Tuesday's attempts to shut down the city were a failure. Our tactics need to evolve in response to the police's changing tactics.
1. Future efforts to shut down streets need to come from a decentralized effort. Instead of gathering in one spot and attempting to overwhelm the police with numbers, how about announcing a day and time for affinity groups to take action on their own to take over streets and intersections that each group selects in small groups. Five or ten small groups would be way more effective than one big one.
2. Pick new targets. Pink Alert, with Medea Benjamin as spoke, has targeted media outlets. There are oil company facilities at the port, military facilities (eg Air National Guard at Portland Airport), banks, government buildings, etc.
3. Affinity groups could target shopping centers, malls, department stores. People could filter in one and two at a time, and then converge at a central meeting site.