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Regional Structures in South West England

A list of regional structures in South West England and where campaigners should look to influence.
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Regional Structures and the Political Process in Wales

Information about the regional structures and the political process in Wales.
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Media Contacts in Wales

A list of key media contacts in Wales.
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Campaigning Contacts, Tools & Resources in Scotland

A list of campaigning contacts, tools & resources in Scotland. This includes general information, as well as issue specific contacts.
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Regional Contacts in the West Midlands

A list of regional contacts in the West Midlands.
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Campaigning Contacts in the West Midlands

A list of issue specific and non-issue specific campaigning contacts in the West Midlands.
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Campaign Resources in Wales

A list of campaign resources in Wales.
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Campaign Consultants in Wales

A list of private consultancies offering campaigning advice and training in Wales.
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Open Democracy: If you like Virgin Rail, you’ll really love Virgin Care

If you like Virgin Rail, you’ll really love Virgin Care
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Open Democracy: Living on borrowed time? The changing frontiers of the NHS debate

Colin Leys discusses the struggle over the NHS and considers what those determined to save it can still do.
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Occupy London Website

This is the official Occupy London website. It is a good example of how quickly and effectively a website can be created in order to be a hub for all the different types of information - videos/photos/blogs/statements.
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The Protesters Handbook

In her follow up to ‘Rebel, Rebel’ Bibi Van Der Zee revises and updates her brilliant campaigning manual to reflect recent events. The Protesters Handbook is an up-to-date and easy to follow guide to launching, publicising and funding a campaign.
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Walking to Greenham: How the peace-camp began and the Cold War ended

The memoirs of Ann Pettitt, who organised the iconic Greenham Common march against nuclear war in 1982, which then developed into the massively successful Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. A motivating story of people power.
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Downloadable Guide: Involve: Understanding participation review

The Pathways through Participation project, which explores how and why people get involved in different forms of participation over the course of their lives, has produced a literature review. The study could be useful for campaigners who are looking to mobilise support for their cause.
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Downloadable Guide: Seeds for change: Good publicity and outreach

A concise guide to publicity which focuses on hitting a target audience and determining a central message. Seeds for change also have an in depth guide on their site.
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Downloadable Guide: NCVO: Inspiring supporter action

Considers the why, when and how to mobilise supporters into action looking in detail at recruiting supporters, sustaining activism, empowering the grass roots and addressing some of the challenges and risks. A thorough and clearly structured document – very accessible.
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North Country

A fictionalised account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States. Although eventually successful, the case took over 20 years to be settled. A good example of just how long and demanding a campaign can be.
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WriteToThem website

A site that allows you to search for the contact details of your local MP and write to them for free. It also gives some simple advice on effective letter writing, who best to send it to, and allows you to learn more about the MP you want to contact. A simple but invaluable resource.
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Seeds for change campaigners website

Seeds for Change is a non-profit co-op providing training and resources to grassroots campaigners and to NGOs, Co-ops and other organisations in the social sector. A hugely informative website, with resourceful campaigning guides and interesting links.
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Film: Gandhi

The real life story of Ghandi, the ultimate iconic campaigner, who used non-violent methods of protest to campaign for the rights of Indians, generating international attention and contributing to the eventual independence of the country.
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Film: Bowling for Columbine

Renowned campaigner Michael Moore and the film that cemented his reputation as a campaigning film maker. Moore uses a signature style of persuasive, some might say manipulative, film making in order to draw attention to a cause - in this case the prolific amount of gun crime in the USA.
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Online Tactics and Success: An examination of the Obama for America new media campaign

The report's goal was to attempt to understand which strategies and tactics drove a true return on investment for the campaign and which did not, and how the winning strategies can be replicated by nonprofit advocacy organizations
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NFP Synergy Insight Editorial: What place for the public in political campaigning for charities?

The public should not be ignored as a key resource in campaigning, but need a targeted prompt from charities to encourage them to get involved.
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Wikipedia entry: Slacktivism

Slacktivism is a term created to describe low effort forms of activism and campaign support, including online petitions, membership of Facebook groups and short term boycotts.
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WriteToThem's guidelines on writing to MPs

This webpage provides advice on how best to use WriteToThem, but it is also a more useful general guide on mobilising support and reaching MPs.
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