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25 Jan 2011, 3:02 pm

AardvarkGoodSwimmer wrote:
From my protests against the First Gulf War (1990-1991), the build-up in 1990, the war itself in 1991, police brutality is definitely a possibility. Even scarier was the Republican National Convention in 1992.

Some police really don't like protestors, regardless of the issue being protested. Yes, even though we are living in a democracy, some individual police officers take a much more authoritarian outlook, esp if they give 'an order' which is viewed as all sacred. Please seek the counsel of more experienced activists and have a support system, including legal, set up in advance if you can get it.

There is an upsurge in the use of Tazers by Police. Only a matter of time before they taze a disabled protester.

"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart,
that you can't take part" [Mario Savo, 1964]


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25 Jan 2011, 4:12 pm

And to some extent, we have to become our own media, which we can do with the internet.

And please remember: I LIVE IN THE STATES. although I wish my friends across the pond all the best :D and we can learn a lot from you guys!


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04 Feb 2011, 10:04 pm

very encouraging article re: kettling

it might be possible to avoid them on the bigger demos as long as someone with a smartphone is nearby (which is inevitable these days). ... ettling-hq