Monday, 27 December 2010

Wiki leaks v Street protests: Which is more powerful?

Professor Alex Callinicos, right wing commentator Peter Hitchins & David Babbs of 38 Degrees take part in interesting exchange on BBC 3's Night Waves programme about which form of protest is most effective: street protests or the net? It is still available to listen to here.

As Alex says, it's a false choice, especially considering the role of social network sites in helping organise the recent student protests, and he convincingly makes the case for street protests in the face of those who seek to dismiss them.

As support for the ConDem coalition falls "dramatically" in the wake of the student protests and the direct actions against businesses who avoid their tax, it is all the more reason to step up the campaign on the net and on the streets.