet using this hashtag and link to …” or retweet ours.
For a list of local times, tweets and accounts: http://titanpad.com/eQHrY5YygX
More information on http://www.globalnoise.net/
#OccupytheComms is looking for good writers who can post links to their work contextualizing the debt problem to be used by movement journalists in shaping their narratives. Please email email@example.com with your information or suggestions.
MEDIA DUMPS & TAGGING
When uploading pictures and videos of your #globalNOISE events remember to put the #GlobalNOISE hashtag in the title and it will be picked up. Get people that don’t stream to take video and post it on youtube this way. Give as many angles as possible. Give as true a picture as possible. The whole world will be watching.
#OccupyTheComms has a crowd source media page for globalNOISE which will collect all the relevant media related to the action using real time tools as well as semi-anonymous submissions (you can register for the site with any email address it doesn’t verify)
If you have any suggestions of twitter accounts to follow for grwatch bots, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for #GlobalNoise #13O #O13
Map, tools & updates: http://www.globalnoise.net
Twitter campaign on October 10: https://www.facebook.com/events/336606239769070/
WHAT’S THE POINT?
Beyond October 13
You might be wondering why everyone;s makign a fuss about banging pots and pans….here’s why:
#GlobalNoise is a moment to establish new connections, strengthen our networks and communicate our plans for the future. The coming weeks and months hold a large number of events scheduled, including the Global Education Strike on October 18, movement gatherings in Madrid (Agora99) and Florence (Firenze10+10) in November, the global day of action for the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Displaced people on December 18.
And then there is an initiative from Montreal, Quebec, called VIA22 which is a global day of action planned for October 22 and continuing to occur on the 22nd of every month. The idea of VIA22 is to take potbanging to the next level by expressing the need that our marches and demonstrations become spaces for sharing knowledge about alternatives. (via22.org)
Thank you for your continued dedication and service to bettering your wold. See you in the streets!
More info: http://www.globalnoise.net/