In a system dominated by unregulated markets, perhaps our greatest power is to use our status as consumers by making conscious choices about how we spend our money.
Many of you may already be familiar with #GrabYourWallet, a Twitter campaign designed to help those protesting against Donald Trump to boycott companies owned by him and his family, as well as either boycotting or putting pressure on those who helped support his campaign. For all those who want to put their money where their mouth is, here’s a handy link to a spreadsheet full of all the companies currently being targeted, along with a sample email to send to any organisations you’d like to contact: https://grabyourwallet.org.
You’ll notice that a lot of those are American and so not necessarily relevant in the UK. Those looking to do something this side of the pond can get on board with Stop Funding Hate, a campaign that puts pressure on companies to pull their advertising from newspapers like The Sun and The Daily Mail which fan the flames of hatred and division. You can follow the campaign on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/stopfundinghate or on Twitter @stopfundinghate. Those supporting the campaign are encouraged to write directly to companies, in the hope that if enough big companies refuse to advertise with these publications, their revenue will be so decreased that they’ll be forced to change their behaviour.