Getting Free

By: Herod, James

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The main purpose of this book is to try to persuade revolutionaries to
shift the sites of the anticapitalist struggle and to select new battlefields. and households - that I believe will not only enable us to defeat capitalists
but also to build a new society in the process. The advantage of this shift
is that it offers an offensive strategy, not merely a defensive one. That is,
it is not merely about resisting what they are doing to us, but rather about
defending what we are doing to them through our new social creations. It
means that we would begin to take the initiative to build the life we want,
and then fight to defend this life from attacks by the ruling class.
In listing all the strategies that have failed, I merely mean to argue that
these forms of resistance, although they have accomplished a lot, havent
gotten us very far toward our ultimate goal of destroying capitalism.
Some of them - like the leninist vanguard party, social democracy,
dropping out, and guerrilla warfare - should be abandoned completely.
The others should be subordinated to the main task of building free
associations in neighborhoods, workplaces, and households. Strategies like
strikes, civil disobedience, or insurrections are not wrong in themselves,
but they are not enough, and by themselves cannot defeat capitalists.
To win we must add another whole dimension.

Title: Getting Free

Author Name: Herod, James

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Lucy Parsons Center: 2007-07-10

ISBN Number: 0979426405

ISBN Number 13: 9780979426407

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU9130220