Mike 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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