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Until The Rulers Obey

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Photo by: Gabriel Reyes - Dec. 7th, 2014 - Berkeley, CA

Dissent is in the air.  Many, many groups around the country are gearing up to engage in constitutionally protected protests against the criminal oligarchy that has taken over the levers of power.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

- First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

At this point, given the fact that there have been many, many protests with hundreds of thousands of people, against police brutality, against illegal wars, and against the destruction of the environment, and against Wall Street criminals and their protectors at the Justice Department, which have gone largely ignored by the mainstream media, it may become apparent to some activists that it may be time to really, really get the attention of the criminal oligarchs by machine.

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"

-- Mario Savio

Exercising Your Right to Peaceably Assemble - To The Fullest!

Organize: To get going, I'd said you need at least 20 people, but ideally, anybody that can put together a group of 100-plus people would be much more effective, quicker.

Set the rules: We already know... Peaceful, no law breaking, no breaking things, no trowing stuff at the police; individually, don't give any reason to anybody to arrest you, detain you, etc.

Agree on a time and date:  Multiple groups could agree to assemble (in flash mob fashion) at different (key locations) throughout the city.  Locations can be changed quickly, coordinating via social media and other tech tools.

Engage: Everybody walks to the heart of the District, and everything stops.  When the police shows up and asks people to get off the street, or move along, individually you comply, immediately.  You (individually) don't break any law, any regulation, whatsoever; don't challenge the authorities in any way.

Propaganda: In the meantime, everybody take pictures of the massive crowd, post them on Twitter, invite your friends to stop by.

Repeat: Use technology... Break up and expand the groups, appear at another nerve center of the city, do the same thing.  When the police shows up, comply; don't put yourself at any risk whatsoever.  Keep posting photos (remember, nobody is breaking any law, so the photos are going to show just large numbers of people together in solidarity).  Propagate, expand, keep inviting others.

Psychology: It will take very little before the City normal operations comes to a halt.  The authorities will be confounded, thinking through how they're going to deal with the situation. In the meantime, if there are arrests, they will be minimal, and since nobody is breaking any laws, those who are arrested as a means of intimidation, will have to be released soon thereafter.

Infiltrators, Agitator: Who cares?  Let them do their thing.  Just make sure you don't engage in any illegal activity, and you'll be fine.  When you see sombody getting violent, or smashing windows, etc., just move away from them towards the next point of assembly.

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