Sunday, 3 January 2021

Direct Action.

          Direct action, a wonderful tool for trying to bring about change in society. Often misunderstood, and misrepresented in the mainstream media. Obviously to bring about the change we want, we will not succeed by petitioning the powers that be, nor by simple protests, they have too much to lose to surrender the wealth, power and privileges they have accrued around their class. We will have to short-circuit, undermine and bye-pass their laid down regulations and agenda. That's when direct action is the desired weapon in our struggle.
        The following article from crimethinc, goes a long way to explaining the correct definition of "Direct Action". Thanks Loam for the link.

Twelve Myths About Direct Action

     Direct action—that is, any kind of action that bypasses established political channels to accomplish objectives directly—has a long and rich heritage in North America, extending back to the Boston Tea Party and beyond. Despite this, there are many misunderstandings about it, in part due to the ways it has been misrepresented in the corporate media.

      Inspired by a quote from anarchist writer Voltairine de Cleyre, “Direct action is always the clamorer, the initiator, through which the great sum of indifferentists become aware that oppression is getting intolerable.” In other words, throw a spanner in the works.

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