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Genuinely grotesque watching white far right extremists rampaging into the Capitol when every single person watching this knows that black protesters who tried even a fraction of this would have faced extreme police brutality long ago
After last night's attempted fascist coup in the US, join me for a special show tonight at 7pm with three expert guests: @theintercept 's @ryangrim Author@sarahljaffe the @washingtonpost 's @daveweigel What happens next? Set a reminder here:
My timeline is full of people claiming that nobody could have handled the pandemic better than the Tories. This is a lie. A gratuitous, absurd lie. This is how they messed it up at every stage - and unleashed an entirely avoidable calamity.
A parent sends me her 11 year old daughter's food package. The chicken goes off tomorrow and the bread on the 16th January. It's supposed to be 2 weeks' worth of food.
Other than making a defamatory statement here, Andrew Neil seems to have no basic reading comprehension. The article says that the publication *he chairs* did more than any other UK media outlet to promote pro-Trump propaganda, including claims the US election was illegitimate.
Because Owen Jones is trending yet again because Owen Jones challenged @afneil for chairing a magazine which has churned out pro-Trump propaganda and rampant racism, Owen Jones would like to ask you to donate to anti-racism charity @RunnymedeTrust :
Theresa May didn't publicly break down over Windrush, or Grenfell, or disabled people having their benefits cut, or children driven into poverty. In the end, she only publicly shed a tear over her own career.
Boris Johnson described gay people as "bumboys", compared equal marriage to three men marrying a dog, discussed beating up a journalist with a criminal, called black people "piccaninnies" with "watermelon smiles", and was sacked twice for dishonesty. Where is the scrutiny?
Catalan firefighters defending voters from the Spanish police. Absolutely astonishing.
If they're doing this to journalists while cameras are trained on them, what are they doing to black protesters when no one is looking?
The Sunday Times investigation into the government's catastrophic handling of the coronavirus is one of the most important things you've read. It's behind a paywall, so here's a thread with the key points. Make sure everyone sees it.
Why should we 'respect' Donald Trump, a man who wants to grab women by their genitals and ban Muslims from the United States, separates kids from their parents, and wages war on the earth's endangered climate?