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Forum Post: Violence

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 24, 2011, 7:23 p.m. EST by DanRose (33)
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Now we see the violence inherent in the system! Learn from those who have protested and had to face brutal police before: http://revolutionaryresources.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/resisting-avoiding-and-adapting-to-police-tactics/ http://revolutionaryresources.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/bodyhammer-tactics-and-self-defense-for-the-modern-protester/ I just get the feeling that most of the people on the ground are entirely unprepared for what they will face from the police...



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[-] 1 points by Alex (79) from Rhoon, ZH 12 years ago

You need at least a hammer to break the pavement to have stones to throw when the cops wants to charge. At least I've seen that on many protest clips, and it does seem to keep them away.

Saw some clips of Egyptian putting up shields to protect themselves from cops. Seems like a smart technique, I think cops hate to go to where they don't have a complete picture of what's going on. They are human and also know fear, I think cops are many time more scared than most of us. I think it comes with the job.

[-] 1 points by DanRose (33) 12 years ago

In the run-up to the protests in Egypt a manual was created and disseminated to the people. The title of the manual was ‘How to Protest Intelligently’. This booklet laid down a concrete strategy with key tactics for the resistance to follow. It also outlined what personal equipment protesters should procure and the best ways to utilize this equipment. http://www.currentperspectives.org/2011/07/the-egyptian-manual/

[-] 0 points by wallstreet (-1) 12 years ago

I live on Wall Street. Get the FUCK off of Wall Street you fucking douchebags. I live here.

[-] 1 points by brooklyn (4) 12 years ago

Did I mention I live on Wall Street? Because I do. I live on Wall Street! I am a big man!

[-] -1 points by wallstreet (-1) 12 years ago

One day, a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Adam Sarzen, a decade or so older than many of the protesters, came to Zuccotti Park seemingly just to shake his head. “Look at these kids, sitting here with their Apple computers,” he said. “Apple, one of the biggest monopolies in the world. It trades at $400 a share. Do they even know that?”

[-] 2 points by ClassWarrior (11) 12 years ago

I really don't see how not using Apple products furthers the destruction of Apple at all. Who cares if a few activists decide not to use Apple? It just cripples their ability to fight people who do. It's possible to use the master's tools to dismantle his house. Moralism gets you nowhere.