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Analyzing 'the Movement' -- Looking Back at PPRC, Part 6

"To fight the Empire is to be infected by its derangement; this is a paradox; whoever defeats a segment of the Empire becomes the Empire; it proliferates like a virus, imposing its form on its enemies. Thereby it becomes its enemies." -Philip K. Dick, Valis, 1983

Breaking away from linearity I want to outline what I saw at the very last PPRC Friday rally I attended before I tell you about the first one. I went to this last rally in late August of 2003 because I was called out, emailed an invitation to show solidarity with the Friday afternoon marchers. Two weeks earlier the protest had been attacked by a group of about eight young thugs. PPRC was moved to sound the alarm by a physical assault that included one of the protesters being momentarily choked in the crook of a thug's arm.

There was a chance that the thugs were sent by the government. [ Read more... ]

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