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How many of us has this happened to? We dutifully organize our demos, rallies or actions. The event takes place in front of some repressive, monolithic, corporate or state buildings and after working really hard to get people to come out--we end up with the same people that always show up. We march in circles, parade or blockade the front of the spaces or the streets. We stay for an hour or two, sometimes we are engaged by the cops-- then everyone leaves. We leave with that disempowered feeling. We ask ourselves many questions: How could this action be more effective? Are we having an impact? Did they hear us? What will make repressive entity X stop? It doesn’t always happen but often enough that we might want to look at a broader horizon for tolls to use.

New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics

by scott crow

Authors note: My intention is for the strategies and tactics discussed below to be used by ‘above ground’ activist and organizers’--all of us-- to further our work for social change that could challenge the status quo in more effective ways. This piece is not to be construed as a call for joining an ELF or ALF cell.

Reality Check?

How many of us has this happened to? We dutifully organize our demos, rallies or actions. The event takes place in front of some repressive, monolithic, corporate or state buildings and after working really hard to get people to come out--we end up with the same people that always show up. We march in circles, parade or blockade the front of the spaces or the streets. We stay for an hour or two, sometimes we are engaged by the cops-- then everyone leaves. We leave with that disempowered feeling. We ask ourselves many questions: How could this action be more effective? Are we having an impact? Did they hear us? What will make repressive entity X stop? It doesn’t always happen but often enough that we might want to look at a broader horizon for tolls to use.

As activists and organizers we often only focus on --or fall back on--mass mobilizing models from the 60s’-70s. In many ways we haven’t developed or adapted many different strategies or tactics for fighting fascism or capitalism in the last 15-20 years. The powers that be have adapted to many of our models for street actions making many of them purely symbolic pageants instead of actual challenges to the status quo. Ways of fighting for justice in the streets are now often part of the routine. Who’s streets? probably the states’.

This article is meant to be an introduction in working with different models and building ideas for new kinds of strategies and actions to strengthen as well as diversify the work we do now in small autonomous groups, as well as, in larger networks from other models that have been developing in some animal rights, environmental and anti-capitalist campaigns in the last few years.

Close your eyes and picture this. You and 2, 3 or 5 people bring a corporation or hate group to a complete stand still. They can’t operate their business-as-usual, they can’t continue their oppressive ways--hell they can’t even sleep. You haven’t bombed them, burned anything, threatened their lives or harmed a living being. They can’t stop you--often because they don’t know who you are. You and your comrades have not built a large army and laid siege to an area; you haven’t joined the ELF--no you have done something else that is effective--you have fought strategically on your terms, when you were ready, where you chose, in small groups and in your time.

We have entered the information age which makes us able to magnify and multiply the information we share and the work that we do. We have opportunities to utilize ideas to level the playing field as no resistance movements have in the past. If we use these tools we can add much to broadening our short term struggles for real, needed changes.

I believe if we do not make serious and fundamental challenges to oppressive groups, corporations or the state then our work for social change can become lifestyle oriented and not revolutionary in scope, that is, we will remain a subculture having no more or less influence on change than any other group of people.

Secondly, the public bureaucrats and politicians cannot be allowed to hide behind policy and offices when they--as individuals or with others--have made decisions that affect many without accountability--and I don’t mean getting re-elected. Their policies, business and actions are personal and should be thought of in such in this framework.

I hope these models--which I have not developed--but am writing about will help us in re-evaluating what we--as movements-- do in how we work for change.

Some Roots of these Strategies and Tactics

Longer deeper ideological roots can be seen in the labor movements at the beginnings of the 20th century.(1) When real live bosses owned the companies--as opposed to faceless corporations--and those who toiled under their boots, from miners to farm workers directed their struggles for equality at the bosses and held them and their cronies personally responsible for the conditions in factories and fields no matter where they lived. Sabotage and other acts were seen as part and parcel to making the changes. They were effective in the face of often cruel and oppressive companies who only thought of the bottom line. Corporations grew, but somewhere along the way we--as resistance movements--forgot about some of these ideas and actions. Mass mobilizing models evolved-- and the small actions loss favor. But while ‘the Left’ moved to mass mobilizing models the right gained ground in the u.s. and began to adopt and modify the earlier tools.

During the mid to late 80’s, elements within the religious right/anti-choice movement, began adapting their nonviolent but confrontational tactics to target the people that did work they were against--in this case abortion providers--instead of lawmakers. They wanted to stop the apparatus itself, instead of symbolically targeting the building or institution that represented it.

The anti-choice strategy--as labors’ before them-- was simple it had to do two components:

To cause as much disruption of business as usual : raising the cost to businesses and making it more expensive to operate.

Targeting the people themselves: (in this case the doctors or health care providers) at their work and in their home life and making them accountable on a personal level.

The anti-choice/religious bigot movement--although politically and morally corrupt and confused--was effective in their actions; costing clinics more money to stay in business, as well as disrupting the provider’s private lives. Through these tools they were able to make many clinics close and doctors wary of performing abortions even without public support for their actions against these provider’s. The goals of these actions were not to build broad based support in communities, but to raise the costs and make the doctors/clinics stop what they were doing immediately. This removed the barrier of symbolic action and began to hold individuals within those institutions accountable for their actions from the anti-choice perspective. In short they were effective short term strategies and tactics. Eventually because of internal bad political underpinnings their movement fractured spawning the ‘legislative’ activist and the more extremist, homicidal and bipolar element in the form of Army of God. (2) “We must kill people to save babies”?

This framework and some actions--but not the bad politics--were adapted by some groups within the animal rights movement in the early 90s, refined and spread throughout other activist circles in varied struggles with anarchist at the forefront of testing these models. They have been used successfully by people in SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty) for animal rights, the Dirty South Earth First! campaign against Maxxam/Pacific Lumber(3) , Anti Racist Action against anti-fascist/white power groups and in some labor campaigns for corporate accountability recently. Additionally, elements are being adopted by some more mainstream groups in the labor, environmental and human rights movements especially the tactic of home demonstrations--which had been a mainstay of labor in the 20s-30s and the anti-choicers in the 80s.

Some Strategies

In using any strategies or tactics we must think about who we are going after as well as what we want. These suggested tactics don’t always build mass movements or media attention, but are decentralized for easy execution by many small affinity groups against more powerful opponents or just plain stupid groups. These tools help us flexibility to organize around concepts or ideologies that work in concert to smash the oppressors from many angles simultaneously. They can also make it easy to avoid detection and repercussions if necessary for safety. This work can often have wider reaching affects than just the subjects of the campaigns too for instance re-shaping whole industries or how hate groups operate--or buckle under from perceived pressure. We can have large psychological impacts on them if they recognize our resolve to continue our campaigns until they, capitulate, fold or quit. This should be thought of in any strategy and choice of tactics we might use.

Some thoughts on Compromise

We have often built campaigns strategies based on the ethics of reasonable compromise, that is we generally want something that could be good for all involved. This campaign strategy has a place in struggles but it should not be the only strategy or framework we operate from.

In many of our common belief systems of fairness, equality and justice we often expect the subjects of our campaigns to do the same for some reason. The state or a Corporations public relations firms may even spew these half truths out about how their clients want to reach reasonable compromise or do the right thing on issues. But the reality is--whether they are a corporation, the state or an individual group--they will give in only minimally to make us go away or stop what we are doing. In the most extreme cases they will use force at all levels to stop us. Corporations or the state can never be just; they are not human--they are often institutions of lawyers, accountants and bureaucrats removed from the rest of us and the world.

In any given campaign, it may even take all of our time and our resources before we agree to take a lot less in the name of compromise and hope for more future changes. I think the Maxxam/Pacific Lumber campaigns over the years are great examples of the failures of compromise.(4) Where activists fought hard for almost 20 years to stop clear cut logging to eventually be compromised to nothing by the corporation Maxxam with the help of the government.

On the other hand let’s briefly look at the SHAC (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty) campaign as an illustration of a No Compromise approach. “500 animals are killed everyday in Huntingdon’s labs due to animal experimentation” according to the campaign literature. The SHAC campaign is not demanding that less animals to be killed, but for ALL the animal killing and testing to stop. They have assumed a no compromise stance: and vowed to drive the company out of business unless they stop killing ALL the animals not some of the animals. That goal has informed many of the strategies and tactics people have aimed for in that very decentralized campaign. Whether it is realistic does not matter as much as that is the initial goal for that campaign to build from, whereas many campaigns are built on the premise of: what can we practically win? That premise is self defeating from the start.

So in both of these cases we must ask what do they give up? Nothing, in reality, except maybe: a little less profit, a watered-down new law, or a slap on the wrist for their wrong doing. They are still able to continue their business as usual at the expense of people, animals and the planet. Don’t ask for a loaf of bread, you will end up with a slice. Demand the whole bakery and see what happens!!

Doing Research

Sun Tzu in book The Art of War written 2,400 years ago said ‘…know your enemy know yourself..’ Before you take action in a campaign gather as much information on your subjects as possible. Take your time, this is extremely important! Divide this information into at least two groups, the ‘primary subject’: those being directly targeted, and the secondary subject: those that relate to the primary subjects networks or support. If we were to go after a corporation for instance, they may be able to stand direct pressure on them--they have resources at their disposal. But if we also target their suppliers, buyers, delivery companies anything that relates to their business operations, those support or secondary companies may not have the resources to stand up to the pressure. In addition, the main company may not be able to operate if they cannot get their supplies delivered etc. So data about these other companies or groups can be as important in where to put our energies. Ask questions like: Who runs the fake women’s clinic, the destructive company’s office, the hate group or anti-union business? Where do they live? What personal info is available? There is lots of public information out there and you don’t have to be a hacker to find it--white supremacist have been caught with their pants down literally and proverbially on website numerous times doing searches.

Make an assessment of all the responsible parties, board of directors etc., anyone who makes decisions. Know your enemy well. Other questions to ask might be: Who do they get office supplies from? Who are their landlords of the building they are in? Do the other tenants know they live or work next to war criminals/neo-nazis’/corporate assholes? Compile this information to help in deciding how you want to act. Go after any thing that they take for granted like anonymity.

Intel (short for Intelligence) is not only about gathering information. It is also about putting pieces together, like puzzles, then using that information effectively. We might have a name here or an organization there. But how do they inter-relate? How can this piece lead us to something else? Sometimes in researching background it will lead down rabbit holes and dead ends. That is o.k., as we still need to follow ALL the leads to get the pieces of information that may be helpful in our struggle to stop them. Pay attention to minor details. If your primary subject went to an event to speak. Who else was on the bill or in attendance? When gathering information keep it all together either electronically or in written form, then collate and cross-reference all data. This is very important when you have gathered lots of information on many primary and secondary subjects. For example you may have three addresses for the same person, take time to cross reference and sort them to get the most recent one. As stated before, good Intel takes time either in phone calls, physical reconnaissance, and internet searches. Don’t rush.

Good research will save you much time and frustration in your campaign. Acting on bad Intel is time wasting, disappointing or risky. Please remember that ANY Intel that you gather on the internet, especially addresses, needs to be physically confirmed before actions are taken! It has been embarrassing in the past to show up and demo at someone’s house only to find out they had moved, the number was wrong or we were on X street instead of X avenue.

Some of the ways you can gather information are through places like the internet, from public records (city, county, state and court) in your area, phone, physical investigations as well as digging in their trash. Yes I did say their trash. It works for the state and private security firms and can work for us too.

The internet: There are a few resources that are free or cheap for searching information which have and can be used. At the end of this essay is a brief and incomplete list that has been used by some groups. Critically look at where the data is coming from in your searches on the internet. Are you finding repeats of the same information from different sites? Be wary of misinformation getting repeated as fact over and over like the corporate media does.

Other Search Resources

If the information that you are seeking is not available online for your area, go to the government offices that would have it. Some suggestions are the County Records Office, Central or County Appraisal District, Department of Public Safety, the library, City Hall or City Records to name a few. Look through the yellow pages under government to find some of these places.

Looking through the trash is an old school Private Investigator trick that works better than some internet searches. Trash digging works well at homes, small offices, meeting places or any place the subjects may be exchanging information. It is amazing what people--even in security conscious society-- have thrown away including: copies of all their credit cards, social security #s, flight/hotel information, utility bills, plans, Intel they have gathered on activists, and briefings on countermeasure tactics against our groups or future demos.

Physically watching, surveillance, following and recording the plates from cars, their habits (shopping, leisure, meetings in addition to work) has been invaluable--just ask the cops. Learn to be aware of the surroundings in all situations. These skills have helped immensely in outing spy’s, thugs and counter p.i.’s from our spaces. There are two levels to this: one is the more overt method, which ‘they’ often use on us to disrupt our spaces. It works both ways. OBVIOUS SURVEILLANCE makes them as uncomfortable as it can us. The other side is the “quiet-as-a-mouse-don’t –talk-about-it “kind. This allows us to gather information without being noticed or obstructed. The tools and techniques for these can be found in many other resources.

The last old school method is social engineering or the act of extracting information from people who may be sympathetic members in groups, disgruntled employees or the plainly naive. This can be done by talking on the phone, the internet or in person with kids, friends, housekeepers, gardeners, neighbors or former members and employees of your opponents and pretending to be someone else: for instance a survey company, online dating service, or a long lost friend/family member of theirs. Use your imagination. People often are eager to help and sometimes even if they are tightlipped it takes just one piece of information that leads to another piece. It takes practice, good listening skills, time and calm to get the information this way but can be very effective for those who can master the art of it.

Strategic Targeting

Now that you have gathered lots of information, begin deciding what tactics you’ll want to use, and on whom. Go after your primary subjects, and any affiliated or tangential people or groups related to them (your secondary subjects). These secondary subjects can be very important too, as they provide the support that keeps the primary group, business or state going. For example during the Dirty South EF! some people in California targeted the man who actually extracted tree-sitters--many times dangerously-- at his home and embarrassed him for his prior spousal abuse. This was a good example of getting public records(intel) and home demo(action) for effect. During, the SHAC campaign people often targeted companies that provided insurance or banking for Huntingdon Life Sciences. These secondary subjects were support systems that allowed the companies continue on with business as usual. By going after these secondary subjects it causes disruption to the primary.

The tactics can be done overtly for when you want the subjects to know who is fighting them or on the down-low if you need to be anonymous for safety or security reasons. You and those you work with can decide that for your group and campaign. As stated earlier we should go after those directly responsible. As a general guideline, don’t target the low level employees outside of the workplace, UNLESS it is appropriate for your campaign. They are mostly just working people without say anyway. Going after the receptionist who answers the phone can make you seem like a privileged asshole.

There are no rules for when the best time to use any tactics or what order they should be done. Each subject and campaign is different. You are in the driver’s seat. You don’t have to react to them, you can decide when, where and how to confront the opposition. For instance an Anti Racist Action chapter begin used an email/fax/phone blockade all at once to disrupt a Klu Klux Klan communications which stopped a gathering from happening very effectively. Home demos early in the morning at various houses was an old labor favorite. Later in the week flier the primary subjects neighborhood telling the neighbors what a scumbag the subjects are. Make all of the information that has been gathered public at the point it can help in the campaign. This adds vulnerability to people who like to hide what they do.

Remember in campaigns like this you are not trying to convert them. The goal is to get them to stop what they are doing or limit their operations. While making it no more business as usual at the office or HQ, we must make life uneasy at home too. In addition to costing them lots of money and time it could have great affects in a campaign.. The psychological aspects cannot be understated in their effectiveness--just ask the government--who have used psychological ‘warfare’ on innocent people.

Going after their ‘branding’ (this is anything to do with their perceived image to the public) whether they are selling a product, religion, hate speech or their brand of democracy while using shame, ridicule and embarrassment as a framework can be effective in these kind of campaigns too. Be creative in turning their image (good neighbor, good citizen, etc.) around in your literature, websites, etc. to have a negative effect on their good standing their communities.

Final thoughts on tactics

The brief list, below, of some tactics that have been used in the campaigns above are not high tech or sophisticated, but it is in their simplicity of ideas as well as the resourceful ways they have been applied in the past that made them effective. These tactics have been used strategically in combination with more traditional protest models to confront ‘opponents’ on many fronts: economically, politically, morally as well as in their personal or public spaces. It seems that these tools worry corporations and the state because many times they can move beyond, our often, symbolic acts. These actions become on the groups terms and they affect the bottom line, personally and financially of the targets, which is something they seem to understand. These tools can also give a group strength when outnumbered or in need anonymity because of real threats and attacks to our groups--i.e. nazi’s finding out where A.R.A. members may live.

We must recognize that although these tools have been effective in some capacity they DO NOT replace our work with larger groups of people--as in community organizing, we still need that too, just not on every campaign. Diversity of strategies and tactics keep adversaries on their toes.

Some of these tactics have been used as force multipliers (5) for actions by having others inadvertently help campaigns along the way (See examples below) With these kinds of combinations combinations: our work and energies become multiplied and magnified. When we have more options to fight with it can only make us more effective in building stronger resistance.

The last thing is--hell these tactics can be fun! When was the last time you enjoyed getting a direct response from some corporate crony in his pajamas, or knowing a multi-million dollar company just called it quits from pressure by activists? Be creative this is just a starter list. Some tactics can be done individually, others by groups of people in campaigns. Through tactics like home demos we have watched executives abandon their million dollar homes, or through tactics like communications disruptions seen the biggest financial institutions in the world lose money on their investments after being targeted. These are small victories that can be empowering and often show direct wins without compromise. These tactics don’t solve larger issues, but provide broader ways we can fight on our terms.

Example Tactics

Remember these tactics have been the most effective when there are overall strategies built on how or when to implement them in your campaign. Actions--like these--unto themselves are just tactics or at the least in some cases just silly pranks. It is important that we think about how we implement them in our overall work. This is a small list; cursory searches of the internet and books would probably turn up many more.

• Home demonstrations: This tactic takes the anonymity away that many corporations, governments and adversaries use to hide behind in big buildings and institutions. This tactic has shown to hold them personally accountable for their decisions, instead of letting them hide behind bureaucracy. Home demos can be EXTREMELY effective.

Stay focused on your subjects’ house: don’t get distracted by annoying neighbors, it will be more effective. Be sure to bring lots of literature to pass out to the onlookers, neighbors and p0lice that will invariably gather.

Flyers: Groups would put up flyers all around town with the subjects phone number on it with messages saying things like “free music lessons”, ”free vacation” ,”free movie tickets”. This was used against some religious bigots to great effect a few years back in Texas. They were left confused as to why people were calling for free tickets all day and clogging their phones--for weeks.

Phone/Fax/Computer ‘sit-in’: People set up a phone/fax/computer ‘sit-ins’ of the subject’s phone numbers at their work, office or meeting place at certain times. They might pick an hour block each day to call during business hours (8-5), Others would call the toll-free numbers of companies which costs them money, with the idea that the more time they spend on the phone is less time they spend with their working or in their leisure. (6)

Fake Demonstrations : During the early SHAC campaign they often scheduled a fake demo at the office or home, leaked the information to the media or target, but didn’t show up. This cost Marsh Investments lots of money to hire extra security on those days. This tactic also works for organizing fake counter demonstrations against your opponents.

Cancel Media Events: This would happen if you knew that your subject was having a demonstration, press conference or event. Your group might contact the corporate media’s editors desk as a representative of that company or group and tell them the event has been canceled. The corporate media usually to overwhelmed with deadlines to notice any discrepancies in information that might be given. If it gets cancelled then, who will show up? Imagine some extremist group or corporation expecting to have a media event for validation then to have no media. This was used against a small local anti-war group in Dallas by the Protest Warriors(7) and used many times by Anti Racist Action chapters against neo-nazi groups in the following years.

Caveats

Be aware that even though many of these tactics are not illegal they can be construed as harassment in some cases. For example some people who had participated in the SHAC campaign are serving prison terms for conspiracy. (see: www.shac7.com) It is a sad comment on justice in our society but part of reality. Many ‘zines and websites, reiterate the importance of exercising security when it is appropriate for your safety. In some cases corporations have been known to hire ‘professional’ goons to counter these tactics--just like the old bosses used to-- for intimidation. These ‘goons’ --like Black Water private security --have walked a fine line between legal and extralegal activities in dealing with activist.

Conclusions?

Lastly remember even though these strategies and tactics are not always meant to build mass support that does not mean we should alienate everyone who might be an ally for the hell of it. Be tactful in your thoughts before taking to the streets, boardrooms or wherever actions. Or better yet ask how can these tools build power and broader, principled alliances?

The more repression we may face during these types of campaigns can be signals of how effective we are being. Private security showing up or boneheads putting the word out means reverberations are being felt. Remember the 40 hour work week? The unions didn’t get that with public support. Build resistance, fight smart, fight back and have FUN !!!!

NOTES: (These are not necessarily unbiased--just further info.)

(1) There is plenty of great detailed research available on the subject of Labor struggles in the u.s. not covered here.

(2) This site reproduces one of the first manuals about these kinds of tactics for ‘political/ideological’ use. http://www.armyofgod.com

++NOTE: The people who run the ’army of god’ site are our ideological enemies and wing-nuts. The reference in this is NOT an endorsement for their views.

(3)

Dirty South Earth First! see
http://www.earthfirstjournal.org/article.php?id=178

SHAC strategies see the article from DO or DIE issue 10:
http://www.eco-action.org/dod/no10/shac.htm

New York Times article from 2003 reprinted on the Houston Independent Media site about
these tactics: http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2003/12/19798.php

(4) Maxxam/ Pacific Lumber: http://www.nader.org/interest/021504.html

(5) Force multiplier definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_multiplier

(6) Virtual Sit in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_sit-in

(7) Protest Warriors (see my previous piece from 2005
http://indymedia.us/en/2005/03/5268.shtml)

Online Research Resources

Google (www.google.com) free
Public Data (www.publicdata.com) pay
Search Systems (www.searchsystems.net) pay
Anywho (www.anywho.com) free
Central Appraisal Districts free
Who is (www.whois.net) free
Yahoo (www.yahoo.com) free
MapQuest (www.mapquest.com) free
Virtual Chase (www.virtualchase.com) free
LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com) pay (but accessible at college libraries etc)

More Resources

Computer security / security culture : http://security.resist.ca

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New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics
Authored by: Killer Bunny on Monday, October 22 2007 @ 07:30 AM CDT
For more help on finding strategic information on corporate targets
check out Demilitarize Pittsburgh
New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics
Authored by: uri on Monday, October 22 2007 @ 03:28 PM CDT
see also http://www.corporatewatch.org for numerous company profiles, a DIY guide to researching corporations and much more/
New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics
Authored by: Admin on Monday, October 22 2007 @ 04:14 PM CDT
Scott: One minor suggestion--you don't need to recommend Yahoo, Google and similar services. People already know about them and alternatives exist to some of their services.

It would be really awesome if people would promote resources that are hosted by Infoshop and similar anarchist websites.

Infoshop hosts our own anti-corporate wiki and database, the Matrix: http://www.infoshop.org/octo/matrix/index.php/Main_Page

This project needs more volunteers and help with promotion.

Everybody should also bookmark Radical Reference (http://www.radicalreference.info/) a significant international resource originally developed by anarchist librarians. Real life librarians, students and other people are standing by waiting for your questions.

Another good place to get help with research is your local librarians. You can find helpful reference librarians at most libraries. These people are trained professionals and they aren't some soulless online entity like Google.

Chuck
New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics
Authored by: scott crow on Monday, October 22 2007 @ 05:13 PM CDT
Chuck. Good point. I actually began this piece over three years ago dissecting what was going on within the SHAC campaign
so some ofthe info is older.
There are other tools in this piece I originally listed too, but took them out during all the greenscare hoopla--as the FBI/ATF was knockin on my door. Self editing is weird.

I am glad to see others--yourself included--adding to the resources so we can build a collective body of knowledge. That is what i wanted to see happen.

Any chance this could be added to one of the INFOSHOP wikis
for people to build upon?

thanks
sc


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'dream the future
know your history
organize your people
fight to win'

scott crow
New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics
Authored by: Admin on Monday, October 22 2007 @ 06:16 PM CDT
Scott, this is an excellent piece and I appreciate you sharing it here.

We could also put this in the wiki. Should we just include the whole thing and let people add resources to the bottom and hyperllinks?

One thing I was going to hyperlink when I was prepping your piece was a link to information in the OpenWiki about SHAC. I didnt do it earlier, but I'll add those links here after I approve some new stories.

Chuck
New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics
Authored by: scott crow on Monday, October 22 2007 @ 07:03 PM CDT
I would be honored if INFOSHOP published it to the WIKI.
The same with any piece I have written in the past that can/should be added to--i.e. the comment about how we handle security at the Radical Encuentro Camps.

I don't need to own this stuff and want to see stronger, deeper practical foundations built across our movements. I am constantly learning from different sectors of society and fundamentally believe that collective liberation takes collective
ideas. Oh hell you know what I mean...

I have been working on a piece about SHAC off and on for the last few years about how it was a campaign that was very decentralized and in many ways embodied many anarchist concepts. I just never have seem to get around to adding to it...but is you get it on the WIKI going I may add stuff to it instead.

thanks
sc

---
'dream the future
know your history
organize your people
fight to win'

scott crow
New Directions in Actions: Broadening short term Strategies and Tactics
Authored by: Admin on Tuesday, October 23 2007 @ 01:25 PM CDT
This is now available on the OpenWiki, so people can add links and more resources:

http://www.infoshop.org/wiki/New_Directions_in_Actions