Online Activism Is a Bourgeois Luxury

I have written previously about activist organisations whose (in)activity is mostly, if not entirely, confined to social media/surveillance capitalism.

Online campaigning is of limited effectiveness, as it allows people to click “like” and feel they have done something. So today members of Wyndford Tenants' Union were on the streets, asking tenants to sign our petition against Cube Housing Association's planned rent increase. Talking with people, it was clear that there are many who not only are not on social media, but do not even have email. To exclude such people when campaigning is to naively fail to build a broad base, and, worse, it is classist.

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