Support The Freedom Campaign!
In response to demand and ideas, there are now several ways you can
show your support for the Campaign, both fiscally and agreeing-with-ily.
This is a draft idea, and some things (like taxable status) are not yet
clear. Money simply isn't there for tax, so if taxation is required on
proposed promotional activity, prices will have to rise accordingly.
Current promotional activities are not taxable in any case.
This structure is envisaged as something along the lines of the
National Trust model, whereby members pay to support a campaign, but do
not necessarily work for it, and people who work for the campaign are not
necessarily members of it. Vaguely confusing.
|This Campaign is soaring. Posters have run out from
surprise demand, and people are asking to join.
Full benefits (and meaning) of membership are yet to be finalised, but
will probably include posters, badges, leaflets, and a quarterly newsletter.
There are now some rather nice Posters for sell.
They are free to members and anyone who runs a shop or Pub.
The Posters are all the same design, and are priced as:
A5 Posters are infact more expensive to produce than A4 ones, but
it wouldn't make motivational sense to price them higher.
The Posters previously up were original digital prints and fiendishly
expensive (£5+ at cost price), so the new posters are reproductions,
but still much higher quality than you could get out of an inkjet,
and waterproof on high quality paper, too.
When mounting Posters or Leaflets in prominent positions please try to use
White Tac (like Blu Tac but white), or white-faced Drawing Pins, for clean
effect. Both these are available from all branches of
WHS and doubtless other stockists.
The funds to produce the third batch of Posters will not be released until
for some time, there are threemethods of getting some:
Deliveries will be made (on foot) to either within the boundaries of
Chippenham Town, or bath City Centre, or Swindon Town Centre. Collections by
prior arrangement. In (the near) future postal deliveries may be possible,
for which there will be a small P&P charge. Please note that the P&P
for bulky items, like mugs and A3 Posters, will have to be around £2
higher, and that this will not be exempted in the case of foot delivery.
- Bump into me (Robin) on the streets of Chippenham/bath/Swindon, and
ask me for some, payment in advance, receipts given.
- Phone 07811 550086.
(Removing the NOSPAM bit first) stating how many of each Poster, and delivery
address or collect.
Leaflets and Cards are also available, and these may be for sale in
future or in bulk, though they are not currently easily bulk-producible
at reasonable expense.
In future there are also planned to be available badges and mugs, and
possibly other things (eg bumper stickers, beermats, pens, clothing,
(Promotional items are produced locally and not via misleading online shops
that require a minimum order and therefore a profit.) All profits from sell
of official promotional items go to charity [this one].
Shortly, there will be the possibility of purchasing subdirectories of the
new domain name, eg freedom.is/music . Proposals for
types of purchase and availability may be found on a new
You can now become a member of The Freedom Campaign.
For this you get a quarterly newsletter, a set of Posters, and the option
of a link from a page set up for this purpose on the Campaign site. You will
also receive one of each new promotional item (if not prohibitively
expensive) as they come out, the first probably being a badge.
You also get the satisfaction of furthering the interests of the Campaign
and the people it has/will help(ed).
Membership is proposed to be £7, concessed to £4 for the
unemployed. Membership is free to unjustly-incarcerated prisoners whose home
address is within the South West. (And further afield if funds permit and
demand is not too high.)
It lasts for a year, after which renewal is prompted.
Applying for Membership
Please supply the following details:
(Who you are and where you are, basically.)
- Personal email Address
- Home Tel.
- Mobile Tel.
- Website (optional)
- Business Address (optional)
- Business email Address (optional)
- Work Tel. (optional)
Payment is by cash, English postage stamps, or a combination.
There are no cheque-handling facilities. Uncashable vouchers will be
Send payment in the same method as under
"Ordering", under "Posters/Promotional Items".
Receipts will be given.
(Your personal details are held for offers of renewal, sending of
literature, and other correspondence, and will not be passed on to any other
The Freedom Campaign needs volunteer workers.
Current there is the demand for (but not the structure to support - yet!):
Volunteers should be supportive of the Campaign's aims and not work for the
police service or police Authority in any capacity, except as an Independent
Member of the police Authority. (As if.)
- A Cartoonist.
- Someone with a phone line and answerphone.
- Someone to audio-type.
- A Research Assistant and second HTML Maintainer.
The Freedom Campaign is not an official employer, and does not discriminate
on grounds of gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, species, any
other non-alterable characteristic, nor political affiliation.
This is a non-profit operation. It is anti-corruption, and therefore also
anti-fraud within itself. It does not pay it's Workers, whom are volunteers,
except at cost price for materials etc. It is not a company, and does not pay
tax on profits (because there are no profits). It is not a registered
charity, because it's assets are under £5000, and it has no board. It
is organised as a collective. Whether it is definable as a charity or not is
being worked upon. Just because it does charitable work for free does not
make it a charity, apparently.(?) It may be classifiable as a religion
or church, which shows you just how bananas these definitions we are lumbered
Costs split into publicising its work, ('looks at the funding breakdown
again) not to make money, but because enlightenment of current bad practice
is one of it's aims. Other major costs are collecting and sorting
information. Sorting being office-type work, and collecting being
being-shot-at-in-the-field-type work. Collecting is in fact extremely
stressful, and nobody complains about the tedium of office-type work after
doing it. Then there's Acting on the information, which is partly like
office-type work, partly like collecting, and partly like standing up at
public meetings and asking awkward questions in a crowded room (Volunteer
Meetings, such as there are, generally consist of either online
collaboration, or thinking up things to do, and doing them.
Meetings so far have been held online, in various Pubs, and in the street.
Meetings, using the term loosely, hardly ever involve all Workers, and
usually last about ten minutes.
Funds will be spent on:
- Printing costs, including the production of promotional items.
- Web Hosting.
- Legal costs. (Potentially, although the Campaign is
is deluged with kind offers of free legal advice.)
Funds have been spent on:
(See the separate accounts page.)
They will Not be spent on:
- Travel expenses (eg Rail/Bus Fares), except petrol in exceptional
- Retrospective costs, eg claiming back after shelling out from Worker
- Accommodation expenses.
- Drinks. (Meetings in Pubs.)
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