Note that the videos below are all raw (shot with my HTC Evo 5 via Cop Block’s Bambuser channel, my chest-mounted GoPro, and/or my Canon Vixia HF R10. At the conclusion of The Cop Block Tour I’ll make time to put-together some solid, over-arching videos using content from this stop. In the meantime, if you are so-compelled, you’re welcomed and encouraged to utilize this content and all other content at CopBlock.org.
Cop Block had a presence in the visible lobby vendor area thanks to FreeKeene.com – the featured sponsor of the tour who donated the space. Individuals present entered into consensual interactions for some t-shirts, at least one hoodie, a couple beanies, a few mugs, and many handouts and stickers were claimed. Also at the table were books offered through FPP.cc.
Though I was often at the table, I did pop into a few sessions, including those presented by John Bush (on self-sufficiency / peaceful parenting, etc.), Mike Vine (on Spirit of Arcadia), James Tuttle (on anarchism / C4SS), the screening of Silver Circle Movie [trailer below] and Derrick J’s Victimless Crime Spree [below], keynote addresses by Jack Spirko (of The Survival Podcast) and Tom Woods (of Liberty Classroom), and of course, I met many users and advocates of Bitcoin (check out the video below with Gabe S. to learn more about you may want to start using Bitcoins).
On Friday I participated in two sessions – “Non-Political Activism in New Hampshire” and “Copblocking the Police State.”
In the former I joined Free Talk Live co-host and activist Ian Freeman on a panel. We discussed with those present a number of tactics explicitly outside the monopoly of “legitimate” theft (aka politics) where one can choose to be active, including unschooling, civil disobedience, direct action, street theater, agorism and more.
In the latter I shared some thoughts about how to best safeguard ones rights, and ultimately, how to mitigate institutionalized violence. Much love to my bud Garret Ean (founder of FreeConcord.org, on CopBlock.org, Facebook, Twitter) for capturing/sharing the video below:
While there I was able to reconnect and meet many good folks, some of whom shared some of their thoughts:
I always try to offer tollbooth employees some propaganda as I pass through, and they almost always accept. Post-Liberty Forum my bud Davi Barker was riding shotgun, so he documented the two interactions had when rolling back to Keene.
This video was captured on Sunday, Feb. 24th – the last day of Liberty Forum – though after I’d rolled back to Keene, where I tend to be when not on the road.
Overall, ending The Cop Block Tour at Liberty Forum was fitting. The busy, informative conference proved a good place to connect with and have dialogue with others. The energy present will keep me motivated as I start to wade through the gigabytes of content collected over the past month. Be on the lookout for a recap post/video as well as polished videos that’ll be uploaded to Cop Block’s YouTube channel!