Give A Little Sunshine
To Your Favourite Corporate Buster
The McInformation Network is constantly requiring the expertise, energy, time, money and equipment of those fortunate enough to have these things in abundance - we now offer all of you the opportunity to get involved and add to the construction of the anti-corporate highway.
- a. scanner with sheetfeeder
- b. a whiteboard
- c. filing drawers
- d. a swivel chair
- e. fax machine
- *location of donated goods important
Got a bob or two? McSpotlight needs your cash. You may well ask what on earth can McSpotlight need money for, after all 'it's justa site on the net innit?'! Well, that is true but as you can no doubt appreciate simply from the the fact that McSpotlight is over 120mB of corporate busting information, McSpotlight is so much more than just a houmous sandwich - it has salad, a chile-sauce and accompanying soundtrack to boot! So for all these reasons and more we need money, donations, cheques, credit cards, buckets of loose change, details of banking systems, the code for Bill Gates personal account! And what are we going to spend it on? On-line telephone bills, mailouts and press releases to the media, paying volunteers travel expenses, printing costs for leaflets, handouts, admin costs (electricity bills etc).
McSpotlight -Wherever there is a festival we can get entry to, crashing conferences (invited to or not), or a street party that may well be streets away, we like to be there or at least the banner, the sweatshirts and or the posters! This, of course is part of running the site and like anything that needs running it has running costs - the telephone, the fax, the travel expenses, print and paper costs etc. All have to be found and administered. McSpotlight has always been run on a tight budget and with generous approval and donations from you - the supporter. So, if you can donate please do but if you can't why not get your granny to!
McLibel -As reported on the site, McD have made it increasingly difficult for Helen and Dave to run their defence - the daily court transcripts are horrendously expensive and of course the campaign itself needs the support of the public to be as effective as possible. All donations are gratefully received and put to positive, immediate and direct use.
YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Improving and maintaining the (ahem) "blueprint for all activist sites" and the 'Death Star of Cyber-Space' is no easy job, we can tell yer. We're always on the look out for new people to take some of the enormous weight of fame and success off our backs. With this in mind McSpotlight has several openings for progressively minded people, radical programmers and 'corporate busters'. All voluntary. Obviously.
Database and data management programmers
htmlers - both 'straight' html work and frames based.
Designers/ artists/ animators
Researchers - perferably someone with fast and regular access to the internet (obviously experience of researching through the net would be beneficial). Of particular benefit would be someone with access to information retrieval systems/ databases (containing press articles, company material and annual reports and profiles etc.) .
Promotion - raising awareness of the site, the case, the campaign itself is a vital aspect of McSpotlight. We would like to develop this further. Taking the site on 'outings' to conferences or debates; showing the video at festivals, exhibitions, talks; having stalls at exhibitions; having banners at any event are all credible and effective methods of doing this. If you think you can help in either helping organise or distribute material, please get in contact.
Please send us all your best ideas for improvements to the site/ campaign and we'll happily take the credit, hold the ensuing awards up high in public and subsequently deny any knowledge of your existence.
If you can provide help with any of the above list then contact McSpotlight on: firstname.lastname@example.org, where a rather nice young secretary will handle your eMail and forward you to the relevant department after which you will probably be forgotten and buried under a pile of sabbing leaflets and dog hairs.