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Diversity of tactics

There’s a pamphlet going around camp & around the internet called dear occupiers, a letter from anarchists.

Here’s a link: dearoccupiers

There’s a section on Diversity of Tactics that seems especially relevant as we negotiate our relationship with the Finance Committee. I wanted to share it here:

“To have a diversity of participants, a movement must make space for a diversity of tactics. It’s controlling and self-important to think you know how everyone should act in pursuit of a better world. Denouncing others only equips the authorities to de-legitimize, divide, and destroy the movement as a whole. Criticism and debate propel a movement forward, but power grabs cripple it. The goal should not be to compel everyone to adopt one set of tactics, but to discover how different approaches can be mutually beneficial.”

Mmm, mutually beneficial. sounds nice, right? Let’s use all the tools in the box.



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