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Islamo-gauchiste, cultural Marxist, antifa domestic extremist, anarcho-neocon, migrant. Eating bacon bagels on the 171 bus while listening to Johnny Cash.
Nov 15, 2023 23 tweets 13 min read
So, "Tommy Robinson" (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) has called for his followers to join a march against antisemitism, to a resoundingly negative response from the organisers and the mainstream Jewish community. Quick thread on him and his supporters... Image "Tommy Robinson" (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) joined the fascist British National Party (BNP) in 2004 age 20, stayed for a year. In this pic he's with Holocaust denier Richard Edmonds (convicted of racist violence in the 1990s). But was this just some youthful thing? Image
Oct 23, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
I only just realised this “#OctoberDeclaration” against antisemitism comes from Allison Pearson and Laura Dodsworth. IMHO those two are racists conspiracy-mongers nobody should go near. Some examples: 1/ Laura Dodsworth’s book _State of Fear_ (endorsed by the likes of GBNews presenter Neil Oliver) draws heavily on the discredited work of 911 truther and full-time atrocity denialist Piers Robinson. See @DAaronovitch: archive.is/https://www.th…
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Sep 16, 2023 20 tweets 9 min read
Unsurprisingly, all the worst people are defending Russell Brand. For posterity, here’s a few:

[1/2] Lozza Fox, Ian Miles Cheong, Calvin Robinson, Bev Turner (GBNews)…


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2/2 “SyriaGirl”, Anya Pamparil (Grayzone), Aseem Malhotra, Media Lens…


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Aug 23, 2023 16 tweets 9 min read
On Friday, a California storekeeper, Laura Ann Carlton, was shot dead for flying a Pride flag. The killer has been named as Travis Ikeguchi. The son of a Florida state trooper, he was a Christian fascist radicalised online...

amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/a…

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He was a prolific re/tweeter: I just looked through 3 months of his output. As well as Christian fundamentalism and a tsunami of homophobia + transphobia, there’s a wide range of conspiracy theories, linking mainstream conservative anti-LGBT culture wars with fascist terror…
Aug 17, 2023 19 tweets 5 min read
Inspiring general strike in Al-Suwayda, Syria, including by shopkeepers and public sector workers. Slogans call for dignity and reject the house of Assad. In an effort to contain protest, yesterday Syria’s dictator Assad doubled state salaries (they’re now just 8% of an average family’s cost of living). Seven minutes later he raised the price of diesel by 300% and gasoline by 170%.
Mar 29, 2023 23 tweets 14 min read
As I’ve finally got a minute, I’ll post some of my pics of the fash that came to shout at drag queens and children at the Honor Oak pub in SE London on Saturday…

Cc @London_AFA @LondonAFA_South @hopenothate @AmarDeepSinghD @TransActionBloc @redflareinfo @LadsLasses @lowles_nick The guy in the sunglasses here is Philip Curson from Essex, a veteran of several fascist organisations, who has served time for a really horrific racist attack.

amp.theguardian.com/society/2003/a…

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Nov 17, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
#NAFO fellas have flooded the replies to this to say it’s fake news. Thing is, it’s not exactly *fake*; it’s heavily *embroidered*. Specifically (1) “embedded with Azov” seems to be Alex’s invention. In fact the guy was “in contact with” Above. (2) Alex zooms to trivial 🇺🇦 links but misses links to Assad (the European Solidarity Front for Syria shares the same chemical weapons conspiracy theories as Grayzone) or or the way it promotes some of the same anti-vaxx messages shared by Grayzone editor, Max Blumenthal
Jun 8, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Re-upping this as some British leftists on my timeline are sharing Grayzone this week. On the eve of war, Grayzone hosted the Russian ambassador to the UN scoffing at the silly idea that Russia was about to invade Ukraine. Definitely not a Russian state propaganda site.
May 8, 2022 15 tweets 4 min read
I’ve been holding off on this thread until after the elections.

Now it’s clear Starmer’s Labour didn’t do as badly as the Tories & JC-loyalists hoped, but it didn’t do as well as the current leadership’s loyalists were hoping… …Crucially Labour advanced in southern marginals it needs to win to form a government, and gained ground in some key “red wall” areas such as Dudley…

(See @lewis_baston: theguardian.com/politics/2022/…)
May 5, 2022 12 tweets 5 min read
This has been a traumatic time for my Syrian friends. The world’s been focused on Ukraine but here’s two Syria stories you need to know about if you don’t.🧵

1/ Thanks to the extraordinary work of Annsar Shahhoud & @ugur_umit_ungor, the Tadamon massacre has been exposed: [CW: violence]

The massacre in 2013 involved the shooting of 100s of opponents of Assad’s regime, their bodies piled in a massive pit, filmed by the perpetrators.

It closely resembles the shootings carried out by Heydrich’s Einsatzgruppen in the early phase of the Holocaust…
Mar 16, 2022 9 tweets 6 min read
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So @paulmasonnews has been talking about Socialist Action as an example of pro-Putin politics on the British left. The blue tick left have been responding saying that what he’s attacking has no meaningful existence off the Internet…

2/ I think Socialist Action (whose guru John Ross was one of Ken Livingstone’s advisors) are, despite their tiny size, particularly pernicious due to the organisational power they have in many of the UK’s (trade union bankrolled) key left organisations.

Dec 19, 2021 10 tweets 6 min read
A new entry for the #ToryAntisemitism file: Conservative Party parliamentary staffer grabbed a Jewish journalist’s head to check if he has a Jewish nose…

thejc.com/news/news/tory… Noticed I haven't updated the #ToryAntisemitism file in 2022. Some more entries, in light of Liz Truss's bad faith weaponisation of antisemitism, which she blames on the "woke".

April: photos found of an Enfield Tory in full Nazi regalia in a back garden. jewishnews.co.uk/exclusive-enfi…
Nov 7, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
In case of any doubt that democratic socialists should not see the Morning Star as part of our movement, here’s its international editor promoting antisemitic, Covid-denying conspiracy wingnut Vanessa Beeley. (HT @ljwnorth.) (If you don’t know Beeley, read @Brian_Whit in @newlinesmag: newlinesmag.com/argument/the-e…
Sep 6, 2021 19 tweets 10 min read
This ruling about the BBC’s brilliant Mayday series, prompted by a complaint by the Mail’s Peter H1tchens, has been receiving a lot of attention in the far right/conspiracist scene and Russian media. A short thread on why it’s actually a nothingburger…
bbc.co.uk/contact/ecu/ma… ImageImageImage First, some background:
In April 2018, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, Douma, was brutally bombed from the air by the government. Two chemical weapon incidents were reported. Dozens died. The next day the rebels surrendered.
Sep 3, 2021 12 tweets 10 min read
Jul 12, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Got an insight into the tankie mind today as a result of replying critically to the DSA’s International Committee @DSA_Intl_Comm, which seems to think internationalism means unconditionally supporting authoritarian governments. ImageImageImageImage I mean I think internationalism means unconditionally supporting the global working class in struggle, and if you spend 60 years “building socialism” you’d at least find the time to allow trade unions to exist, but I guess not.
Jul 8, 2021 19 tweets 9 min read
I’ve always been confused about why there’s a section of the “left” who think The American Conservative is good actually.

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May 28, 2021 30 tweets 10 min read
A thread on this week’s presidential “election” in Syria: The Syrian government says 14 million people voted, 95% for Assad. The population is 18 m but 40% are under 18. 3-4 m live in opposition areas, 2 m in autonomous Kurdish lands, neither of which voted...
Apr 29, 2021 10 tweets 6 min read
You’ve probably all heard of Spiked (Koch-funded, formerly the Revolutionary Communist Party/Living Marxism) and its recent roles in Farage’s Brexit Party (Baroness Fox) & Boris’ Tories (Munira Mirza). I hadn’t realised they’re standing in next week’s election… [1/7] …Niall Crowley, a long-term activist in all their fronts (see pics) is standing in the #Hackney by-election in Hoxton East and Shoreditch ward, this time as an independent on an anti-LTN ticket... [2/7]
Apr 24, 2021 11 tweets 7 min read
[THREAD] About six weeks ago I stumbled across a whole load of COVID denialist and anti-vans accounts pumping out gross antisemitism. I reported all the tweets captured here to @Twitter. I’m pleased to see today this account’s been suspended... However, this one, whose pinned tweet is obviously antisemitic, is still going...
Apr 15, 2021 15 tweets 8 min read
Report by the UN's chemical weapon watchdog, the @OPCW, came out this week, on one of the Syrian civil war's many, many lesser-known chemical attacks: in Saraqeb in 2018.

In this thread, I'll collect some of the threads about it which are useful... 1/ Here's @bellingcat's @N_Waters89 who has done important open source investigations on war crimes by Syrian regime, US & other states.