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Forum Post: more strategy ideas

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 5:42 p.m. EST by Raggae (0)
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It's unmistakable now that police agencies have coalesced around a strategy aimed at using harsh, punitive tactics, tearing down OWS encampments, pepper spraying and the use of batons intend to discourage gatherings. During the flashpoints of the civil rights era and before that when Gandhi lead non-violent protests, they filled the jails and they kept showing up, there are more of us than them.

I suggest that the movement considers ( if not already ) broadening the use of other protest tactics, expand the use of mic checks and flash mobs, spontaneous actions always keeps them off-guard. When they move us, go to another location, when they move us, go to another location, etc.,

Learn what it's costing local police departments to waste tax payer resources on disbanding peaceful protests then broadcast the information far & wide, I have a feeling that once people see how much money is being used up they might become more engaged because it hits their pocketbooks too.

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[-] 2 points by PRJ (115) 2 years ago

I have an idea. Constructive criticism really. Millions foreclosed- banks bailed- everyone sold down the river. (Btw has your rent risen yet?) Property is ultimately at the root of all wealth. It is the chief source of inequality as well. Meanwhile someone gets the idea to go and occupy the public spaces. Attention getting assuredly yet not much to build upon. Meanwhile sufficient shelter exists for every single fucking person in this country. The obvious escapes. Maybe though it is the inhibition. Occupying public parks and marches and peaceful protests are safe. They lie within the realm of conditioned response. Slapped in the face by the very thing that is and has always been the tool of oppression. Property and its withholding. Packed in the parks you are a spectacle and have and will receive some little concessions for your efforts yet here is a juncture in history where the very concept of property is on shaky ground. If you really want to show the people of the world that there is another way do it in your own neighborhoods. Do it everywhere. Occupy the foreclosures en masse.

[-] 2 points by pickone (3) 2 years ago

Complete agreement here. Plenty to go around but wouldn't it be fantastic to see ghost towns like Flint and Detroit glow with new life.

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 2 years ago

"Learn what it's costing local police departments to waste tax payer resources on disbanding peaceful protests then broadcast the information far & wide, I have a feeling that once people see how much money is being used up they might become more engaged because it hits their pocketbooks too."

Sorry to say, but the above will not bring sympathy and engagement from city taxpayers. it'll piss them off at flash mobs, not the cops.

[-] 0 points by Glaucon (296) 2 years ago

I had the same idea for a post and came up with this tactic: http://occupywallst.org/forum/a-communal-study-of-non-violent-tactics-to-escape-/