November 01, 2010

Repost-Reasons To Be Jeerful

For newer readers, I thought that it was time to repost this one from a year ago. There seems to be more and more people seeking a way to fight back, but they are naturally unwilling to hit the streets with Molotovs.

Here, for your delectation, are 198 methods of non-violent protest and persuasion.

Some of these methods are quite groovy. There's something to suit all tastes!

Look:

THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND PERSUASION
 
FORMAL STATEMENTS
 
1. Public speeches
2. Letters of opposition or support
3. Declarations by organizations and institutions
4. Signed public declarations
5. Declarations of indictment and intention
6. Group or mass petitions

COMMUNICATIONS WITH A WIDER AUDIENCE
7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications
9. Leaflets, pamphlets, and books
10. Newspapers and journals
11. Records, radio, and television
12. Skywriting and earthwriting

GROUP REPRESENTATIONS
13. Deputations
14. Mock awards
15. Group lobbying
16. Picketing
17. Mock elections

SYMBOLIC PUBLIC ACTS
18. Displays of flags and symbolic colours
19. Wearing of symbols
20. Prayer and worship
21. Delivering symbolic objects
22. Protest disrobings
23. Destruction of own property
24. Symbolic lights
25. Displays of portraits
26. Paint as protest
27. New signs and names
28. Symbolic sounds
29. Symbolic reclamations
30. Rude gestures

PRESSURES ON INDIVIDUALS
31. "Haunting" officials
32. Taunting officials
33. Fraternization
34. Vigils

DRAMA AND MUSIC
35. Humourous skits and pranks
36. Performances of plays and music
37. Singing

PROCESSIONS
38. Marches
39. Parades
40. Religious processions
41. Pilgrimages
42. Motorcades

HONOURING THE DEAD
43. Political mourning
44. Mock funerals
45. Demonstrative funerals
46. Homage at burial places

PUBLIC ASSEMBLIES
47. Assemblies of protest or support
48. Protest meetings
49. Camouflaged meetings of protest
50. Teach-ins

WITHDRAWAL AND RENUNCIATION
51. Walk-outs
52. Silence
53. Renouncing honours
54. Turning one's back

THE METHODS OF SOCIAL NONCOOPERATION

OSTRACISM OF PERSONS
55. Social boycott
56. Selective social boycott
57. Lysistratic nonaction
58. Excommunication
59. Interdict

NONCOOPERATION WITH SOCIAL EVENTS, CUSTOMS, AND INSTITUTIONS
60. Suspension of social and sports activities
61. Boycott of social affairs
62. Student strike
63. Social disobedience
64. Withdrawal from social institutions

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE SOCIAL SYSTEM
65. Stay-at-home
66. Total personal noncooperation
67. "Flight" of workers
68. Sanctuary
69. Collective disappearance
70. Protest emigration (hijrat)

THE METHODS OF ECONOMIC NONCOOPERATION: ECONOMIC BOYCOTTS

ACTION BY CONSUMERS
71. Consumers' boycott
72. Nonconsumption of boycotted goods
73. Policy of austerity
74. Rent withholding
75. Refusal to rent
76. National consumers' boycott
77. International consumers' boycott

ACTION BY WORKERS AND PRODUCERS
78. Workers' boycott
79. Producers' boycott

ACTION BY MIDDLEMEN
80. Suppliers' and handlers' boycott

ACTION BY OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
81. Traders' boycott
82. Refusal to let or sell property
83. Lockout
84. Refusal of industrial assistance
85. Merchants' "general strike"

ACTION BY HOLDERS OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES
86. Withdrawal of bank deposits
87. Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
88. Refusal to pay debts or interest
89. Severance of funds and credit
90. Revenue refusal
91. Refusal of a government's money

ACTION BY GOVERNMENTS
92. Domestic embargo
93. Blacklisting of traders
94. International sellers' embargo
95. International buyers' embargo
96. International trade embargo

THE METHODS OF ECONOMIC NONCOOOPERATION: THE STRIKE

SYMBOLIC STRIKES
97. Protest strike
98. Quickie walkout (lightning strike)

AGRICULTURAL STRIKES
99. Peasant strike
100. Farm workers' strike

STRIKES BY SPECIAL GROUPS
101. Refusal of impressed labour
102. Prisoners' strike
103. Craft strike
104. Professional strike

ORDINARY INDUSTRIAL STRIKES
105. Establishment strike
106. Industry strike
107. Sympathy strike

 RESTRICTED STRIKES
108. Detailed strike
109. Bumper strike
110. Slowdown strike
111. Working-to-rule strike
112. Reporting "sick" (sick-in)
113. Strike by resignation
114. Limited strike
115. Selective strike

MULTI-INDUSTRY STRIKES
116. Generalised strike
117. General strike

COMBINATION OF STRIKES AND ECONOMIC CLOSURES
118. Hartal
119. Economic shutdown

THE METHODS OF POLITICAL NONCOOPERATION

REJECTION OF AUTHORITY
120. Withholding or withdrawal of allegiance
121. Refusal of public support
122. Literature and speeches advocating resistance

CITIZENS' NONCOOPERATION WITH GOVERNMENT
123. Boycott of legislative bodies
124. Boycott of elections
125. Boycott of government employment and positions
126. Boycott of government departments, agencies, and other bodies
127. Withdrawal from governmental educational institutions
128. Boycott of government-supported institutions
129. Refusal of assistance to enforcement agents
130. Removal of own signs and placemarks
131. Refusal to accept appointed officials
132. Refusal to dissolve existing institutions

CITIZENS' ALTERNATIVES TO OBEDIENCE
133. Reluctant and slow compliance
134. Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
135. Popular nonobedience
136. Disguised disobedience
137. Refusal of an assemblage or meeting to disperse
138. Sitdown
139. Noncooperation with conscription and deportation
140. Hiding, escape, and false identities
141. Civil disobedience of "illegitimate" laws

ACTION BY GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL
142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides
143. Blocking of lines of command and information
144. Stalling and obstruction
145. General administrative noncooperation
146. Judicial noncooperation
147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by
enforcement agents
148. Mutiny

DOMESTIC GOVERNMENTAL ACTION
149. Quasi-legal evasions and delays
150. Noncooperation by constituent governmental units

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL ACTION
151. Changes in diplomatic and other representation
152. Delay and cancellation of diplomatic events
153. Withholding of diplomatic recognition
154. Severance of diplomatic relations
155. Withdrawal from international organisations
156. Refusal of membership in international bodies
157. Expulsion from international organisations

THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT INTERVENTION

PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION
158. Self-exposure to the elements
159. The fast
a) Fast of moral pressure
b) Hunger strike
c) Satyagrahic fast
160. Reverse trial
161. Nonviolent harassment

PHYSICAL INTERVENTION
162. Sit-in
163. Stand-in
164. Ride-in
165. Wade-in
166. Mill-in
167. Pray-in
168. Nonviolent raids
169. Nonviolent air raids
170. Nonviolent invasion
171. Nonviolent interjection
172. Nonviolent obstruction
173. Nonviolent occupation

SOCIAL INTERVENTION
174. Establishing new social patterns
175. Overloading of facilities
176. Stall-in
177. Speak-in
178. Guerrilla theatre
179. Alternative social institutions
180. Alternative communication system

ECONOMIC INTERVENTION
181. Reverse strike
182. Stay-in strike
183. Nonviolent land seizure
184. Defiance of blockades
185. Politically motivated counterfeiting
186. Preclusive purchasing
187. Seizure of assets
188. Dumping
189. Selective patronage
190. Alternative markets
191. Alternative transportation systems
192. Alternative economic institutions
 
POLITICAL INTERVENTION
193. Overloading of administrative systems
194. Disclosing identities of secret agents
195. Seeking imprisonment
196. Civil disobedience of "neutral" laws
197. Work-on without collaboration
198. Dual sovereignty and parallel government

Pick one and get on with it. I am using at least 30 of the methods listed above. (Yes, it surprised me too).

And remember to have some fun while you're at it. Nowhere does it state that you have to be miserable when engaging in non-violent action.

CR.

10 comments:

Dark Lochnagar said...

No 99, a peasant strike. Where did you get that one from?

richard said...

Our friends in Northern Ireland aren't allowed to leafleteer if the Council designates an area as leaflet free, unless they pay the council for the privilege. If you do, a dick from the council may approach you. Then -
"If an authorised officer of a district council proposes to give a
person a notice under this paragraph, the officer may require the person to give him his name and address.
A person commits an offence if
he fails to give his name and address when required to do so or
he gives a false or inaccurate name or address in response....A person guilty of an offence.... is liable on summary conviction to a fine..."

How they can fine someone when they don't know who he is, is a question unanswered.

Oh, and they want Paddy to apply in advance for permission to gather in a group of more than 50 people; funerals and church services are generously excluded from this requirement.

The bell-end responsible for this crap is called Edwin Poots, btw.

defender said...

Meanwhile back at the reality ranch

Muslim woman admits attempted murder of MP - then rejects jurisdiction of the court

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1325614/MP-stabbed-twice-Iraq-war-woman.html#ixzz1445mpM68

FireballXL5 said...

Bloody hell Capt. you're a one man revolution!

I can only rustle up about half a dozen active "protests", perhaps I need to start looking for trouble :-)

James Higham said...

Yes, that's excellent. I was going to post today on our options but will link here instead. This is a comprehensive summary.

FTAC Watch said...

They are planning on locking me up again.

Hunger strike starts as soon as I am held captive.

defender said...

Lads, if I disappear it might be because of this email to David Cameron


Dear Sir, The Rt hon David Cameron,
It has become clear to me that you are acting outside of your oath.
I would like to take this opertunity to inform you that you do not have my consent to breach your oath to Her

Majesty the Queen of The United Kingdom and hence to the People, to who the Monarch is also accountable by Her

oath.

I assume the following to be correct and will wait 7 days from this date (2nd November 2010) for you to prove

otherwise.
The Oath of a Privy Counsellor

You do swear by Almighty God to be a true and faithful Servant unto The Queen’s Majesty as one of Her Majesty’s

Privy Council. You will not know or understand of any manner of thing to be attempted, done or spoken against Her

Majesty’s Person, Honour, Crown or Dignity Royal, but you will lett and withstand the same to the uttermost of your

power, and either cause it to be revealed to Her Majesty Herself, or to such of Her Privy Council as shall

advertise Her Majesty of the same. You will in all things to be moved, treated and debated in Council, faithfully

and truly declare your Mind and Opinion, according to your Heart and Conscience; and will keep secret all matters

committed and revealed unto you, or that shall be treated of secretly in Council. And if any of the said Treaties

or Counsels shall touch any of the Counsellors you will not reveal it unto him but will keep the same until such

time as, by the consent of Her Majesty or of the Council, Publication shall be made thereof. You will to your

uttermost bear Faith and Allegiance to the Queen’s Majesty; and will assist and defend all civil and temporal

Jurisdictions, Pre-eminences, and Authorities, granted to Her Majesty and annexed to the Crown by Acts of

Parliament, or otherwise, against all Foreign Princes, Persons, Prelates, States, or Potentates. And generally in

all things you will do as a faithful and true Servant ought to do to Her Majesty
SO HELP YOU GOD
I require from you a copy of your oath with your signature and/or seal.

I remain in honour, soverntity and law.
Please note:A copy of this email and any other further documents relevant to this will be submitted to the police as required for their investegations. END

I will keep you posted but if I need to with hold stuff because it might fuck up the case if I do then tuff.
I really really want these bastard traitors to hang by the neck til dead.

lostatsea61 said...

hi ranty, check out this http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20101102/tuk-officer-inserted-song-titles-during-45dbed5.html

and http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/2010/09/douglas-carswell-mp-introduces-bill-to-stop-fractional-reserve-banking/

richard said...

The song titles thing - there is a novel by Dean Koontz in which an officer attempts to negotiate with an armed loony via Elvis song titles. Perhaps this officer (if the story is true) has a bit of a problem; it's not a good sign if officers try to re-enact scenes from a book.

Charters&Co said...

Crikey, I read that as 'pheasant strike', which sounds pretty imaginative. Happens a lot round here between pheasants and cars. Could be adapted, I suppose.