Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (1):38-52 (2007)

Sally J. Scholz
Villanova University
This article examines the particular moral obligations of solidarity focusing on the solidary commitment against injustice or oppression. I argue that political solidarity entails three relationships—to other participants in action, to a cause or goal, and to those outside the unity of political solidarity. These relationships inform certain obligations. Activism is one of those obligations and I argue that violent activism is incompatible with the other relations and duties of solidarity. Activists may find themselves confronted with a difficult choice between respecting the relationships of political solidarity or employing physical violence in resistant self-defense against oppressive practices.
Keywords solidarity  violence  activism
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DOI 10.1111/josp.2007.38.issue-1
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