- How do think tanks access the media?
- Do the scuffles between mainstream media & some protesters in Manchester reveal a deeper divide?
- Cambridge’s street communities on complex local public services
- Are Conservative ministers playing ‘party politics’ with national security over Jeremy Corbyn?
- Mark Thomas visits Cambridge, talking about the privatisation of public spaces
- RT @ACarpenDigital: NEW BLOGPOST: "How do think tanks access the media?" adragonsbestfriend.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/how… How rightwing think tanks run rings around… 32 minutes ago
- RT @RichardJMurphy: Tesco says national living wage will cost it £500m by 2020 gu.com/p/4d3g4/stw Indication of how much profit's been … 33 minutes ago
- RT @russwebt: Michael #Gove should take this opportunity to give prisoners a vote gu.com/p/4d39h/stw @JoshuaRozenberg 41 minutes ago
- NEW BLOGPOST: "How do think tanks access the media?" adragonsbestfriend.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/how… How rightwing think tanks run rings around left wing ones. 5 hours ago
- RT @RMTLondon: Man pushed out of Jubilee Line train in ‘racist’ attack london24.com/news/crime/man… < Shameful. 5 hours ago
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Category Archives: Campaigning, protesting and demonstrating
Summary Some ‘not just for boys toys’ that I’ve become lately obsessed with – useful in the run up to the general election I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, so here goes. Modern smartphones – powerful things: … Continue reading →
Summary Why the rise of large non-party-political campaigning charities vis-a-vis the shrinking of mainstream political parties leaves me a little uncomfortable Seven environmental-related charities and organisations have got together to organise a London-based hustings. (See here). You’ll be hearing of … Continue reading →
Summary The challenges of rapid expansion in a short space of time At the end of my civil service career I went through the opposite – the largescale downsizing of an organisation numbered in the thousands. The Green Party judging … Continue reading →
Summary …and even the politics obsessives like me find this a depressing scenario Matt Frei of Channel 4 News is spot on at 4m37s …and then goes for the jugular at 5m00s An utterly depressing political exchange which felt like … Continue reading →
Summary Some thoughts on how you can take part in this year’s elections – even if you are not a supporter/member of a political party, do not have the vote or don’t rate the candidates standing in your area The basics … Continue reading →
Summary How can local political parties make themselves available for face-to-face conversations with voters, potential supporters and fellow activists beyond door-to-door canvassing and organised hustings? This post stems from a number of conversations I’ve had with activists of various political … Continue reading →
Summary …including new apps, new tools, and encouraging more people to try it out themselves 2014 was an eventful year for me as far as learning new things and doing things for the first time was concerned. Standing for election … Continue reading →
Summary Taking a ‘Be the change – Cambridge’ problem to Cambridge student activists…and watching them run with it Some of you may be aware of the Volunteer Cambridge event that the Cambridge Hub is organising for Cambridge City Council on 28 … Continue reading →
Summary Sometimes it takes someone to turn up to events and report from and/or film them. Here are the results: Result in the Queen Edith's by-election: Ahammed (Lab) 790 Bower (Con) 614 Chalfen (Green) 222 Sanders (LD) 933. Viki Sanders duly elected. — CambridgeCityCouncil (@camcitco) … Continue reading →
Summary Ramblings on three events – one local, one Scottish, and one worldwide The world ain’t a happy place at the moment – has it ever been? I watched the Scottish independence referendum through both the mainstream and social media … Continue reading →