The Tories and Republicans often like to claim the Left is abusive, especially online. But most online sexist, racist and homophobic abuse comes from Far Right who enjoy impunity due to majority right wing media control.
But a new survey by Amnesty International of abuse received by women MPs in the run-up to the last election clearly shows that online abuse in Britain comes overwhelmingly from the Right:
And the MP who easily receives the most abuse is Britain’s first female black MP Diane Abbott:
Hats off to Diane for taking such industrial scale horrific abuse so fearlessly.
You can read Amnesty’s full report here.
How online abuse is politically hijacked
By OwenJones (summary ) All online abuse is unacceptable. The principal victims of online abuse are women. I have female friends who have turned down television appearances because men will bombard them on social media with sickening misogynistic abuse about how they look….
There is a certain type of man — whatever their political persuasion — who cannot stand women with opinions, and believe those who express them are fair game.
More generally, women of colour face particular abuse. It is unlikely there is any British politician who as great a victim of online abuse as Diane Abbott, both in terms of intensity and how sustained it is. Continue reading Proof that most Online Abuse of Women, Blacks and Gays comes from Right-wingers
By Filo Zitlalxochitzin in La Sexta Trabajadores – La Otra Obrera
On June 13, the press conference to announce Kuilonyotl: the First Encounter of Anticapitalist Sexual Diversity was held in the city of Puebla, at Cafe Secret.
This act was convoked by the Caracol that sings to the Universe (integral of the National Indigenous Congress) and Vida Plena. Not to Leave Is Included A.C.
Here are the words of Master Philo:
Good middle days, thirds and fifths of communication.
In fact, I, the Master Philo, teacher of the Autonomous School Emiliano Zapata, I am a councilor of the Indigenous Council of Government for Mexico of the National Indigenous Congress.
But no, I did not come to speak about our Indigenous Council of Government, for that is our spokeswoman: Maria de Jesus Patricio.
I just came to confirm that next July 1 and 2 will be held in our territory, there in the Mixteca poblana, the First Meeting of Anti-capitalist Sexual Diversity and will be called Kuilonyotl.
Continue reading KUILONYOTL: FIRST MEETING OF ANTICAPITALIST SEXUAL DIVERSITY
´Barcelona reports.. Students set up camp, closing the main Via Laietana for 3 hours before being brutally evicted by 300 cops at midnight… A few days later a large LGBTI demo reclaimed the night, marching round the cityand resisting all attacks. .
by JESÚS RODRÍGUEZ at La Directa.(summarized Translation The Free ) A contingent of 300 Catalan Riot Police evicted more than 200 students who wanted to camp in front of the headquarters of the Secretariat for Universities in Barcelona.
They were demand a reduction of 30% of university fees and masters degrees, some claims already approved by the Parliament of Catalonia but not put into practice. That’s why hundreds of demonstrators resorted yesterday Via Laietana -in the context of the second day of student mobilizations .
Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo
The student’s fees camp was confronted by four whole units of the Mobile Riot Brigade -some 300 agents who were ordered out by the Minister of Interior Jordi Jané:
Hundreds of people blocked the main street for hours shouting “resistance, resistance” or “it will always be our street. Continue reading Barcelona reports: 300 Riot Cops evict Fees Camp + Combat LGBTI Phobia Night Demo