Strange, disturbing reading material for the day: Read the letter the FBI sent MLK to try to convince him to kill himself – Vox.
On Nov. 1., at the Detroit Renaissance Center, I joined a protest against the water shutoffs. The “Water Brigade” marched and chanted its way through the whole center with the police in tow. A great city and a fun action.
PR consultant recommends: 1. employ[ing] tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities AND 2. exploit[ing] emotions like fear, greed and anger and turn them against the environmental groups. via Richard Berman Energy Industry Talk Secretly Taped – NYTimes.com.
There was no plan to turn this into a permanent tent city, which are now explicitly illegal. True, this law is very selectively enforced; Metropolitan police regularly react with a wink and a smile if citizens camp on the street while queuing overnight for the latest iPhone. But to do it in furtherance of democratic…