Tag Archives: the Pointlessness of Marching

Mobilisation “versus” Movement Building

Apologies if I am repeating myself. I have had a quick look on the site, and can’t see where I have ever posted these burblings before.  Though they do link to “protest versus demonstration“… We talk about Movement-Building all the … Continue reading

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A march? That means you’ve already lost

I do like Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times. As the court jester to the capitalists, he’s allowed to tell the dirty little secrets and stay alive. Here’s a clip from him after the March 28 March… Smashing advice for … Continue reading

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Cuts and climate and campaigns corpsing

The folks over at Political Dynamite have written a post on the why (but not the how) of climate campaigners and anti-cuts folks getting together. They point out that while a thousand (a comically small number, the smallest ever?) were … Continue reading

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People’s Front of Judea

We’ve all seen this, I hope… But then there is THIS too, which made me laugh…

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Take your bloody marches and shove them up your arse

I shouldn’t have responded the way I did, and I am grateful to the facilitator for intervening when and how he did. Props. I need to work on my anger/”button push” issues on this topic. I need not to react … Continue reading

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Unrevolutionary notes #1: If not now, then when?

There’s a slender book on my shelves by a very talented African American writer called Julius Lester. It’s called “Revolutionary Notes”, and it’s a compilation of essays and columns he wrote for a newspaper between 1967 and 1969. Most of … Continue reading

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I ain’t marchin’ anymore.

Radio I had the privilege of listening to Emporer Lib Dem Nick Clegg on the radio this morning. He started out with the obligatory and Ritual Invocations of Israel’s right to defend itself. (No talk of morality or proportionality or … Continue reading

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