Although it is a national initiative, the success of the Other Campaign depends on local organisations and communities rolling up their sleeves and digging in.
Our aim is not to gather followers who will heed the commands of a central committee. It is not to parachute into an area as outsiders, deliver leaflets, and disappear never to be seen again. It is to lay the foundations for community activism based on local people taking action within their own areas, and to show that it is possible to build and maintain a national movement whilst maintaining a non-hierarchical structure based on voluntary association.
If you want to take part in something that the Other Campaign is not yet doing, or produce literature that emphasises something we have yet to focus on, you can!
Everyone participating in the campaign has the right to author leaflets, pamphlets, posters etc. These can be uploaded, shared and critiqued on the campaign’s Google Group.
The Group exists specifically to facilitate such discussion and allow for a sharing of ideas without the worry that you’ll be ignored because you’re too new to the campaign or you haven’t earned enough brownie points.
Whether you’re a seasoned activist or just looking into it for the first time, it doesn’t matter. There is no ladder to climb, only a community and a voice to reclaim. So get involved!