Media organisations and people to contact

This is an editable list so we can collate a list of people to contact in the next few days once our press release is out, and a suggestion for each category what we could aim to get from them.

Local news media

Raise awareness, funds and local organisers

  • Birmingham Mail
  • BBC Birmingham and Black Country

National news media

Raise awareness and funds, build national pressure for social distancing, spread our tactics

  • BBC
  • Guardian
  • Independent
  • FT (promote the agile business pivoting line)

International news media

Raise awareness and funds, build world pressure for social distancing, spread our tactics

  • Huffington Post
  • Buzzfeed

National political media

Raise awareness and funds, politicise the discussion around COVID countermeasures, build alliances, put pressure on the state

  • Tribune magazine
  • Novara Media

International political media

Raise awareness and funds, politicise the discussion around COVID countermeasures, spread the political message to other countries

  • Lefty podcasts
    • Rev Left Radio
    • Chapo Trap House
    • It’s Going Down

Relevant local groups

Build effective alliances, find more resources to leverage, benefit from others expertise and experience

  • Food banks…? just to advertise
  • The Real Junk Food Project (we already have a link)
  • Homeless outreach groups
  • Gurdwaras and other religious food providers
  • Other local mutual aid / cooperation groups round the UK
    • Cooperation Kentish Town
      *The Mix community cafe/ GAP Arts
      *ACORN (to spread the word)
      *Unison (nurse section, uni workers section as their members may want to use)
      *Momentum
      *The World Transformed
      *No Borders/other migrant groups
      *Socialist Students
      *Selly Oak student community group
      *Extinction Rebellion
      *Youth Strike 4 Climate
      *Artefact
      *Loaf
      these mostly for shares:
      *Eastside Projects
      *Centrala
      *Feminist work for change
      *The Edge

Relevant nation groups

Build effective alliances, find more resources to leverage, benefit from others expertise and experience

  • Radical Routes
  • The National Food Service

Relevant international groups

Build effective alliances, find more resources to leverage, benefit from others expertise and experience

  • Cooperation Jackson
  • Black Socialists of America (very relevant to their dual power strategy)
  • Other radical municipalism groups…

Relevant UK people

Raise awareness through social media signal boosting, try to influence the national conversation - we don’t have to like them but we can benefit from their attention

(This motley bunch is basically taken from a list of the most influential left wingers in media)

  • Owen Jones
  • Caitlin Moran
  • Nick Lowles
  • Laurie Penny
  • Mark Ferguson
  • Ken Loach
  • George Montbiot
  • Mary Beard

Relevant international people

Raise awareness through social media signal boosting, try to influence the world conversation, benefit from the experiences in other countries

  • Scott Crow
  • I don’t even know, there are millions

Aah hang on, I can’t convert it to a wiki. @Leo could you do it? Ta

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Just to comment more generally I actually think it’s way more use for us to contact local political groups and community projects in many ways. To me outreach was also to let people know about the service who may need it.

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Yeah, agreed. I was thinking about fundraising when I started this, but that actually seems to have gone well by itself / word of mouth

As far as outreach to potential users go, I don’t see any substitute for putting leaflets through doors

Will be useful for someone to contact this journalist maybe (posted an hour ago)

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