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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Should we pay Reparations for Slavery?



Western wealth is built on slavery. Of that there can be no doubt. Enslavement as happened to African people and those of African descent is something different and unparalleled in human history. Those who seek reparations talk about the ongoing effects of slavery within certain communities. That inter-generational transmission of trauma has a significant effect still today – the descendants of the enslaved have described this as a lack of connection, a lack of identity, a lack of nationhood, a lack of feeling rooted, or being treated as a minority community when in reality they are from global majority populations. It is about having second class status and citizenship wherever the enslaved descendants have been located as a result of the dispersal and de-population that happened originally in Africa.

Slavery and genocide have impacted, not only the historical populations that were kidnapped from Africa, but also the descendants of the enslaved today. It is not only about trauma and multi-generational oppression but also about the unjust enrichment to nations due to slavery, coupled with unjust impoverishment which has been passed on throughout the generations of the enslaved descendants.
A big part of the legacy of slavery is surely this high level of inequality that can be seen today between the descendants of the enslavers and the descendants of the enslaved.

The empowerment and enrichment of the US and the UK, to name 2 nations, came from enslavement, colonialism and ill-gotten gains. Should we not, if we want to be an equal and fair society, balance the books?

#WhitePrivilege

https://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/1066394864747798533

White supremacy is schools citing free speech when kids praise Nazism but threaten punishment when kids condemn racism.


THIS

Sooooo much winning, right?



Do you think he will try and get her arrested?!?! Hehe

Guess the continent?





Two picci's taken half a world apart - but could be from the exact same place. Bloody marvellous...

How did we get here?



None of their hands are clean...

Remember that "safe" at the National Enquirer? It's being opened.



One imagines this will be a blockbuster:

The National Enquirer’s long-held secrets about Donald Trump may be about to get substantially less secret.

Page Six is told that the longtime executive editor of the tabloid, Barry Levine, is penning a book for Hachette about the president.

A source says that the book will look into “Trump and his women,” although other insiders tell us that it could be more wide-ranging, even looking at the formerly cozy relationship between the Enquirer’s owner, David Pecker, and Trump. That said, it’s unclear exactly what Levine’s contract with the Enquirer would allow him to reveal about Pecker.

Of course, Pecker has been at the center of an investigation into alleged hush money payouts made to Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels — who both claim to have had affairs with Trump while he was married to First Lady Melania Trump. In August, Pecker was granted immunity in the probe.

Either way, Levine — who left the Enquirer in 2016 after 17 years — will have plenty of previously unreported material for the tome.



[link:https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/remember-that-safe-at-national-enquirer.html|

Won't make any difference to the cult members of course - but exposure of his nasty is never a bad plan

17 quotes from DUP politicians that are actually real

On abortion.
I would not want abortion to be as freely available here [Northern Ireland] as it is in England and don’t support the extension of the 1967 act

The group's leader Arlene Foster, speaking to the Guardian in 2016.



On climate change.
I don’t care about Co2 emissions to be quite truthful...I still think climate change is a manmade con.

Sammy Wilson, former MP for East Antrim, and former Northern Irish Assembly environment minister, who also said climate change campaigners views were a "hysterical pseudo-religion".


[link:https://www.indy100.com/article/dup-theresa-may-tory-deal-alliance-minority-government-quotes-arlene-foster-lgbt-abortion-religion-7783241|

Ulster. The bible belt of Europe - and they hold in their hands the future of Brexit. Oh goody.

Good grief

https://twitter.com/real_farmacist/status/1066165092444721152

This is very disturbing..... *gack* *shudder*

A Reminder

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We are STRONG

Ocasio-Cortez just issued an epic response to FOX News' 4-person panel discussing her shoes




The shoes became infamous on the campaign trail for the wear and tear they endured during her relentless efforts to get out the vote and will be put on display at Cornell University’s Costume and Textile Collection in an exhibit entitled “Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline.”

Of course, the FOX panel could only address the celebration of her success with the tired and appallingly disingenuous response that every conservative falls over themselves, frothing at the mouth to bring up every time anyone mentions the word socialism: “but what about VENEEEEEZUELLLAAAAAA?”


[link:https://washingtonpress.com/2018/11/24/ocasio-cortez-just-issued-an-epic-response-to-fox-news-4-person-panel-discussing-her-shoes-2/?fbclid=IwAR14GTgO5Iuex0eQnij5dLkW_Nw59fVmfZUfpq3_y4rJolzis3QDey0KzX0|

Gotta love a young socialist who does not give a shit about playing the right wing game. All power to her wings.
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