I have given considerable thought to the issue of civil disobedience in regard to the TSA. Firstly, it is important for those who are going to commence with this sort of protest to have all of the information possible. The most important thing is to film and broadcast whatever kind of protest or civil disobedience you are going to execute.
You have heard ad nauseum that people are instructed to not film during TSA checks. This is absolutely untrue according to the TSA. Their regulations state in section 2.7 that filming any TSA procedure is permissable as long as it doesn't interfere with the normal process of searches and as long as it doesn't film x-ray screens. It does note that Airports may have different rules.
My investigation has shown that airports only have rules regarding commercial photography. If you are going to film and broadcast on Youtube, with no financial enumeration, than whatever you do with your filming cannot, according to the Supreme Court, be considered "commercial".
Also, if you are filming inside the TSA search area, that is exclusively TSA responsibility and Airport officials have no jurisdiction inside it. Likewise, TSA officials have no jurisdiction outside the searching areas in regard to cleared passengers.
Another very important note. TSA regulations explicitly instruct agents not to physically detain or restrain someone who walks off or through the checkpoint. They are required to shut down the check point until the renegade person is detained by law enforcement.
This sets up an intriging possibility for civil disobedience.
Much like flash dancing in public, guerilla acts of civil disobedience are possible. To truly cause the officials to take notice, it must first prove that TSA is actually impedent to do what it is called to do. That means audacious acts of closing down terminals by means of TSA disruption.
50 to 100 similarly dressed persons, disquised, could march enmass through a check point into the terminal. All are filming with their phones or cameras so that, at the outset, it is clear that this isn't a terrorist action but obviously civil disobedience. At least 75% would make it through, because there wouldn't be time to detain them all by the time they get into the sanitized area. They immediately go to the restrooms where they are wearing normal clothes underneath. They emerge from the restrooms looking like any of thousands of people coming off of planes.
There is an inherent risk, of course, but it is a compelling idea. Emerging from the terminal, they could gather for a post-demonstration video for desemenation to the public. It would have to be done on a grand, scheduled scale, but done off the grid in snail mail only. Each local chapter would have the responsibility to close one airport at a time so that the story got out all over the country. Then, many of the videos that are already out there will get more hits and the heat against the sexual molestation searches will be raised.
The ultimate goal, I believe is the revoking of the Patriot Act and the dismantling of TSA.