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News :: Organizing
Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
07 May 2005
On Thursday, May 5, the Boston Herald reported that Navy SEALs are planning to conduct war games in South Boston.

“Boston's waterfront will look like a battle zone - with military gunfire, circling choppers and Navy SEALs on the attack - under a Pentagon war-games plan that has the support of a high-powered Southie pol but is still under review by the mayor.”
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Call for a Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)

On Thursday, May 5, the Boston Herald reported that Navy SEALs are planning to conduct war games in South Boston.

“Boston's waterfront will look like a battle zone - with military gunfire, circling choppers and Navy SEALs on the attack - under a Pentagon war-games plan that has the support of a high-powered Southie pol but is still under review by the mayor.”

“Some 50 elite Navy SEALs would practice sniper fire with paint balls and perform hostage extractions, water landings, sea-mine evasions and other urban combat maneuvers from June 6 to June 18 as part of the exercises to be conducted by the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.”

“The Navy is also hoping to land helicopters in urban areas and take advantage of the city's narrow streets to simulate combat situations in labyrinthine neighborhoods, according to Pentagon requests delivered to the city.”

Resist this Invasion!

The people of Boston must act quickly in response to this attempt by the war machine to sharpen its teeth in our city.
The anti-war movement should seize this opportunity to “bring the war home” and illustrate the horrors of U.S. military aggression.
We must immediately begin planning for massive actions with a heavy emphasis on street theater (die-ins, civilian casualty bloc, hooded prisoners, etc.)
Please get in touch to share your ideas and stay tuned for information on upcoming organizing meetings.

clubnavyseals (at) yahoo.com
See also:
http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=81752

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Hey !
08 May 2005
I have a great idea.....Why don't you get the fuck out of the country...
Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
This should be fun to watch. Navy SEALS was a great movie.
Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
Anyone consider calling city hall or your councilor to try and block this? Doesn't seem like it's a done deal yet.

"Fun" is not the word I'd choose. I imagine all sorts of "accidents" could happen to protesters who got inside the perimeter of war games. "It's a tragic event and our hearts go out to their families, but we did all we could to keep them from harms way (police, MP's, barricades)..."

I can hear it now, not to discourage action if this does come to pass, but fun it ain't
Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
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Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
Here is a novel idea...STAY AWAY. If you don't go near it, you won''t get hurt. Sheesh...do I have to explain everything to you guys?
Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
Back at ya' Van.

So we should cower in our homes as the military takes over, FUCK THAT.

I said war was no fun. I'm against the war in Iraq, I'm against the US sticking it corporate cock into every orriface it can force open, but i'mnot a pacifist.

First this should try and be blocked by civil means. Failing that those who would meet force with force better start doing their pushups, running and obstacle course training. Get some gasmasks and body armor if you can find it. We're not talking about fat traffic cops here, this isn't a game don't play around.

Either resistance do yes, or resistance do no. Resistance do maybe so, squish like grape...
Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
Colorful language. I'm for the war in Iraq. I'm just disappointed that we didn't take their oil. It will be even more fun in Southie now to see you kids get your butts kicked.
To protest is to participate
09 May 2005
Dumb dumb dumb. Navy Seals would count on participation by the local protest community. Protesting the effort would assist the wargame.
Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
So what would you suggest, ignore them and hope they go away?

I agree a violent confrontation is counter productive, but you seem to suggest any resistence would benefit the training. What then shall we do?
Let's get this shit started
09 May 2005
The Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy SEALs (C.L.U.B. Navy SEALs) is not actually a real coalition yet. I just couldn't resist the acronym.

So far it's just me, one individual with no official ties to any organization. However, the people I have talked to in the days since this story broke have been very excited about confronting this invasion.

I have set up an email account clubnavyseals (at) yahoo.com
and a yahoo group to facilitate discussion until an actual coalition can be formed.
clubnavyseals-subscribe (at) yahoogroups.com

If somebody wants to call for a meeting time and location to begin planning, that would be great.

My hope is that as many groups as possible can work together on this and that any actions called respect a full diversity of tactics.

I have lots of ideas for this and I'm sure that you do too. Let's get this shit started.
Re: Coalition to Liberate Us Bostonians from Navy Seals (C.L.U.B. Navy Seals)
09 May 2005
how certain is it that the seals are coming??