1) Our solidarity will be based on respect for political diversity. As individuals and groups, we may choose to engage in a diversity of tactics and plans of action but are committed to treating each other with respect.
2) As we plan our actions and tactics, we will take care to maintain appropriate separations of time and space between divergent tactics. We will plan our actions with intention and with the knowledge that our actions effect our collective movement.
3) We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption, limiting our action to “free speech zones,” and violence, or attempts to divide our movement through the conscious creation of divisions regarding tactics, organization, strategies, and alliances. We agree not to assist law enforcement actions of political repression.
4) We avoid public denunciation of fellow activists or events.
Examples of the above: 1) Jenny will not smash windows during a family friendly march where the intent of the organizers was to have no arrests. This would be not planning actions with intention or acknowledgement that my actions affect others. 2) John will not publically denounce the Solution Committee as ‘The ‘False Solution Committee’ composed of reformist cooperators with the inherent violence of the state.’ This is not respecting differing views on collective change and is unnecessarily divisive. 3) Jessica will not tackle and unmask protestors at a march. This is not respecting divergent views of surveillance culture and is potentially aiding law enforcement in tracking and repression of activists.
The intention of the above is to keep our focus and energy on collective change, in the myriad ways we see change as most effectively occurring, not on horizontal hostility.