"Routes and times of marches (including routes to and from GA) should all be discussed, voted on and posted to the web before they occur. This will help prevent us being slandered by the actions of a few people acting on their own. As our numbers grow the potential for someone to do something we do not want, done in our name, grows.
There has been much talk of civil disobedience or showing up in symbolic places. These actions should also be voted on and announced so that the public knows exactly what we as a group are endorsing.
Without steps like this in place we face the risk of a few bad apples or inexperienced people performing actions that give our entire movement a bad name. This will ultimately loosing the trust of the public who seems to be growing in favor of the "occupy" movements. "
There are two main reasons I bring this up:
1. When marching without a planned announced route it is very easy for a lone person to get a crowd moving into a bad place. This is basically what happened in New York: the police lead protesters onto the bridge so they could be arrested. Marching into spaces like this where we as a group our effectively trapped is not smart. We open ourselves to unnecessary arrests or potenial police brutality. We have lawyers lets use them.
2. I have heard second hand that there are people who want to partake in civil obeisance. While these sort of actions have been a large part of past movements and can be extremely effective, they must be well thought out.
There is also no point in disrupting the citizens of this city who are part of the 99% simply because there is a large gathering. This is not smart and can potentially put the very people whose support we'd like against us.
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