As Brexit violence increases, can we rely on the left to choose the right battles? | THE TWERKING GIRL

In her first column for Media Diversified, Ava Vidal discusses rising aggression on our streets as Brexit approaches, choosing your battles and whether the left is really in your corner when it’s time to defend yourself Welcome to my first regular column for Media Diversified! We’re only one week into 2019 and the “let’s be… Read More

In the rush to criticise Kate Osamor, many have forgotten her humanity – a response | THE TWERKING GIRL

Following her article on Kate Osamor and the furore over her council home, Ava Vidal responds to the overwhelming number of comments she has received on social media, and asks if the outrage is proportionate. Since writing my article “Kate Osamor and the insidious and dangerous racism from the left” my Twitter mentions have been on fire.… Read More

The Top Ten people we should leave in 2018

After a long year of their monumental trolling, abject bigotry and outright villainy Joseph Guthrie considers the ten people who should absolutely be cancelled for 2019. 2018: the year where everyone aged ten or twenty years in 365 days. There were an incalculable number of trending current events in 2018, ranging from the inspirational to the intensely… Read More

Kate Osamor and the insidious and dangerous racism from the left | THE TWERKING GIRL

Recent press coverage about Kate Osamor choosing to stay in her council home has caused a social media storm, but as Ava Vidal writes, it’s not just the right being critical, and that presents a double standard and potential danger The furore surrounding the revelation that Kate Osamor lives in social housing is another reminder… Read More

Austerity, Brexit and BME women

Kimberly McIntosh discusses how the discourse around ‘Left Brexit’ or ‘Lexit’ needs to be clearer about what assurances there will be that the poorest in our society will not be made even poorer and how we need a new narrative from our political leaders that leaves dog-whistle rhetoric behind If I say the phrase “left-behind”,… Read More

BAME Brexiters: The people of colour who voted Leave

A clear majority of people of colour in the UK voted to remain in the EU Referendum vote, however a substantial minority voted to leave. Rarely discussed in the media, Anthony Mba talks to ethnic minority Brexit supporters about their motivation to vote contrary to expectations. After the monumental shock of the decision to leave… Read More

Is Drill Music Killing Teenagers In London?

The recent moral panic about the deaths of teenagers in London being blamed on Drill music has led to groups being banned from making music, and appearing in a video can lead to a listing in the Metropolitan police’s notorious gangs matrix. Angelo Irving asks where the blame really lies. At the start of the… Read More

Centrist politicians – cowardly mules of the far-right

Marcus Daniel asks – who needs Steve Bannon when you have Hillary Clinton and John Kerry? Steve Bannon’s vision of a white nationalist wave sweeping Europe is showing signs of trouble, with the realisation that his campaign techniques may not only be toxic  but also actually illegal in many of his targeted states. But who… Read More

Dear Theresa May

Joseph Guthrie delivers a scathing response to Theresa May’s open letter on the Brexit deal  Dear Theresa, You’ve done it. You’ve completed the Trump University module ‘How to ruin everyone’s lives and sell it back to them as a good thing’ and now you’re going to try to force feed this Brexit deal down every Britons’ throat, including the… Read More

Political class factionalism and the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party

In a fascinating essay, Ronald Kuykendall discusses the “right wing wave”, and how it relates to white identity politics, the history of factions in the two-party system in in the USA, and the backlash to the Obama presidency It is obvious and undeniable that in the United States the Republican Party is attractive to reactionaries,… Read More