The 15-Year-Old Labour Activist Right-Wing Twitter Don't Believe Is Real
America: 2018 National Prisoner Strike and Organizing Support
Statement regarding the ongoing Nationwide Prison Strike
Issued August 28, 2018 (week two of the strike) by the Prison Strike Media Team
The John McCain Phenomenon
The political establishment needed a war-hero fetish object—and so it invented one
(Long, but interesting & even-handed)
Forget Louis C.K., Watch These Padma Lakshmi–Approved Comedians Instead
Father James Martin: Tracing the causes of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
And since today is a Bank Holiday I figured I'd post them all today. However I can't be bothered to organise them much, so you get a somewhat random collection (many of them probably outdated, but hey ho).
Outside the cut, however, this absolute amazing thing by Lenny Henry:
(If you have not yet watched This is America, then WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?)
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But he has moved away from just making fun of people. (And to be honest, Borat must have been ten years ago, have no idea what he's been doing in the mean time...) But NOW? Now, he's gone after American politics. Please watch the clip below, where Republicans Endorse Arming Preschoolers. Yes really. YES REALLY.
For this new show (Who Is America) he has also interviewed Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, that pedophile (I can't remember his name, and can't be bothered to look it up).
America, you're welcome. :)
Omg. He also interviewed Bernie Sanders! Poor Bernie, the look he shoots the camera when his 'interviewer' starts sprouting complete nonsense is amazing.
#DalekTrump invades Westminster! Props to the excellent Secret Service Agents armed with plungers and Theresa CyberMay. They will destroy your planet one climate agreement at a time! pic.twitter.com/8DQRUuCQdh— Al Binnie-Lubbock (@alastairis) July 13, 2018
On a more serious note I also wanted to highlight this:
UK immigration authorities separating children from parents
Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year
It wouldn't surprise me at all, if the MayBot and Drumpf were comparing notes. :(
This is why I love the baby blimp. It's big, ridiculous and suck a lot of attention from Drumpf himself. Even if never mentions it, I am sure he HATES it. >:) Oh wait, He said it made him feel unwelcome! Hurrah. It worked.
This time. Well.
But surely you can see the pattern?
ETA: Sad that it’s not coming home and that a lying, misogynist, racist President is coming instead? Here’s a list of the sort of organisations he hates that you can donate to as another form of protest:
And you can also help the NHS by buying their song and helping them to #1 (multiple links if you go to Twitter):
On a more serious note, you may have seen this statistic:
BBC: Domestic Abuse Rates increase by 38% when England lose
Information and Support: Domestic abuse
Many links, I am sure most would appreciate a donation.
Very much enjoyed yesterday’s season finale of The Tories. Though surely now it’s time to pull the plug on the show.— David Schneider (@davidschneider) July 10, 2018
ETA: Mr Bean Appointed As New UK Brexit Secretary
ETA2: Damn. This:
We’re so fucked,— rhea butcher (@RheaButcher) July 10, 2018
I’m sorry to those who were fucked before me, and those who are more fucked than me
I’ll keep fighting, fuck it
Hi all! It’s @SexWorkHive here for our Monday night twitter takeover. Tonight we’re going to be talking about a debate due to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday, which is part of a push to bring a terrible, Trump-inspired tech anti-trafficking law to the UK. #letussurvive— Neville Southall (@NevilleSouthall) July 2, 2018
They included a handy link so you can email your MP to ask them to speak up:
Oh and speaking up can help. Here's another thread which... Well, go read it (and he did a lot more than just speak up):
An average Twitter day for me in 2018— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) June 20, 2018
“Hey check out this new book that came out!!”
“Look at my puppy floofer boofer sillybutt!”
“A NOXIOUS PALL OF FASCISM HAS DESCENDED UPON OUR NATION AND THE HEARTS OF ALL GOOD PEOPLE MUST GIRD THEMSELVES FOR THE MORAL BATTLE TO COME”
HOWEVER. There are good people fighting. Seriously, watch this.
How disastrous for Labour. They received 53% of the vote and a net GAIN of 79. What a failure.— Hasan Patel🌹 (@CorbynistaTeen) May 5, 2018
On the other hand, the Tories swallowed up the imploding UKIP vote but still ended up with a net LOSS of -34. Great night for them.
Absurd coverage of the elections from the MSM. pic.twitter.com/ViNMKHIZTB
My favourite bit on Twitter is when you have to reverse-engineer the jokes to figure out what the news is.— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) March 13, 2018
Speaking of, this is how I found out about Rex Tillerson. Turned out to be 100% accurate.
Tillerson: Russia obviously poisoned the guy.— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) March 13, 2018
Trump: You're fired.
Press: You fired him for saying that?
Trump: No, I fired him on Friday.
Tillerson aide: He wasn't fired on Friday, it came as a complete surprise.
Trump: You're fired too.
Although first of all, in honour of Women's Day:
Barbie has released a new line of dolls for International Women’s Day and they’re awesome
(I want the Frida Khalo one...)
Twitter thread: There are a whole bunch of women who have (and do) inspired me in different ways, some of whom I've been lucky enough to write about, some I've worked with, some I listen to or read. So here they are
Fundraiser for Refuge (For women & children. Against Domestic violence.)
Richard Herring: I am spending March 8th on Twitter for Refuge because people don't seem to know when Int Men's Day is.
And also this one, because it's one of the most interesting, hard-hitting and informative things I have read on the subject:
Eco-fashion’s Animal Rights Delusion
In this exploration of the hidden stories behind materials such as wool and rayon, silk and polyester, and vegan leather, Alden Wicker—a frequent writer, blogger, and speaker on sustainable fashion—finds some inconvenient truths for the animal rights movement.
ETA: And one more:
Following John Lewis on civil rights journey 'touched by the spirit of history'
(If you can watch/read this without tearing up, you are doing better than I.)
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I know things seem crazy here today, but don't forget there is a Belarussian escort w known ties to Oleg Deripaska in a Thai prison who says she can bring down Trump & Trump Org employees have locked themselves in a Trump hotel in Panama and are in an armed standoff w police.— Ken Gude (@KenGude) February 28, 2018