Nederlandse vertaling: Wat is globalNOISE? http://www.globalnoise.net/wat-is-globalnoise/
What is globalNOISE?
International activists involved in the Indignado and Occupy movements have begun a campaign to create GlobalNoise, a worldwide casserole, or pot-banging march, on Saturday, October 13th, 2012.
Historically, banging on a pot has been a universally understood means to gain attention. From children to adults, we all know that a pot or pan can be easily used as a makeshift drum or an alarm. With #globalNOISE, it’s both. The casserole march has its origins as a means to call attention to problems facing the community that the power structure is not addressing, using a method that is hard to ignore. In the past, this form of activism has been used to draw attention to education reform, starvation, government corruption, inequality in resources, and more.
It has been revived recently in the international Occupy and Spanish Indignados movements, and most notably by the Student movement in Canada. Since then, it has spread worldwide. It is from these historical references and recent examples that the idea of a coordinated worldwide cacerolazo emerged. An international showing of frustration and unrest on a global scale that would be hard to ignore. A GlobalNoise.
How to make noise with kitchen equipment
The basic idea behind potbanging is simple. Using any cooking spoon or utensil, you hit the bottom of an empty pot, a pan, or some similarly shaped non-glass kitchen equipment. In our experience, metal or wooden cooking spoons make the best drum sticks.
The goal of the GlobalNoise initiative is to draw attention to itself, indeed that is the very idea behind a casserole march. And while kitchen equipment may be the first choice, it is most certainly not the only choice. Remember, the goal is to draw attention. If you don’t have access to kitchen equipment, you can use whatever will make noise, even actual instruments, like whistles, horns, vuvuzelas, or even drums. DIY instruments or established noise makers don’t matter, just make noise. You can even encourage drivers to join in with their horns as you pass them on the march. In Spain, they call that “Pitodromo”.
As you can see there´s no limit to the imaginative way you choose to make some noise. And if you have any interesting and fun ways in mind, please share it with us. We love suggestions. post on our facebook page!
Shape of a casserole march
Remember, potbanging marches are particularly suited for spontaneous participation, especially if the attitude and tone of the march stays festive and positive. Spectators quickly realize that they don’t need anything more than a noise maker to join in.
In Amsterdam we will be making Noise, Prostest & Educate. We will show you the important role of Amsterdam in the history of the broke financial system, and visit the historical financial buildings in town. Let’s make some noise!
Why we protest
This generation will decide in what kind of world the coming generations will live in. Will it be a hostile, devastated world, deprived of life, or will it be a blue planet full of life with a striving humanity that will one day gain the wisdom to fly to the stars? The answer to this question will be the responsibility of our lives.
Therefore we suggest, that we ring the alarm bell for the future of Humanity, because this is what is at stake – this is the real importance of our time – we will role the dice!
Under this agenda you can put some subjects:
Our economic system with it’s irrational logic of eternal growh, what means consumtion of everything.
The whole financial sector, which is financing all the destruction and pollution going on and defending it, while ths science behind them creats a world for mentally and physical ill “robots”.
The emotional subject of our planet – we are destroying our system Earth! It will turn into another state, if we go on with our mad course.
Examples of potbanging actions
There have been many potbanging-protests worldwide over the last year since the formation of the Ingdinado and Occupy movements. The reason for unrest has ranged from the student debt crisis to the shortage of resources, while the method of expressing the frustration has been the same. There was a large casserole march against inflation in Argentina earlier this year. Reuters reported that “Several thousand Argentines protested against the government…by banging pots and pans in front of the presidential palace in Buenos Aires.” In Seattle, the “noise making” from the Student Debt Noise Brigade takes place once a week. In addition, as reported by Global Montreal, the Montreal casserole marches inspired solidarity demonstrations worldwide. Even back in October 2010 Oldenburg, Germany held the ‘Krach schlagen statt Kohldampf schieben‘ demonstration demanding living wages and fair access to resources.
A worldwide globalNOISE is coming
We feel using the power of our collective mass can create a sound of our world population calling out for change that will be hard to ignore. GlobalNOISE Amsterdam has called for Saturday, October 13th to come to the Beursplein before we flood the streets with the distinctive noise of potbanging.
It’s easy to help make globalNOISE a success. Just help us to get this event seen as widely as possible! Take a moment and share it widely on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Ocupii, N-1 cc, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, StumbleUpon, etc…and email. Thank you so much!
If you’d like to co-create, please feel free to join our meetings. As it’s a world wide global action, we have a need for translators, and other contributors. If you’re interested, we’d love to have you involved.
While we may be separated by physical space, we are all united in our struggle. Help us make sure that on October 13th, the world will hear the sound of change. We will make a globalNOISE!
For questions, concerns, comments, suggestions, here’s some contact info and web resources:
Facebook event page #globalNOISE
International website: www.globalnoise.net