IDEAS FOR PROJECT CHANOLOGY ACTIVISM, 2009
"But truth triumphed
in the end... Yet it would not have triumphed except
for unflinching faith, great patience and human effort." [Gandhi]
AN INCOMPLETE COLLECTION OF IDEAS FOR
If you can get the media to take an interest in your subject, that will multiply your outreach. The trick is to supply them with good information easily digested.
done at annual protests in Clearwater in 1996
and each year through 2000. Remember to expect that Co$ will try to infiltrate,
so have security on hand.
* WORKSHOP (similar to a press conference but longer, more detailed)
done in Clearwater 1999. Again, assume Co$ will try to infiltrate so have security. Workshops keep giving if you videotape.
It's free. It's fun. They train you.
* MASS MAILINGS
Arnie Lerma would periodically send postcards to all the orgs and missions. Some lower ranking person wound up looking at them, and probably thinking a bit.
* DIALOGUE WITH SCIENTOLOGY
I've tried this a few times and never got anywhere, but it's relatively cheap and harmless, so why not.
* COMMUNICATION TOOLS
Blog Talk Radio - have a "radio" show like mine. Blog Talk Radio is free, relatively easy to do, and automatically archives your shows. There's also Blog TV, but I'm not sure of the advantage of including video.
Be creative using other sites - if you can think of how to fit your message into a web site's niche, you'll have a new audience.
New tools arise monthly. Check them out and think how to use them.
* SUPPORT GROUPS - ex-members meeting monthly to help each other
understand what they went through
* RESEARCH - self-explanatory
* GOVERNMENT - providing information and pressure for action
Civil disobedience is generally used when there is no other way to get the government's attention. It has certainly worked, but it is also what I would consider a last resort.
NOT RECOMMENDED ---
There are enough ex-members speaking out about the inside. Not needed.
Maybe my bias, but I don't think they have much impact.
MISCELLANEOUS USEFUL INFORMATION
* How to Protest Video (ignore step 6)
* Read the booklet Media Savvy in the Internet Era, by David Henderson
* some tl;dr article that might be useful.
[This is not meant as a complete or original list. It is simply a collection of ideas and hopefully useful links for your consideration.]