"Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan have convincingly shown how nonviolent campaigning is more effective than armed struggle in achieving its goals.(15) They have compared 323 violent and nonviolent campaigns between 1900 and 2006, and found that nonviolent campaigns were “nearly twice as likely to achieve full or partial success as their violent counterparts”.(16)

They have deliberately looked specifically at three types of resistance where “common sense” says that violence will be more effective than nonviolence – anti-regime, anti-occupation and secession. Nevertheless, even in these hard cases, nonviolent campaigns are more likely to achieve their goals.

Chenoweth and Stephan’s main explanations for the relative success of nonviolent resistance are that it generally is more participatory than violent insurrections, and therefore better can build broad movements where everyone can participate."

15 - Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).
16 - Chenoweth and Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works: p. 7.


Note - some emoji sets do not appear complete on the web page, as they are prepared for display on social media.

Action #1

Post Often

Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas . . . all present a clear opportunity to send a Love Europe/ EU message that illustrates or states why you wish to stay in Europe. Options include sending a message in some or all of the following ways:

1. Send a postcard.

2. Send an email/ s.

3. Post on social media accounts.

4. Visit a representative/ s social media account/ s.




If you fancy making a quick meme these are a few images from Pixabay, which are free to use and apart from the first leave plenty of space for a clear message. Grab them here or for high resolution there.

#resist #stay #LoveEU

Action #2

Hope Not Hate

Racism and hate media are underlying causes of far right extremism. This is a short selection of Facebook, Twitter and/ or website links to some groups actively engaged in tackling hate and hate crimes.

Please visit them and if they seem helpful complete some or all of the following:

1. Like.
2. Comment.
3. Share.
4. Recommend.

With Facebook if you then don't wish to fully follow a page or feed just set the option to unfollow upon liking or when a post pops up - you'll still have help out with the pages' reach on social media:

Stop Funding Hate

Hope Not Hate

Global Citizens

Stand Up to Racism

Stand Up 2 Trump UK

#resist #stay

Action #3

Nazis and Neo-Nazis

A huge amount of fake news effort has gone into building up false info around the ridiculous fantasy the Nazis were socialists.

The lies are based largely on the notion that a word in a name tells you all you need to know about the situation. However, there are no shepherds in Shepherd's pie and Lord knows what our 'modern' neo-Nazis make of Buffalo wings.

Anyway, the claims are also hung on the non-existent peg that a small group in Berlin briefly turned social democrat . . . shortly before Hitler killed them, (the current far right gig economy neo-Nazis skip that part).

And the odd notion there was some kind of socialist economy when apart from parts of wartime industrial production industry was privately owned, and social democrats/ 'socialists' were among the first to be sent to concentration camps and subject to lynchings.

Hitler was creating a totalitarian dictatorship, not some sort of workers’ paradise. In a socialist society all industries coordinate under central control. In Nazi Germany Hitler constantly encouraged vicious competition between his various departments.

The current EU are Nazis fake news is based on these lies and part of a great deal more misinformation.

Please check out how to deal with the fake news:…/nazi-socialist-right-wing-white-s…

And take a look at how fake news directed at the EU pours out constantly and is often based on wild claims:

Otherwise, it's pretty clear Farage and close ERG contacts openly sympathise with neo-Nazis.…/farage-says-germany-should-revolt-ag…

For more on the original Nazi takeover and their attacks on 'socialists':

Action #4

Stop Funding Hate

#stopfundinghate when you post and/ or click links to hate media/ tabloids.

This site creates a link you can post, which doesn't give the far right's articles any clickbait cash. Only takes a moment and also saves getting moaned at for posting links that fund the far right's media.

#resist #stay

Action #5


Fine Tuning Social Media

Fine tuning your social media to campaign as effectively as possible.

The right messages, in the right places, at the right time can have quite an impact. For example, a short quotation:

“I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.”
- Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front.

Making the most of social media as civil activists:

- Choose a social media platform/s you’re comfortable with. E.g. for some Twitter can be more argumentative than other platforms, because of the short posts and media attention.
- Research and check topics on sites which are consistent so you can at least adjust for bias.
- Select memes and posts which have a meaningful message.
- Build a meme bank on social media and/ or a desktop folder with ready to share infographics, posters, motivational posters and cartoons. This makes it easy to mix your replies and to avoid typing answers to the same questions over and again.
- Avoid time spent on countering opposing posts.
- Share posts with reliable information, which offer humour, key facts and meaningful quotes.
- Share pictures of activists being constructive and/ or entertaining.
- You can make feeds less argumentative while raising awareness by including posts and memes about consensus issues, e.g. about saving wildlife or tax evasion.
- Share posts and ideas mapping practical suggestions on how people can act peacefully and get results.
- Emphasise key points. In passing people often only consider a maximum of three points at a time, so pensions, childcare, child poverty, and that’s often the most to cover in one meme or post. Or three points within one of those topics.
- Likes are free, so let others know you value their contributions.
- Find images to accompany your posts. Numerous sites now offer good quality, free to use images - e.g. Unsplash, Wikimedia or Pixabay.

#resist #TheResistance #stay

Action #6

Preparing to Vote

It's a fair bet there's going to be some kind of public vote quite soon and it hardly matters whether that's a GE, a People's Vote or for MEPs. Could be all three :o

Success in backing the most European-minded candidate in any given constituency starts months ahead with registering to vote and helping others to register.

- Get hold of any and all necessary id.

- Register to vote and vote.

- Encourage others to register to vote on grounds of gaining representation and making a valued contribution, instead of along party lines. Friends, family, neighbours and colleagues for starters.

- Encourage the same people to actually vote once they’ve registered.

- Go beyond reaching out to friends or people online by letting an elected representative know what you want through emailing them or through social media.

- Provide representatives with short details of what you are concerned about. It helps to be calm, to offer good evidence to support your case and to clearly state what you would like done about your concern.

- Keep the heart and politics tucked away; and wear the issues on your sleeve.

- With emails, where relevant copy your concerns to local, regional, national and international levels of representation.

- Become an ‘on the ground’ canvasser for a worthwhile party or issue.

- Support credible and consistent activist groups, which lobby politicians about your concerns.

- Get elected and become a representative.

- Act often and across a range of issues. Fifteen minutes of activism every day over a year stacks up to a whole lot more than one day a year at a demonstration.

Action #7


Marches as Protections

Backing the #PutItToThePeople's March in London on 23rd March.
(Thought I'd be clear to avoid any confusion with the image - and clearly the 48 don't have Nazis at their marches either).

- Sign-up

- Transport
Firstly, just heard something about train ticket deals on the radio. It makes a MASSIVE difference in cost to book transport well in advance - like now.

- Preparing
With less than 1,000 hours to go before Brexit the march only works if it's part of a constant campaign building towards rejecting crash out Brexits. Many people will be taking action at Brexitometer stalls, at local or regional gatherings, vigils and flash events. Others will be contributing online with some bus and car pools already appearing and every 48 group on FBook backing the march to the hilt.

Brexitometer HQ:

People's Vote Events:

Stay - Straightforward actions you can take every day:

- Atmosphere
All three of last year's major marches in London were wholly peaceful, very colourful and child-friendly. I see people organising buses with their pals, posters and placards already being made, dormant 48 groups waking, group Admins all behind a peaceful and overwhelming turn-out.

- Promotion
It is vital to build support through mass sharing of the details, including links and calls to action. It's all very well sharing in our own groups but the event will only gain greater reach than we already have through sharing to our own feeds. The People's Vote are very likely to put out a number of videos/ slideshows on their social media pages, so keep an eye out for those showing likes and boost those already being boosted.

Clearly, the far right have a fortune for media, paid posts, dodgy online profiling, while those trying to keep us in the EU rely on fundraisers. Must make a list with some of the others looking for some backup, but these folk obviously put the effort in and are key to turning the march into a success backed by overwhelming numbers.

SODEM Badges and PayPal

Action #8

Brexitometer Meetups

Wondering what you could do that will make a significant difference in the weeks ahead and build towards the #PutItToThePeople march. The mostly old, red-faced, bit angry brigade are making semi-organised attempts to try to wear down our indomitable Brexitometer presence. Hook-up with a local Brexitometer group or start one to deliver safety in numbers and take actionevery weekend you're available up to the march in March.

Lots of info/ advice on how to keep things reasonable along with templates for various types of Brexitometers are in the Brexitometer HQ group linked:

#resist #stopbrexit #stay

Action #9

It doesn’t all have to be hard work.

“Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” - Unknown

Perhaps have a go at any of the following:

- Celebrate a European event in song, dance, verse or art.
- Cook to a European recipe.
- Give someone a European themed book.
- Dress as a European legend to go to a party, event, sport or outing.
- Prepare and serve a European themed cake.
- Serve European themed snacks at an event or on an outing.
- Share a European movie with friends.
- Sing a European song or dance a European dance.
- Wear a European themed garment to an event or on an outing.

More actions on the page daily. Just click on Stay at the top of the post to visit.

Action #10

QR codes

Bumped into Steve this morning who mentioned QR codes, which I happen to have used before. The basic code is usually B&W for most printers and there are lots of free to use online QR generators that are v easy to use. Free Android apps for scanning codes are also available on Play and I guess Apple too.

Quick QR codes

This is a slightly more customised QR code which links directly to the People's Vote March in March sign-up. You don't need to sign-up to get their codes, but I did and then clicked through simple options using default colour buttons.

You can stick any site or social media connect into a code so InFacts could be another one to have around. Print on paper and chop up then stick clear tape over them, or print on labels.

For the fancier options:


#resist #stay

For more actions each day click through to Stay at the top of this post.

Action #11


Keeping one step ahead

It's always going to be easier to deal with what you already expect. The report explains what the far right have and are likely to be getting up to. Unsurprisingly it doesn't involve cuddling kittens or passing round candyfloss.

"The far right.

- The extreme far right is getting more extreme and younger.
- The far right is successfully tapping into the political rage and discontent that is prevalent in society.
- A narrative of ‘betrayal’ and ‘traitors’ increasingly dominates the far right’s discourse, with much of their anger focused on MPs – and female MPs
in particular.
- Continued decline of the traditional ideological far-right and the rise of an emotionally driven, conspiratorial populist message.
- UKIP has become a far right party under the leadership of Gerard Batten
- Continued increase in internationalisation of ideas, tactics, money and collaborative working.
- The adoption of the ‘free speech’ narrative by the far right has enabled them to deflect from their own extremism and attract a more mainstream audience".

#resist #stopbrexit #stay

Action #12

Save Our Health Service

Very few leavers know anything at all about plans to privatise the NHS despite Farage's open support for privatisation on numerous occasions and the on-going US trade deal scheme planned for after a crash out Brexit. Some details linked below:…/…/liam-fox-s-american-friends…/rightwing-thinktanks-unveil-r…

The British Medical Association has made its views on Brexit quite clear on numerous occasions. Stacked up it amounts to a collapse in care:…/brexit/health-services-under-threat

The leading group highlighting the on-going damage to the NHS is NHS Against Brexit:

Actions that can help out:

1. Like on FBook and follow on Twitter if you haven't yet.
2. Add a comment to their FBook and Twitter.
3. Add a recommendation to the FBook page.
4. Share a relevant NHS Against Brexit post on Fbook and retweet a tweet.
5. Visit the website, (third link), which has FBook and Twitter sign-ups at the bottom of the page to instantly join a petition.
6. Check out what useful info the website has and how it might be put to good use in campaigning. Three large white buttons on the right to explore.

#resist #stopbrexit #stay

Action #13

Spicing Up Pics

So the Leavers thought they'd cut my sharing and launch an expensive national billboard campaign. Right . . .

Admittedly it took a bit of arm-twisting at the Louvre but we just tore down some old Rembrandt or something the guy said and it was fine.

No sign-up involved for these and many more. There are lots of variants on the web.…/25-websites-to-have-fun-with-yo…/

#resist #stopbrexit #stay

Action #14

Tackling hate

This group visits online arguments/ hate and carries out polite like attacks breaking down hate as it's snowballing.

Action #15


Pre-March Build-Up

Options include:

- Scarves, hats, badges and/ or t-shirts in support of your concerns/ carrying relevant messages.
- Phone cases, tablets, cars and motorbikes can also carry messages.
- Making placards, signs and banners. (More on the practicalities soon).
- Groups of activists wearing similarly themed clothing or accessories - a dash of colour, a badge or a garment.
- Mobile graffiti or signature petition/ idea walls are easily made from card or demonstrators wearing white t-shirts.
- Chalking-out and playing street/ traditional games like hopscotch if you're having to wait around.
- Sharing sets of differently coloured glow-sticks to set out a message as it gets dark.
- Applying temporary water-based tattoos or large vegetable stamps.
- Live recording and uploading or streaming your part in the action/ protection as it happens. And sharing to groups as well as your own feed.
- Using seasonal weather to form visual logos and messages, such as leaves in autumn and water on dry, sunny walls.
- Preparing and sharing food related to or decorated to support an issue.
- Setting-up quick flash art, music, dance or poetry appearances and/ or slams.
- Co-ordinating online and offline events to focus on highlights, e.g. a dramatic conclusion to a march.
- Using personal area networks, (e.g. Bluetooth/ messaging apps/ QR codes), to turn activists into mobile content distributors.

There'll be a separate post on signs, banners, placards, . . . along later. They don't need to be fancy or elaborate to carry a clear message, but they will get noticed a lot more if they're colourful.

#resist #stay #stopbrexit

Action #16


They have glow sticks and are all set to go :)

#Lights4Europe #stopbrexit #stay

Action #17

Breaking Bread

Break 'bread' with those hoping to stay and/ or those misled into wanting to leave.

#cakenothate now joined by #piesnotlies.

#resist #stay

Action #18

Pick and Mix

"Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed below are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention. A description and historical examples of each can be found in volume two of The Politics of Nonviolent Action, by Gene Sharp.

Formal Statements
1. Public Speeches
2. Letters of opposition or support
3. Declarations by organizations and institutions
4. Signed public statements
5. Declarations of indictment and intention
6. Group or mass petitions

Communications with a Wider Audience
7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications
9. Leaflets, pamphlets, and books
10. Newspapers and journals
11. Records, radio, and television
12. Skywriting and earthwriting

Group Representations
13. Deputations
14. Mock awards
15. Group lobbying
16. Picketing
17. Mock elections

Symbolic Public Acts
18. Displays of flags and symbolic colors
19. Wearing of symbols
20. Prayer and worship
21. Delivering symbolic objects
22. Protest disrobings
23. Destruction of own property
24. Symbolic lights
25. Displays of portraits
26. Paint as protest
27. New signs and names
28. Symbolic sounds
29. Symbolic reclamations
30. Rude gestures

Pressures on Individuals
31. “Haunting” officials
32. Taunting officials
33. Fraternization
34. Vigils

Drama and Music
35. Humorous skits and pranks
36. Performances of plays and music
37. Singing

38. Marches
39. Parades
40. Religious processions
41. Pilgrimages
42. Motorcades

Honoring the Dead
43. Political mourning
44. Mock funerals
45. Demonstrative funerals
46. Homage at burial places

Public Assemblies
47. Assemblies of protest or support
48. Protest meetings
49. Camouflaged meetings of protest
50. Teach-ins

Withdrawal and Renunciation
51. Walk-outs
52. Silence
53. Renouncing honors
54. Turning one’s back"
. . .…/198-methods-of-nonviolent-action/

#resist #stay

Action #19


Use Your Smile

There are already some great emoji-laced memes/ tweets using flags to make points, e.g. about trade deals.

One of the things I discovered while looking into this is that a smile online is understood in the same way as a smile f2f.

So maybe :) lots to show what can't be seen using text on a screen, as we never hold a f2f conversation without using expressions.

It also seems clear that less is often more, as panels packed with emojis get hard to unpack.

🏠️ prices ☔️
🍞 prices 🚀
🏭️ closures 💥
🏥 go without 👨‍⚕️
💊 supplies 🐌⏱️

Speeds things up a bit:

Large emoji are available here by clicking through on the thumbnails. Up to 3000px or SVG for print quality.


Action #20

looking after yourself


Action #21

A Good Read

Brexit getting you down/ exhausted. Books, a good read . . .

🙏 Has a meditation-like quality
🌄 Broadens our perspectives
☀️ Reduces stress
🧠 Lessens mental decline
☔️ Helps us deal with change
🛌 Helps us sleep


Action #22

Good Company

We have only so much time left . . .

This acts as a handy guide to those you are unlikely to bring round to a sensible discussion any time soon. Time spent arguing with such people is time that could be spent persuading leavers who have been conned to have a rethink.


If someone unironically says the following, ditch them.

1. “Boys will be boys”
2. “I’m not racist, but”
3. “I don’t mind gays as long as they don’t hit on me”
4. “But biological sex”
5. “Burger flippers”
6. “Illegals”
7. “It’s free speech”
8. “Handouts”

9. “If he had just obeyed the police officer,”
10. “All my ex-girlfriends were crazy!”
11. “It’s all about the feelings”
12. “You can’t handle disagreement”
13. “Reverse-racism”
14. “Black-on-black crime”
15. “Homosexuality”/“homosexuals”
16. “Freeloaders”
17. “Easily offended”

18. “I hate everyone equally”
19. “how am i supposed to explain that to my children?”
20. “fluent in sarcasm”
21. “politically incorrect”
22. “both sides are just as bad”
23. “positive vibes only”
24. “zen” (unless actually Buddhist)
25. [authority figure] “respect is earned”

@ #25: when authority figures say “respect is earned,” it usually means they ascribe to the context-dependent double standard of “respect”:

- “Respecting” a person with authority means giving them 100% obedience
- “Respecting” a person without authority means not abusing them.

So therefore, they consider disobedience a valid excuse to abuse you.

“It’s free speech” is absolutely a red flag because it’s usually said to imply two things simultaneously:

1. “Your criticism of me makes you just as bad as a tyrannical government”.

2. “I should be allowed to say whatever i want, but the same doesn’t apply to your disagreement”."



Action #23


For any passing page or group admins.

There are a number of steps that increase reach, views and particularly secondary engagements which is the figure to watch:

- Post anecdotes on impacts of Brexit from businesses, doctors, nurses, Remainer Now.
- Post on related issues occasionally, e.g. women's rights, renewables, . . .
- Always with a pic. Pixabay and Unsplash.
- Post and share images of any activism to page and 48 groups. SODEM, Led by Donkeys and yourselves are good sources.
- Present narratives, e.g prep for march, set-off, there, return journey, getting home.
- Post informative memes with bite-sized info - quotes and facts.
- Blame ERG and media circus not conned leavers.
- Delete trolls who prevent you building community.
- Avoid newspaper article clutter. Long form is rarely read, especially by leavers.
- Ads for liking the page may be worthwhile early on - especially if directed a friends of existing likers. Other ads are unpredictable but calls to action can be both focused and avoid introducing an issue open to bickering.
- Participative posts/ memes, e.g. why do you want to stay? What would you do to improve the EU if we stay, . . . can get good reach and secondary engagement.
- Calls to action requesting a specific undertaking in support of a specific aim helps with engagement.



Action #24

Imo we should be spending today in/ on the pages, Twitter feeds and email boxes urgently congratulating MPs who did the right thing and myth-busting for those who were more than happy to flush 65 million of us down the pan last night.

We have six hours to say thanks or to inform and so far we have only progressed from the frying pan into the fire.


Action #25


Three threads so far today packed with people reporting as depressed, angry or plain fed-up with the atmosphere and harm caused by the far right.

No magic wands I'm afraid, but it seems worth mentioning what other activists often comment on about refreshing before returning to the fray and/ or making activism less exhausting.

🎺 Play more music and post more music.
🏃‍♀️ Carry out a random good deed/ day.
🦋 Post as much good news as you post bad news.

✊ Take part in peaceful but determined activism.
🤝 Meetup with other activists to plan and prepare.
🖼 Share pics of your own and others' activism.

👏 Like, share and support content you enjoy.
🤚 Try to focus on the issues rather than the politics.
🙋‍♀️ Thank representatives who genuinely represent you.

🍰 Make cake not hate.
👕 Wear your causes and concerns.
🎙 Be the media - every contribution counts.

🥁 Leave banging the drum to the extremists.
📖 Read a book in the 🛀.
💃 Dance at every opportunity.

#resist #stay

Action #26

Marching in March

Of course the sun is going to shine, but it doesn't matter anyway so long as you wrap-up warm in the first place.

  1. 🔋 - full batteries for sharing pics - you are the media.

  2. 📱 - phone for access to social media and calls.

  3. 🖊 - phone number written on any kids' arm/ garment.

  4. 🍫 - snacks

  5. 🍐 - five a day

  6. 🍰 - meals

  7. 👕 - a light waterproof jacket.

  8. 👒 - a warm hat.

  9. 👢- waterproof shoes or boots.

  10. 🧭 - know the route.

  11. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 - agree a rallying point for your group.

  12. 🧞‍♂️ - have contingencies in mind in case of delays.

  13. 🧸 - entertainment/ time outs for kids.

  14. 🤸‍♀️ - access to parks.

  15. 🎷- music/ song sheets.

Action #27



Putting the message across to MPs before tonight. Quick options include:

- send an email/ s.

- post on your social media accounts and tag your MP.

- comment on a representative/ s social media account/ s.

What to write - one option is to use a myth-buster so they know, you know, they have the facts you wish them to act upon. A quote or a link from either of these web pages might be just the ticket.

Full Facts

Dorset for Europe



#resist #stay

Action #28



There are countless other examples of politicians and media, some of which are most definitely encouraging tribalism. And in certain cases systematically targeting the thoughts and emotions of both leavers and those who wish to stay using a barrage of fear, fury, sensationalism and pleasure.

Over decades this wraparound radicalisation causes longstanding damage to the brain that's no different from radicalisation within any extremist group. As a result, yelling back, replying in kind and defending yourself against inflexible arguments only leads to the radicalised extremist retreating into well-rehearsed evasions. (Which is all part of trying to present those who wish to stay as on a par with not all leavers but the Yellow Vested bully boys).

How could we tackle this:

💰 - Place responsibility where it lies with the far right elite not those who have been manipulated by them.
🍰 - Offer bite-sized facts and explanations on key topics that torpedo Brexit rather than trying to wade through fake news hiding behind false arguments.
🗞- Set your own news cycle and use it to challenge fake news.

👹 - Avoid engaging with outright haters, just meme and go, then find someone open to actual debate.
👩‍🔬 - Suck the fun out of trolling by replying with chains of demonstrable facts.
🤖 - Wreck bots by regularly dropping memes and humour in the manner of a minesweeper.

🔬 - Ask leavers to explain how the promises made by far right politicians can work in practice.
👻 - Routinely report fake news and hate.
😍 - Express yourself more fully online with emojis and stickers. An online smile is understood the same as an offline/ real smile.

💩 - Know your false arguments, most obviously straw men and ad hominem attacks.
🤝 - Set up civilised debate, e.g. share tea, a pint, cake, . . .
😎 - Walk away from uncivilised 'debate' and take it to where or when civilised debate can take place.

👨‍🚒 - Offer comment from professional bodies and business leaders rather than just politicians and msm. E.g. the BMA or trade journals.
🖥 - Step away from the screen if you're getting rattled, no really step away from the screen!
🦋 - Leaving is all about selling a grey and gloomy world of misery, desperation and victim-blaming. Maybe don't let the far right elite take you there.

#resist #stay

Action #29

Christchurch Media Exploitation

Following tabloids' appalling and exploitative misuse of video from the Christchurch massacre it seems necessary to get on with fixing a situation that is easily fixed providing representatives have the will to do so.

Please consider writing to your MP and raising some or all of the points below, (which you're welcome to copy, paste, edit and/ or add to).

Both social media and tabloid media are routinely seeking to profit from the widespread distribution of fake news and far right extremist propaganda. It is clear that:

• Some social media platforms refuse to answer fully to the EU or WM after enabling far right extremism and continue to allow the manipulation of audiences and elections for profit.
• The current regulatory frameworks for press and media have failed to bring change and tabloid newspapers routinely disregard current checks and balances, because there are no prompt or substantive consequences.
• Tabloids with a long record of false reporting and support for far right policies have openly sensationalised and exploited a far right killing spree for clicks and profit.

Elected representatives are requested to take action to make immediate changes, ideally as part of a root and branch review of the operation of media outlets in relation to promoting hate and inciting violence. Options for prompt and effective actions might include.

• Regulating social media platforms on the basis that hate speech and free speech are mutually exclusive. They have had every opportunity to self-regulate and refuse to do so.
• Establishing a civic social media platform to foster democratic assembly under a constitution that excludes hate speech, regulates through permissions and is youth-friendly.
• For the most harmful media abuses press complaints could be rapidly escalated and necessary apologies published on a matching basis, i.e. the same space and place as the fake news, with an explanation of what was at fault.



#resist #stay

Action #30


Be the Media

So you've made it to London, the atmosphere is just as you'd hoped . . . but inevitably mainstream media are using camera tricks to pretend Farage's pub crawl is a much bigger event.

Time to be the media by sharing pics and clips of your story from setting-off to return.

Sharing to your own feed - it'd be surprising if you didn't but it's helps to get word out if you tag your posts.

#PeoplesVote #StopBrexit

Sharing to 48 minded groups, that's the way to really spread the news as it happens. These are just some of the groups that are going to welcome pics and comment about the march. Explore and you'll find a few that suit your style of campaigning.

😎 - Mega Groups

Remain in the European Union

Brexit - No Way

The 48

✊- Groups of All Shapes, Sizes and Flavours

The Very Brexit Problems Club

Campaign for Europe

Project Remain

Rage against the Brexit Machine

Britain Stronger in Europe

Remain Events

The Stop Brexit Party

Say No to Brexit

Sixteen Million Rising

Brexitometer HQ

Resisting Brexit

Voices for Europe

We Are the 48%

We Are #StopBrexit

🖼 - Images

Brexit Memes

Why stay in the EU? Graphics!

💃- Activism

Remain - Active


The list is not exhaustive. If you'd like a group added please post in comments.

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Action #31

Less gopher, more activist . . .

Those who wish to stay in the EU consistently report, often with pics, how they're enjoy the campaigning they get involved in, how 48-friendly groups are supportive and the sense of hope they feel when they see others contributing.

At the same time many of the 48 also report the frustration of being bogged down in repetitive arguments that Leavers constantly throw at them. And we often see threads packed with folk who are reporting being plain miserable when dealing with the habitual, outlandish lies of Leave's fascist hate media.

Much of the frustration seems to lie in constantly swimming against the tide of fake news because Leave and hard core Leavers rely on us accepting that we'll let them put all the effort and responsibility on to our shoulders, without them doing anything more that parroting hate media.

Being their gopher is obviously tiresome, involves an element of bullying, whether deliberate or not, and eats into the time and enthusiasm of those seeking solutions. Here are some suggestions for simply asking them to take responsibility for themselves and to back up their claims of loving their country.

- We can trade on WTO terms!
You clearly haven't been to the WTO website and checked. Please do so. Now what do you propose we do about the medicine shortages?

- We won the war!
Eh no you're not old enough to have been in the war and not patriotic enough learn our history and respect those who fought Nazism. Please read a proper history book on WW2 and the events leading up to it.

- Nigel's a great Brit!
Really - does that include when he helped out at a German neo-Nazi rally?

Rees-Mogg's my mate!
- Yeah if you're down on your luck he'll lay on a concentration camp help you out.

You're the elite!
- the elite is the top 2% of the population, only some of whom avoid paying taxes. Even if all of the elite voted Remain the other 46% are taxpayers and fellow citizens who have never ripped you off, unlike extremist politicians.

- The EU took all my/ our money.
That's not what it says on the letter taxpayers get every year saying how government money is spent. Do you not pay any taxes or do you not read your mail?

- Refugees took all my/ our money.
Odd that they have no money but the ERG are all super rich and live lives of luxury.

- Immigrants
Odd that most of them have little money and pay taxes but the ERG and their tax-dodging media chums are all super rich and live lives of luxury.

- The will of the people
Certainly, we must never have another vote that's as totally crooked, funded by foreign interests and packed with hate as the EU referendum. All votes should count and the only way to get democracy is to prevent tax-dodging corporations and far right moneylaunders from fixing elections.

- Lisbon Trea . . .
Let me stop you right there. You definitely haven't read and understood the treaty. You'd need to do that before we could have a debate about it.

- You're traitors!
Says someone sitting on the internet reading taxdodgers' hate media and passing it round when they could be out serving their community or the nation for real instead of loafing around.

- You're traitors!
Is that for trying to stop economic sabotage or just because you want to be a bit of a bully?

- Get me proof!
Type words into Google and compare the information from a variety sources and points of view.

In each of the cases given, when the Leaver tries to turn you into a gopher, you just tell them to go fetch their own information/ sandwiches and can get on with positive campaigning among those who are asking genuine questions - and alongside others who contribute as you do.

#resist #stay 

Action #32

Local Groups

If you haven't joined a local group online or off, this is one way to find a lot, if not all of them, very quickly.

Action #33


Apples and Pears

False equivalence, comparing apples to pears, is the go to for the far right. And it’s backed not by evidence but by another form of apples and pears/ generalising. If one Remain supporter drops a sweetie wrapper all Remain supporters are suddenly claimed to drop sweetie wrappers.

The Far Right

- Tiny marches with violence and riot police required.
- Pro Klu Klux Klan.
- Pro concentration camps.
- Promote neo-Nazism.
- Conduct economic sabotage.
- Habitual lies.
- Hate on experts but continue to use them.
- Gather in hostile gangs.
- Total lack of accountability.
- Angry protests seeking division.

The 48

- Massive marches with no arrests.
- For equal rights.
- For social contracts.
- Promote peaceful resistance.
- Support economic stability.
- Seek compromise and reasoned discussion.
- Question experts.
- Pragmatism.
- Protections focused on building consensus.

Action #34

The Great Brexit Swindle

Make Your Own Great Brexit Swindle in 7 Easy Steps


1. Get loads of dark money from ultra-rich far right US billionaires.
2. Blame everything on migrants.
3. Promise to fix everything by getting rid of EU citizens.
4. Replace them with just as many non-EU migrants.
5. Get rid of employment protections, holidays, fair pay, . . .
6. Have just as many migrants as before but everyone has no employment protections, holidays, fair pay, . . .
7. Pay money back to ultra-rich far right US billionaires.


#resist #stay

Action #35

Chilling-out the cyberbullies

Are we chilling-out the cyberbullies?

Ever wonder why some aggressive characters go around raging over what they know are complete fantasies. Recent studies show:

- Being subjected to cyberbullying damages your health and well-being so much the bullying leaves its mark in damage to your DNA.
- We see v high levels of cortisol (a hormone acting on stressful situations) in those attacked by cyberbullies.
- We see v low levels of cortisol in cyberbullies.
- Cyberbullies report getting a ‘thrill’ from bullying, which suggests they derive satisfaction from low cortisol levels and a dopamine ‘buzz’ or ‘reward’.

Wait a minute, that suggests every time we yell back at a troll, continue a false discussion based on whataboutism or otherwise get drawn into backbiting . . . we’re helping cyberbullies feel chilled out and in control. And at the same time literally ending up scarring our own brain tissue :o

Ah but, in that case if we take away the yelling back and dancing to their narratives and put them on a diet of core facts, calm explanation and a refusal to engage with hostility, . . . then, suddenly the thrill is gone. And the damage to our health.

There’s a huge amount of material on the topic, much of it requiring an academic account to get in. However, this paper is quite specific to the processes described.

#resist #stay

Relationship between cyberbullying roles, cortisol secretion and psychological stress
Journal Computers in Human Behavior
Volume 70 Issue C, May 2017 
Pages 153-160

Action #36

Largest Lies

Taking down the biggest lie . . .

A ton of time and effort goes into constantly trying to prune the far rights' many leaves and branches, but not so much on chopping down the tree. The absolutely core lie supporting everything the far right extremists say about Europe is that the EU takes and controls vast amounts of our money.

The reality is membership of the EU gives massively more than it economically takes, but some leavers read and watch so much low level looping hate media they would rather believe an ultra-elite tabloid magnate than fellow citizens, taxpayers and family.

OK in that case we need the hard evidence and we need it to hand, in our pocket, on our phone, so it can be presented as a consistent message shown f2f to every Leaver we come across.

On most topics whataboutism can kick in, but here it's quite cut and dried. If you're saying we're ripped-off by Europe here's the evidence that wherever the money is going it sure isn't Europe that's the major problem. We can then move straight on to the where did the money go, which funnily enough takes us straight to taxdodging tabloid magnates.

In other words, we are only going to break this cycle of endless hate media grinding us down if we take the same v clear messages and present it in a way that is right there in front of skeptical leavers - chop through the tree trunk.

#resist #stay

Clearly your own personal tax summary is a good example, but you may not wish to in effect disclose your income. Perhaps the leaver might like to go and find their own one or if on self-assessment tax have a look online. Otherwise, there are plenty of examples online to print or share.

Action #37

Milkshakes and false Equivalence

While not condoning 'shaking' the absurdity of the Far Right's outrage, literally crying over spilt milk, makes for a very good example of false equivalence.

A handful of people have thrown a milkshake at or over some Brexit candidates. The first guy did so when being harassed and the others probably shouldn't have done so. However, none of the Shakers have:

- Set about destroying the NHS.
- Condemned innocent immigrants while celebrating an ultra-elite.
- Refused to look at the letter they get through the door telling them how much the EU costs.
- Fostered a massive rise in violent hate attacks.
- Promoted and incited unrest in the media.
- Used Nazi dog whistles as a matter of routine.
- Cost us billions and billions at a time when we don't have the cash to start with.
- Ignored the consistent advice of doctors, nurses, police and security forces.
- Make the ridiculous claim Remainers are all living in luxury and having Tony Blair round for tea every night.
- Discarded democracy in favour of dodgy money.

So do please tell me about your milkshake anxiety straight after I hear you condemn Trump for locking infants in freezing cages where many are drugged, abused and/ or vanish forever. Or maybe right after Farage sets out his detailed plans for the NHS and explains how many lives will or won't be lost under the plans he refuses to show anyone.

Otherwise, it's probably best to set aside the yoghurts and lower the milkshakes, if only to stop the Far Right's fanboys continuing to plunge to the deck and roll and writhe across the pitch like many a World Cup footballer having a rubbish game.

#resist #stay

Action #38


Women’s Rights

Commenting on how women might organise online - following the attacks on women's rights in the US. Perhaps:

- Continue existing effective narratives including ‘a woman’s place is in the revolution’, consent and voting rights.
- Connect, awareness of approaches to peaceful but determined action is widespread among women and their protective networks.
- In Britain there is some underlying concern about events in the US but a quite limited understanding of how Farage and Trump connect.
- There is a two-fold assault on women in progress, as both undermining healthcare and women’s rights impact directly on women. It may be more advanced in the US in relation to Europe, but the same funders are pulling the same strings in Europe.
- An attack on women is also an attack on children.
- Scaling a closed and safe group using invites and then asking those who join to invite their friends is free, fast and brings in those sharing the same concerns on similar levels.
- There are plenty of sets of rules, but in catering for young women there are clear grounds for limited access, time-outs and insta-banning.
- It might be interesting to look at how XR conducts assemblies including the use of hand-signals which largely have emoji equivalents. They describe a system that doesn’t rule out co-ordinators, but does enable democratisation - quite differently from more confrontational political models. Not saying it’s perfect but food for thought for myself.
- With so much talk of people’s assemblies, climate assemblies, . . . women’s assemblies might be a place to start off on the right foot.

Action #39 - variant #28

Far right ‘policy’

The far right is not offering any policies because he doesn't want the vote to be about policies or solutions. He wants an angry brawl where it's hard to tell who has anything better to offer. Persuading people using sound arguments and good evidence gets thrown out the window. All that is required is for his followers to take an act of faith, which many of them are wiling to do - but not all.

His party's policies are exactly where he left them . . . appearing at an openly neo-Nazi rally, cheerleading for 'kids in cages' Trump, lining-up US style deathcare, . . .

One way to tackle that is to persuade people a future involving Britain and Europe is a massively better choice than the EU v's Britain/ a hollowed out hellhole. With that in mind those keen to get persuasive to turn out the vote might enjoy a quick glance over this:

💰 - Place responsibility where it lies with the far right elite not those who have been manipulated by them.
🍰 - Offer bite-sized facts and explanations on key topics that torpedo Brexit rather than trying to wade through fake news hiding behind false arguments.
🗞- Set your own news cycle and use it to challenge fake news.

👹 - Avoid engaging with outright haters, just meme and go, then find someone open to actual debate.
👩‍🔬 - Suck the fun out of trolling by replying with chains of demonstrable facts.
🤖 - Wreck bots by regularly dropping memes and humour in the manner of a minesweeper.

🔬 - Ask leavers to explain how the promises made by far right politicians can work in practice.
👻 - Routinely report fake news and hate.
😍 - Express yourself more fully online with emojis and stickers. An online smile is understood the same as an offline/ real smile.

💩 - Know your false arguments, most obviously straw men and ad hominem attacks.
🤝 - Set up civilised debate, e.g. share a pint, cake, game of cards . . .
😎 - Walk away from uncivilised 'debate' and take it to where or when civilised debate can take place.

👨‍🚒 - Offer comment from professional bodies and business leaders rather than just politicians and msm. E.g. the BMA or trade journals.
🖥 - Step away from the screen if you're getting rattled, no really step away from the screen!
🦋 - Leaving is all about selling a grey and gloomy world of misery, desperation and victim-blaming. Maybe don't let the far right elite take you there.

Pics are from all over and belong to the photographers, please give yourself a shout-out if one of them is from your group 👏👏👏.

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Action #40

Concentration Camps and World War 2

If you're in the slightest doubt about what Nazis and other far right extremists get up to . . . (most recent at the top):

Concentration Camps: Everywhere!

The White Rose group (Colour)

Rees-Mogg and concentration camps.


Historian dismantles neo-Nazi fake news.

Concentration camps for infants.

The Nazis were proud of their concentration camps and kept records.

Corporate concentration camps for infants.

35K French Resistance fighters murdered in concentration camp.

Concentration camps for LGBT.

Social democrats/ liberals put in Nazi concentration camps.

Who was sent to Nazi concentration camps?

Targets of Nazi violence.

Who died in WW2?

Key Events in the History of the British Isles and Europe.


Nazis Controlling Culture and History.

The White Rose group (Quote).

Farage and the Neo-Nazis (External Link).

Action #41

Europe Day

An ideal opportunity for a day spent focusing on how we can find more ways to pool our efforts. The suggestions are from a PDF on the EU's page:

"Ideas for celebrations:

For cities

Guided tour of EU funded places
- Activity
Organise a guided tour in your municipality of the places, which have received EU funding. Inform citizens about the functioning of the European Union and shared history.

Traces of European Culture in your city
- Activity
Identify a location that has traces of European culture. For example, maybe your local park was designed by a French architect, or a local library and so on. Organise orienteering competitions, walking or bike tours and explore your city and notable areas that have European roots or influences.

European lesson at the local council
- Activity
Organise an educational activity for citizens of all ages. Introduce participants to the work of the local council; connect with the European institutions, the role of EU, and importance of the EU membership. At the request of the visitors, organise a quiz or role-playing games.

Model European Union at the local council
- Activity
Introduce citizens of all ages to the European Union by organising a simulation of the European Union's legislative process.

Knowledge Fair "Get to know the States of Europe"
- Fair
Organise a fair that allows citizens to get to know the European Union as deeply as possible, provide national stands, mini-lessons, concerts. Introduce visitors to various aspects of the European Union.

Celebrating Europe!
- Concert
A concert in the Old Town Square. Songs can be performed in various European languages; you can invite local dance groups representing various European dancing styles, rocket, flamenco, slow waltz and others. Invite local school pupils to put a map of Europe (which they can make themselves) and colour the European Countries with coloured crayons.

For schools

Europe Day
- Exhibition
A school can host an information exhibition on the history of the EU, its goals, the institutions and its symbols. Slides, pictures and videos can be shown all week. An exhibition of publications on the European Union can take place in the school library. On May 9 you can host a game of EU capitals, winners can be awarded with sweet gifts. On that day during breaks, you can play EU hymn and music from EU countries in their national languages.

An interactive tour of European cultural heritage objects
- Activity
Each class can present a selected EU cultural heritage object (song, dance, presentation, acting, photos, postcards, magnets). Winners are awarded prizes and sweet gifts.

We can know Europe by playing!
- Games
During breaks, pupils are offered table games and online games. A list of potential games can be found here.
Creative Workshops "Flags of the European Union"

- Workshop
Organise a workshop and familiarise pupils with the flags of the European Union and the Member States. Organise quiz and present pupils with sweet gifts.

For citizens

Europe today: challenges and opportunities
- Discussion
Organise a local discussion on the future of Europe. Invite a Member of European Parliament, local councillor and/or representatives from public and various other organisations. Invite a journalist to moderate the discussion.

Culinary delights of Europe (with friends)
- Activity
Host a dinner party or outdoor public event with delights from European countries.

Erasmus students
- Activity
Invite Erasmus students to give a presentation about their country or city of origin, or prepare
a dish from their region."


Action #42


Quick Guide to Extinction

✋💃 and 👠

✋🎨 and 🗿

✋🎷 and 🎻

✋🍷 and 🍛

✋🛰 and ✈️

✋🐴 and 🏉

✋🦊 and 🐻


Action #43


Your mission, should you choose to accept it . . .

👏 Thank a representative politician by postcard or email.
👏 Applaud a responsible journalist online.
👏 Hug or shake hands with a fellow protector (appropriately).

🧠 Post a meme on spotting fake news/ researching sources.
🌍 Post a meme about water, climate or habitat protection.
💧 Share an image about water, climate or habitat protection.

🤝 Like a Remain-minded page.
🤝 Agree to differ with another Remain activist.
🤝 Shake hands with a Leave voter.

💀 Talk to a young person about Extinction Rebellion.
🤷‍♀️ Use emojis to express goodwill or to shut down hostility.
💃 Post or share an image of on-going activism.

For those who like a challenge . . .

3 -🥉
6 -🥈
9 -🥇

12 - 🏆

This message will probably not 🧨💥 any time soon.

Action #46

On the plus side extinction is 100% equal opportunities - everyone and everything gets to die.

🐶🐭🐹🦊🐻🐼🐨🐯🦁🐮🐷🐸🐵🐧🐦🐣🦆🦅🦉🐧🦇🐺🐗🐴🐝🐛🦋🐌🐞🐜🦟🦗🕷🦂🐢🐍🦎🐙🦑🦐🦞🦀🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🦈🐊🐅🐆🦓🦍🐘🦛🦏🐪🐫🦒🦘🐃🐂🐄🐎🐖🐏🐑🦙🐐🦌🐕🐩🐈🐓🦃🦜🐇🦢🦝🦡🐁🐀🐿🦔🤱 = 🦖🦖🦖

#resist petty party politics.

Action #47

It has been suggested yesterday's post on extinction wasn't very cheerful, so I've added more colour to brighten things up ;)


Sorry no exceptions, not even for kittens.

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