CAUTION: While I expect a
relatively trouble-free and hopefully 100% nonviolent weekend from Friday-Sunday, there is always the
chance that DC police (and/or some protesters and/or agent provocateurs)
could have other plans. DC police appear to have learned to avoid
or minimize their use of repressive tactics, although as recently as 2
years ago they launched a major
unconstitutional pre-emptive strike against protesters. Since
then, they have
surrounded and trapped (but did not arrest) a rowdy group of
protesters on at least one occasion. [Note: I think this police
tactic is counterproductive in calming down protesters and probably
unconstitutional as well.]
The Monday morning protests will include legal
protests, protests without permits, and civil disobedience. If you protest on
Monday, be careful to avoid arrest or
be prepared for civil disobedience
and possible arrest. [While nonviolent civil disobedience has a
long and honorable history, and I have personally done nonviolent civil
disobedience in the past, in today's information age I wonder if getting
arrested and going to jail is
the best way for protestors to use their time, energy, and money.]
Note: You can assume that police monitor websites and use paid
informants. If you hear about a Monday protest, assume that the
police have heard about it too.
The Washington Peace Center.
Indymedia. And more
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More info on
previous post-9/11 alerts and info from
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International Solidarity Movement.
Nonviolent resistance to Sharon's new war from international volunteers.
Institute for Global Communication (IGC), including
Anti-Racism.Net, and LaborNet.
The International Action Center.
The Washington Peace Center Calendar. Washington, DC political
meetings and events.
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