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Use Your Head

Information that every activist should have
  • PLAN AHEAD: For essential needs, care and supplies. Know what to expect. Know how to get assistance. Plan for how to re-contact your buddies if separated.
  • ATTITUDE: You are powerful. You can easily withstand most of what the police throw at you, and you are fighting for justice. Remember, pain is only temporary and we are extremely strong.
  • THE #1 WEAPON OF THE POLICE IS FEAR: Once you control that, pepper spray and other police tactics are easily manageable.
  • COMMON SENSE: Keep your wits, assess what is going down and what needs to be done.
  • BE CALM and FOCUSED when things get most intense. React to danger or warning signs sooner, not later. Watch for signs of physical and mental problems in yourself and others. Cool down others who exhibit panic behavior.
  • BEWARE OF RUMORS: They are usually false, and foster fear. Deal with the known truth.
  • DOCUMENT police actions, brutality, and injuries.
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