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Power without conspiracies — Stumbling and Mumbling

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On Twitter this morning Sam Freedman asked “whether it’s possible to see politics as entirely about power structures without eventually thinking conspiratorially?” I think it is. There are (at least) three elements here. The first is that capitalism is an emergent process: nobody designed it from scratch. It emerged as the unintended outcome of millions…

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‘Miracle’ as Yulia Skripal recovers from so-called ‘nerve agent’ poisoning. What next? | Vox Political

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We need to destroy the election-rigging industry before it destroys us

March 31, 2018 1 comment
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This is the abuse I got when I revealed my Jewish family were murdered by Nazis. From ANTI-Corbynites

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Pride's Purge

Revealing on social media that members of my family were murdered in a concentration camp for being Jewish wasn’t an easy decision to make.

It still feels a bit like I’m using family tragedy for petty politics.

But even after experiencing the rough and tumble of writing about politics on social media for over 8 years, I was still surprised at the amount of abuse I received.

And all because I happened to also mention that I like Jeremy Corbyn – which obviously goes against his opponents’ false narrative and vile smears that he is anti-semitic.

Anti-Corbynites reacted with fury for mentioning my father’s family were murdered by the Nazis.

They called me a “twat“, they called me “pathetic“, told me I was “blind“, “crass“, “snide“, “pretentious“, a “bullshitter” and that I was “belittling the…

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Reflections On ‘That Mural’ And Other Matters

March 30, 2018 Leave a comment

Turning the Tide

Is the Mear One Mural, at the centre of the recent controversy, anti-semitic? This is the question being debated on twitter and Facebook at the moment. I’ve read several perspectives on it, ranging from, ‘it screams anti-semitic’ to ‘there is nothing anti-semitic about it whatsoever.’  Whenever I read such opposing views I always tend to shrink back from the whole subject, but this time I have dived in, reading tweets, FB posts and articles which have all helped me reach a settled view which I will try to explain. If you examine the mural from a dispassionate perspective, breaking it up into its constituent parts, you can make the argument against it being anti-semitic. This is a summary of the arguments I have heard to date: the artist strongly denies it is, the eye of providence features on the back of the dollar bill and stems from christianity, it is…

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