Anonymous : Survival Guide for Citizens in a Revolution
noticing first signs
luons don’t just happen instantly over night,they develop over long periods of struggle. So keepyour eyes and ears open for signs of a cominguprising, such as:• Civil unrest prior to riots in the major cies.• Policians and media blatantly lying about themost obvious developments.• Censorship of social networks such as Twieror Facebook. This may not be enrely obviousat rst but when the sites are blocked completelythe warnings are clear (with excuses like childpornography).• Censorship of old media such as newspapersand television (non-regime crical press).• Arrests of polical oppositon leaders (In Tunisiathe leaders of the Pirate Party were roundedup and imprisoned without charge. The prisonwas subsequently burnt down with manypeople dying inside).• In mes of crisis many rumours will spreadaround and fear mongering is rampant. Becalm, think before you act, act rashly.• The #Hashtag of your country, or name of yourpolical leader is trending worldwide on Twier.• Friends and family members living abroad maytry to contact you to check if you are alright.
od, water and medical supplies. Stores willbe closed and you may not get any supplies whenthe riots reach your town. A 20 kg bag of rice can
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available, other dry grains, potatoes, noodles, driedpasta or lenls, as well as lots of canned food willalso suce.You will also need our and salt. Locate a securewater supply - do not rely on tap water to be alwaysavailable, as damage to pipes may cut you o. Buywater puricaon tablets because you may not
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supply of food and water you will need a dry, cool,safe place to store it away from vermin and thieves.To make sure everyone knows how to respond inthe event of struggles in your neighborhood, youwill want to convene a family or neighborhoodgathering or meeng to discuss this maer.Topics of discussion should include:
Who - What - Where - Why - When :
• Nominang leaders and contact people.• Compile a census of the members of yourgroup, and ensure everyone gets to know eachother (or at least recognize each other).and act raonally. You are also arming the re-gime with propaganda that the crowd is madeup of a bunch of intoxicated rioters. Don’t allowyour movement to be portrayed in an unfa-vourable light.This Guide is for civilians who feelthey are about to be caught up ina violent uprising or revoluon tooverthrow the oppressive govern-ment of their country. Although arevoluon in favor of the people isa joyful thing when seen from theoutside, it can be a bloody mess forthose inside it.This guide will give you some basic ideas and psfor how you and your friends/neighbors/family canstay safe in the violent turmoil around you.It is not a ready-made recipe, but it contains generalsurvival taccs and strategies.
Most of all we suggest:
• Don’t panic, stay cool headed.• Take a break and rest if your bodyneeds to relax, lack of sleep is amajor weakening factor.• Avoid consuming mind alter-ing substances like alcohol anddrugs. They will cloud your judgement and ability to think