(Above) Early free staters protest an overstep by the “Town of Hampton” in 2005.
Before YouTube activism sucked all the air out of my room, I was involved in some successful agitation under the banner of “NHfree.com.” This 2005 type of activism may be worth revisiting
now that deplatforming has made videography less useful.
NHfree did a variety of things but the most successful play tended to look like this:
1 ) Keep an eye on the mainstream NH news outlets
2 ) Look for a story that reads along these lines:
------- A government in New Hampshire is aggressing against someone, usually over a victimless crime.
-------The targetted person is not a liberty activist
-------The abuse is so eyebrow-raising that even lapdog media are raising concerns
3 ) Contact the victim and find out what types of help they would benefit from. A list of ways to help…is better than just one thing.
4 ) Announce a demosntration in front of the offending government office:
-------Send letters-to-editor and news releases to this effect, about 10 days before the demonstration.
-------Ideally, protest outside an official meeting where the aggressors and/or media will be present.
-------Ideally, schedule the protest to start 90 minutes before the meeting and end 30 minutes before the meeting.
5 ) Speak against the aggressors during public comment
6 ) Film/photograph/publicize the demonstration ourselves, especially on Free Talk Live.
Here is an action we undertook along the lines above in 2005:
" Defend Myrtle Woodward and Her Family! "
We did this because the government of Hampton was persecuting a family for housing their elderly aunt without permission:
" TheWMURChannel.com - News - Woman Fights To Keep Apartment In Zoning Dispute "
This process represented a promising path of action which we didn’t fully explore in the following years… now maybe we should. Most of the key players from '05 are back in the area now.
I’ve acquired the NHfree.com domain name and am redirecting it to this thread. I’m beginning step 1 above and waiting for the right incident to occur. Do you have any thoughts on how this project should proceed? Do you know of any authoritarian abuses along these lines, and would you like to help?