This Saturday night, Occupy Oakland is marching from Oscar Grant Plaza to OPD headquarters to protest the arrest of our comrades through targeting arrests of activists, as well as mistreatment in custody because of their political activity.
I’m calling on those participating to leave the “Occupy Aggro” at home and, instead, bring BUBBLES. We for a Bubble Bloc and show our contempt for their abuse with bubbles.
More and more Americans are coming to see that when dealing with Occupy, the police have no law. They will arrest you standing in the middle of the street with your hands in your pockets. They will arrest you while retreating with your hands up, asking “Where do I go to comply with your orders, officer?”
And they expect us to come with a “Fuck The Police” march, all hootin’ and hollerin’ and acting hostile.
Rather, I say we fuck WITH the police. Clown their asses by blowing bubbles. Dozens of people blowing bubbles down 7th will be fucking cool. Drivers will honk in support. And then we get video uploaded to the net of #OO engaging in nonviolent protest.
Make no mistake, we blow bubbles at them because of our contempt for their abusive thuggery and trampling on the first amendment. But the video can be of an angry mob hurling shit, or a contemptuous assembly of free people peacefully blowing bubbles at OPD HQ.
And when people ask us why, we can break out the “Free our comrades” info and school them.
Either OPD hunkers down and lets #OO bubble, or they come out in their riot gear and get caught on video being violent, anti-bubble fascists. This is all about PR War and perceptions. What middle America sees matters. Fuck the MSM, we gotta “Be The Media”. And if #OO is the ones on video being peacefully contemptuous, THAT MATTERS.
We are part of a larger movement, and a particularly high-profile one at that. Let’s leverage that profile creatively.
Let’s not over-estimate how much public sympathy OO has. We could use some good press, and the message Occupy Oakland responds to Abusive Police Repression With Bubbles will get more people on our side than Yet another “Fuck The Police March from OO, must be Saturday.
But what if they say bubbles are chemical warfare or littering and arrest people then? Let them. Get it on film. Don’t forget, they’re ALREADY arresting activists on bullshit charges. What we are trying to do is force them into an absolutely ABSURD position. If they choose to engage, then we make them look like absolute fools on in internet, and we gain sympathy.
We are in the age of indefinite detention and terrorism charges. We need to be smart and only offer OPD the opportunities WE want them to have.
They wanna act the clown, we will clown them. And we will show the world the thuggery under the greasepaint. Personally I’m practicing shouting Help, help, I’m being repressed, come witness the violence inherent in the system!
Saturday night, meet at Oscar Grant Plaza. Bring bubbles and CAMERAS! AS MANY CAMERAS AS YOU CAN! LIVESTREAM, DSL, SMARTPHONES, Film the police!
And this is Oakland; what, are we NOT gonna make this a dance party somehow?
EDIT: Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza 7pm, Bubble march on #OPD… a little while after that. Operation Occububbles is an AUTONOMOUS NONVIOLENT BUBBLE ACTION not sanctioned by the
510 clusterfuck Occupy Oakland General Assembly. HANDLE IT, BIZZLES! ;-)