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  •  Could be. Trouble is, the same beefed-up security (3+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, splashy, maryabein

    … methods that get used against Code Pink can and will be used against spontaneous actions.

    Godwin via Niemöller: "First they came to eject Code Pink, but I did not protest because I thought Code Pink was foolish and whiny. Then they came to eject . . . When they came to eject me, there was no one left to protest . . . " and so on.

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war. ☮ ♥ ☺

    by lotlizard on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 07:49:51 AM PDT

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    •  Well, I think you make a very important point. (4+ / 0-)
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      I think we need to get very, very intentional. Occupy Wall Street was very, very intentional though if you didn't understand them, they looked disorganized, but they were far from it.

      We need to pack galleries and protest in capitol rotundas. But we also need to be both intentional and spontaneous and protest in ways which get the message across. Just getting arrested doesn't mean you were effective.

      I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

      by commonmass on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 10:44:37 AM PDT

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