‘Bad faith’ bid to ruin left-wing website prompts huge increase in subscriptions

This is poetic justice. Yesterday (August 3), thousands of people saw a tweet from Canary editor-in-chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza, stating that false claims about that news site were being used to discourage advertisers and starve it of revenue in an attempt to put it out of business. Guess who was spearheading this nasty little operation? THE FUTURE OF THE CANARY – A THREAD: This is what censorship looks like under capitalism. We’re Newsguard trustmarked, we’re independently regulated, we tell you who funds us & how we share that income. We’re open &…

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Calls mount for Corbyn to ‘come out fighting’ in support of falsely-accused Marc Wadsworth

This is what happens when the Labour Party refuses to acknowledge the facts in a false accusation of anti-Semitism. I hope you remember the case of Marc Wadsworth, the anti-racism campaigner who was instrumental in helping the family of Stephen Lawrence get an inquiry into his death, and who was then accused of anti-Semitism by right-wing MP Ruth Smeeth for no reason at all. A judging panel from Labour’s National Constitutional Committee later expelled him from the party on the grounds that he had brought it into disrepute, even though…

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UPDATE: Guardian journalists to host lecture by Canary editor whether they like it or not

Despite protests by journalists at the Guardian/Observer, the Claudia Jones memorial lecture will be hosted by that paper’s chapel (branch) of the National Union of Journalists, and the speaker will be Canary editor in chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza. For further information, see my previous article. Visit our JustGiving page to help Vox Political’s Mike Sivier fight anti-Semitism libels in court Vox Political needs your help! If you want to support this site (but don’t want to give your money to advertisers) you can make a one-off donation here: Here are four ways…

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Journalists’ outrage at Canary editor’s speech invitation boosts ‘Boycott the Guardian’ campaign

This is a story about treacherous people getting their just desserts. The editor-in-chief of The Canary – This Site’s friend Kerry-Anne Mendoza – has been honoured with an invitation to give the Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture, as part of the series held in memory of the pioneering black female journalist. The lecture is organised by the National Union of Journalists’ Black Members Council and the choice of speaker is nothing to do with the Guardian-Observer chapel (that’s their word for a branch) of the NUJ – but it seems these reporters…

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Do you want to service your government’s debts forever?

At last the Torygraph comes out with an article that tries to make the Zombie Economy seem like a good thing. The idea is to make slaves out of every working person in the UK, by ensuring that their taxes do not pay for services, but instead service the ever-mounting debts racked up by right-wing governments such as we have at the moment. IMF economists cited research by Moody’s Analytics that suggested countries such as the UK, US and Canada could afford to live “forever” with relatively high debt shares…

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Vox Political’s London adventure part two: What I actually said

In response to the hordes of readers who have written in, demanding a follow-up to my article about the ‘Austerity’ book launch, it turns out there is a record of it on the Occupy London website. Yours Truly is in the very last video on the page – but be warned, it is neither a pretty sight nor sound. I had no idea I looked like a hunchbacked no-neck goblin (although I confess I was aware of the hair loss). As for the voice – it’s hard to describe the…

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Shining the spotlight on ‘Austerity’ (or, Vox Political’s London adventure)

This writer was in London on Tuesday, helping fellow blogger Kerry-Anne Mendoza (of Scriptonite fame) launch her debut book “Austerity: The Demolition of the Welfare State and the Rise of the Zombie Economy”, published by New Internationalist. It was an interesting exercise because Yours Truly is not against austerity. If you’re reeling from the strangeness of that statement, please be assured that it is the truth. I have endured austerity on a personal level many times – perhaps most notably when I was studying on a five-month Journalism course in Cornwall,…

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