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  • May 8 2001 - 12:00am
    call to : WHIRL-MART ANTISHOPPING !ART/ACTION?....JUNE 3!
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    What is Whirl-mart?
    Whirl-Mart is an anti-shopping spectacle during which a local breathingplanet troupe gathers and silently pushes empty shopping carts through the aisles of a local superstore.
    Why Whirl-Mart?
    Whirl-Mart was conceived as a way to poetically and peacefully state our collective disrespect for the capitalist world order and to display our opposition to the values of competition, domination, and exploitation imposed upon us by consumer culture.
    Why Wal-Mart?
    This art/action is not meant to be an attack specifically on the Wal-Mart Corporation. Rather, breathingplanet.net has chosen the superstore because it is symbolic both of the religious faith modern humans invest in material consumption, and of the seemingly inescapable corporate superstucture in which we live.
    Religion?
    Unlike most protests, Whirl-Mart is silent and ritualistic. It may not even be perceived as a protest at all. In the religion of consumerism, the superstore is the cathedral, the shoppers are the congregation, and the products are icons of desire. Our anti-shopping ceremony is intended to emphasize this reality.

    If you are interested in organizing and activating Whirl-Mart in your local area follow these instructions and download some things from the website provided.
    don't hesitate to contact breathingplanet.net with inquiries.

    STEP 1 CHOOSE A VENUE
    designate your local super-store. wal-marts work well, but any place symbolic of corporate consumer culture, which has shopping carts is perfect.
    STEP 2 DOWNLOAD MATERIALS
    you can use the prewritten .pdf material available for download immediately
    -or-
    use the ms word versions as templates/ideas for creating more unique documents, announcements, and/or props
    STEP 3 PRINT AND POSTER
    print out many copies of the announcement poster and other materials (on a printer where it is free) and publicize your whil-mart event like crazy. use your local indymedia center as an organizational tool. (the 'handout' document is intended to be doublesided, so a photocopier would come in handy.)
    STEP 4 PRESS RELEASE
    send email or hard copies of either the provided press release or your own to all of your local papers and tv stations.
    STEP 5 ACTIVATION
    meet up with the rest of your breathingplanet troupe at the designated super-store and proceed to silently push empty shopping carts through the aisles in a single-file line.

    distribute as many of the small 'fortunes' throughout the store as possible.
    STEP 6 EJECTION
    it is highly probable that the management will eventually find a reason to throw you out of the store. continue navigation until this happens.
    STEP 7 FEEDBACK
    document and report the event back to your local indymedia center and to breathingplanet@hotmail.com.

    call to : WHIRL-MART ANTISHOPPING !ART/ACTION?....JUNE 3!
    Anonymous
  • May 8 2001 - 12:00am
    IMC PRint Team
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    Issue #4 of weekly PDF: May Day actions around the world, and other stories

    IMC PRint Team
    Anonymous
  • May 8 2001 - 12:00am
    Watchdog
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    City Council passed a bill regarding your trees, your neighbor's trees...and your money...potentially LOTS of it.

    Watchdog
    Anonymous
  • May 7 2001 - 12:00am
    Christine Geovanis
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    In a stunning development in the death row case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, on Friday Mumia for the first time publicly denied killing Philly cop Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Jamal's attorneys also released an affadavit from the man who says he shot Faulkner -– because the mob and crooked cops wanted Faulkner executed for impeding police corruption.

    Christine Geovanis
    Anonymous
  • May 7 2001 - 12:00am
    solcomhouse
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    U.S. retail gasoline prices hit an all-time high Monday the Energy Department reported on Monday. The Energy Department shows U.S. gasoline inventories at 199 million barrels, down 8 million barrels from a year ago and far below average levels for this time of year. Increased summer demand will continue to drive the price of gasoline to even higher levels.

    solcomhouse
    Anonymous
  • May 6 2001 - 12:00am
    J.C.
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    HOW DARE THEM (FBI) ATTACK THE CHARACTER OF ANY INDYMEDIA PEOPLE OR THE MOVEMENT! NEW UPDATES! MORE COMMING SOON!

    J.C.
    Anonymous
  • May 6 2001 - 12:00am
    Michael F. Hathcock
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    Examination of today's American society and how we got here.

    Michael F. Hathcock
    Anonymous
  • May 5 2001 - 12:00am
    ben w
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    DANIEL FAULKNER'S KILLER CONFESSES: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL IS INNOCENT!

    ben w
    Anonymous
  • May 5 2001 - 12:00am
    Necessary Dissent
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    Discusses the world wide month of action for Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu Jamal

    Necessary Dissent
    Anonymous
  • May 5 2001 - 12:00am
    anon
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    Yesterday, May 4th a press conference was held to announce Mumia's new legal team. The press conference also made public 3 affidavits all testifying on the events of December 9th, 1981, the night officer Faulkner was killed. One is by Mumia, another by Bill Cook, his brother, the third by Arnold Beverly, who testifies he killed Faulkner.

    anon
    Anonymous