Paul Mason

Paul Mason


Journalist, film-maker & author. Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being. Out now! Likes = bookmarks.

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Labour didn't side with EU: they sided with a Britain of tolerance and respect. "International law" has become for the Tories what the Versailles Treaty was for German nationalists and fascists: perpetual grievance - only nobody forced us to sign 👇

Biden is right: Trump's strategy relies on industrial scale disinformation from Russia. The violation of the constitution isn't a "possibility" - it's begun ... but let's also name the facilitators: @jack  Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg

It's important to recognise what's new in the Trump/far right convergence around the Portland/Kenosha events. 1/ We've moved from isolated far right shooters to routine weapons carrying by the far right and now to open kinetic vigilantism...

"Communism already exists in our intimate relations with each other on a million different levels...so it’s a question of gradually expanding that and ultimately destroying the power of capital". My obituary to @davidgraeber  at @novaramedia 

The Tory gambit, breaking the Withdrawal Agreement makes sense as follows 1/ The deal is close - with fishing and state aid the main issues. They need freedom to hand money to their mates in dodgy tech/service companies and to rival Europe on tech sovereignty issues...

Dido Harding has a job - to provide a Test and Trace service. She's failed. Serco has failed. Deloitte has failed. In a real free-market economy they would lose their contracts and their jobs. But Covid has created a social-welfare economy where only the elite can take part.

If the orthodox Left in Labour doesn't like what we're now doing, they need to explain a) what they would do differently and b) give an explanation for the fiasco they presided over: I've not heard that on a single Zoom call - the replies are open, go ahead ✊🚩

Test and trace is a problem solvable with a) money b) competence c) a public service ethos - Johnson is yet again getting owned by Starmer because he thinks f**ing TalkTalk's business model can deliver a vast public enterprise... and this will go on

2/ Sunak signalling the economy will come first, public health second... it's Dom's "let em die" line all over again... and notice the far right trope in the word "liberate" ...

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Morning, media students: this is a shot of Boris Johnson's launch event. Now watch last night's TV news coverage of it and repeat after me "I must not manufacture consent"....

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Boris Johnson's "War cabinet" will spend at wartime levels on state propaganda. Because it's a war against you, the poor, the students, the old, the sick, the young families - oh and manufacturing. It's a war for greed and racism. Which side are you on?

Here's the Corbyn speech that Sky ran in full and which BBC TV news is suppressing

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Priti Patel's callous diatribe against the poor of Barrow and other places went viral. So the BBC took it down. Here it is again ??

Marr: Nurses are going to food banks Theresa Weird: "There are many complex reasons for people going to food banks" THE MAIN ONE IS POVERTY!

BBC’s Jon Sopel reporting May pushed for early strike “to avoid having to get parliamentary consent”. That’s the democracy you now live in.

I worked 13 years at the BBC. This will have been the result of direct pressure, exerted from the very top, on people whose only desire in life is become the next PR guru for Downing Street, or get an invite to Rupert Murdoch's parties ???

Imagine Corbyn's team did this on the eve of the election. The Tory sense of entitlement and invulnerability against the media is stunning ... and fed by the daily sycophancy this was a break from ??

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