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Home country: UK
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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Never before in the history of the United States....

https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/1083903640199409669

BREAKING: “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia”. Never before in the history of the United States have law enforcement officials feared that the American President was working for a foreign power against the US


Could it get anymore shocking?

I WILL build that wall, dammit



Hehehe

David Lammy: "There is no left-wing justification for Brexit"

Most MPs now recognise it in private, but do not say it in public. Brexit is a con. A trick. A swindle. A fraud. A deception that will hurt most those people it promised to help. A dangerous fantasy which will make every problem it claims to solve worse.

A campaign won on false promises and lies.

Vote Leave and Leave.EU both broke the law. Russian interference is beyond reasonable doubt. And by now every single campaign promise made in 2016 has come unstuck.

Brexit will not enrich our NHS – it will impoverish it.

A trade deal with Donald Trump will see US corporations privatise and dismantle the NHS one bed at a time.

And even those promises on immigration – which has so greatly enriched our country – are a lie. After Brexit immigration will go up, not down.

When we enter negotiations with countries like India and China, they will ask for three things. Visas. Visas. And more visas. And they will get them because we will be weak.
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This country’s greatest moments came when we showed courage, not when we appeased. The courage of Wilberforce to emancipate the slaves, against the anger of the British ruling class. The courage of Winston Churchill to declare war on Hitler, against the appeasers in his cabinet and the country. The courage of Atlee and Bevan to nationalise the health service – against the doctors who protested it was not right.

Today we must be bold, because the challenges we face are just as extreme. We must not be afraid to tell the truth to those who do not agree.

Friends on this side of the house tell me to appease Labour voters in industrial towns. The former miners, the factory workers, those who feel they have been left behind.

I say we must not patronise them with cowardice. Let’s tell them the truth.
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So just as I speak plainly to the government this time around, let me also speak to the opposition about some home truths. There is no left-wing justification for Brexit. Ditching workers’ rights, social protections, and ending environmental cooperation is not progressive.

This is a project about neoliberal deregulation. It is Thatcherism on steroids, pushed by her modern day disciples. Leaving the EU will not free us from the injustices of global capitalism: it will make us subordinate to Trump’s US.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/brexit/2019/01/david-lammy-there-no-left-wing-justification-brexit|

ALL OF THIS!

'A great soul who turned empathy into action': John Salter Jr., one of three activists from the...

...iconic 1963 Jackson Mississippi lunch counter sit-in against segregation, dies aged 84



John Salter Jr., one of the three infamous faces of the iconic Mississippi lunch counter sit-in, has died aged 84 his family have said.

Salter was a sociology teacher and NAACP youth adviser in Mississippi in the early 1960's, working closely alongside Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers.

On May 29 1963, Salter joined black and white Tougaloo students, Anne Moody and Joan Trumpauer, during a sit-in to protest segregation at a lunch counter in the Woolworth's store in downtown Jackson.

Trumpauer is now the last surviving member of the brave trio.

An angry mob of young white men doused them in mustard, sugar and ketchup - and Salter was even attacked with brass knuckles and broken glass.


[link:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6579189/Gray-activist-lunch-counter-protest-photo-dies-84.html|

A hero for our times. RIP

Television by morons, for morons.

https://twitter.com/RadioFreeTom/status/1083848295481528320

A Fox Outnumbered host just asked, twice, what if @AOC jumps into the 2020 race for president.

No one corrected her and noted she’s not old enough to run under the Constitution.


*rolls eyes* at the stupidity

We want TRADITIONAL 1950's American values!



Heh

Trump warns of 'death -- a lot of death' if Congress doesn't build his wall

“This is common sense, they need a barrier, they need a wall,” Trump said of the agents.

Trump campaigned on building a concrete wall that Mexico would fund, but shut down the government because he now wants a steel fence paid for by American taxpayers.

“If you don’t have it, it’s going to be nothing but hard work and grueling problems,” Trump claimed.

“And by the way, and death,” he added. “And death. A lot of death.”


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/trump-warns-death-lot-death-congress-doesnt-build-wall/|

A not so subtle call to arms?

Quack



Can you see the chicks on her back?

Barack Obama cuddled a 7-week-old baby while golfing in Hawaii, and it's the most adorable thing...

....you'll see today

https://twitter.com/Becauseofthem/status/1082352864205438976



It goes without saying, Chelcie was overwhelmed and over-awed by the moment. Speaking to Because of them we can, she said:

To have the First Black President ever to initiate holding our daughter, let alone kissing her on the forehead, has to be one of the most pivotal moments of any parents life.

For our little girl to be in the hands of a man that is so influential, yet still so humble, and allowing her to experience something many will never get to experience is a blessing from God within itself. It’s just one of those things that’s just indescribable.

She then added:

This memory is one she will listen to for many years to come, as well as have for the rest of her life.

As parents, we plan to share this monumental moment with our daughter through pictures, stories, and instilling in her who exactly he is and was before her time.

These are memories for her all while being able to live in a place Barack Obama calls home, Hawaii. Furthermore, I pray one day my daughter appreciates and understands the magnitude of what she was able to experience.

The former president also revealed to Paisleigh's father Joseph that he loved having daughters:

You can’t beat having daughters!


[link:https://www.indy100.com/article/barack-obama-cuddles-baby-hawaii-paisley-chelcie-edwards-golf-video-watch-8717036|

Just right now, shit needed to make you smile..

Elementary, one must agree



Tis a fact - they do not give a shit about people dying....either way

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