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How can anarchists successfully resist state murders?

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"State murder" is also known as "capital punishment" or "execution". What can be done for those already on death row? What can be done beyond the reformist/work-within-the-system approaches so prevalent today?
asked Sep 7, 2011 by enkidu (7,610 points)
edited Sep 7, 2011 by enkidu
By not getting caught?

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The only "successful" resistance to state murders that I'm aware of (and resistance here is considered mutually exclusive of the solution that would be the destruction of the state) besides working through the system is a diversity of action that exacts a real cost in response to or anticipation of a murder.

A heavy enough backlash can act as a future deterrent. Of course, these actions are usually not taken in order to be a deterrent, but are a natural outpouring of vengeful rage.

For more on this, I'd suggest texts on the subject of revolutionary solidarity, but also the words and actions of anarchists in Chile, because many comrades there have been murdered by the democratic state in recent memory, not to mention under the former dictatorship.

P.S. The idea of "success" here deserves to be questioned, since nothing yet has returned the life destroyed by the State.
answered Nov 9, 2011 by anok (21,030 points)
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