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    Examples of Actions that work...Posted under Afghan War, Australia, Blockades, Militarism, Training and organizing

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    AnonoRogers

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    Examples of Actions that work...Posted under Afghan War, Australia, Blockades, Militarism, Training and organizing

    Post  AnonoRogers on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:19 am

    How to blockade a military base
    by Simon Moyle | November 19, 2012

    "...Swan Island is a secretive base that houses the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) Australia’s international spies, and a clandestine Special Forces regiment known as Special Air Service Regiment 4 (SASR 4). This regiment was top secret until earlier this year when a special investigation uncovered its existence, and the fact that as well as operating in Afghanistan, it operates in countries with which Australia is not at war, including Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe..."
    "...So why did this succeed where others had not? A number of factors played a part:

    More people were willing to risk arrest than usual. By concentrating those prepared to risk arrest on one day rather than spreading them over four days as we did last year, we raised the stakes for police, who would have to arrest, transport and process more people than they were prepared for.
    Activists were well prepared, having had a whole day of training and role-plays beforehand. This raised confidence, which in turn enabled a more determined effort to return to the road and a more disciplined, calm approach.
    Another factor with this base is there is only one land entrance — a single gate. This makes blockading considerably easier as all efforts can be concentrated in one place.
    The operational decision by police not to arrest was a curious one. Our assumption is that the Defence Department ordered the no-arrest policy in order to keep the event quiet in the media. If that was the case, it backfired spectacularly, as more media than ever took up the story of this successful anti-war blockade. Other possibilities are that they underestimated our determination or numbers, and simply didn’t have the numbers to arrest and process this many people. Or perhaps this was a way the police could be supportive of our actions without appearing to be so. After all, if 72 percent of Australians want the troops home, as polls indicate, there are bound to be a number of police included in that figure. Regardless, it enabled us to be at full strength for the entire time, which in turn enabled the blockade to remain.

    Building communities of nonviolent praxis like this demonstrate that it is possible to have significant tactical wins with small groups. We don’t need to wait for mass movements to emerge, we can take actions that make the most of small numbers. Such groups can apply active, determined and persistent disruptive tactics, while remaining disciplined and calm, and be effective. Not only that, but the sense of camaraderie and fun that was built over the week made it an attractive place to be, an essential part of sustaining this kind of action..."

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    Sixtwelve

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    Re: Examples of Actions that work...Posted under Afghan War, Australia, Blockades, Militarism, Training and organizing

    Post  Sixtwelve on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:16 pm

    lol australia has spies?

    good for them. Srs, I'm impressed.
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    tomcruisemissle

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    Re: Examples of Actions that work...Posted under Afghan War, Australia, Blockades, Militarism, Training and organizing

    Post  tomcruisemissle on Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:57 pm

    Remember that one time when we stopped that war?
    Nah, me either.

    Good work faggots!

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