This blog cannot and does not speak for the myriad autonomous anti-bedroom tax groups across merseyside and the UK.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Combat the Bedroom Tax's Brief Guide to Direct Action


"Harpooned to the sides of capitalistic society it shall tear and bleed it until the shark turns the final somersault" - Émile Pouget

"Direct action may be the extreme of violence, or it may be as peaceful as the waters of the Brook of Shiloa that go softly." - Voltairine de Cleyre

Direct action is taking matters into our own hands

Direct action is not a boycott

Direct action is not dependent on approval from the state

Direct action is under the control of the participants

Direct action is not a letter to your MP

Direct action is chasing bailiffs off

Local residents prevent bailiffs from entering property in Liverpool


Direct action is not a petition

Direct action is not, nor never will be, lobbying the local council

Direct action is expropriation of food to feed your family

Unemployed take food from Mercadona and Carrefour in mass action in Andalucia


Direct action is not a foodbank

Direct action is a wildcat strike

Direct action is not a march from point A to B



Direct action is the Gulabi Gang
Direct action is not a symbolic protest

UKuncut activists outside Nick Clegg's House


Direct action is fighting for ourselves

Direct action is not about the media

Direct action is not civil disobedience

Direct action is sabotage

Direct action “subscribes to notions of freedom and autonomy”

Direct action is the "normal function" of working class resistance

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