Shortly after the US Presidential Election and Trump’s victory there, I watched 13th – a documentary about the US Justice system.
The film explores the history of incarceration in the US and suggests mass incarceration grew out of slavery and became a huge business profiting from the system’s inherent racism and the slave labour of prisoners.
It’s definitely an interesting watch, I’d suggest checking it out.
When we’re told there isn’t money available for the most vulnerable, for our schools, for our hospitals, for our essential local services, spending £369m of *OUR* money to renovate the home of an unelected, unaccountable, obscenely wealthy family is not only an insult it’s an overt affront to the principle of equality that one family, by only their birth, should be given such fantastical special treatment over people who are in real, actual need.
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Well, I already joined the Labour Party because of Corbyn, I might as well complete the set.
But also, as much as I despise Gove, Theresa May will be the absolutely worst option for Prime Minister. She has consistently attempted to undermine our fundamental human rights. She is capable, determined and commands the respect of her peers.
She may well succeed at pulling us out of the European Court of Human Rights and lumping us with both a “British Bill of Rights” and the “Snooper’s Charter”.
Gove on the other hand is in no position to be leading his party nor the country. Even he knows that! My word, the man actually said in his speech announcing his candidacy that he doesn’t want the job. Moron.
Clearly, if he became Prime Minister he’d fuck it up so spectacularly that the Tories would get ripped to pieces. If they didn’t rip themselves to pieces first…
That’s got to be a good thing to spend a few quid on.
So that is why I’m considering joining the Conservative Party to vote for Michael Gove. That, and I put a small bet on him for shits ‘n’ giggles.
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We already know that this Tory government continues to actively work with Saudi Arabia despite their repeated violations of human rights.
This morning we learn that the Tories helped lobby the UN to “whitewash” Bahrain police abuses.
They’ve already made it clear they want to scrap the European Convention on Human Rights, too.
Clearly while supporting countries who abuse the basic rights of citizens the Tories are wishing they could get away with the same.
Leaving the EU will help then achieve that.
Leaving the EU will make it easier for the Tories to erode workers rights, increase detention without charge, exert more control over the judiciary without worrying about decisions being challenged in Europe and continue to push those unfit to work to suicide.
Don’t fall for the divisive neo-liberal rhetoric of the Tories and their friends in UKIP. Fight for human rights, vote to stay in the EU.
That was one snippet of a conversation I overheard today about the Labour leadership contest.
Two women – one middle aged, one slightly older – were discussing the leadership contest on the next table. After talking about the change in attitude that Corbyn is bringing to Labour, one commented “if you keep on doing what you’ve always been doing…”
It’s a good point. Labour have lost two elections. All of the candidates except Corbyn offer more of the same election loosing attitude and policies. The same refusal to challenge Conservative lies over the cause of the financial crisis. The same inability to challenge austerity and it’s devestating impact on society’s most needy.
If Corbyn is elected as Labour leader, I’ll do the same. I’ll join a Labour Party led by a proper socialist.
I keep seeing “encryption” and “WhatsApp” used in the same today. You do realise it’s *not* secure, right? And it’s owned by Facebook FFS, do you’re giving Facebook all your messages. If you want secure, encrypted communications use Telegram. Even better, get yourself a VPN to hide all your traffic from our illiberal, civil rights abusing, moronic government.