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Tips And Info-Sharing Practices! A Thread!
twitter.com/RoseCityAntifa/sta

Various folks have been asking us for a while if we would make a publicly viewable version of some of the basic suggestions we've offered community members and allies about what constitutes a useful tip, how we decide to share info, etc.

RCA has had other occasions to mention Posobiec, such as in this thread on Tara LaRosa's links to Proud Boys & neo-Nazis. twitter.com/RoseCityAntifa/sta

> LaRosa also frequently promotes the work of Jack Posobiec, who has used his platform to spread neo-Nazi propaganda twitter.com/nathanTbernard/sta

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...Sorry. Earlier typo, anticapitalist.party/@RoseCity should read:

> If you are already "here" but don't know who to look for, and you *haven't* been given more detail? Unhelpful."

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Mostly, just...we try--though we don't always succeed--to share information with people that also allows the community to share the sense of purpose and agency that we derive from learning and making informed decisions to fight fascism in our community. Hope that helps!

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If you feel that what you have to say is really important, even though it's still unclear what it means or what it was, you should absolutely still share it. Just let people know the limitations of your knowledge. Being a resource doesn't mean being some "all-knowing" authority!

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3. If the information, or the thing/people you saw was ambiguous and you aren't sure whether it was what you thought it was, or if it even happened at all, look around for corroborating accounts. Does that famous fash still have that haircut? Did anyone else see that car?

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2. Do the little tasks/exercises we related above to see the most you can remember or take note of about what you've seen, and compile those into a brief, informative note you might be willing to share. If you have a second, have someone else look it over for you before sharing.

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It can be hard to at times distinguish between the feeling of needing to tell *someone* and the feeling of needing to tell *everyone.* Finding even a sympathetic stranger or fellow protester, and getting their support and take on a situation can help you assess this for yourself.

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1. Find or contact a friend/loved one and tell them about what just happened to you, what you saw, how it made you feel. Then, after you've briefly told them, assess with them whether or not you feel like you still need to tell "the public" and what info you can share.

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During that 5-10 minutes, there's a few quick things you can do that will really help everyone reading your potential tip or PSA make the most of whatever information you present.

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Take a second to ensure that you're in a safe enough place to stop and communicate what you've seen. Then, unless it's just absolutely a clear and imminent threat you can already convey in direct terms, we would strongly suggest taking like, 5-10 minutes before you go "public."

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If you're an individual who's just seen something scary and you feel like other people need to know, then you're in a great position to potentially help others come together and protect your community from a threat!

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Everyone makes mistakes, and learning takes time. Being open to feedback and requests from people directly affected by a situation, or those who you can establish are in contact/speaking for those directly affected is like a big deal. That's being accountable to community.

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Not trying to get on too many high horses here, but honestly don't fucking clout chase on the backs of other peoples', or other communities', targeted death threats and traumatic experiences without their consent or needs taken into account.

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Also be aware that people might want a chance to inform their own close community, their co-workers, their family, of an imminent threat to them specifically before you tell the entire world "on their behalf."

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So not only do we try to provide people with actionable information, but we try to make sure that actionable options that we present people with center the needs of the most vulnerable in that situation. We find those needs out by fucking asking, if at all possible.

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If you are already "here" but don't know who to look for, and you've been given more detail? Unhelpful. If you, say, work or live "here" and do not have a choice about leaving, not only is no description a problem, having everyone who might help just peace out is a problem too.

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There's lots of ways information can be actionable, and different people might use it different ways. "Stay away from here, there's Proud Boys!" can maybe be useful...for people who aren't already "here" and have the ability to leave.

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