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Strategy and Tactics

Strategy and Tactics

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What makes change happen? What makes some people fight to change the world while others remain passive? For those who want change, what sort of political organisation could make it happen faster?

Drawing on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions, this booklet suggests ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.

It looks at what has worked in the past and what has gone wrong. It concludes with a call to all those who want to change the world to come together in a form of organisation that can shape the outcome of the battles that lie ahead.

About the author
John Rees is a co-founder of the Stop the War Coalition and the author of The Algebra of Revolution and Imperialism and Resistance. He is on the Editorial Board of Counterfire, and he writes and presents the Timeline political history series. He is currently researching the Levellers and the English Revolution.
What makes change happen? What makes some people fight to change the world while others remain passive? For those who want change, what sort of political organisation could make it happen faster?

Drawing on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions, this booklet suggests ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.

It looks at what has worked in the past and what has gone wrong. It concludes with a call to all those who want to change the world to come together in a form of organisation that can shape the outcome of the battles that lie ahead.

About the author
John Rees is a co-founder of the Stop the War Coalition and the author of The Algebra of Revolution and Imperialism and Resistance. He is on the Editorial Board of Counterfire, and he writes and presents the Timeline political history series. He is currently researching the Levellers and the English Revolution.

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STRATEGY AND TACTICS
 How the left can organiseto transform society
John Rees
 
What makes change happen? What makes some people ght
to change the world while others remain passive? For thosewho want change, what sort of political organization couldmake it happen faster?Drawing on the experience of recent mass movementsand past revolutions, this booklet suggests ways in which theleft can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want totransform society.It looks at what has worked in the past and what has gonewrong. It concludes with a call to all those who want to changethe world to come together in a form of organization that canshape the outcome of the battles that lie ahead.
 About the author 
John Rees is a co-founder of the Stop the War Coalition andthe author of 
The Algebra of Revolution
and
Imperialism and Resistance
. He is on the Editorial Board of Counterre, and he
writes and presents the
Timeline
political history series. He iscurrently researching the Levellers and the English Revolution.
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Contents
Introduction: What is to be done? 51. What are we aiming or? 72. Whose strategy, whose tactics? 113. Revolutionary organisation 154. Sectarianism and liquidationism 195. Political organisation and class struggle 236. iming in revolutionary politics 277. Seizing the key link 318. What are cadre? 359. Propaganda and agitation 3910. Te united ront 4311. Ultra-leism 4912. Marxism and the trade unions 5313. Te Marxist method 59Further reading 65

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