Direct Action Campaigns: Questions to Consider

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As we’ve written in other places (here and here), direct action campaigns require a great deal of time, resources, and planning. Direct action campaigns need to win. When we set an unachievable goal or fail to follow through on a campaign, we tell our opponents that we will go away if they just wait us out. An unsuccessful campaign is … Read More

Four Types of Revolutionary Activism

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Below are the four types of revolutionary activism. The animal rights movement needs a diversity of tactics and approaches, and all four of these types of activism are needed. Understanding the differences among them can help you figure out which ones fit best with your life, resources, skill-set, and interests. Definition: action that seeks to change attitudes and behaviours. Outreach motivates … Read More

Outreach vs Direct Action

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Most activists do a combination of outreach and direct action work. They may hand out vegan outreach literature occasionally and participate in protests/demonstrations for issues like fur, ending animal exploitation in the Shrine Circus, or shutting down Marineland. Even though many activists participate in both of these types of activism, they are distinct. When the outreach and direct action become muddled … Read More

Direct Action Campaigns 101

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Direct action campaigns take serious planning and thought. Below is a graph outlining the different stages that campaigns go through. Before launching a campaign, plan out how it will progress and the different tactics you will use at each stage.