Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Opt-out and Film Week starts Nov 19

A peaceful protest of the TSA is being organized for Thanksgiving week:
Supporters of Opt Out and Film Week are encouraged to film TSA activities at their local airport -- even if they are not flying -- and upload the videos to Youtube and other sites.
Here's the Facebook page.

I am all about peaceful protest - it is the reason I started this blog. I couldn't just sit around and do nothing! If you are the type to go out and be more of a presence, then this may be a good opportunity for you. The best part about it is you don't have to board an airplane, go through security, or even go to an airport to participate:
1.) Fly within the United States, OPT OUT of the body scanner and have someone FILM your pat-down;
You can also opt-out of other unreasonable TSA security procedures (i.e. iris scans, drink testing at the gate, TSA ordering you to 'freeze' on command etc.) and film what happens.

2.) Go to your nearest U.S. airport and hand-out flyers to travelers to spread the word about the event
Campaign sample flyer:
We also encourage everyone to make their own flyers to hand out

3.) Film TSA at non-airport locations (i.e. subways, highways, etc.) and peacefully re-assert your rights when faced with violating security procedures (i.e. random bag searches).