The Fire This Time: Burning Bridges

D'Arcy, Steve; Canyon, Syrah

Publisher:  The Bullet
Date Written:  24/05/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11884

Some activists hold back from condemning tactics that are politically stupid and destructive, like the recent Ottawa arson attack by an anarchist group, because of a commitment to the doctrine of a 'diversity of tactics'. However, the original idea behind a diversity of tactics, that is, a variety of approaches to organizing for change, has been appropriated by activists devoted to property destruction as a media spectacle, who feel that they should be exempted from criticism by other activists, no matter how much their tactics serve to undermine the building of a broad-based movement against capitalism.

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