Mark Scantlebury

Direct Action

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Having read Lindsey German's article 'Moving On Up' (November SR) I feel I must defend direct action and those who choose to engage in it.

Granted, collective action is vital if we are to build a truly mass movement, and the Stop the War Coalition is a shining example of what can be achieved by this means. However, direct action can be equally effective in raising the consciousness of those to whom we need to appeal. Also, on a practical level, direct action by small groups can be quicker to enact and far easier to arrange.

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