Goal: The desired objective or result. This should define and guide one’s actions. There can be a series of short-term objectives on the way to a relatively final one.
Political line: This is the path from where we are now to where we are going. It corresponds to our interpretation of current reality and the possibilities emerging within it (which adjusts along with the constantly changing reality itself) and determines our practice at all times. We all have a political line and are putting it into practice every day, whether we acknowledge it or not—whether it consists of “keep voting every few years and hope that someone will do something to change things” or “build revolutionary organizations capable of confronting the system.” A political line is conveyed by strategy and manifests through tactics.
Strategy, or strategic line: The long-term trajectory of practice, aiming for the ultimate objective.
Tactics, or tactical line: The immediate, concrete practice corresponding to current necessities, situated in the context of the strategy as a whole. Though tactics are determined by strategy, it is through our practice of them that we can constantly evaluate whether or not our strategy is correct, or must be revised.
Priorities: Immediate activities, consciously undertaken in harmony with a political line.