Theory for activists



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Martin, B. 2010, ''Theory for activists'', Social Anarchism, vol. N/A, no. 44, pp. 22-41.

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Is it possible to develop theory that is useful to activists - theory that they can use to be more effective? It sounds challenging, and it is. But it can be done, even by ordinary mortals. I know from one experience.

In 2005, Scott Parkin, an antiwar activist from Texas, visited Australia. Much of his time was spent holidaying, but he also contacted Australian activists and arranged to help run some nonviolence training sessions. One morning, on his way to a session, he was arrested by Australian police and immigration officers. He was detained while preparations were made to deport him.

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