From Anthony Zurcher on the BBC
Satire can be a dangerous game. Making jokes about racists is safe. Making a joke about racism by pretending to be a racist is the kind of subversive humour that can get you in a lot of trouble.
From The Independent
A radical plan to allow Britons to vote in parliamentary elections using the internet is to be drawn up by the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, as part of a drive to bridge the divide between politicians and the public…
Read the full article Vote online – the Speaker’s plan to revive politics
We have released version 2.0 of The Online Activist Platform. This major upgrade improves the security and stability of your campaign website. It will also relieve webmasters of some of the more mundane tasks.
There are several innovations that make life easier for Webmasters.
Firstly we now will be carrying out the updates of WordPress, themes and plug-ins. Webmasters no longer need to concern themselves with this.
We have changed the SEO plug-in used. We now use the comprehensive and very well documented WordPress SEO by Joost de Valk
We have had to remove the popularity plug-in as it is no longer supported. Sorry about that if you liked this feature.
You will notice you no longer have the ability to install and activate Plugins. We do all that now, and we promise only to install Plugins from reputable vendor. This will enhances the security and stability of your website.
What’s do I Have to do?
Nothing, it has all been done for you.
In the next upgrade we intend to have several different templates available to give greater choice on the type of website you can create.
If there is any feature you want to see in a future version of The Online Activist Platform, then let us know and we will see what we can do.
Good luck and effective campaigning.
Ten tactics for turning information into action has been produced by the Tactical Technology Collective. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license on Vimeo.
Ten tactics shows original ways to capture attention and communicate a cause.
This tactics is useful when you are able to collaborate with others to identify, share, and act on evidence that is being concealed from the public or ignored by those who need to act.
That was the last in this series. I hope you found it useful and stimulates a few ideas of your own.
Be sure to look at the tactics-card-10.pdf that accompanies the video.