Read this. Personal story: I moved to UK in my 30s. I have paid taxes from day one. I speak English. I am educated. But I keep my interactions to a bare minimum and get full medical checks when I go to India.
"...within the compartment of privacy, individual autonomy has a significant space. Autonomy is individualistic. It is expressive of self-determination and such self-determination includes sexual orientation and declaration of sexual identity."
"Under the autonomy principle, the individual has sovereignty over his/her body."
Although this section is on privacy, this sentence stands out because of its implications for other areas of civil rights, including future body data rights.
“James (in private conversation) would refer to Naipaul as someone who is often needed in an imperialist country trying to create a post-colonial culture so as to say things about native peoples that are no longer acceptable in polite society.”
Ali is so on point on Naipaul. Best thing I’ve read so far on him
Also want to note the #BrentWelder’s smears against Sharice Davids for accepting funds from @emilyslist sets off serious alarm bells for. Especially given the all out war on reproductive rights in the USA
Also saying it again: progressive politics will not and cannot be led by men, even less by straight ones, and even less than by white ones.
Don’t @ me. Think why your progressive politics are so offended by the above thought!
1.3 billion people. 17 national languages, hundreds of unofficial ones and dialects. Every religion under the sun. Dozens if not 100s of ethnicities. Things could be much better but for most part peaceful.
He should learn from India! An ignorant, racist fuck!
Actually longer. It was in run up to 2014 local elections when things changed. Then the rhetoric and violence just kept being normalised and mainstreamed. After referendum, London stopped being home or safe
And being attacked in 2014 for being a ‘paki bitch,’ having my best friend trying to protect me and being hurt enough to end up in A&E, then being gaslighted by the cops who responded and tried to dismiss a racist attack as a ‘both sidesk brawl...
One day we will talk about his grand daddy and inappropriate engineering for the environment (which like trains was meant to help the empire not people and created huge issues that are still being rectified). But....
We will also talk about evidence rather than grand daddy’s books but right now, I have to get some tea......