Many people I have spoken with who were at the Nov 3rd, and 6th protests were frustrated with the way the protest turned out,
specifically in terms of low turnout, lack of a clear message, and strategy.
So a group of us will be going down again this SATURDAY at NOON to PIONEER SQUARE. It would be great if others could organize affinity groups as well and come with ideas and lots of people,
We have some suggestions, please add more to these:
-Stay in visible areas, if we are in a visible area there is no reason to move, by playing cat and mouse we end up dvided, and can be herded to a non-visible area like the waterfront. I would suggest trying to get a consensus of where to head for before we leave the square.
-bring more signs/art, like large banners, puppets, etc.
-Think of chant/signs specific to an issue, for example voter fraud, Fallujah, or the 100,000+ Iraqi deaths.
-Try to network before, during, and/or after the protest so we can form strong networks, in order to plan more effectively for actions in the future,
-If we feel there are enough of us to take the streets it is much easier to do so early on.