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glyn harries 🌹 @hackneyglyn
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thread; Great news @johnmcdonnellMP is boycotting RT and demanding the Left do too. There's a disturbing lack of ken how Russia is both supporting the European far-Right and manipulating the far-Left. It's simple. RT/Sputnik/Putin are our enemies as socialists. Proof? Read on...
Here is Putin and Russia supporting France's neo-fascist Front National. Blatent. "Putin’s smile couldn’t disguise the fact that Russia has financed Le Pen’s National Front party in the past" news.vice.com/en_ca/article/…
and here in Austria "A co-operation agreement struck between Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party and Austria’s far-right Freedom party has highlighted growing links between Moscow and western European nationalist politicians.."
ft.com/content/086c16…
and in Italy "a network of anti-immigration .. activists has been sharing links of stories published .. by Sputnik" to build support for the Far-Right" "Sputnik Italia has been very influential in radicalizing the public debate over .. immigration.." elpais.com/elpais/2018/03…
In the UK of course Putin's allies are not Corbyn and McDonnell but May and Farage, who has been on RT many many times "Farage has made numerous appearances on RT, Russia’s state-funded international news network" france24.com/en/20161115-wh…
And Hungary “We maintain close ties with all right-wing ideologues in Hungary, because this is the only place .. where leaders are so brave as to pronounce what everybody thinks of immigrants and liberals,” Sergei Markov, Kremlin adviser thedailybeast.com/how-putins-usi…
and all of them on a nice graphic gunthermriley.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/put…
and of course it was clear that RT/Sputnik and Russia supported and helped make Trump the POTUS. Sickening. blog.twitter.com/official/en_us…
And here is an example of RT boosting the Alt Right in the US "Russian-linked influence operations wanted to exploit unrest in the U.S. and “amplify alt-right alarmism about the left-wing Antifa (short for anti-fascist) movement. " arcdigital.media/how-russian-al…
and back to Europe an in-depth analysis of the Kremlin far-Right links. "European far-right politicians see Putin’s Russia as a semi-authoritarian and neo-conservative model " Why would any Leftist have ANY truck with Russian state media!! martenscentre.eu/sites/default/…
and essential reading into the Russian support for neo-fascism, 'Russia and the Western Far Right' published 30/8/2017 in the series “Studies in Fascism and the Far Right” by neo-fascism expert Anton Shekhovtsov. tango-noir.com
and an article by Anton Shekhovtsov covering the same ground highlighting not just the links of Russia and RT with far Right parties but fascists like Richard Spencer and anti-semitism and holocaust deniers eurozine.com/conventional-b…
and this is an excellent article from progressive website Seattle Globalist noting both how RT viewership has increased, while at the same time using anti-semites and Holocaust Deniers like Alain Soral, Gordon Duff and Ry Dawson on it's programmes. seattleglobalist.com/2015/05/06/rus…
So it's clear that RT, Sputnik and other Russian state controlled channels are playing an extremely dangerous game, with disastrous implications for migrant communities and the Left in Europe. They are fascist enablers. The Left should have NOTHING to do with them.
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