Posts Tagged ‘demo’

March for the Alternative: of widgets and stewards

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Check out the neat-o widget here – though I think you’ll have to sit through a lot of people’s messages before you get to my one – it’s in there, honest!

I’ll be marching on 26th March for an alternative to the Coalition’s plans for fast and deep cuts to public spending. In fact, I’ll most likely be helping steward the event, but if you’re looking out for stewards’ tabards to find me, you might take a while. Event managers suggest a steward for every 50 marchers, which on a turnout over a hundred k will take 2,000 people volunteering to look out for their fellow marchers.

If you’re one such public spirited person, and think you look good in hi-vis, you can find out more about volunteering, and put your name in the ring over at the new March for the Alternative site.

Bad Hotel: Epic union protest win

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

This will put a smile on your face for Thursday morning! Workers at San Francisco’s Westin St Francis Hotel have been locked in dispute with managment over their contract and healthcare provision, and things have gotten so bad, that they’ve come to the drastic step of calling for a boycott of their own employer until the situation improves.

Here are San Francisco LGBT activist group Havoq & Pride at Work staging a fantastic flashmob in the hotel lobby, aimed at highlighting the boycott to the thousands flocking to SF (and needing a hotel room) for the annual pride march. (more…)