in a comment on the previous item. (He was, of course, referring to the now world famous APEC Fence.
Well, Davo, you have (inadvertently, I think) gone straight to the core of the issue.
"What is your agenda?" ( "your" is used in the generic sense here)
If your agenda is to breach the fence and thereby invite direct conflict with the now very much empowered security droids, then your agenda is war and you are not really there to peacefully send a message of dissent.The APEC rally
, starting at the town hall, is billed as a PEACEFUL event. All the world's media will be there. Anyone organised enough and media-savvy enough will be able to get their message onto the news peacefully. If the numbers attending are large enough, the pollies and APEC delegates will get the message. There is no need to go into combat against the security droids or try to get at the APEC delegates or disrupt their meetings. That type of action merely justifies the droids' powers and plays straight into their hands.
If you ARE going to try disruption or infiltration actions to make your point, then you need people who are highly trained at not using any violence whatsoever, and your point must be made in a totally nonviolent way, or for all intents and purposes they may as well be working for ASIO and John HoWAR
My message to people is this: "Are you waging war, or are you waging peace? If you want to wage war, than stop hiding within, and thereby discrediting, the peace movement - GET OUT!!!"
No wonder I hit the vodka last night!!!