Posts Tagged ‘Flash mob’

Flashmob oficina paro (Carne Cruda 2.0)

January 12, 2013

Flashmob en Madrid (España) organizado por el programa de radio Carne Cruda 2.0

Austerity is not working, the euro is not working.

In UK, the ConDem government has used the deficit as an excuse to continue its slash and burn of public services, welfare benefits are to be cut.

An example of the cuts mean-spirited Wandsworth has tried to send in the bulldozers to destroy Battersea Park Adventure Park, but so far stopped by parents and children occupying the site.

Society is judged by how it treats its children.

Serious problems with gang culture, young lives being destroyed, and yet Wandsworh wants to send in the bulldozers to destroy an adventure playground where kids feel safe, that keeps them off the streets.

But across Europe, austerity measures are destroying society.

In Greece, people are eating out of bins, suicide rates are soaring.

In Spain, unemployment is running at 25%, youth unemployment at 50%.

Carne Cruda 2.0, a radio station, decided to run a flashmob in a Job Centre, to Here Comes the Sun.

Som Sabadell

December 30, 2012

Flashmob produced by Onidea for the campaign “Som Sabadell” (We are Sabadell). More than 140 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, Choral Lieder, Amics de l’Opera and Choral Belles Arts, performed the Beethoven 9th Symphony, to the surprise of the audience.

Vídeo Flashmob produït per Onidea, per a la campanya “Som Sabadell” del Banc Sabadell. Més de 140 persones integrades per l’Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, Cors Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera i la Coral Belles Arts, van interpretar la 9 ª Simfonia de Beethoven, davant la sorpresa del públic assistent.

Vídeo Flashmob producido por Onidea, para la campaña “Som Sabadell” del Banc Sabadell. Más de 140 personas integradas por la Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, Coros Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera y la Coral Belles Arts, interpretaron la 9ª Sinfonía de Beethoven, ante la sorpresa del público asistente.

The 19:57 from Euston

November 4, 2011

Flash mob on a train.

Recounted in Aleph, Paulo Coelho tells of being on the Eurostar train to London. Strange he thinks, I have never seen a flower seller on this train before when he spots a man witha dozen red roses. The man then asks for volunteers. Paulo Coelho volunteers but he is not chosen, but he hangs around to see what happens.

On arrival the man asks each volunteer to hand a red rose to a girl he points out. He then asks her to marry him.

Paulo Coelho arranges something similar at the end of a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway but that would be telling.

Power Shift 2011 Flashmob Shuts Down BP

April 18, 2011

Hundreds of Power Shift 2011 flash mob shuts down a BP gas station with people power.

No Tarsands action at the BP AGM
Power Shift 2011 Flashmob Shuts Down BP: ‘Don’t Forget The BP Oil Disaster!’

US Uncut flash mob targets Bank of America

April 18, 2011

I am very very pleased that US Uncut have got off with a bang and are following the example set by UK Uncut.

US Uncut, in collaboration with The Ruckus Society and Brass Liberation Orchestra (BLO), kicked off Tax Day weekend (Friday afternoon 15 April 2011) in San Francisco with a flashmob at Bank of America and told them to “PAY UP!”

Bank of America is the #1 largest bank and the 5th largest corporation in the US, but it pays less in tax than the average American household! If they and their corporate tax dodger friends paid their fair share of taxes (like the rest of us), we wouldn’t ‘need’ to slash community services in the budget.

It’s time Bank of America pays their taxes! So we took action to tell them just that.

Dozens of activists took Bank of America employees by surprise downtown San Francisco Friday, by breaking out in a song and dance in the middle of the bank, to the tune of Salt-n-Pepa’s classic hit, “Push It”, re-mixed as “Pay Up!”

BDS Flash Mob in Grand Central Station, NYC

March 31, 2011

As part of the Global BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Day of Action commemorating Land Day, Adalah-NY: the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel surprised commuters in New York’s Grand Central Station with a song and dance. They performed to the tune of “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, but with a little twist to remind people to boycott Israel.

Brilliant performance! What is even more brilliant is that it took place in the heart of New York, the heart of hard-line Zionism.

Israeli Apartheid – A talk by Ben White
Picking olives under occupation
Nablus: The Business of Occupation
Peace Oil

Rumba Rave “banquero” en el Santander

February 12, 2011

Flash mob en el Banco Santander.

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