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Direct Action and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

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Transcript of Direct Action and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Direct Action and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience
Principles
Methods
Action
Jail
Debrief
Definition of Nonviolent Action
Nonviolent action refers to methods of protest, noncooperation, and intervention in which the actionists, without employing physical violence, refuse to do certain things which they are expected, or required, to do; or do certain things which they are not expected, or are forbidden, to do.

Creates contrast between oppressed and oppressor
Willingness to accept suffering without retaliation
Maintains the moral high ground
It is the human way to fight
Why Nonviolence?
Why NVCD?
Civil disobedience is a form of political protest
Involves violation the law
Police and courts
Requires special planning
Changes hearts and minds through the act of suffering and sacrifice
TX DREAM Act Hunger Strikers sitting-in at the Office of US Senator (TX) Kay Bailey Hutchison
Methods of Nonviolent Action
Marches
Pilgrimages
Picketing
Vigils
Bird-Dogging or "Haunting"
Public meetings
Issuing/Distributing Protest Literature
Renouncing Honors
Boycotts
Strikes
Methods of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience
Sit-Ins
Fasts
Flash Mobs
Nonviolent Obstructions
Nonviolent Invasions
Kiss-Ins
Die-Ins
Banner Drops
People's Filibuster
Methods of Noncooperation
Chanting
Singing
Tapping/Stomping Feet
Fasting/Refusing Food
Mic Checking
Creative Pleas in Court
Going Limp
Repeating the Message
Silence
GetEQUAL - Las Vegas traffic blocking targeting Harry Reid for ENDA
Before an Action - Escalation Guidelines
Investigation and Research
Negotiation and Arbitration
Public Forums, Letters to the Editor
Picketing and Passing out Flyers
Demonstrations, Rallies, Marches
Limited Strike
Boycott
Limited High Risk Actions
Massive High Risk Actions
General Strike
Planning an Action
Affinity Group Only
Goals
Allies and Opponents
Target
Strategy
Tactics
Preparing for an Action
Affinity Groups
Consensus
Trust
Secrecy
Level of Personal Involvement
Bail Money
Issue Research
Media
Legal Support
Police Liaison
Group Support
Group Preparation
72 Hours
Buddy System
Photo ID
Quarters if Needed
Hoodie
Sharpie Phone Numbers
Medication in Prescription Bottle
Commitments
Medical Directives and Powers of Attorney
Fill out Support Paperwork
Before an Action - Risking Arrest
Support Paperwork
Personal Belongings
Commitments of Arrestables
Medical Needs of Arrestables
Talking Points for Media
Social Media
Before an Action - Support
At an Action
Risking Arrest
Remain Calm at All Times
Maintain the Moral High ground
Stay on Message
Rely on Support Team
NO ID for undocumented folks
Trans* - self identify?
Support Team
Media and Video
Social Networking
Follow Arrestees
Legal Observer
Legal Representation
Care for Needs of Arrestables
DO NOT interfere with Law Enforcement
Act as Liaison between Arrestables and Law Enforcement
Deescalation and Safety
Language
Physical Stance and Body Language
Walk Away
Match
Yes
Barrier
Flying V
Protective Positioning
Way Out
Lock and Sit
Transport and Booking
Hold Bars and/or Straps
DO NOT Discuss Action
Keep Quiet
Identifying Information Only
Maintain Moral High Ground at All Times
Follow Instructions of Law Enforcement
Pat Down
Detainment
Avoid Conflict with Other Inmates
Keep to Yourself and Your Group
Interrogation
Miranda
Ask for Legal Counsel
Answer Identifying Questions Only
DO NOT Discuss Action
Remain Calm
Ask for Names and Badge Numbers of Interrogating Officers
Relay Information to Affinity Group
What Went Well?
What Could We Do Better?
Review Video and Photos
Post Video and Photos to Social Networking
Review Media Coverage
After an Action
Practice DA/NVCD
Create a Scenario
Identify Goals and Targets
Number Off 1-4
Group 1 - Risking Arrest
Group 2 - Support
Group 3 - Counter Protesters
Group 4 - Law Enforcement
Identify Strategy and Tactics (Risking Arrest and Support Groups)
Practice Action
Repeat - Alternating Groups
Practice
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