May i suggest the 15th or 16th? The 15th is Armed Forces Recognition day, and it's on a Saturday, and the 16th is World Peace Day, and it's Sunday. Both sound like good ideas to me. The 16th sounds especially ironic, a protest on a day of peace?
Edit: According to the Weather Network, the 15th and 16th are supposed to be 20-21 degrees C and partly cloudy. Just thought you should know.
Last Edit: May 6, 2010 9:33:03 GMT -5 by anonymous
If i can't make it, could some anons please take some pics of themselves wearing masks/disguises e.c.t. and the Church (if possible, don't know about laws). I could really use them for a photography assignment. If possible, try several poses, and use signs. Thanks in advance. Send any photos to email@example.com.
It's cool. I'll also accept any pictures from past protests (preferably this year). Just thought it would be a good way to spread the word at my school And get a good mark in my photography class . I wonder if my school would ever accept the idea of an "Anonymous" club...dunno. Anyways, get any pics, even older ones, to me asap.
Now that you are using my situation as an example, I have to take a serious look at your protest's professionalism. There are some things that I think need to be improved, so that your message will be received and respected:
1. I really am turned off by the messy sign writing. It should be straight-edged, level and evenly spaced. I am not attending protests yet (It will ruin my 'ethics presence' with the Sea Org members), but I would be willing to help make signs for you. It only takes a few hours to get a really decent sign, and can be used more then once.
2. I would like to see a copy of what you are handing out (post a link or an attachment or something) I can contribute written statements that I feel would have a good shot at making an impact on current members, without offfending them at first glance. Maybe I can prepare a flyer specifically for staff, since they require different information the the general public, in order to understand your (and my) protest.
3. The loud voices come accross as too agressive. I would like to see a more caring approach, especially considering my dad was literally right inside that building while you were protesting. I have argued with him for months; it just doesn't help.
4. Tell the public what the public need to know, and tell the staff what they need to know. Don't mix those two up or you will cause confusion. (ie the public don't really care how short DM is, and the staff will ignore you the second you use the word 'cult')
If you make the effort to correct the above, I am sure you will become more effective, more respected. I might even join in if I am comfortable with it.
-Wiseman of the watchtower -Wiseman of the watchtower
Nice to have a man on the inside. I think I speak for everyone when I say that the risks you are taking are greatly appreciated. Although I have not been personally affected by the Church, I understand and agree with the views of Anonymous as a whole. I am critisized every day for being a member of a "religious intolerance group." And every day I have to explain that we have no issues with Scientology, just the Church. And then they fire back by saying "lots of other religions are like that." Ungh, such naive people...the public doesn't realize that the Church is doing more than just charging their members abhorrent fees for advancement. They are ruining lives, tearing families apart, and occasionally, ending lives.
Sorry for all that rambling/stating the obvious, just needed to get that out. I will continue to spread the word of the Church's wrongdoings, and build support for Anonymous in my community. Who knows, maybe "Anonymous" will run for president of the student council at my school next year . I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for spreading the word.