Category Archives: Campaigning, protesting and demonstrating

GCSE Results Day

Summary Comparing then with now. I stumbled across this blogpost which nails it. Same stuff, different year. Commentators moaning about exam standards not being as tough as they were in the good ol’ days. Back in the mid-1990s I was ambushed … Continue reading

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A day digital filming in Cambridge

Summary Living and learning with my introduction to digital filming class For Cambridgeshire-based people, Hills Road are running an Introduction to Digital Film Making on Weds evenings from September – see here. It also sits nicely with An introduction to … Continue reading

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Community Action in Action – Cambridge

Summary When local people speak about their own ideas that they have worked on for a long time, the passion comes out in huge quantities. Community reporters can bring these ideas to a wider audience Some of you may have heard … Continue reading

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Repairing our democracy with a little digital help

Summary Some thoughts from a gathering of the revived Democracy Club of 2010 -> with 2015 in mind They are tweeting at @Democlub, are on Facebook here and have a website here. I’ve blogged a lot about democracy (see here for … Continue reading

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Puffles4Cambridge – an evaluation (1st draft)

Summary The full first draft is a good 6,000+ words but is by no means the completed version. Hence why your comments are much appreciated Click here —>>> 140530 Evaluation of campaign AC v1 to open the PDF document for the big … Continue reading

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Samba

Summary A blogpost about something musical – but politics is never far away. One of the most powerful and emotionally exciting songs in what was one of the worst years in popular music (1998) was Carneval De Paris by Dario … Continue reading

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Confrontation in an age of anxiety

Summary  Because standing for election can be a frightening undertaking This post follows on from one I wrote almost two-and-a-half years ago – Cowardice vs courage. Re-reading it now, it seems to be standing the test of time. In particular … Continue reading

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Green Party complains to BBC over media bias

Summary Party politics aside, the BBC needs to make its systems and processes much more transparent when it comes to booking interviewees and on how it decides which stories to cover Some of you may have seen the petition (see … Continue reading

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What’s the real story behind the local government elections?

Summary More musings on the election results – being presented through a broken mainstream media There are so many different ways to spin the various statistics coming out from these elections that everyone has won. “Robert Kilroy-Silk, The Party for … Continue reading

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Twas the night before polling day…

Summary A wander through fears and learning in this campaign I’m kicking off this blog with a piece of music regarded by many as one of the best pop songs about football ever made. Few will regard 1990 as the … Continue reading

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