Join our big national rollout of coordinated actions targeting corporate tax evaders during the week leading up to Tax Day. This is a national project involving artists, game designers, researchers, protest groups, grassroots organizations and concerned citizens. The Light Brigades (we have 24 active chapters around the country now) are taking messages to the bridges with new letters and new field-ready light boxes for graphics and logos. The Projection Action Network is on board, and groups such as NYC's Illuminator (yes, they have their van back!) and Baltimore's Luminous Intervention will be shining on in asynchronous collaboration tonight. Seattle's ever-impressive Backbone Campaign is kicking in multi-level street actions, and with US Uncut, The Other 98% and some OWS social media folks onboard, we have some massive momentum.
Oh, and did I mention the Tax Evaders video game? Today the people blast back against the oligarchs. It might not change entrenched policy, but it is certainly cathartic! Game On!
Tonight, there will be actions all around the country, from Milwaukee to Tampa, Brooklyn to Seattle. In NYC, the Occupy Wall Street Light Brigade will make it's debut (they need more holders of the light, so get in touch if you wanna participate), and The Illuminator will become a mobile gaming station, helping to fight the Tax Evaders in urban space.
If indeed "Corporations are People, my friend!" as Mitt Romney boldly asserted while huffing the tailwinds of Citizens United, then we should probably be finding our own havens, our ports in the gathering storm, our offshore protection of the privilege to protest. My haven is found in creative resistance. Where is yours?
We'd like thank our allies:
Citizen Engagement Lab, The Other 98%, US Uncut, The Yes Lab, The Overpass Light Brigades, Americans for Tax Fairness, Public Research Interest Group, Occupy Wall St, and the countless concerned citizens who join us on the bridges and in the streets.