Jeremy Corbyn open letter: fighting anti-semitism and Islamophobia | Morning Star
Sound words from the PM we could have had.
Wreathgate recalled in light of the war on Gaza | Morning Star
UK : l’incapacité du Parti travailliste à appeler à un cessez-le-feu à Gaza est inscrit dans son histoire
La position du Parti travailliste (Labour) sur la Palestine a toujours été et reste moralement corrompue. Une grande partie de la position de l’establishment politique britannique sur la Palestine, y compris celle du Labour, est
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#Politique #NousRecommandons #Slider #Balfour #Corbyn #CrimesDeGuerre #GazaBlocus #Génocide #GrandeBretagne #TerrorismeIsraélien
If you want to know why Keir Starmer's #Labour won't support a Gaza ceasefire, think politics.
Look back at what happened with #Corbyn over antisemitism, then realise why he won't go anywhere near criticising Israel, because it will be weaponised as antisemitism at the next general election.
This is the world of UK politics.
The problem is, #Corbyn is crap at PR, but the other problem is that snarl words serve no purpose other than to preach to the choir.
‘His days as a Labour MP are over’: Starmer condemns Corbyn’s Hamas stance | Jeremy Corbyn | The Guardian
I saw a bit of that Piers Morgan interview with #Corbyn and Corbyn really stood out for his poor arguing skills
He literally had a major bellend sitting right in front of him, but was unable to hit home the point that Morgan is a major bellend
Corbyn doesn't have any bite, or any rapier wit. The problem with the bellends in the #media who ask him questions is that they frame the argument in a simplistic, pro-western way then ask for a yes or no answer
I wish Corbyn was better
@TheShuck I think you're diametrically mistaken. #Corbyn was popular. He very nearly won in 2017, despite #Labour HQ campaigning against him; if #Sturgeon had not made such a mess of the campaigin in Scotland the result would have been a Labour/SNP coalition.
Secondly, #Ceasefire is overwhelmingly popular with UK voters. Starmer is more likely to have lost the next election last night than to have won it.
As time goes on #corbyn is time and time again shown to have been on the right side things. Whereas Starmer, who was one of the architects of the push to bring Corbyn down, is proving to be consistently on the wrong side.
It took the entire media establishment and much of his own party to stop Corbyn being PM. Starmer on the other hand is doing the job all on his own.
Der ehemalige Chef der britischen #Labour-Partei Jeremy #Corbyn ist von einer Veranstaltung in der Berliner Volksbühne ausgeladen worden. Der Grund: seine Sicht auf den #Nahost-Konflikt. Eine Kritik von Ines Schwerdtner https://www.nd-aktuell.de/artikel/1177656.europa-den-raeten-jeremy-corbyn-in-der-volksbuehne-kein-linker-diskurs-erwuenscht.html
Ein halbes Jahr vor den #EU-Wahlen will sich die Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung über die brennenden Fragen der Gegenwart beraten – mit hochkarätigen Gästen und den Teilnehmern der dreitägigen Konferenz »Europa den Räten« – aber ohne Jeremy #Corbyn. https://www.nd-aktuell.de/artikel/1177558.eu-wahlen-alle-macht-den-raeten.html
Jeremy #Corbyn writes to PM to express 'growing distress' over UK position on #Gaza https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/corbyn-writes-to-pm-to-express-growing-distress-over-uk-position-on-gaza-362252/
@Ea7krc Completely. It's a fabulous achievement the way the current Tory party masquerading as #Labour has persuaded the world that #Corbyn was some lefty purist who did not tolerate other voices in the party.
The 100% opposite is true.
And #keirstarmer is a totalitarian Tory as well.
Do we lower to their standards to win? I just don't know the answer - tho pretty sure it starts by getting rid of the Daily Mail, the Murdoch press and reforming the BBC to be an investigative news outlet.
The reality is that there is a massive western war machine that needs to be kept fed. There is now a massive Russian war machine with a similar appetite.
We have to choose whether we want to speak on the side of the war machines - and attack principled, decent people like Corbyn - or against them, noting that this is at odds with public ignorance.
@maelduin13 Every politician highlights the points which are important to them and ignore others.
The difference is that #Corbyn has a lifetime of anti-violence activism. So to accuse him of being associated with Russian genocide is just more propaganda.
Around us we have true mainstream genocide support and you pick Corbyn - a lifetime pacifist? You couldn't make it up.
You pick which genocides you care about right?
Corbyn was right about Ukraine - we have (much) blood on our hands.
@maelduin13 FFS! he noted that there are fascist groups active in Ukraine. There are and were. The military unit defending the Mariopol power plant is a fascist unit. That's just not up for discussion.
The extent of fascism in Ukraine has been overhyped - and #Corbyn might have been part of that. But to suggest he has ever been trivial about human rights is a sad slur - demanding another apology. You can eat the koolaid if you like - but UK hands are far from clean.
Sunak's walking a very thin line. He's sucking up to the Jewish community, but angering the Muslim community & many onlookers who're just seeing deadly revenge missions being played out daily.
It's also affecting #Starmer who looks like a rabbit trapped in the headlights.
If he allows the #Gaza slaughter to continue, he'll piss off Labour's big Muslim support
He's damned regardless
Over the past two weeks, seeing the resurrection of blaming-#Corbyn-for-everything I have moved to becoming a bigger fan.
Yet to hear a single serious argument against him.
& I'll note one that is utterly rubbish: "he was unelectable".
It is routinely trotted out without the slightest examination of what is really going on. If the entire establishment puts the effort they did into slurring someone, then we should look at the establishment not the someone.
That seems very obvious.
It's a bitter irony.
Potentially keeping the conservatives in power which will be of no benefit to the #Palestinians
It may also result in a Labour / Lib Dem coalition though
@lightning I find his detractors console themselves with this story as they support people a fraction of his basic decency.
There is so much to critique but when the alternatives are the likes of Boris, Keir et al let’s start with their grotesque criminality. Nothing to say about #Corbyn while they are still attracting attention.
And I think this needs to be borne in mind when considering whether
b) the real racist, deadly, murderous, genocidal racist is actually #starmer
#TheLabourParty has more than just "lost it's way".
War crimes need accountability.
@blepharon Having purged the party quite as effectively as he has of all and any meaningful dissent, while #Starmer has reneged on 100% (check me - 100%) of the pledges made in his leadership campaign, there is nothing vaguely diverse about #TheLabourParty
They are clearly now Blairite clones and sheep. #Corbyn's broad church has been expelled or silenced.
But then - #StarmerIsATory after all.
We'll see. 🤔 #Corbyn
Labour will not punish calls for Israel-Hamas ceasefire, minister suggests.
🧵 3/3: The #FreePalestine rally in #London ended by in #Parliament square and it was poignant to see #Mandela's statue reminding us why #noJusticeNoPeace. After #JeremyCorbyn made his empassionate speech (something morally bankrupt #KeirStarmer could only dream of), he was mobbed by a thankful crowd. People know & respect it was #Corbyn's unwavering support for the #Palestinian cause that got him ostracised in the #Labour party (under fabricated #antisemitism)
"And who will judge you, in whose name these governments fail to act?"
Ugh! Fuck off #TheGuardian!
I know it might not have been Simon Tisdall's personal responsibility, but this shitty newspaper can fuck off to fuckery!
"successive right-wing labour leaders" - you mean 2? And class Ed Milliband as "right-wing"? Nuts!
Given how the left lambast current leader every chance they get, it's pretty rich to complain about the odd groan realistic #labour folk uttered watching former leader piss away any chance of evicting #toriesOut
Polly Toynbee [@pollytoynbee] one of the @guardian’s #Establishment courtier propagandists who helped hound #Corbyn out of his leadership of the Labour Party during the #ItWasAScam #AntiSemitism assault on him, now thinks that getting Starmer into Number 10 will “get rid of Right Wing populists” in Britain!
“A reason to be hopeful: in Poland they’ve kicked out the rightwing populists. Britain can too”
Talk about political naïveté! There are a few things she’s obviously failed abysmally to notice about her current ‘flame’, #KidStarver Starmer:
He’s a Right Wing, Red Tory, authoritarian, racist, misogynist, and liar!
Furthermore, Starmer is a bigot, an antisemite (because he’s an ‘unconditional’ #Zionist), a democrat-in-name-only, a #NATO-supporting warmonger, a longstanding chum of imperialists in the White House and the UK security state, an enabler of ethnic cleansing and genocide in #Gaza (which makes him a war criminal), and he’s utterly corrupt just like his #BlueTory chums in Parliament!
As Jonathan K Cook so famously put it in his Feb 2023 article “Starmer is paving the way for the triumph of dark politics”:
“Ultimately, the smearing of #Corbyn and the Labour left will bring about the very things the Labour right and the establishment media claim they seek to avert: Britain will become a darker, more racist, more authoritarian place.”
#Labour #LabourLies #ItWasAScam #Starmer #Reeves #Lammy #Streeting #Cooper #LabourCorruption #LabourFriendsOfIsrael #LabourFriendsOfApartheid #LabourFriendsOfGenocide #LabourFriendsofBigOil #LabourFriendsOfBigBusiness #LabourFiles #LabourRacism #LabourMisogyny #LabourIslamophobia #RedTory #StopStarmer
Harry Burns: former Labour staffer admits sabotaging Corbyn
Labour will bring in the best & brightest to run & own up to 20% of the utility, whilst UK PLC is the 80% majority shareholder.
This way we get 100% of tax revenue & 80% of the profits & as the major shareholders, we can hire & fire & set policy which benefits the many, not the few in the boardroom as the current setup does.
In terms of funding, Corbyn's wedded to the ideological doctrine of wealth taxes. Starmer advocates fairer taxation & closing existing loop holes like the Non Dom status & others.
Essentially they're similar, but use different political languages & approaches. But this isn't enough for the far left. It's Corbyn's way or open warfare! 🙄
3/ They're utterly deluded & rage at the likes of me because I prefer Labour without these unhinged #Corbynistas stinking the place out. 🤷🏾♂️
They believe because they shout loudly, that everyone agrees with them. Most just can't be arsed getting into pointless cyclical arguments with them.
Many also left because they believed Labour would collapse without their support & membership. They expected Labour to come crawling on bended knee begging them to return, but the opposite happened.
The far left leaving, only made Labour more electable. Many now want to return, but on their terms & are now pissed because Labour no longer wants them, hence their anger. 🤷🏾♂️
The difference I've noted is in 92 & 97, the left settled down & looked at the bigger picture to secure power.
Whilst I sense similar this time around, there's definitely been a shift by #Labour to remove the extremist left who through #Momentum arrived with #Corbyn as leader, & left when he stood down, & again when losing the whip.
Those unwilling to toe the party line have been cut loose, with the remaining few knowing their fate if they return to the politics of protest.
I sense this time things are different & more similar to Kinnock's battle with Militant.
Starmer came out of Conference with a better party & public standing, with the left faring worse & becoming weaker.
It's not lost on me that #Corbyn was twice openly critical of Labour AFTER Conference. 🤷🏾♂️
He's 74, & just like 71 year old Dianne Abbott, he can't leave politics alone. Like many before #Corbyn he's become intoxicated on power. 🤷🏾♂️
Looking at the positives, it further strengthens the #Starmer claim that Labour's a different party who've distanced themselves from the past.
It might just be a vote winner.
I really do not get why the left cling to this old man as some form of totem - he has never done anything notable in his entire undistinguished career except destroy any chance of #labour forming a govt for several years whilst the #toriesOut torched our society - it is past time he retired
🚨Is Corbyn planning to run as a #London Mayor candidate?🚨
Jeremy Corbyn has given his strongest hint yet that he may run for London Mayor – a move likely to spell defeat for Labour incumbent Sadiq Khan
Corbyn told guests at a birthday party: 'You're going to be seeing me around – I'm not going anywhere.'
But one of Corbyn's friends said he would prefer to stand again for Labour in his seat.
Mr Corbyn's office declined to comment. 👀
Thinking again about this piece I wrote in 2016.
Things aren't quite the same now. The Tories themselves have become more disastrous. Starmer's positioning himself as a Tory Lite "safe pair of hands", possibly sufficiently deferential to vested interests that he'll be able to survive the media gauntlet.
But I still have the same sense of "when do we get to vote for what we actually want".
Here is what the police said at the time
"Merseyside Police has not provided Wavertree MP Luciana Berger with armed protection officers. The force has a highly visible policing operation in place for the duration of the conference."
You, too, can walk alongside a copper if photographers are nearby.
I just think it is something to be careful about - unlike gender ethnicity age or wealth it is largely self-defined
.... and most of the people who obsess about #class are not by any objective measure themselves "working class" (see #starmer & #corbyn - no more working class than I am) - but do so as a weapon to push their view of how society should be re-arranged - without the working classes themselves being consulted, of course
#5yrsago Britain’s #Corbyn-panicked #oligarchs are shifting money offshore https://www.ft.com/content/a1b456d4-c72c-11e8-ba8f-ee390057b8c9
#5yrsago #Dystopia watch: American schools are installing anti-shooter smoke cannons and bulletproof doors https://apnews.com/article/us-news-ap-top-news-laws-in-state-wire-north-america-3884ffc5420d4adaaa7732be30136ed9
#1yrago #Antitrust is – and always has been – about fairness https://pluralistic.net/2022/10/10/play-fair/#bedoya
So #Corbyn can't start a new political movement with £5m, not including personal contributions? 🤔
Also, where did you get your £50m in donations to #Labour from?
Today illustrated the difference between the politics of pointless protest & the politics of progressive power.
Keir showed he can remain calm under pressure, by keeping his composure when many would've clocked the protestor one on his hooter.
I wouldn't blame him if he did!
STILL butt-hurt from his 2019 #GeneralElection mutilation, & moments after one of his disciples interrupted Starmer's speech, yesterday's man Jeremy #Corbyn just couldn't resist a pathetic jibe at today's Labour 🙄
I suppose he's entitled to his opinion, but he had his chances in 2017/19 & with #Brexit, but spectacularly blew all three!
He's too terrified to represent himself as the alternative with a new party, & we all know why.
🚨*Will Jeremy Corbyn take on Labour for his Islington seat, & will he win?*🚨
Corbyn recently spoke at a Council meeting on Housing. When asked about Labour's housing policy, he had no hesitation in using the collective “we” to describe the Labour election campaign ahead. 👀
HOWEVER, Starmer's made it clear “that he doesn’t see any circumstances” that would allow his predecessor to be a candidate.
Looks like a royal scrap looming! 🍿 🤷🏾♂️
It's for the best. Here's a bit of homework for you...
Did #Labour propose a wealth tax in 2019, yes or no?
Also, would you rather Labour in power under another leader or in opposition under #Corbyn?
Who are you campaigning & voting for in #GE2024?
I've asked several times but you neglected to furnish me with an answer... 🤔
I know #Socialists within the #Labour party. The difference between them, & those expelled or who left with #Corbyn is their approach to politics & their understanding of the team ethic & the need for party discipline.
The far left rabble exited. The smoke cleared & centre left/right voters began to see Labour as a potential party of government again. It wasn't just coincidental.
This is why no one in Labour can be bothered fighting 2019 wars over & over again.
If #Corbyn wasn't savvy enough to defend himself & see off any party dissent or media onslaughts he encountered, he had no business being the leader of a major political party. All parties leaders across the globe suffer similarly.
Corbyn's a decent man. A salt of the earth type. The type of fella you'd want next to you on a picket line, a protest march, or as a keynote speaker at a rally, HOWEVER a leader of a major political party he should never have been.
Yada yada yada yada! You just sound ridiculously bitter dude! 😂😂😂
I don't get what you're waiting for... 😎
🌹🇪🇺 ❎ 🗳️
Which Socialist MP's are these by the way, & why haven't they been purged from Labour or left in solidarity with Corbyn & The far left #Corbynistas who've apparently been expelled? 🤔
#5yrsago UK Tories created a secret anti-#Corbyn Twitter army, which promptly attacked Theresa May https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexspence/these-leaked-messages-show-how-tory-hq-used-a-twitter-army
#1yrago #FederalistSociety v #CorporatePersonhood: Corporations don't have #FirstAmendment rights except when they're making political donations, refusing to bake cakes, or blocking birth control https://pluralistic.net/2022/09/27/freeze-peach/#paxton
All interesting, if well-rehearsed, narrative.
It doesn't point to strong arguments or even an ability to engage in (constructive) argument.
Talk about bitter & pointless! 🙄
For several years I've asked this question in respect to Corbyn, NOT ONE of his disciples has been honest enough to give me an answer, let alone an honest one.
Why can't they just move on & leave Labour alone?
HOWEVER, every time I ask what the far left's solution is, they don't have one! 🙄
2/ But there's a few issues.
2. Jezza was leader, so regardless of what was suggested to him by his shadow cabinet, it was HIS decision to make a #Brexit confirmatory referendum party policy.
3. Jezza resigned.
4. #Starmer threw his leadership cap in the ring & won.
5. Starmer had to modify his message to reform, heal & rebuild Labour.
Your choice mate. The "Socialists" haven't gone anywhere. It seems they just infest the political wilderness with their bitterness & bile, & would prefer another 5 years of #Sunak's #Tories than a #Labour government led by anyone else but Jeremy #Corbyn.
His Messiah-like leadership & the cultist disciples who followed him was always gonna end in tears.
Why don't they just reform under the #SocialistWorkersParty with Corbyn as leader, & Abbott & McDonnell as their executive? 🤔
In terms of the UK, #Corbyn is considered hard left, if not Stalinist by the right wing media
My comment about chaining yourself to railings is in response to an eco-warrior who recently commented that if he has an issue, he doesn't want to calmly present his case & discuss anything. No, he'd rather skip to the break & set fire to everything stage, as his preferred means of getting things done
It's this approach that loses valid arguments & frightens the life out of moderates
What the far left don't get is the UK is by & large a Centre Right country.
We've NEVER had a far left #Socialist government, even under Atlee & Bevin, & their postwar welfare revolution.
The closest the far left have come is Foot in the early 80s, & #Corbyn between 2015-2020.
Even then, Corbyn ballsed up the Brexit vote, & lost in 2017/19 🤷🏾♂️
Nope. You're just deluded far left Corbynista cultists, who follows the man, & not #Labour. If not, answer my question...
I'm STILL waiting for a reply from any of you! Why? ⏳ 😳
You refuse to answer reasonable questions, & I've answered every last one of yours! 😳
All you're serving to do is prove exactly why it's pointless engaging with far left Corbynista's, & why Labour were absolutely spot on in removing #Corbyn, Abbott & the rest of you from positions of influence
You belong in the 1970s. As proved in 2019, the UK isn't interested in your flawed doctrine & logic.
You've TWO pending Corbyn questions. Answers?
"experts in the energy sector dont know what #GBEnergy is going to do, so of course I dont"
Which experts? 🤔
"A wealth fund ...funded by...?"
Here you go. Fill yet boots. 🤷🏾♂️
"Nobody in the energy sector knows what GB energy will actually do"
And you do? 🤔
For the avoidance of doubt. 👇🏾
"The Labour Party will create Great British Energy, a new, publicly-owned clean energy company"
Yesterday I posted a Reuters article saying how Sanna Marin was leaving politics in Finland and joining the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
I implied Tony Blair is a war-monger and his Institute promotes US hegemony.
Is Tony Blair recognised as a peace-loving fair minded politician internationally?
Totally neutral hashtags: 😉
"The alternative that did exist has now been dismantled". Which alternative is this?
Mate, if this is your claim, well the UK electorate totally disagreed with you & emphatically reinforced this by causing a near Labour wipeout.
Are you now suggesting Labour install a new Leader & represent Corbyn's 2019 manifesto? Seriously? 😳
He then dumped all the policies and allowed the tories to destroy our civil rights, our environment and the prospects for our children by failing to offer any opposition or alternative
But whenever real leftist transformation was possible, liberals threw in with conservatives: think of the smearing and defenestration of #Corbyn by #Labour's right, or of the #LibDems coalition with #DavidCameron's #Tories, or of the #Democrats' dirty tricks to keep #Bernie from appearing on the national ballot.
@jackLondon Actually, if you look at the data I linked to, the vote among under-35 voters increased in both 2017 and 2019 – the elections #Corbyn fought – from levels substantially below 50%. Not enough, clearly, but nevertheless that's the only winning strategy available to #Labour
The over-60s with their paid off mortgages, sclerotic xenophobia and private pensions are not going to switch.
Jeremy #Corbyn voted the most popular Labour leader in new poll https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/jeremy-corbyn-voted-the-most-popular-labour-leader-in-new-poll-352184/
(edit: #introduction doh.)
Hi I'm aaron, an elder cis male queer based in the UK and on Fedi (Masto mostly) since Nov 2022 so I guess in fedi years I'm somewhere between uwu smol bean and get off my lawn.
Politically I lean #left (#Corbyn left not Starmer left) and though I'd prefer to smash the state and start over I vote #green because just look at the state of this place. I love discourse and aim for an open mind but I'll block for bad manners/bad takes from strangers, gross assumptions that don't demonstrate critical thinking or obvious trollbaiting. If Myers Briggs is important to you I'm #INTJ and will sometimes come off as sarcastic where I'm actually being earnest so please keep a charitable outlook if you don't know me yet.
For work I'm a freelance finance consultant working with small businesses, usually in their first few years, helping them to grow sustainably. ethically and with demonstrable social purpose. I typically take over client hardware and software stacks too so have a tiny amount of exposure to #Linux though my clients are more likely to skew OSX or Windows so my "programming" goes to business apps development in MS Power suite and occasionally wanders into java, vba, sql and even c++ if I'm feeling especially saucy/masochistic. Every now and again I manage corporate #legal functions and have a strong interest in case law and #global politics as a result. Mostly I'm focused on problem solving.
Socially I try to stay locally involved (since the pandemic made me appreciate that) and help with #rewilding projects around species reintroduction and habitat maintenance. Local to me is wherever I am at the time so if I get to travel I try to relay the issues I'm seeing where I've travelled to and will boost posts in #español #français (du france et canadien) #português (do brasil ou portugal) #italiano #deutsche and #Ελληνικά provided I can read and understand at least 50% of what is written and the fedi translation feels sufficient to get the point over. I post travel photos now and again, I have a panny FZ1000-II which I'm new to and self-teaching photography "skills", my Pixelfed account is linked in my bio but not very active and I try to limit media posts on masto servers for the sake of the admin's burden.
I boost images with alt text with the rare exceptions of video content where the audio is sufficient to describe or where alt has been provided in the first reply or two. Accessibility is important to me, if you want to test the difficulty of hearing the web instead of seeing it just pop some headphones in and listen to your phone announcing Whatsapp group messages to you aloud; it's a very different world.
In my actual spare time I'm usually partaking in #exercise of some sort which helps to keep my mental health in check and I'm slowly working on improving my VO2 max and flexibility following close to a decade with a nasty back problem that impeded me and made me miserable. If I'm not doing that I used to enjoy #gaming (fuck you Stadia) and will often reminisce over platforms (Amstrad CPC 464 for life) and games of yore, I keep abreast of current releases but rarely game on the PC which I mostly use for work and longform shitposting. I'm more likely to be playing a text based choose your own adventure (usually one of the #VtM stories) than a shooter since I suffer with photosensitive epilepsy.
In my home life I practice #poly and am sex positive so AMA if you feel like it, I try to operate on the principle of groundlessness. The usual hashtags apply so TERFs and the like can just block me now before I get to you, police apologists can tell me their stories but I'm not going to be changing my mind on defunding positions, and anyone who wants to politely discuss their divergences will find a willing ear here so long as it's respectful and well meaning chatter.
Forty Years of Jeremy #Corbyn’s Successes in Parliament: A Progressive Voice for Change https://dorseteye.com/forty-years-of-jeremy-corbyns-successes-in-parliament-a-progressive-voice-for-change/
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