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A murder was committed last night, and the victims were liberty, democracy and freedom of assembly and association. I am of course referring to the passage of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill at second reading, whose provisions include giving senior police officers and the Home Secretary the ability to shut down protests if they are deemed to be too noisy or causes “serious annoyance” or “serious inconvenience”. Such vague terminology means that this law can be used by the government to suppress any protest it wishes to. In effect, Parliament has just passed a bill which effectively kills…


Some months ago Benjamin Studebaker, former co-host of the What’s Left podcast, put out an article in which he attempted to argue for left-wing entryism into the Republican Party as a means of getting leftists elected in red states. Now I should point out that this article was written within days of the election, and so this came before the whole #StoptheSteal drama and the radical changes to the political landscape that came with it. Nonetheless it is in the interests of objective analysis that I have to take all developments since this when formulating my response.

Entryism as a…


Following the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election, the debate over the future of the Republican Party has come into sharp focus. Even though the Democrats’ performance this year was objectively poor, especially compared to widespread predictions of a Democratic landslide, the fact that Biden still won the presidency has raised the questions of who will be the Republicans’ new leader, and how will the party define itself in the years to come? As I write this, Trump is expected to run again in 2024, assuming the Senate does not vote to bar him from seeking office on…


At times I’ve seen people on the left and the right hand-wringing over who is more anti-establishment than the other, and I suppose the question they all attempt to work out is what is the establishment more afraid of? Are they afraid of anti-racist protestors and rioters, social democratic political candidates, nationalists, revolutionaries, insurrectionists, etc.? Perhaps a simpler version of this dilemma is which is more effective at striking fear into the establishment: playing within the system or militantly posturing outside of it. …


Last night I found myself transfixed on events that were unfolding in Washington D.C., and I am of course talking about the storming of the US Capitol building, in which far-right Trump supporters invaded the House of Representatives and the Senate in protest of the certification of Electoral College votes. What began as a protest against the outcome of the 2020 election, widely believed by the Trumpian right to have been “stolen” by the Democrats, suddenly escalated into a riot in which the National Guard had to be called in, and in which four people are reported to have died.


When Kyle Kulinski, Cenk Uygur, Saikat Chakrabarti and Zack Exley founded the Justice Democrats, I’m willing to bet that neither of them imagined that they and the people currently running the organisation would become the proprietors of a whorehouse, but over the years that is exactly what has happened. In the days since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the Democratic establishment by unseating long-time New York congressman Joe Crowley, it has become eminently clear that the DSA-backed “democratic socialist” has turned out to be no different to a corporate neoliberal Democrat, just that she ostensibly supports universal healthcare.

At the start she…


Throughout last month and to an extent this month, we have been hearing news of Islamist terror attacks happening throughout Europe, but most frequently of all in France, where a cycle of violence has sprung up once again over the Charlie Hebdo magazine. It all started in September when a man stabbed two people outside the former headquarters of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which was previously the target of the January 2015 shooting by brothers Saïd and Chérif Kouachi. …


As I write this article, the US elections are going south for Donald Trump. Biden looks set to win the electoral college as well as a thumping popular vote victory, the Democrats are set to hold Congress, although the Republicans look set to hold the Senate and maintain the majority of governorships. The outcome of the election may not have been the big blue landslide nearly every poll suggested it would be, but it is quite clear that the Democrats will win the election, whether by a narrow majority or a fairly decent one. Meanwhile Trump is insistent on taking…


On Thursday, Labour leader Keir Starmer did the unthinkable and suspended his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, from the Labour Party, in response to his comments on the ruling of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Labour’s longstanding antisemitism problem. As of now he will continue to sit as the MP for Islington North, carrying on in his duties as an independent politician, but unless his membership his reinstated, but when the next election comes it is unlikely that he will survive re-election in what is essentially a safe Labour seat. …


Yesterday, the liberal YouTube commentator ContraPoints (a.k.a. Natalie Wynn) put out a video aimed at addressing the criticisms of leftists who refuse to support Joe Biden for President, and in so doing standing up for leftist principles. I was alerted to the video by one of my YouTube subscribers, and when I watched it I found that the video managed to push the bile to the tip of my throat to such a degree that I feel the need to write a response. Why? …

Sev. K

Marxist Humanist. For liberty, peace, democracy and socialism.

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