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WARNING!! POLICE MILITARIZING FOR THURSDAY EVENTS
POLICE CLAIM TO HAVE "UPPED THE ANTE" IN PREPERATION FOR THURSDAY STATEWIDE PROTESTS
Several police departments have publicly announced that they are reducing the amount of tolerance allotted to protesters tomorrow. One police department leaked info that attack dogs will be on the premises patrolling the state's capital. All protesters must take the appropriate action to protect themselves. They are going to try and corral protesters. WATCH OUT FOR THE FLANKING!
-Bring face and eye protection [gas masks if you have them].
-A change of clothes will help you if you are sprayed with toxins or need to escape and run.
-Vinegar soaked rags can help reduce the tear gas effects.
-Alka-seltzer in a water bottle sprayed in the eyes will likewise reduce the effects of tear gas.
-Have the phone numbers of contacts and the National Lawyers Guild hotline written on your arm in permanent pen.
-Immediately send cell phone footage of police interaction/brutality to others not present. Police can and will confiscate cell phones, cam-corders, and other forms of maintaining proof of their brutality (remember Oscar Grant?)
-Review your rights. If detained you must provide name only. Afterwards state that you want a lawyer and that you will remain otherwise silent.
-Have gloves available to pick up teargas canisters to throw them back. They are are HOT!
-Flag poles "holding up banners" can quickly be turned into protective batons for your deflection of police attacks. Maintaining distance between you and the police.
REMEMBER, OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR MASS. A SURGE FROM US WILL SEND THEM RUNNING FOR RETREAT WHERE UPON THEY WILL REGROUP, BOUNCE BACK WITH SWINGING BATONS, AND ATTEMPT TO FORCE US BACK. AT THAT POINT, DISPERSAL AND AUTONOMOUS ATTACKS FROM AROUND THE CORNER, ON ROOFTOPS, AND ALL SORTS OF HIDING SPOTS YOU CAN LAUNCH ROCKS, BOTTLES (FILLED WITH WHATEVER), AND SEND THEM FOR A SECOND RETREAT. OUR NUMBERS ARE OUR STRENGTHS. WE CAN SPREAD. THEY CANNOT OR THEY WILL LOOSE WHATEVER ADVANTAGE THEY HAVE STRATEGICALLY.
After the protests in Greece, the majority of the government resigned, in recognition of their failure. Stop at nothing! Bring this fight to their doorsteps and then shit in a flaming bag all over the porch. Make this worth remembering.
We are the crisis! We are the deficit! We are the state of your exception!
For the vinegar (or lemon juice) soaked rags, soak them ahead of time and seal them in ziplock bags as air-tight as you can so they'll be ready to go in a moment's notice. And as far as picking up tear gas canisters (a long shot for tomorrow, but ya never know), 'gloves' is a bit ambiguous: the thicker the better, preferably welding gloves. And don't pick the canister up until after it has exploded and it has started emitting gas, as the explosion will make gloves a moot point.