Follow all the (direct) action live online
Activism is not just about taking action. It’s also about explaining to people what the action is about and and engaging in debate. What better way to help explain today’s Swoop on Ratcliffe-on-Soar than through a mash-up of Google maps, satellite imagery, photos, videos and live updates from activists.
To help us do this we’ve created a brand-spanking, new multi-media platform for activists taking part in the Swoop at Ratcliffe-on-Soar. This allows people on the ground to upload their own media reports in real-time and people not able to attend to follow what’s happening.
Hundreds of activists are preparing to swoop on the coal-fired power station, and are already on the move tweeting and uploading rich media as they go.
As well as live action, the platform is also aggregating video news reports from the activists and studio discussions on the action.
In contrast to mainstream media which has to show just one angle of a story, biased by corporate and advertising interests, we are empowering climate activists to be the media themselves and explain the many reasons why they are taking action.