Category: the left


you can always count on centrist jess phillips to use any opportunity to needlessly attack the left with false equivalencies.


a reminder that the hard right actually murdered the labour mp jo cox in 2016; the
supposed “hard left” just want to follow international law and prevent
senseless violence.
let’s also remember that this is the same jess phillips who said “i will knife you in the front” regarding jeremy corbyn, and told the uk’s first female black mp diane abbott to “fuck off”.


let’s contrast this with how jess described conservative tory mp jacob rees-mogg (someone who opposes same-sex marriage and abortion, even in cases of rape, and most recently met with steve bannon) as “charming and funny, kind”. jess and jacob also held a joint event together in october 2017.


centrists always talk about the left causing division, but it is centrists who time and time again sow division and actually side with the conservative party and their policies. that is the centrist version of “unity”.


A reminder that Sally Albright not only deploy…

A reminder that Sally Albright not only deployed a network of bots, but she also used the pictures of deceased people for some of those fake accounts.

On the night of March 14, 2018, Marielle Fran…

On the night of March 14, 2018,
Marielle Franco, a member of Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL)
and a city councillor in Rio de Janeiro, was brutally murdered, along
with her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes. All the evidence so far
available, even that reported by the press, suggests that this was a
politically motivated assassination.

Franco, 38, was a black single mother from the
favelas. Sceptics had wondered
if she could get elected, yet her tally of votes was the fifth highest
of more than 50 councillors. In her 18 month tenure she had already become a beacon
for progressive politics locally, on issues including LGBT and women’s
rights and an outspoken critic of the aggressive, militarised policing
of the favelas, where residents live under the brutal control of drug
gangs, but are also terrorised by state violence.

On Thursday afternoon crowds gathered outside Rio de Janeiro’s
council chamber chanting “not one step backwards” ahead of a ceremony in
honour of Franco inside. The spontaneous demonstration brought together union members,
feminists, leftists and residents of the city’s poorer communities.

One of Franco’s final posts on Twitter called attention to police
violence. “Another homicide of a young man that could be credited to the
police. Matheus Melo was leaving church when he was killed. How many
others will have to die for this war to end?” she wrote.

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negative vs positive coverage during the gener…

negative vs positive coverage during the general election:

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