Forum Post: Human chain
Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 11, 2011, 9:47 p.m. EST by anonymous
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One tactic that has worked in the past has been to chain or handcuff the group together. It is one thing to take one person away. It is quite another to take away 30 people chained together in a circle.
Thanks for all you’re doing. It is a beautiful thing. Please think like Gandhi and MLK. They were not just skilled religious and moral leaders. They were experts at non-violent peaceful provocation. King and supporters sat at lunch counters and were willing to be jailed to bring heinous practices into the light of day (where they can’t survive). Gandhi and his fellow citizens “made salt” when they were told they couldn’t and were willing to risk arrest and worse. In both cases, the power structure couldn’t lock everyone and the actions of the power structure couldn’t stand the light of day. Gandhi and King FORCED the issue non-violently and peacefully onto the world stage because they a) provoked reaction and b) were willing to go to jail c) adhered to non-violence which gave them moral authority with general public D) their cause was just and most importantly E) they SKILLFULLY PLAYED TO THE PRESS so that the reaction of the oppressor was displayed openly for all to see. I think you should block the entrances to this new green zone they’ve set up around wall st. They can’t expand it forever. They are afraid of your non-violence because it makes them look bad. I urge you to engage in peaceful non-resistance. Get the media near you and then zip tie yourselves together by the hundreds and SHUT DOWN WALL ST FOR A DAY. Yours is a just cause. That little 3 or 4 block area of Wall St is responsible for much of the world’s suffering. We did this in the 80′s with apartheid. I spent quality time with Abbey Hoffman personally discussing his tactics. I’ve studied King and Gandhi relentlessly and I’m telling you, you have them on the run. You have a growing movement and you’re getting the world stage. But now you need to use it.
They fear us! The NYPD has just purchased pepper spray made from ghost chillies to try and shut us down!
Last time the pepper sprayed a man with the weaker stuff it killed him because he had asthma http://rt.com/usa/news/death-pepper-yarborough-nypd/
Remember the martyrs who will die for our cause this weekend!
Try taking away 30 million peole. We will overwhelm them. We are unstoppable. Our ideas will ring out as clear as a bell, even if our bodies are laid to rest.
how many of those 30 million do you comprise? I thought it was 20,000. I doubt even that many will show up.
this is what you will be met with \http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zejD0UkMGGY
We won't make history if we cave into their threats and violence.
It is worth getting gassed 10 times over! THIS IS NOTHING compared to what people have been doing for centuries to free them selves from far worse oppression!
VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!!!!
I have asthma
bandanna and a bottle of vinegar will provide you enough to leave the gassed area. but keep your inhaler on hand for safety's sake
How come tear gas wasn't mentioned before I committed to going? My mom is gonna freak.
not to worry much ... it's mostly harmless.... i've been exposed to it a few times and i'm still around :)
i think getting knicked would be the more paramount of your concerns check the link to megaupload below for details on how to deal with it should you encounter it
Tear gas? That wasn't mentioned???
as far as the likelihood of use.... it should be minimal but city wind patterns could cause issues should it be used
i dont mean to alarm but it is a tactic that has been seen all over the world
this guide might help to show you how to deal with such actions http://www.multiupload.com/1GA9HET58U Anonymous- Survival_Guide_for_Citizens_in_a_Revolution.pdf (901.54 KB)
mind you this guide is for a full out revolt, it is still good information to have in the back of your mind and be prepared for should the police turn ugly
interesting idea and a physical show of solidarity but when the tear gas and eventually flash bang grenades it could be a major panic point and the people that are linked together get harmed by one person tripping and falling