Stephen D’Arcy is an activist and parent in London, Ontario and an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Huron University College. He is author of Languages of the Unheard: Why Militant Protest is Good for Democracy and a co-editor of A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice. He writes regularly about the activist left on his website, publicautonomy.org.
Self-righteousness is a barrier to effective organizing and it undermines the left.
How can we adopt the best practices for protest without creating divisions among activists and those in the struggle?