On the basis that a blog should be more than just a journal of current events and thoughts, I intend to generate material by rummaging through archives and memories.
The idea of a political movement to campaign for the repeal of the Law of Gravity was first discussed in email with Laurabelle, and later on alt.fan.pratchett and other places. The bit we had the most fun with was the naming of the international branches. These were (are?):
American branch: FAMOUS
Freedom of Acceleration Movement Over the United States
Australian branch: ACACIA
Anti-Compulsory-Acceleration Council In Australia
Belgian branch: BUGRIT
Belgian Universal Gravity Resistance Intelligence Taskforce
English branch: MAGPIE
Movement Against Gravity’s Power In England
Israeli branch: IGLOO
Israeli Gravitational Lamentations Organised Organisation
Swedish branch: SWAG
Swedes Against Gravity
Credits to Laurabelle, Pia, Claire Allcock, Itai Fiat and Jens Ayton.
Sad to report, the law of gravity has not been repealed, and meanwhile, a lot more people have died from falling. If you think the fight should go on, you can leave a comment or even spread the word.
2014: An Irish branch MIRAGE (Members of the Irish Anti-Gravity Endeavour) has been formed in negotations with Stan Carey.