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Six Days to the National Day of Resistance

Have the past three days made you angry? Have the past six years made you furious? Don’t just sit there; join with like-minded others, exercise those First Amendment rights to Assembly and Speech, and shout your dissent out loud.

There are only six days left until October 5, when the 5 Day of Mass Resistance erupts.

Since two days ago, when I last wrote with a list of cities organizing events, 16 more cities have registered their events, bringing the total to 134 cities across America with demonstrations planned. Even in states such as Alabama and Utah are in on it. The current list of cities (click here for details on events):

Alabama

  • Florence
  • Tuscaloosa

Arizona

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson

Arkansas

  • Little Rock

California

  • Anaheim
  • Arcata
  • Bakersfield
  • A Carnival Cruise Ship
  • Fresno
  • Lancaster
  • Los Angeles
  • Mill Valley
  • Monterey
  • Mt. Shasta
  • North Cali
  • Oakland
  • Palm Springs
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sonoma
  • Upper Lake
  • Ventura

Colorado

  • Arvada
  • Boulder

Connecticut

  • Hartford
  • New Haven

DC

Florida

  • Fort Lauterdale
  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Leesburg
  • Orlando
  • Sarasota
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • Volusia

Georgia

  • Atlanta

Hawaii

  • Hilo
  • Honolulu
  • Kailua Kona
  • Maui

Iowa

  • Storm Lake

Idaho

  • Hailey

Illinois

  • Aurora
  • Chicago
  • Granite City
  • Peoria
Indiana

  • Indianapolis

Kansas

  • Topeka

Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge
  • New Orleans

Massachusetts

  • Boston
  • New Bedford
  • West Springfield
  • Worcester

Maine

  • Portland

Michigan

  • Detroit
  • Holland
  • Kalamazoo
  • Lansing
  • Marquette

Minnesota

  • Minneapolis

Missouri

  • Carrollton
  • Kansas City
  • St. Louis
  • Springfield

Montana

  • Billings
  • Butte

Nevada

  • Las Vegas
  • Reno

New Hampsire

  • Littleton
  • Portsmouth

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe
  • Truth or Consequences

New York

  • Albany
  • Canastota
  • Centereach
  • Groton
  • Hillsdale
  • Kingston
  • New Paltz
  • New York City
  • Phoenicia
  • Rochester
  • Smithtown
North Carolina

  • Asheboro
  • Chapel Hill
  • Charlotte
  • Greensboro
  • Greenville
  • Hickory
  • Swananoa
  • Wilmington

Ohio

  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Huber Heights
  • Marietta
  • Oxford

Oklahoma

  • Ada

Oregon

  • Bend
  • Grants Pass
  • McMinnville
  • Milton-Freewater
  • Portland

Pennsylvania

  • Allentown
  • Indiana
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Scranton
  • State College
  • West Chester

Rhode Island

  • Providence

South Carolina

  • Columbia
  • Myrtle Beach

Tennessee

  • Memphis
  • Nashville

Texas

  • Abilene
  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Houston
  • Kingwood
  • Lewisville
  • San Antonio

Utah

  • Salt Lake City

Virginia

  • Roanoke

Vermont

  • Brattleboro
  • Bellows Falls

Washington

  • Olympia
  • Seattle
  • Tacoma
  • Wenatchee

West Virginia

  • Morgantown

Wisconsin

  • Racine

Chances are large that you are within striking distance of one of these demonstrations. If you are, click here to find information about the protest event. If on the off chance you aren’t within shooting distance of a demonstration, click here to register an demonstration where you live. Just call a place and time, put some fliers up around town, and be surprised to see how many people come.

What can you do to spread the word?

  1. Put up fliers. I’ve modified the original fliers, taking out superfluous material and putting in a space where you can put in your local demonstration’s details. Go to a copier, make a hundred copies, and stick them up around town. Call it your exercise for the day. Here they are: flier 1 and flier 2.
  2. Make your own smaller 1/8 page sized announcements with “Oct. 5,” “Drive Out the Bush Regime,” and demonstration details for your local event. Put them on every table of a cafeteria, every table of a coffee house. Hand them out to people hopping on the local bus.
  3. Print those smaller announcements on the kind sticker paper you can put through an inkjet or laserjet printer (via OfficeMax) and… well, you know those lampposts around town?
  4. Got a blog? Spread the message with your own post.
  5. Call ten friends, if you have ten friends. If you don’t have ten friends, call ten enemies and get them upset so they’ll spread the word and get people talking. Even negative publicity is good publicity.

New locations for this increasingly massive day of demonstration are being added regularly — until October 5, we’ll provide an updated list every day.

Your government won’t fix things for you. Your mother-in-law won’t do it for you. You’ve got to show up at the march and be counted among the dissenters yourself. The only way that the country can be shocked into listening to our outrage is if we wallop them with a surprising show of people on October 5. That means you have got to be there. It means you need to tell ten friends. This is, to quote the annoying but accurate anarchists, what democracy looks like.

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