- UK Cycle Touring in Solidarity; A How To – Human geography research & map building
- List of UK campaign groups & how to keep their information updated. – Social movement research
- Freegle – Map building & rule drafting
- Vegan/Left Tube Analytics & Labelling – Research & website building
UK Cycle Touring in Solidarity – A How To
Planning for adventure and writing up a toolkit for how to survive comfortably on the cheap whilst volunteering with activist groups and doing advocacy in communities:
- Do street food distribution and advocacy
- Do animal rights street advocacy with slaughterhouse footage
- Bare witness to the animals soon to be killed outside slaughterhouses
- Gleaning food to politicize food waste
- Go along to philosophy discussion groups
- Do wildlife habitat restoration
- Sabotage the bloodsport of running down foxes with dogs
- Go along to open mic nights & street festivals
- Join cycling, hiking, foraging & kabaddi groups
- Dumpster Diving & Foraging
- Real Junk Food Projects, Foodbanks, Freegle & Other Food Networks
- Food & board for good work, couchsurfing, wild camping spots & mountain huts
- Animal Sanctuaries
- Mountain/Cave Rescue Groups
- Activist Centres
- Zine libraries, book libraries, museums & art galleries
- Wild swimming, caving & urban exploration
- Ping-pong parlors, chess in the park, volleyball, basketball & petanque
- Radio ranges; leftist, pirate & talk shows
- Collect food and tat to distribute through Food not Bombs, Real Junk Food Projects, Foodbanks & Freegle.
- Gather data – Map skipping, foraging & hitchhiking locations. Update information on campaign/communalist event calanders, location maps & tables. Take notes of resources and swap pdf libraries to update personal favorites on my hardrive and both community resource directories.
- Discuss/advocate total liberation philosophy
- Help restore wildlife habitat and save some foxes
- Distribute, swap & collect movement leaflets & zines.
- Listen to tons of audiobooks and podcasts through boneshaker headphones & read back over sections on an e-book at night
- Go wild swimming, caving & hiking
- See live music and swap mp3 libraries
- Participate in outdoor sports & games e.g. chess in the park, ping-pong parlors, cards with strangers, kabaddi & volleyball
Hypotheses for creative writing
- #1: It will be easier on the road to get enjoyment from study, so long as I don’t reach a point where I only want to speed read volumes.
- #2: The expense of not being able to spend as much time organizing in one place and to a timeschedule will be made up for in the quantity of people I can gather grassroots knowledge from and establish intellectual connections with.
- #3: It would be worth sharing free food with strangers that contain animal products, but it wouldn’t be worth hunting/fishing to extend the length of the trip.
- Touring bike, helmet, repair kit/materials/tools, lock & lights
- Pannier racks, one wheel trailer, bottle cage & gadget holders
- Bikepacking, pannier, trailer & roll-top dry bags
- Water bladder, filter bottle, iodine & first aid kit
- Wallet, sleeping bag, head torch, clothing, neck tube & toiletries
- Hammock-tent with spreader bar
- Lighter, stove, stove repair kit, pan, spork, knife, tupperware & condiments
- 128GB mp3 player with radio capability, phone, gps bike computer & hard drive
- Dynamo bike charger
- Bone shaker headphones or helmet/handlebar speakers & e-book
- Zip locks, passport, journal + pens, sunglasses, spare batteries, sunblock, moisturizer, lip balm, insect repellent, travel towel & earplugs
- Playing cards, ping pong bats + balls & 3 in 1 travel chess set
- Hardcopy leaflets, periodicals & books
- UK campaign/communalist event calanders, event location maps & tables
- Food not Bombs – UK Chapters
- Common & Contentious Allies
UK campaign groups, events & locations
So in cases where there’s no volunteer web developer on hand I’ll to try to be a point of contact for keeping information updated.
As well as creating tables, maps and calanders where none existed before hand in easily viewable share links, then sending them to the campaign web developer to host on their site.
Philosophical Vegan Wiki
This Wiki has evolved from the forum as a way to focus our effort and collaborate to bring all of the knowledge and arguments together in a more structured and digestible way without having to dig through lengthy discussions, but those discussions themselves are still hosted on the forum (and are often ongoing), so that’s an important way to get started.
This is a meta-activism wiki, meant as a resource for vegans and our allies working toward environmental and animal welfare ends, but it may also be helpful as an information source for anybody interested in these topics. While we’re happy for non-vegans to read the wiki and be convinced of veganism, the Wiki itself is written to provide more in-depth information for people already interested in the subject rather than as outreach, and as such the tone of articles is often very different from what we would recommend for outreach (beware: some articles may be slightly snarky).
- Common Allies & Countentious Allies
- Companion Animal Care
- Racism in Veganism
- Starting a YouTube Channel
Moderate and encourage others to moderate groups to provide a resource to areas of the country not yet covered & vote in animal rights policies on free animal postings.
Collect food and tat to distribute to keep groups active and encourage a cooperative economy.
Vegan / Left-Tube Analytics & Labelling
Find channels that interest you most or that you think will most chime with a friend so that you might help someone else on their journey.
Sort each table by multiple column headings and refresh the page to revert to default.
For an ideal future finished format wiki page for tracking audience interest in veganism see Vegan YouTube Analytics.
To help fill out the directory see this instruction manual for data labeling; Vegan YouTube Directory – Updating Process.
Finally documenting channels & primary content type helps us produce outreach pamphlets and articles for the vegan video resource library with pictures, previewing 3 video titles per channel, like an introduction to vegan youtubers or an article on vegan musicians.
Left-wing YouTubers are organizing to offer support to small creators who are people of color and underrepresented in video media.
Most vegans are left-wing and find that there are many campaigns we can work on together to get closer to both our desired goals. For more information see our page on Common Allies.
To help fill out the directory see this instruction manual for data labeling; LeftTube Directory – Updating Process.
Finally documenting channels & primary content type helps us produce articles for the Anarchist/Socialist Community Directory such as a page on Anarchist/Socialist Video Channels with pictures and 3 example video titles per creator.