Cartoon: the sage on the stage

Tips for organising from Hudson and Roberts

January 27, 2014 · 1 min read

Sage on stage 2Mike Marqusee recently wrote ‘the question is whether (the left) can learn from mistakes and move beyond flawed, familiar models’ (Red Pepper Oct/Nov 2013). This cartoon is part of a series that Hudson and Roberts hope will help new and ‘established’ activists do just that – whether they’re holding a public meeting, gathering feedback, doing media stunts, or anything else that helps the left grow, learn, organise and win. Find out more at www.healthymovements.wordpress.com

Marc Hudson is a climate activist, malcontent and misanthropist who thinks the left needs to get its gameface on.

Marc Roberts is a New Internationalist cartoonist, illustrator and artist. Both are based in Manchester.


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