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Armchair activism

June 10th, 2013 (11:31 pm)

The Migrants' Rights Network show how unjust immigration rules are, particularly where the marriages of UK and non-EU citizens are concerned.

Reasons to save the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, from sensiblecat

Petition to save its sister museum, the National Media Museum in Bradford

ETA: Petition to keep all Science Museum Group museums open.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/606382.html.

Comments

Posted by: Lady Summerisle (strange_complex)
Posted at: June 11th, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
Leeds owl

Thanks for the link to the petition calling for all of the museums to be kept open, which I have signed. I don't feel that I can sign any petition focussed on saving just one, as I'm afraid that it will end up being used as a basis for cutting the one which generates the lowest level of vocal support. I would be happy to sign a petition calling for the three northern museums to be saved while the London one was closed, but I haven't seen such a one yet.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: June 11th, 2013 10:20 am (UTC)

I turned out already to have signed the last petition; I'd not signed any of the others, simply offering them for consideration. Yes, the regions should not become seals performing for the ringmaster of Whitehall.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: June 11th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
Worcester College

It is only in the last few days, as a result of these petitions, that I, a life-long Londoner, have even heard of the existence of Science Museum Group museums outside London. This may be part of the problem.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: June 11th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)

They are all useful institutions.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: June 11th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Worcester College

I'm sure they are! I meant that they haven't been well-advertized in the south.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: June 11th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)

None of them are as well-known as they could be.