From:   grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:30:23 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] other ways to prepare for tomorrow
 

Also I would like to add that we need to be careful of agent provocateurs, people who work very hard at bringing divisive issues both on and off line. They will not always follow the typical picture of a middle aged white guy with a beer gut, they may be in various forms sent to create derision and infighting.

Corporations would much rather see us kill the movement off ourselves with infighting than with bully clubs from police.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 3:23 PM, acpollack2@juno.com <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote:
I assume some or all of this will come up at the GA tonight and/or in working groups, but:
* I'm sure our own activists, and the media, will be videoing everything tomorrow morning, but do we need special preparation to encourage and centralize immediate dissemination of video/photos of possible cop brutality? Do we need to tell the press now that we're doing such documentation, i.e. as a way of sending the public message that we expect the worst from Bloomberg and Kelly?
* The same re Medics: In addition to our own Medics, maybe we should put out a special call to healthcare workers who've been volunteering from unions or elsewhere to show up -- and again, maybe put out a call to the press saying we're lining up such help as a way of sending the public message that we expect the worst from Bloomberg and Kelly.
Maybe the Medics should do some emergency prep training tonight for nonmedics on how to help with emergencies, tear gas, etc., and OWSers in general should be educated on what to do if they're gassed, if they see someone getting beaten, etc.
* I don't even mention the legal angle, I'm sure that's in high gear already.
* All of which is a way of saying BEFOREHAND that "the whole world is watching."

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