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Parent Article: Youth Organized Anti-War Rally Sets the Mood for Resistance
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it's @lways nice to have the last word
13 Dec 2004
I'm afraid I slept through this event (I'm not saying it was boring--I stayed home...) It seems though that something was accomplished, at the very least a mention in the major media, which is always good. Doesn't always require "tens of hours" of planning, but kudos nonetheless. Movements are necessarily complex, and I think the small amount of discord sparked by the independent thought and action of the anarchists is a sign that the movement in Boston is evolving naturally. I appeal to all sides in this rather minor dispute to continue their efforts and even to use this early schism to advance a spirit of friendly competition. There is a role to be played by organizers as well as by agitators, by socialists and by anarchists in this struggle. Don't be afraid to work with groups, but don't be afraid to work alone either. If the movement is reduced to that which can be discussed on Indymedia, then the movement is indeed in trouble. When your side is ahead, it pays to simplify. When your side is behind it is essential to complicate things. So a Globe reporter is wondering about this rift in the anti-war camp--get ready for the BS designed to frame the debate to start percolating through our city's consciousness. This is only a problem if we fail to keep things moving, and interesting. It's fine to follow groups now and then, just remember never to stop acting as an individual--it's ALWAYS your move. Make it often, and make it count. See you all in the streets, the papers, and on TV.