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A planned upgrade… and an appeal

August 28, 2016

This site now hosts over a thousand papers, journals, pamphlets etc. and, over the past few years, the number of individual pages scanned must be well over ten thousand.

scanner

This is most definitely NOT what the RedMoleRising ‘office’ looks like!

My trusty A3 scanner has served me well but, in truth, it is demoralisingly slow and, even at a reasonably low resolution, it takes around thirty seconds to scan a single A3 page – so, for a 16 page newspaper like Red Weekly or Socialist Challenge that is 8 minutes just to scan. Multiply that by 100, 200, 500 and you see my predicament…

So, I am considering upgrading my equipment. I’ve found an A3 scanner which claims to be able to do the job in under three seconds but even a halving of the current time would allow me to motor through the remaining Socialist Challenges and tackle the tabloid paper Socialist Action… and then, who knows?

The drawback

The scanner isn’t cheap and therefore I’m launching an appeal to raise £300

First off, I intend to sell a few duplicate magazines on Ebay (copies of Inprecor are here already and I have plenty of International Viewpoint) and some books via Amazon.

I also occasionally make badges for groups and campaigns. There is about £20 in that kitty so I’ll add that.

We have a few remaining Red Mole t-shirts to sell- I’ll drop the price a bit ‘to clear’ and see if I can shift them.

And then, dear reader, there is you! If you would like to contribute towards the health of the Red Mole project, please feel free to make a donation via Paypal

If you wish you can consider it sponsorship for me running the Lichfield 10k race in a Red Mole t-shirt next month.

All donations gratefully received- you will receive an honourable mention and be emailed a copy of Songs of Revolutionary Struggle– a songbook put together by MacKensie and Larter for SW London IMG back in 1973 (yes, this pamphlet will eventually appear on RedMoleRising- but not until I have milked this cow thoroughly!)

Comradely,

Rob

 

 

 

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  1. August 28, 2016 6:39 pm

    I was living in Preston and was active in VSC in the years 1964-69…and brought a busload down from a land to do the Grovenor Sq. demo 1968. I was arrested and charged and convicted of Assault and given 3 months suspended sentence. It made life difficult fir me for

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