The Fire This Time: Burning Bridges
D'Arcy, Steve; Canyon, Syrahhttp://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/358.php
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.