Thursday, April 18, 2019
ThePileus was formed in late 2016 after a group of activists noticed that in the Labour-leadership elections in 2015 & 2016 that the monopoly of information the mainstream media had was broken via home-made political material which was released on social media.
It was quite amazing, people with no money and power were able to make material that was being shared 1,000s of times and seen by 10,000s of other people. The idea of thePileus was to continue to make political material but doing it from a new platform and in a more professional manner.
All the material is made from our own homes, whether articles, memes or videos and its all done by volunteers. The people involved have changed since the start but roughly the format is the same which is a Left-Wing plaftorm that focuses mostly on economic issues such as the NHS and the effects of Universal Credit.