“You can’t take the chance of going out with the same kind of militant mass street protest,” says Danaher, voicing the prevailing wisdom now buzzing around the movement listserves, even among anarchists.
The AFL-CIO, which listed hundreds of members either dead or missing after Tuesday‘s attack, was softening its tactics but not its beliefs. President John Sweeney, in a Monday statement, renewed the union call to create “new rules for the global economy that protect people and the planet, not just multinational corporate interests, and to work to defeat fast-track trade-negotiating authority, to win cancellation of debt for poor nations and to develop strong global HIVAIDS policies.”
“History’s changed now,” says Danaher. “But the values that we were promoting are still there. We can‘t let the warmongers on either side scare us out of our fundamental beliefs in human rights.”