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Parent Article: Protesters seize the route to the debate site
04 Oct 2000
In my first message (by "jason"), nowhere did I advocate violence, yet one reply was "we didn't need a riot". Who said we did? A few thousand people sitting in the road would have been splendid. And therein lies my worry - everyone immediately equates action with violence.

Indymedia itself goes on to write on :

"Next time there is a protest, the same sort of town meeting should be held BEFORE any marches or events actually occur. Non-violence does not have to translate into passivity. There can be effective direct action without violence."

...which is precisely the same thing I called for. Wake up y'all. 99.9% of America knows presisely *nothing* about what went on yesterday outside of what the mainstream media has told them. Their coverage has been slight and skewed. A real change, an UNIGNORABLE change is one that will be achieved when you force the debate to not occur.
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