Kevin Zeese, October2011.org
(August 23, 2012) The FBI has leaked a document to the corporate media in order to lay the ground work for aggressive police crack downs against protesters at the RNC and DNC. The corporate media, as usual, plays its roll with no critical comments about the basis for the FBI's claims. We urge protesters to take an aggressively non-violent approach at the convention so that when the already planned police crackdown begins the police will be seen as abusing their power against non-violent Americans exercising their constitutional rights. Do not give the police an excuse to justify their abuse. The most successful tactics against a violent state is non-violence.
Police violence is an opportunity for the movement to expand and gain support but only if protesters do not respond with violence or property damage. Non-violence in the face of violence takes a great deal of courage and discipline, but it is the only effective tactic against a state with awesome capacity for violence. This does not mean do not resist, or do not break laws, but do so strategically and with a purpose. Violence and property damage rarely are tactics that are smart strategy. And, make sure to bring your cameras and cell phones so the citizen's media can force the corporate media to report honestly about what happens.
Rallies at Obama offices for Bradley Manning, vets arrested, Bradley Manning Support Network / Courage to Resist
Protesters delivered a letter to Obama campaign staff members, which makes its demands clear: that President Obama pardon PFC Bradley Manning, accounting for both his abusive treatment in a Quantico prison cell and the president’s own unlawfully prejudicial remarks that Bradley “broke the law.”