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Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 2
Shawn McDougal
 Michael Caplan  Contact Contributor
May 16, 2002, 2:05 a.m.
A look at direct action beyond common protest tactics, providing an approach to positive, creative, and even long-term revolutionary activities.
Producer: Michael Caplan
Uploaded by: George King
When many people think of direct action, they think of blockades, lockdowns, sabotage, and disruptions. Direct action is commonly seen as a set of protest tactics. This talk will reclaim a fuller notion of direct action as providing an approach to positive, creative, and even long-term revolutionary activities. In addition, this presentation will analyze the ethical underpinnings of direct action, the philosophical connections to anarchist understandings of human nature, and the implications for a uniquely anarchist understanding of nonviolence as well as a view of revolution as self-transformation.

This talk was presented at the third Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, at the Institute for Social Ecology, August 2001.

For further information on the conference, please visit

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