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Nov. 11th, 2003 | 07:10 pm
mood: afraid

I was reading Stay Healthy So You Can Stay on the Streets on the FTAA Imc.org site.

The story was written by a medic for the protesters providing hints and tips on how to survive being tear gassed.

I wish I was better connected. To me this anti-transnational capitalist movement is one of the core revolutionary movements to restore democracy. Instead of participating I just hide in my apartment, read, and try to figure out ways to minimize my support for transnational capital, while the protesters are risking arrest and injury (and even death) to win our right to self-determination.

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soulspirals

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from: soulspirals
date: Nov. 11th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
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You can always send monetary donations to those of us who are going out on the streets of Miami! Leaving Thursday - driving 1500 miles each way.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 11th, 2003 11:25 pm (UTC)
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Sort of as a protest sponsor? ;) Hmm... people that I know doing stuff that I support--who should I make the check out to and where should I mail it?

Out of curiosity how much do you expect this trip to cost you?

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Vicky the Compost Queen

You do your bit by riding your bike,

from: vixter
date: Nov. 12th, 2003 10:11 am (UTC)
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not eating meat and speaking out.

I never felt threatened during the SF demonstration in January.
I did bring some gear in case of tear gas (a bandana and water) but
of course I didn't need it. I was going to bring swim goggles but also of course I was running late.

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Diane Trout

Re: You do your bit by riding your bike,

from: alienghic
date: Nov. 12th, 2003 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes, I guess the indymedia suffers from the same problem as traditional news stories. Violence tends to be more news worthy than a group of people walking down the street.

I'm trying as much as I can, but I still end up periodically driving. Though I'm still trying to make sure there are alternatives to always needing to drive.

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