Methods of Resistance: Moving Beyond the False Dichotomy of Violent vs Non-violent Tactics
2013 Law and Disorder Conference
Ahjamu Umi- Blazing Arrow Organization
Jihad Abdulmumit- Co-Chair for the Jericho Movement
Paulette D’Auteuil- Secretary for the Jericho Movement
B. Traven – CrimethInc.
Mick Kelly - Committee to Stop FBI Repression
The concept and struggle for the idea of revolution means many things to many people. Essentialist ideas favoring pacifism have minimized the idea of revolution as being either “violent or non-violent.” Many revolutionaries, activists and scholars argue that this dichotomy has limited our abilities to visualize a multiplicity of tactics and methods. Panelists will explain why a diversity of tactics has been necessary throughout history. This panel will encourage a critical discussion around the pragmatism of incorporating various methods of resistance into liberation movements. This panel will promote awareness of both violent and non-violent tactics and debunk myths about non-violent movements. World history has shown us that successful revolutionary struggles have not always been non-violent.