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Forum Post: general logistics

Posted 3 years ago on Aug. 7, 2011, 3:14 a.m. EST by nemenja (8) from Seattle, WA
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Hi,

So, I have to admit to being a little concerned, this seems incredibly disorganized and what we're talking about is almost certainly going to get nasty unless we totally fold.

What plans are in play for say security teams to manage hostiles and unarrest as necessary? Surveillance to identify and track hostiles? Logistics involving the actual occupation?

I understand the need for opsec, but I'd feel a lot better knowing I'm not walking into a group of kids that are just gonna get me maced, shot with rubber bullets and beat, so that they can go home after they post bail. I don't need blackbloc hardheads to console me so much as just a "we are planning on meeting on X prior to the event to start working out these things" from someone verifiably authoritive with adbusters or otherwise organizing the event.

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[-] 1 points by Peacefulmind (23) 2 years ago

"AWARENESS" is an important thing for people to have. Also "WHEN YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS THE THINGS YOU LOOK AT CHANGE." A Yogi said this phrase to me, and please pass it on to your fellow Americans. KEEP PREACHING THE TRUTH FOR IT SHALL SET YOU FREE.

[-] 1 points by doc (3) from Seattle, WA 3 years ago

Agreed. Crossing our fingers and hoping that this all works out is going to get us nowhere. This isn't the local town square we're talking about, or even the National Mall. It's Wall Street. In New York City. Post 9/11. And they know we're coming well in advance.

Your post brings up another good question. I don't see that any one entity is actually organizing this on a national scale. That clearly has its advantages, but potentially WAY bigger drawbacks. If fifty factions of protestors show up with fifty different security plans (and/or fifty different agendas), its going to get ugly, fast...unless we can coordinate on the ground.

I see that there are local meetings going on in NYC, but anything decided upon there needs to be widely disseminated so that those of us coming from around the US can adequately prepare.

Communication is key.