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Oct 24, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Also applies to Sunak's dad. With Sunak, Patel and Braverman all having one or both parents from Kenya or Uganda, there is a risk in people seeing all East African Asians as reactionary due to the colonial racial hierarchy. But there are some counter-examples like Makhan Singh.…
Sep 22, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Thinking critically would be fine, even good, but people don't think critically, they just parrot that any coverage is preparing the ground for US intervention.

There have been massive cost of living protests in Iran, accompanied by prolonged strikes and attacks on police stations. They didn't get as much coverage as the current wave of protests.…
Aug 1, 2022 19 tweets 6 min read
No this isn't right either. When Marx talks about productive vs unproductive labour he's doing so *from the perspective of capital accumulation*, i.e. whether the labour contributes to capital accumulation or is a personal expense.

There are a lot of passages in Marx where he is really, really explicit about this, with concrete examples. Such as this one on the circumstances under which a piano might be built.… It itself, as has been said, this distinction between produc
Jun 20, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
277: banned all front benchers from attending picket lines during the June 2022 rail strike.
278: Used the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin as a backdrop to a promotional video.

Jun 15, 2022 12 tweets 4 min read
Priti Patel being the daughter of Ugandan Asian refugees and Nadhim Zahawi being an actual Iraqi refugee is an absolute indictment of representation politics and them. But there is something about it being wheeled out as a gotcha that doesn't sit right. 1960s/1970s immigration acts by both Conservatives and Labour were in part to stop British subjects from the Caribbean, India, East Africa with British passports coming to the UK. Those laws were the direct antecedents of the Windrush scandal.

Jun 13, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Raw materials aren't the only constant capital involved in the production of a McDonald's burger. You can't just do price minus ingredients plus wages and call that surplus value. Constant capital includes amongst many other things, chairs, tables, kitchen fittings, cash registers, the new ordering screen thingies. These are incredibly hard to calculate into the cost of an individual burger because they tend to last a long time.
Apr 1, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
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Apr 1, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read
Building the new economy in the shell of the old: Oxidisible NFTs

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Mar 10, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
TUC cancels its cost of living protest outside Tory conference. Lots of local union branches in the replies/qts that already spent money on coaches.
Feb 24, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
The conclusions are different. The premises, not so much. Danny Haiphong/SpiritofHo t...Andy NGO tweet: "We wi... Nina Kouprianova was married to Richard Spencer from 2010 to 2019, during which time he organised multiple white nationalist rallies, including Charlottesville where anti-fascist Heather Heyer was murdered in a car attack. Socialist Action saying Wes...
Jan 31, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Millions of people marched against the war, thousands stormed military bases, hundreds of thousands of school children ran out of school and blocked roads. Disbelief at the WMD allegations was so mainstream that former foreign secretary Robin Cook resigned from Tony Blair's cabinet over it. The liberal 'can't go to war without more weapons inspections/UN resolutions' soft anti-war position hinged on it.…
Nov 28, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
They also allow governments to appear tough and *doing something* in ways that are popular with the media, allowing nearly everyone to ignore much more structural issues like sick pay.

A few months ago the UK was able to genomically sequence about 10,000 PCR tests per week. There are currently about 280,000 positive PCR tests per week in the UK.…
Nov 28, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Botswana ordered half a million doses from Moderna months ago and doesn't have them yet, you fucking ghoul.

Gets about half a sentence in this NYT piece.…
Oct 27, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Next time there's a tube or bus strike will you be saying this too? There's plenty to criticise Insulate Britain, but 'stopping ordinary people going about their business' really is not it. Especially when that particular protest is in the City of London and it costs £15/day to even drive down that road.
Oct 7, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Doing your best to support them would be donating to the strike fund, joining solidarity pickets if nearby, blocking distribution, last but not least trying to organize your own workplace. But what else can we expect from Democrat nominees.

Every time there's a strike at a brand there's like a hundred tweets telling you 50 products to boycott and another hundred telling you the workers haven't called for a boycott. Unless this is part of a concerted effort to shut operations down it makes little difference.
Oct 6, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Ought to be a scoop but instead it comes in the form of a casual anecdote from another Tory journo who was enjoying the party.

Oct 4, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Aug 26, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
Dore, Greenwald, and Blumenthal all at it now too, some for several weeks.

Boosting antivax articles from a website that exists solely due to patronage of a hedge fund investor to own the libs.

Jul 21, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
256: Liverpool's Labour council bans young people from the waterfront, which they've gentrified so much UNESCO stripped it of world heritage status the same week.

257: update: they underbid the Tories who've now offered a 3% in pay rise. Apparently the 'anything the Tories are offering plus 10%' approach only applies to cops.
Apr 1, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
By 'school' he doesn't mean the students, who staged a sit-in yesterday, and he doesn't mean the teachers, who are balloting for strike action and passed a vote of no confidence in the principal. So who does he mean? Just the head and the academy trust no doubt. Behaviour adviser to the DfE just lying about what's going on for the past day.

Mar 31, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Lol your name is currently on a magazine next to a guy who hangs out with, and writes articles in support of, Nazis. These pro-Nazi articles were published in the same magazine your name currently appears on

Spare me your faux-concern about Jewish people's panic, you utter fraud Here are a couple of Taki's pro-Nazi articles. How's that miasma around the Spectator, @Baddiel?