A call flood is a tool folks can use when they wish to voice their displeasure about something to someone, for example when a friend or ally is arrested. Someone announces the number(s) to call, gives the backstory and offers precise instructions for what to say. The recipient of the call flood, usually government bureaucrats, receives many unique expressions of disapproval for what the government has done and/or support for the friend, activist or ally.
Call floods are not “phone bombs.” The word 'bomb' obviously has a very negative and violent connotation. It can easily be misconstrued, if not by government police and prosecutors, then by media, jurors and the public. A call flood is a form of nonviolence. Don't tarnish it by using violent language.
A call flood requires coordination and precise instructions so that the community operates with a common strategy. When planning a call flood, you should announce not just the phone number but also who you are asking people to call, why, the backstory and most importantly what you want them to say and how you want them to say it.
If you aren't clear about what people should demand from the bureaucrats, they won't ask for it and the effectiveness of your message will dissolve in a flood of pointless calls where not even the caller is sure why he is calling.
If you aren't clear on how you want people to express themselves, you will find some people screaming in fury in their calls while others are confused and passive.
Since call floods are a nonviolent tactic, it will serve you well to recognize that mixing it with violence, whether semantic or in tone, is contradictory and counterproductive. It is also critical to keep in mind that nonviolence requires organization across great numbers of individuals. Yes, each of us is unique and sovereign. And when we coordinate together as equals, we show our friends on the other side how powerful we can be.