Tips for the Armchair Army on #Mar26

March 16, 2011

The trouble with the cuts is that the worst hit, those of us who are among the lowest income bracket who have seen no real-term wage increase for nearly a decade and/or those with young families, etc, find it increasingly hard to get to the big, London-based demos. The situation can be very frustrating, but as Ian Bone says in this blog post there are many blocs involved in the March 26th UPRISING Ok, ‘March’, but there’s nowt wrong with a bit of optimism now and then 😉 – including the Armchair Army!

Modern technology means that even if you can’t afford – or find it hard… – to travel to London, are stuck at work, or are just not a fan of big protests, then you can still take an active role in opposing the cuts on the 26th.

Take a tip from UK Uncut and make sure the Banks (who caused the problem in the first place) and Tax Dodgers (who are still making record profits in this time of ‘austerity’) get the message on this important day of action.

Until very recently we weren’t big fans of Twitter (and we still hate the cyber-fascism which is encouraged by Facebook), but – as we said here social networking is rapidly becoming one of the most important weapons in the fight for social justice. A Twitter account not only allows you to keep up with unfolding news without the usual media bias, it means anyone can help disseminate that news to the right people, while also allowing them to send a direct message to the corporations who are causing such damage and distress.

So go on, grab some beers and snacks, switch on Sky News or Beeb 24, turn the volume down, fire up Twitter and join the most important protest of the year so far!

*If you’re new to Twitter just remember to mark tweets for the 26th with #Mar26, #March26th and/or #UKUncut hashtags.

But why leave your local banks and tax-dodgers out? Keep an eye on local UK Uncut actions here, and if there’s no active group in your area then you can always go solo – the internet is full of anti-cuts posters to download and share 😉

**Our Twitter address is @barnsbrigade if you fancy following, but we’re a bit rubbish at tweeting.

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