Saturday, 26 March 2011
Virtual March for the Alternative
Great pics of the march today from @HeardinLondon http://twitpic.com/4dgum6
... and play #splatatroll too!
Not everyone can be in London today for the big march #March26 or the #UKuncut action; many reasons for that, but there is plenty that can be done online to help the cause.
@mwhitfield80 http://twitpic.com/4dgvdv %20Assembling Assembling!
A few suggestions!
Here's @FalseEcon with many suggestions
There is the @armchairarmy #armchairarmy. Info is being posted on Twitter at that hashtag and on #fb too about the BOMBARD THE MEDIA campaign. The chairborne division!
Links and addresses now up.
Disabled People Against Cuts are also offering the chance to make your presence felt through a virtual protest map, email your stuff here:
Then you can play Twitter games with that pointless stream of those trolling the #ukuncut #March26 #26March hashtags with their 'wit' and 'pithy comments'. Let's replace the crap with some useful Tweets.
We may win some converts and hey its a VIRTUAL OCCUPATION!
My tactic is not to waste time arguing, simply pick a troll and reply with a link to something useful and pertinent to read; if space add the #armchairarmy #splatatroll tag too.
So here is a list of suggestions, feel free to add your own.
Lovely online protest gallery (pick a new avatar for the day!) to which you can add your stuffhttp://virtualprotest.org.uk/
Further graphics to share here:
Information video on alternatives to cuts
It Cuts Both Ways...The Alternatives from Oonagh Cousins on Vimeo.
That's also on the Guardian website here:
PCS live updates and links
Blogs with information
PSC Union There is an alternative: the case against the cuts
Arts Against The Cuts, with so many other useful links and info
Blogs from those affected by cuts or for whom the systems we have are not working, eg this one which is also being sent as part of the @armchairarmy campaign
Political discussion blogs
The Tax Justice blogs from @RichardJMurphy
anyone who is talking about violence send them this, a plea to the police
and of course False Economy, take your pic of what you can Tweet!
Here's the UKuncut website @Ukuncut #UKuncut
and enjoy @NxtGen aka Sean Donnelly, a binman from Loughborough. I came across this a few days ago, and started Tweeting links; it's gone viral, good luck Sean, hope it makes you a star. Proud of the kidz involved in so much creative protest. Great article about him in today's Guardian also.
I'll add more as the come, hope this is a small but useful resource, maybe we can carry on being an armchiararmy of virtual Tweeters against the cuts.
Oh... and bit of me too, and Grace Petrie
Feel free to add any links via my Twitter, or comments below.