I had a very interesting chat with Harry Browne a little while ago in which he argued, convincingly I thought, that blogging had no influence on politics and was not just a benign phenomenon but malign, since people put their energy into arguing on hardly read websites instead of getting out on the streets. Marching is a more powerful way to register dissent than ranting on the net
For those who prefer a good old march to a chat on the blog, I shall take this opportunity to promote a march on March, (lots of marches there) 29th assembling at 3pm in Parnell Square organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. The purpose of the march is to demand a better health service. Now, I must say, the unions have a part to play in that too.
But anyway, people on the street are scarier than people on blogs. So it might have some influence..
My top tip for Marches: Find the Socialist Workers and stick with them – they have lots of marching experience. It can be fun
Now, “What do We Want?” em……