The story behind #IStandWithFisher (Tweets)

Broke, Bright and British

In my 6 November article about Jeremy Corbyn’s mature and respecful attitude at PMQs when faced with insults directed at his team (which can be seen here at The Canary), I mention the diversion tactics used by David Cameron to distract people from the real political issues of the day. Now, this red-baiting appears to have spread into the ranks of the Labour party itself (once again).

The purge of Corbyn’s policy chief Andrew Fisher has resuscitated the sentiment felt during the Labour leadership elections – when countless leftwingers were purged from the party for not having remained loyal to the Blairite elites. This time, however, the shadow chancellor John McDonnell was quick to support his colleague, saying:

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Cambio climático amenaza la seguridad alimentaria, advierten en ONU

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Naciones Unidas, 3 nov (PL) El cambio climático representa una severa amenaza para la seguridad alimentaria, y pudiera llevar a la desnutrición a 600 millones de personas adicionales para 2080, advirtió hoy una experta de Naciones Unidas.

En un comunicado, la relatora especial para el Derecho a la Alimentación, Hilal Elver, llamó la atención sobre la urgencia de no ignorar el fenómeno ni su impacto en los seres humanos.

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Pillage and Class Polarization: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism”

By Prof. James Petras Source: About 75% of US employees work 40 hours or longer, the second longest among all OECD countries, exceeded only by Poland and tied with South Korea.  In contrast, only 10% of Danish workers, 15% of Norwegian, 30% of French, 43% of UK and 50% of German workers work 40 […]

CorbynWatch (September 15 & 16)

Broke, Bright and British

On September 15:

  1. After “receiving a standing ovation”, Corbyn called Tories “poverty deniers” in a speech to the TUC.[1] He also accused them of “social cleansing” and “declaring war on organised Labour”;[2]
  2. For Kevin Maguire at The Mirror, Corbyn’s “decent, common sense and simply-explained politics” were “compassionate and sincere”, and were “under such ferocious assault” simply because they were considered such a “threat” to his “more cynical opponents”. His admission that “he isn’t all-seeing, all-knowing” was to be seen as “a radical departure in politics”, and his desire to “listen to the good ideas of ordinary people” was “revolutionary”. And finally, although he was “no great orator”, asserted Maguire, “he could change British politics for the better”;[3]
  3. With an ICM survey showing “a six-point lead for the Tories” over Labour, “down from nine points in the…

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