We really need to think about creating parallel institutions to replace the essential functions provided by the government.
What happens when a major terrorist attack happens (as it probably will, given all the gasoline our government of war criminals has just poured on the fire)? Is the stricken city or region going to have to choose between shutting up and keeping quiet or getting help from those who have a monopoly on providing it?
When a street or freeway is blocaded, should ambulances and fire trucks be let through. I think it's pretty obvious they should. What happens when the establishment takes advantage of this and starts using ambulances as squad cars? How to know what's a "real" ambulance or not?
One obvious answer to both involves doing outreach to civil servants. Many already are outraged about our government's criminal actions, and there's others that can be convinced.
The establishment has bitten off more than they can chew. The combination of an anti-tax attitude (thanks to right-wing talk radio) and an increased terrorist threat due to the war has created police forces whose numbers are thinned due to budget cuts and distraceed by anti-terrorism partols to the point where they are unable to control the streets if we show up in sufficient numbers.
That's good, but it also means that martial law is a very real likelihood. How do we deal with that? How do we continue and escalate the resistance without simply beating our heads against the brick wall of a police state? One thing in our favor is that so many military troops have been sent overseas that it's going to be difficult to get lots of them together for domestic oppression. But I don't think that's going to give us a total free ride.
The time to start thinking about these questions is NOW.