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Wrecking an International Project: Notes from a saboteurs vade mecum (Part #9)


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  1. Give resources and attention to dissident groups within the proposing group, so as to split the leadership, support and coherence of arguments.
  2. Give resources, praise and attention to those expressing contrary views.
  3. Recommend that an international proposal should be submitted to national governments via the national member bodies of' the proposer's organization when it is known that there is little understanding of' the prokect's significance at this level; alternatively, ensure that it is submitted at the international level when it is known that there is a powerful lobby prepared to act at the national level, but that international coordination is weak.
  4. Undertake the same tactics when dealing with state and federal or local and state agencies.
  5. Lobby the proposer's supporters, particularly national member organizations, and suggest to them how unwise tile project is at this particular stage.