PROTESTERS ALSO NEED TO ORGANIZE THE CITY THEY'RE IN.
"Even if there are 150,000 people in the streets, this massive mobilization won't produce any concrete change."
That's pretty obvious. So what do you do? Well, if you have 150,000 protesters, at least half of them should be trained to CANVASS THE CITY. Some on downtown street corners, some at farmer's markets (the best) at concerts, festivals & other events, and some door to door in working class neighborhoods.
Here's what can be accomplished.
1) We can PERSONALLY invite average city dwellers to come down to the main demo.
2) Also personally, we can inform people of the ISSUES, which they won't get much over the mass media.
3) We can look for LOCAL LEADERS who may want to help organize their neighborhoods, workplaces or schools.
4) The protesters who go out canvassing will be building up EXPERIENCE which they can bring home to our own cities, and to the next demo.
Sure, a new world is possible. But only if we begin to develop new ways of protesting and organizing. Bringing together large masses in the hope of impressing TV audiences isn't doing it. We need to expand our person to person networks.