Bukan Cinta Biasa: Membedah kepelbagaian Taktik/This is not your usual love story: Diversity of Tactics

Memahami kepelbagaian taktik bermaksud memberikan sokongan bagi seperikatan pendekatan pengorganisiran, sikap dan juga taktik. Kepelbagaian taktik terdiri daripada melobi, mengadakan demonstrasi, kaedah militansi dan taktik-taktik konfrontasi termasuk merosak harta-benda, menampal stiker, menyembur cat, mural gerila, memecah tingkap serta merosakkan papan-papan tanda di tempat umum.

Walaupun, ramai di antara kita secara amnya terlibat dalam aksi langsung, pengingkaran sivil dan aktivisme, kita selalunya memilih taktik-taktik yang digunakan dalam mana-mana tunjuk perasaan. Taktik hampir keseluruhannya menentukan sokongan dan tahap dalam pembabitan kita bagi matlamat tertentu. Sebagai contoh, sokongan selalunya berbeza bagi sekumpulan orang yang mahu memecah tingkap kedai berbanding dengan perkumpulan yang mengoganisirkan perarakan secara aman. Kami tidak fikir ianya suatu pernyataan yang dibuat-buat jika perkumpulan aman yang akan mengumpul banyak sokongan berbanding dengan perkumpulan yang menyeru untuk tindakan perosakan terhadap harta benda awam.

Taktik yang dipakai oleh kita gunakan berakar daripada ideologi dan pendirian kita khususnya terhadap keganasan. Bagaimana kita mendefinisi dan memahami erti keganasan. Bagaimana kita mengalami keganasan. Bagaimana kita diajar tentang keganasan.

Banyak lagi yang boleh diperbincangkan.

Ada makan-makan stail potluck sambil berbincang di Pustaka Semesta Sabtu ini, 6/8/2011 pukul 7.30 malam. Silalah dijemput hadir dan sertai kami makanan yang enak untuk mengisi perut, minda dan jiwa.

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Respect for diversity of tactics implies support for a bundle of organizing approaches, attitudes, and tactics. Diversity of tactics ranges from lobbying, staged demonstrations, militant and confrontational tactics including property destruction – stickering, spray painting, guerilla murals, window smashing and defacing signs.

Although, most of us participate in direct actions, civil disobedience and activism in general, we tend to be selective when it comes to tactics. Tactics to a lot of extend determines our support and level of engagement for a particular cause. For example, support would vary for groups who smash windows of shops as opposed to groups who organize a peaceful rally. We don’t think it is overstatement to say that a group that organizes a peaceful rally would garner more supporters as opposed to a group that calls for destruction of public properties.

The tactics that we employ derives from our ideology and our position primarily on violence. How we define and understand violence. How we experience violence. How we have been taught about violence.

More can be discussed.
There will be a potluck style discussion at Pustaka Semesta this Saturday, 6/8/2011 7.30pm. Please come and join us for good food for your tummy, mind, and soul.

recommended reading materials:

1.  This Is Not A Love Story: Armed Struggle Against The Institutions Of Patriarchy

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