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Resources and links of use to the left Thread – Week 2, 12 January, 2017 January 12, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Starkadder made the point recently that:

Maybe it’s time we set aside specific threads for collecting links on subjects that may of interest to the left in general? Things like water charges, Irish trade unions, Israel-Palestine, etc.

I think that’s a great idea. It’s more focussed than What You Want to Say, more of a resource. So I’ll post that up every week and see how it goes from there. We do have a resources tab above and perhaps we could populate it with material from these threads?

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1. EWI - January 12, 2017

The Austrian neo-nazis were special guests in Trump Tower on election night.

When do people finally call a spade a spade? (Irish Times editors apart, of course)

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EWI - January 12, 2017

(Oops, wrong thread)

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2. Starkadder - January 12, 2017

Comments sections on big websites are usually poor. Still, it’s interesting that Steve Bannon doesn’t seem bothered by the blatant race hatred in the BreitBart comments section:

http://thedailybanter.com/2016/11/steve-bannons-website-definitive-proof-virulent-racism/

https://angrywhitemen.org/2015/08/30/even-more-racism-from-breitbart-news-now-with-20-more-neo-nazis/

“the white nationalist publication Breitbart, which ran an article by Warner Todd Huston referring to the scholar’s Twitter feed as “hateful” and “obnoxious.” The comments section of the article included at least one death threat against Ciccariello-Maher, as well as hateful messages targeting LGBTQ people and African Americans.”

http://www.alternet.org/human-rights/debunking-latest-breitbart-promoted-right-wing-racist-paranoid-buzzword

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Starkadder - January 12, 2017

In fact, Bannon seems to think the comments section is “the best thing” about Breitbart:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/46744_Trumps_Chief_Strategist_Bannon_Says_the_Best_Thing_About_Breitbart_Is_the_Comments_Section

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3. Starkadder - January 15, 2017

The website has published a list of websites connected to the
alt-right/ white nationalist movements:

https://angrywhitemen.org/the-alt-rightosphere/

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