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Socialist computer geek & all-round stereotypical right-on eco-leftie #Labour #JC4PM #GTTO Pronouns: Trots/Rabble/Dogs
Sep 25, 2020 10 tweets 6 min read
It is deeply disappointing that @UKLabour (my party) has allowed this racist & utterly regressive #Tory government to present itself as the protector of women's rights & children's safety. The current #Labour stance is wrong in so many ways it is hard to know where to begin. /1 Firstly we must be clear that for the Tories this is a risk-free & cynical act of political expediency that fits with their petty nationalist narrative that presents the left as an aloof "metropolitan elite". The same Tories have impoverished & marginalised women over the... /2
Sep 21, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
At the exuberant 2017 @UKLabour conference I was privileged to attend a meeting addressed by @ruthserwotka & @cwknews discussing proposed changes to the 2004 Gender Recognition Act that would effectively erase women's & girl's limited & hard-won legal protections. /1
THREAD 👇🏼 The mood of the meeting was in contrast to the rest of conference: the venue had to be kept secret until the last minute as other recent events where women had the temerity to meet with other women to discuss their political, legal & social rights had been harassed & attacked. /2
Jun 27, 2020 10 tweets 8 min read
So far I've not commented publicly on the @PeoplesMomentum #NCGvote. both @ForwardMmtm & @Mom_Renewal have good people on their slates but both groups *collectively* have failed to make a strong political case for their slate. Neither has publicly stood against the false... /1 ...accusations of anti-Semitism that divided the Labour left and undermined the only genuinely pro-working class, anti-racist & internationalist leader our party has ever had: #JeremyCorbyn. This is critical because part of the left capitulated to the smears, sealing our fate. /2
Jun 26, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
The right-wing of @UKLabour, led by @Keir_Starmer & cheered-on by the anti-Labour press are very publicly sticking the knife into the #Labour left by sacking #RebeccaLongBailey. What do the sectarian left do? Silent: @workersliberty, the @Clarion_Mag, @MomentumInt_. /1 Some of their supporters give the game away, dishonestly claiming that #MaxinePeake (and by association @RLong_Bailey) peddled an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. No surprise as the #Islamophobic @workersliberty have been giving left cover to false claims of AS all along. /2
Jun 22, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
Thanks @MADooceyGroup
- your contactors have just DELIBERATELY cut off electricity to the whole of our street, Allen Road in #Wolvehampton, without warning anyone or letting us know when it will be back on. Absolutely rubbish. @ExpressandStar
@bbcwm Workers from @MADooceyGroup have been in the street ALL DAY - why have you not put a note through resident's doors warming them about a planned powercut? Why have you caused a powercut when people are preparing their evening meals? Would this have happened in Tettenhall or Penn?
Mar 31, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
#JennyHarries is simply a mouthpiece for the #Tory government's #Covid19 #HerdImmunity policy. Here she ignores the fact that there was no large-scale #TestAndTrace during the containment phase in the UK (unlike China, South Korea, Denmark, etc.) & lies about the #NHS's... /1 ...preparedness for the #pandemic after 10 years of #austerity & cuts, suggesting that it is possible to "clinically manage" the #coronavirus (ignoring public health systems overwhelmed in Italy, Spain & now the US, who have not had effective test & trace programs). So when... /2
Mar 3, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
1. "Trans people are not trying to ‘silence women’ by existing." - no one says that they are, straw man. Trans-activists ARE silencing women.
2. Historical materialism is PRECISELY incompapitible with the mantra TWAW both philosophically & politically. Gender identity, an... /1 ...innate immutable subjective sense of self, is by defintion an idealist abstraction, meaningless in a dialectical materialst conception of reality. And, although related, the origin, purpose & nature of the oppression of women & girls (female people) on the one hand and... /2
Feb 27, 2020 6 tweets 8 min read
#BernieSanders is now the front-runner to be the US #Democratic challenger to #Trump. He is popular because, like #JeremyCorbyn, he is serious about social democratic reforms #ForTheMany at the expense of the billionaire class... /1
socialistaction.net/2020/02/26/ber… ...serious action to address the #ClimateEmergency & reigning-in US military adventures. For the same reasons the US ruling class are out to destroy him politically, either in favour of one of his #Democrat rivals or, if that fails, if favour of #Trump. /2
Feb 1, 2020 13 tweets 9 min read
Around 5 years ago I first encountered the vitriolic attacks on #women asserting their right to politically self-organise from so-called trans-rights activists in a socialist group I associated with at the time. Having been active in radical left... /1
#WomensLib2020 ...politics for nearly 30 years I had never encountered such appallingly sectarian, dishonest & personal attacks on the left. My first reaction was to defend #women's self-organisation on the basis that we must also support #LGBT self-organisation so ensuring... /2