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View Diary: Hell No! I Am A Loco-Foco (90 comments)

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  •  Fair enough! (3+ / 0-)
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    lotlizard, joanneleon, lostinamerica

    I'm all for a naming contest, but I think we should get something decided on, framed, and into the public sphere before too long, lest we find ourselves tagged with a moniker we really don't like.

    As to foquismo, I actually think the next paragraph after the one you cited was the money quote, at least as far as informing us of the tactics we should be studying, modifying for nonviolence, and applying on the political landscape:

    Its central principle is that vanguardism by cadres of small, fast-moving paramilitary groups can provide a focus (in Spanish, foco) for popular discontent against a sitting regime, and thereby lead a general insurrection. Although the original approach was to mobilize and launch attacks from rural areas, many foco ideas were adapted into urban guerrilla warfare movements by the late 1960s.


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