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Paul Canning
Writer and activist
Writer and activist

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Two inaugurations: Two realities
America does not take kindly to the world telling it stuff but there is an opera in this. As the world watched - same time, same planet - its greatest power crowned a man who lost the vote to a woman. Same time, same planet, Africa peacefully forced a man w...

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Venezuela: A Corbyvista warning
“Negative campaigning works against other candidates but not against
Corbyn,” one Smith aide said. “For a lot of people he embodies something
about themselves. It’s a statement of intent about your personal
identity, a personality marker to like Corbyn. ...

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Expel those who defame the White Helmets
I have a question for John Prescott. If you are a Labour Party member who defames the White Helmets should you be expelled? On Friday my friend the Times columnist Oliver Kamm retweeted my throw to him of the Snopes post debunking Eva Bartlett. She is a Rus...

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Lindsey German is a thug, an accomplice
This week as the massacre of men, women and children has been live on the Internet UK MPs from all parties bar UKIP have urged aid for civilian protection on the British government. Many of those MPs have payed close attention to what Syrian civil society h...

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Lindsey German is a thug

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How Labour trashed Tatchell, not Assad
  As the people of Aleppo were being burned alive in the street, hospital staff massacred and men and boys led to deaths which evoke Srebrenica the Labour Party's High Command's trashed Peter Tatchell. For days after a speech by leader Jeremy Corbyn protest...

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Does Corbyn back aid drops to starving Syrians?
Today's protest of Jeremy Corbyn over Syria has drawn a lot of attention because of the presence of Peter Tatchell. This is a good thing when it highlights the issue - aid drops to civilians - but also a bad thing when Peter becomes the focus and not Syria....

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Red/brown unite shocker - Over damn foreigners
Attitudes to Jewish immigration by political identifier. The Canadian journalist Michael Colborne likes nothing better than to crunch some numbers. So there he was, as you do, rooting round the details of the of the European Social Survey (ESS) - an enormou...

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Most Libyans welcomed intervention
Benghazi, Libya, 2011 Last week the Guardian writer Patrick Kingsley published a series of tweets regarding the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee's (FASC) report on the 2011 Libyan intervention. Kingsley showed that the conclusion widely rep...

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Venezuela: The left's giant forgetting
Earlier this year Jeremy Corbyn deleted a lot of content from his website. Right, malnourished child in Maracaibo hospital. "Malnourished children who faint in class. Children who, in the worst cases, die from hunger, their bodies nothing but skin and bones...
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