@ 2:33 est 61,097 have signed. Let’s get to 75,000!..
News from across the pond, but still about resistance to the right’s fascism.
Jack Monroe is being a class act in her victory and abstaining from her rightful slice of schadenfreude pie. I’d have probably promised to use some of the damages to organize a little flash mob party in front of Hopkins’ house before tweeting: Oh right, you don’t have a house anymore.
That lady Jack Monroe sounds like a real class act, but I have to disagree with her on one thing;
“My offer of a cup of tea still stands if she wants to talk about it. I don’t believe that anyone’s so far beyond redemption…"
Sorry, love; but some people are totally beyond redemption.
She doesn’t deserve the energy of my hatred but I have no sympathy either, people like this need to face the consequences of their toxicity. Maybe this can be the start of a very very long road to some semblance of humanity but I won’t hold my breath.
I only just noticed this in my inbox
Senator Bernie Sanders, the former US presidential candidate, and Yanis Varoufakis, co-founder of DiEM25 , are calling on progressives worldwide to form an international movement to combat the rise of authoritarianism represented by Donald Trump.
In the first of a series of exchanges published in The Guardian, the pair described the urgent need for a ‘Progressive International’ that can bring together people across the globe around a vision of shared prosperity, security and dignity for all.
“While the very rich get much richer, people all over the globe are working longer hours for stagnating wages, and fear for their children’s future,” said Sanders. “Authoritarians exploit these economic anxieties, creating scapegoats which pit one group against another.”
Varoufakis said: “Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of a Nationalist International that sprang out of the cesspool of financialised capitalism. Whether it will also be remembered for a successful humanist challenge to this menace depends on the willingness of progressives in the US, the EU, the UK as well as countries like Mexico, India and South Africa, to forge a coherent Progressive International.”
As a first step, Varoufakis called for the creation of a common council that draws out a blueprint for an International New Deal, a “progressive New Bretton Woods”.
“Yanis Varoufakis is exactly right,” Sanders underscored in his reply. “At a time of massive global wealth and income inequality, oligarchy, rising authoritarianism and militarism, we need a progressive international movement to counter these threats.”
Sanders went on to argue that, “the solution, as Varoufakis points out, is an international progressive agenda that brings working people together around a vision of shared prosperity, security and dignity for all people. The fate of the world is at stake. Let us go forward together now!”
well, this is nice:
I may have posted on this before, either here or elsewhere, when John Roberts decided to stay that decision.
I swear, that man gets cooler everyday:
That’ll cause interesting short circuits at Customs.
Thank you Canadian Rocker.
"Young, a Canadian citizen who cannot vote in U.S. elections, also took aim at President Trump in a pre-show press conference. “Whoever you vote for, I respect you for voting. I’m a Canadian, I can’t vote,” he said. “I’ve been called a lot of things by this dickhead in the White House, but I am a Canadian, and I love America. There’s nothing here that needs to be made ‘great again.’” -Rolling Stone
Apparently he hates Dollar Stores.
Marcy Wheeler pointing out the hypocrisy of using artfully-chosen definitions as a defense by someone who himself argued Clinton should be impeached for using artfully-chosen definitions as a defense.
How to say ‘Fuck You trump’ in French:
This could get interesting…