UK Politics and Election 2018
My take on the runners and riders in the forthcoming Lewisham East by-election, and on the selection process. (A thread that will be out of date by Wednesday night, so read it now.)
Daniel Allington on how antisemitism slips beneath the radar on left-wing social media. Rob Marchant on Len McCluskey's bullying of Labour "moderates". Rosa Doherty: Millennials are proud of being “woke” – so why don’t they call out antisemitism? Some stats on Labour and the Jews, by Stan Anson.
The right, the far right and the really far right
Shiraz Socialism on the hypocrisy and racism of the Tories.
UKIP: Hope not Hate on UKIP's election failures.
Is this Britain's most influential far-right activist? The BBC investigates Jim Dowson.
The information war, Syria solidarity and Putinism
Leila Sibai on the tragic fall of Syria’s Eastern Ghouta.
Anton Mukhamedov on why you aren’t antiwar if you aren’t anti-Assad’s war. Mohammed Sulaiman on the Left’s Erasure of Syrians. Joshka Wessels on how Assad chases, tortures and kills the best of Syria’s young pacifist leftists. Joseph Dahar calls for a rebuilding of revolutionary humanism and genuine anti-war movement. Idrees Ahmed asks if there are really no good guys left in Syria.
The fascist international
Defend Europe: Otto English on the "sexbot chic" far right cult, and who is funding them.
From misery to misogyny: incels and the far right, by Jeff Sparrow.
Red-brown convergence: Daphne Lawless on the Red-Brown “zombie plague”: how fascist ideas are becoming popular on the Left. Andrew Coates reports on Westmonster Brexiteer George Galloway giving a viva to Italy's far right 5Star movement.
4.2 million tweets of hate: The ADL report on social media antisemitism.