The election is over. The fight is not.
Elections are only one part of democracy. We need to think strategically about direct action, learn from a rich history of nonviolent activism, and develop new tactics to take on this administration.
Let's start from the start: Inauguration Day.
On January 20th, 2005, we're calling for a new kind of action. The Bush administration has been successful at keeping protesters away from major events in the last few years by closing off areas around events and using questionable legal strategies to outlaw public dissent. We can use these obstacles to develop new tactics. On Inauguration day, we don't need banners, we don't need signs, we just need people.
We're calling on people to attend inauguration as they are: members of the public. Once through security and at the procession, at a given signal, we'll all turn our backs on Bush. A simple, clear and coherent message.
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Can you imagine the conversation that lead to that site?
"Man, Bush sucks, and he beat our guy Kerry. What are we going to do?"
"I got a great idea, man. Let's go out in on freezing cold day and then when we see Bush we'll turn around."
"That's great! It will be like showing him our backs."
"Isn't it great?"
"Sweet! Yo man, pass the pot."