Monthly Archives: September 2015

Support for Corbyn from Economists

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Alan Shipman Open University economics lecturer Alan Shipman spoke on July 24 about how Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed economic policies (or ‘Corbynomics’) were “a blend of economic reason and political fantasy”. In fact, Shipman…

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In Memory of Alan Kurdi, We Must Support Rojava

In memory of the young #AlanKurdi and all the innocent people who have died fleeing from Syria, we must intensify our support for Rojava‘s quest for justice, equality, democracy, and peace. Alan Kurdi’s family fled from the Kobani Canton of … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s Summer Shake-Up (Part 3)

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The Inevitable Reactionary Response from… 2) …the Media Establishment The attacks on Corbyn did not only come from the political establishment, however. In a land of millionaire media barons, the leadership frontrunner was…

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Corbyn’s Summer Shake-Up (Part 2)

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The Inevitable Reactionary Response 1) The Political Establishment A peace-time battle has raged in the last few weeks between two political forces – one small, self-interested, and wealthy, and the other large, humble,…

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Prospect’s ‘Expert’ Opinions on Corbyn

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An “expert panel” at Prospect, meanwhile, composed of people with little sympathy for Corbyn, tried their best to discredit the leadership candidate. His “robust rebuttal of George Osborne’s economic strategy”, for example, was…

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The Media Attacks Corbyn’s Opposition to Conflict Escalation

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On August 20, Ben Myring spoke at Politics.co.uk about Corbyn’s foreign policy being “genuinely radical” (in contrast to his economic policies, which were said to be only “moderately left-wing” or even “centrist”). Leaving…

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Even The Liberal Media Attacks Corbyn

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On July 22, The Guardian’s Anne Perkins condescendingly asked Corbyn supporters to “do a little research” and “think what kind of country you want for you and your children”. With this implicit suggestion…

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Desperation & Defamation: The Corporate Media’s Assault on Corbyn

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On August 8, the Telegraph sought to scare Labour voters by proclaiming that “Labour’s biggest individual donors” would “stop giving money” to the party if Corbyn were to become leader. Referring to him…

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The Last-Ditch Attacks of the Non-Corbyn Candidates

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On September 1, Andy Burnham urged Labour voters not to “give up on wanting big changes” but also not to “give up on winning the 2020 general election either” (suggesting implicitly that the…

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The Labour Purge

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As soon as the ballot papers began to arrive, it became clear that the Labour establishment was keen to reduce the number of people voting for Corbyn. On August 21, former Labour MP…

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