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@Guardian columnist, @WeekOnWednesday co-host, theatremaker, commentator, TV dilettante. Email: In my spare time I write books.
Aug 16, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
This outrageous bullshit has to stop, and @vanOnselenP - I seriously expected better from you than to perpetuate this vile, anti-historic nonsense. Nazism/Fascism is the OPPOSITE of socialism. Which was why the Nazis INTERNED SOCIALISTS IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS. @vanOnselenP The foundation of fascism is a belief in a national/racial supremacy, directly opposed to the FUNDMENTAL TENET of socialism which is *equality* - of class, race, nation - the expression of which is international solidarity.
May 10, 2018 20 tweets 4 min read
GREENS STUNT ALERT THREAD: hey, everyone - the Greens are putting up a nonsense motion in the senate that pays lipservice to demands for Newstart increases. Let me explain why this is a typical Greens stunt designed merely to attack the Labor party...
#auspol You cannot just pass laws from the senate for a start. Even if the Greens rounded up a majority of votes in the Senate to vote for this bill - which is a “private members bill” - it would not become law. but just say they did put together a majority...
May 8, 2018 24 tweets 5 min read
Hi, everyone; it’s time to play “short attention span politics, just ONE MORE TIME. Today, although it’s #Budget2018 & the Coalition have just proposed the most radical restructure of the tax system in favour of the rich for 40 years, it’s time to be distracted by... “The Home Affairs and Integrity Agencies Legislation Amendment Bill 2017” which is being debated at its second reading in the lower house. A reading is the opportunity for AMENDMENTS to be made to what the government is proposing to become law. Now, remember, everyone...
Apr 26, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
It is doing my head in that there are social media users who don’t seem to know what “incels” are, who are surprised by the violent misogyny in the hate movement calling itself the “incel rebellion”. Women online have been telling you about organised misogyny for years. YEARS. I’m deeply envious of anyone unfamiliar with the incels, MGTOWs, MRAs, PUAs, GamerGaters and AVM subscribers that make up the internet’s dark ecology of woman-hating. But me and all the other girls have been subjected to them FOR YEARS. We have been TELLING YOU about all of it.