I was recently interviewed about some online activism stuff and was asked, “When was the first time you went on line and started a campaign?” I talked a bit about my effort to Stop the Box in 2002. That year the McDonald’s corporation, hiding the company’s identity under a shell company, built a Mack truck sized vending machine in my neighborhood.
Fed up with multi-nationals coming in and telling neighborhoods how things will be, I started a campaign to stop McDonalds. Armed with information about the secret operation and documents showing the cooperation of a local business owner, I set up a site: StopTheBox.
The reporter asked me if it was still on line. It was not. That was then, this is now. I told the reporter I’d throw it back on line. Here’s the site (all the way down to my first animated gif in the header). In a way it’s the granddaddy of BlogActive.
Here are a few screen shots… The full site is here.