The Freedom Umbrella of Direct Action: Second Edition Shane Radliff December 1, 2015 By: Shane Radliff and Kyle Rearden November 29th, 2015 The First Edition of The Freedom Umbrella Preface The following is an expansion upon the original freedom umbrella of direct action. Please keep in mind that there are no value judgments being made here, particularly with regard to the efficacy of the tactics and strategies listed, for such decisions are to be made by each individual’s judgment in examining and testing the methods that appeal to their own sense of purposeful behavior. This list is compromised only of “what counts” as the economic means of making money. For recommendations on what to add to the freedom umbrella, please contact email@example.com. The Direct Action List Philosophy (winning hearts & minds) Three Questions to Anarchy World’s Smallest Political Quiz/Nolan Chart Political fieldtrips A Day in the Life of Yourself Against Me argument TOLFA (The Online Freedom Academy) Role-modeling the twin libertarian precepts Five Steps to Anarchy Vacate the State Strategic Withdrawal Cancelling the voter registration Expatriation Unbaptism/formal religious defection Withdraw from public school attendance Conscientious objection Selling government bonds Unbanking (closing your bank account) Quitting government employment Security culture Threat modeling & risk analysis Grey man Keeping your own counsel (INFOSEC) Role-playing police interrogations Inconspicuous car Anonymous cellular telephone Home hardening (camouflage, early detection, barriers, traps) Multiple encryption (digital + cryptograms) Secured record archival Vetting of personnel Souisveillance Paper-tripping Homeschooling Trivium Debunking fallacies/myth busting Extracurriculars (Boy Scouts, 4H, Habitat for Humanity, etc.) Apprenticeship Stoicism (coupled w/ libertarianism) Un-schooling (self-directed education/learner-driven education) History (foundations of libertarianism) Survivalism Physical fitness (bodybuilding, paleolithic diet, nootropics) Self-defense (martial arts & sparring) Bug out bags Bunkering in water storage Bunkering in food storage Firearms battery (marksmanship) Network of safe houses Multiple supply caches Retreat groups Family, romance, & psychotherapy Peaceful parenting Free-range parenting Low-maintenance spouse Free love (unmarriage, polyamory) “Relationship anarchy” Non-violent communication (NVC) Journaling (daily and/or dream) Ostracism (deFOO-ing) Entrepreneurship Freelancing (contract/part-time work, reselling, indie game development) Small business ownership (cooperatives, firearm instruction schools) Financial independence (unjobbing, intensive saving, passive/residual income, selling a business, multiple incomes, early retirement, venture capitalism, rainy day fund, nest egg) Counter-economics (raw milk, lemonade stands, cannabis, underground railroads, street racing, gambling, fight clubs,ghost gunning, urban exploration/urbex, guerrilla gardening, safe house network) Technology Cryptography (PGP, OTR, ZRTP, cryptograms, foreign languages) 3D printing (firearms, cars, houses) Cyptocurrencies (Bitcoins, Litecoin, Freuicoin, Darkcoin, Dogecoin, Zerocoin, Titcoin, Ripple, Primecoin, Potcoin, Peercoin, NXT, Namecoin, Monero, Mazacoin, Mastercoin, Etherum, Digitalnote, Dash, Blackcoin, Aurocoin) Ride-sharing (Uber, Sidecar, Lyft) Free software (free and open source computing, Linux distros) Alternative energy (geothermal, electric car, hydro car, White-Juday warp-field interferometer) Off-grid living Urban homesteading (permaculture, aquaponics, home-brewing, edible gardening, backyard livestock) Wilderness homesteading (off-grid power, free-range livestock, hunting, fishing, listening/observation post) Alternative housing (tiny home, travel-trailer homesteading, van-dwelling, full-time RV’ing, urban/guerilla camping “pushing through the night”, AirBnB, shared housing) Networking & organizing Affinity groups (security teams, retreat groups, freedom cells, mutual aid) Freedom communities (Free Manchester, Liberate RVA, Blue Ridge Liberty Project, the “State of Jefferson,” the American Redoubt, Sea Steading Institute, Sealand, Liberland, Mars One) Freedom conferences/festivals (Porcupine Freedom Festival, Liberty Fest, Liberty Fest West, Jackalope Freedom Festival, Freedom Fest, Anar-con, Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest, Anarchopulco) Individual lifestyles & personal choice Voting with your feet (freedom communities, homesteading, expatriation) Voting with your wallet (comparison shopping, boycotts, shareholder activism, localvore, buying organic food) Free banking (cryptocurrencies, precious metal stacking, LETSystem, financial independence, nano-economy) Spirituality (meditation, yoga, visualization, lucid dreaming, digital drugs/binaural beats) Tax resistance (tax avoidance, CAFRs, simple living, freeganism, dumpster diving, minimalism, reclaiming unclaimed property) Culture jamming Simon Jestering (posters, DVDs, stickers, freedom holidays, waving Gadsden/black flags, mentalism, escapology) Black Bloc Alternative/independent media (meme hacks, advertised blogging, livestreaming call-in podcasting, monetized videos, digital publishing of anthologies & audiobooks, indie comics) Civil disobedience, physical self-defense & libertarian revolution Ostracism (scorn & ridicule of statist/reformist collaborators, right to refuse service to potential customers, blacklisting,wildcat strikes, MGTOW, non-action (Lysistratic), exposing informants without doxing) Whistle-blowing (conferences, lectures, the Sam Adams award, grey hat hacker leaks of classified information) Hacktivism (DDoS attack, doxxing & meme blacklisting) Satyagraha (420 celebrations, victimless crime spree) Civil defiance (Lexington & Concord, Bundy Affair, illegal gun rallies) Privatization of security & arbitration/adjudication services (private defense agencies, dispute resolution organizations) Committees of Safety (espionage network, militia units, early warning systems) Guerrilla warfare & armed resistance (monkey-wrenching/sabotage, vigilantism, ambushes, raids, prison breaks,assassination markets.