If You See Something DO Something: 12 Things To Do Instead Of Calling The Cops

If You See Something DO Something: 12 Things to do Instead of Calling the Cops

Calling the police often escalates situations, puts people at risk, and leads to violence. Anytime you seek help from the police, you’re inviting them into your community and putting people who may already be vulnerable into dangerous situations. Sometimes people feel that calling the police is the only way to deal with problems. But we can build trusted networks of mutual aid that allow us to better handle conflicts ourselves and move toward forms of transformative justice, while keeping police away from our neighborhoods.

  1. Don’t feel obligated to defend property—especially corporate “private” property. Before confronting someone or contacting the police, ask yourself if anyone is being hurt or endangered by property “theft” or damage. If the answer is “no,” then let it be.
  2. If something of yours is stolen and you need to file a report for insurance or other purposes, consider going to the police station instead of bringing cops into your community. You may inadvertently be putting someone in your neighborhood at risk.
  3. If you observe someone exhibiting behavior that seems “odd” to you, don’t assume that they are publicly intoxicated. A traumatic brain injury or a similar medical episode may be occurring. Ask if they are OK, if they have a medical condition, and if they need assistance.
  4. If you see someone pulled over with car trouble, stop and ask if they need help or if you can call a tow truck for them. If the police are introduced to such a situation, they may give punitive and unnecessary tickets to people with car issues, target those without papers, or worse.
  5. Keep a contact list of community resources like suicide hotlines. When police are contacted to “manage” such situations, people with mental illness are sixteen times more likely to be killed by cops than those without mental health challenges.
  6. Check your impulse to call the police on someone you believe looks or is acting “suspicious.” Is their race, gender, ethnicity, class, or housing situation influencing your choice? Such calls can be death sentences for many people.
  7. Encourage teachers, coworkers, and organizers to avoid inviting police into classrooms, workplaces, and public spaces. Instead, create for a culture of taking care of each other and not unwittingly putting people in harm’s way. If you’re part of a group that’s holding a rally or demonstration, don’t get a permit or otherwise cooperate with the police.
  8. If your neighbor is having a party and the noise is bothering you, go over and talk to them. Getting to know your neighbors with community events like monthly block parties is a good way to make asking them to quiet down a little less uncomfortable, or to find another neighbor who is willing to do so.
  9. If you see someone peeing in public, just look away! Remember, for example, that many houseless people do not have reliable access to bathrooms.
  10. Hold and attend deescalation, conflict resolution, first-aid, volunteer medic, and self-defense workshops in your neighborhood, school, workplace, or community organization.
  11. Street art is beautiful! Don’t report graffiti and other street artists. If you see work that includes fascistic or hate speech, paint over it yourself or with friends.
  12. Remember that police can escalate domestic violence situations. You can support friends and neighbors who are being victimized by abusers by offering them a place to stay, a ride to a safe location, or to watch their children. Utilize community resources like safe houses and hotlines.

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Attention Hollywood Writers: “Anarchy” and “Chaos” are NOT Synonyms

Anarchy is not Chaos

Despite what our governments want us to think, despite what Google and many dictionaries tell us to think, and despite what apparently every writer in Hollywood DOES think, “anarchy” and “chaos” are NOT synonyms. In fact, they are not necessarily even related terms:

“Anarchy” does NOT mean “a state of disorder [or lawlessness] due to absence or nonrecognition of authority”. It does NOT mean the absence of RULES, but rather the absence of RULERS: Anarchy is the purest form of democracy, i.e. a system of government under which all people equally and collectively decide what the rules (laws) of their society will be.

“Chaos” is the word Hollywood writers (and all the Sheeple in their audience) should use to convey “the absence of order”. Chaos is neither the same as, nor necessarily a consequence of, a state of anarchy. Consequently, propagandizing “ANARCHY AND CHAOS” as the antithesis of “LAW AND ORDER” is a false Orwellian conflation intended to protect the established order.

Anarchy is not Chaos. Organize…

UNAC 2017: All We Have To Agree On Is The Trumps

United National Anti-War Coalition | UNAC 2017: All We Need To Agree On Is The Trumps

Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad: Building a Movement Against War, Injustice & Oppression

A national conference organized by the United National AntiWar Coalition

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EVENT

Date: 16-18 June 2017

Website: UnacConference2017.org

VENUE

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St, Richmond VA 23219 USA

ORGANIZER

United National AntiWar Coalition
UNAC, PO Box 123, Delmar NY 12054-0123 USA
518-227-6947 | UNACpeace@gmail.com
UnacPeace.org
#NoNewWars #EndWarAtHomeAndAbroad

CALL TO ACTION

You may not agree with everything you see in this image, but we don’t need to agree on everything in order to unite against our common oppressors:

  • If you prefer #AllLivesMatter to #BlackLivesMatter, for instance, that’s no reason not to join hands with those who feel otherwise when the rights of all are at risk. Just remember how Evelyn Hall defined freedom of speech in The Friends of Voltaire:

    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

  • If you’re no more likely to be seen at an LGBTQ rally than Winston Churchill was at a meeting of the Comintern, consider his response to critics of his alliance with a totalitarian Soviet Union against Hitler’s Nazi Germany:

    “If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons.”

  • And regardless of whether your 9/11 view is Red Pill or Blue, one incontrovertible 9/11 truth is that never have Americans traded more liberties for less security than they have since 2001. Were he alive today, Benjamin Franklin would certainly say:

    “Those willing to sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.”

As awakened advocates for the 99 Percent, we must no longer allow the greedy 1 Percent and their puppet politicians to maintain a Two-Party Tyranny using fake news to confuse and mislead us, false flags to scare and subdue us, and social wedge issues to divide and rule us. For as Thomas Jefferson observed:

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

The time to set aside our differences is now. All we need to agree on is the trumps – not like the clown president Trump, whose agenda will be set by the Deep State just as it was for Obama, Bush and Clinton before him, but rather these trumps:

  • Love trumps Hate
  • Tolerance trumps Prejudice
  • Education trumps Ignorance
  • Liberty trumps Privilege
  • Ecology trumps Economy
  • People trump Profit
  • Peace trumps War

Only through solidarity can we achieve true and lasting liberty, equality and democracy. Join activists from many domestic and international struggles as we form an unstoppable alliance for freedom against the puppet Trump regime and the underlying omnipotent Deep State responsible for all the world’s major conflicts as well as much of its social injustice, disease, poverty, hunger, ignorance, prejudice, racism, genocide and ecocide. Unite with UNAC!

HASHTAGS

#UNAC2017, #AntiWar, #Antifa, #DeepState, #MilitaryIndustrialComplex,
#Afghanistan, #Iran, #Iraq, #NorthKorea, #Palestine, #Russia, #Syria,
#NWO, #Orwellian, #Fascist, #PoliceState, #Plutocracy, #Kleptocracy,
#OWS, #Resistance, #Rebellion, #Revolution, #UniteWithUNAC

Wikileaks Vault 7 Year Zero: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

I will splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds. - John F. Kennedy

CIA Global Covert Hacking Program Exposed

‘Wikileaks released “Vault 7” this morning, consisting of what Wikileaks says is the “largest ever publication of confidential documents” on the CIA—more than 8,000 documents detailing various CIA cyberwarfare and electronic surveillance activities. Wikileaks says it is only the first set of documents to be released, with more to follow as the organization is able to verify and analyze more documents. Wikileaks had promoted the Vault 7 disclosures for some time—the documents were released under the title “Year Zero”; they contain 7,818 web pages and 943 attachments from a development groupware used by the CIA’s engineers, and include previous versions of many pages.’   More >>>

‘WikiLeaks released Vault 7, a slew of CIA files on surveillance and hacking, encrypted with the password “SplinterItIntoAThousandPiecesAndScatterItIntoTheWinds”, a phrase that President John F. Kenndy used a month prior to his assassination. Kennedy hated the CIA… Speaking in a History Channel documentary years ago, Samuel Halpern, author of “The Assassination of JFK,” claimed that the threat against JFK’s life stemmed from Kennedy’s frustration with the CIA, which he believed was becoming a “state within a state.”‘   More >>>