Former Derby North MP and City Council Leader | Now focusing on building a grassroots, anti-imperialist working class movement

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When the Corbyn project collapsed in 2019, the British left had no institutions to defend itself against lawfare tactics. But the @Fighting_Fund is leading the resistance against the Israel lobby and right-wing vested interests. Support our vital work: fightingfund.org/donate
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There will be a #FreeTheTruth rally in support of Julian Assange on Tuesday. His extradition hearing begins the following day. Book your ticket here: tiny.cc/stop-the-torture #FreeAssangeNOW
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Chris Williamson retweeted
"As an activist absolutely determined to bring down the corporate structure that feels indemnified to commit murder and rape across, not only this country but around the entire planet," - @UnityNewsIndie unitynews.co/resist-fest-21/
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Chris Williamson retweeted
To cry and laugh and laugh and cry about it all again! Two great books: by ⁦@dayofthemutant⁩ about ⁦@DerbyChrisW⁩ + by ⁦@MMargolyes⁩ (about ⁦@MMargolyes⁩!). Alternating between the two is life-affirming and lie-defying. Solidarity to all three!
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I campaigned to make Labour MPs subject to mandatory open selections. This would have enabled Mr Coyle's local members to decide if they wanted him to be their candidate at the last election. Chances are they'd have picked someone more suitable. skwawkbox.org/2021/10/21/coy…
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Chris Williamson retweeted
We have absolutely no public health leadership in this country. Zilch. Sajid Javid looks like a banker, speaks like a banker, and acts like a banker, because he is a fcuking banker. They’ve put a banker in charge of the NHS. Get the hint, Britain.
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Chris Williamson retweeted
The brass neck of this establishment lickspittle is staggering. It was STARMER that held Johnson’s hand throughout the most diabolical response to Covid-19 on the face of the planet. You don’t get to wash the blood off your hands that easily, Mr Starmer.
New: Keir Starmer blasts Nicola Sturgeon's handling of the pandemic and takes aim at her ‘appalling' record in Government dailyrecord.co.uk/news/polit…
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Going #vegan will help to save the planet. But the recommendation in the climate plan that urged a plant-based diet shift, as part of the efforts to avert climate catastrophe, has been deleted! This govt is not serious about tackling climate change. bbc.co.uk/news/business-5898…
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This footage documents the moment when Israeli occupation forces brutally arrested a defenseless Palestinian young man after assaulting him at the Bab Al-Amoud area in occupied Jerusalem
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My take on the govt’s decision to close the investigation on war crimes committed in Iraq, without a single prosecution taking place. Yet the ICC said there was clear evidence of war crimes by British forces, including illegal killings, torture a rape!
Former British MP Chris Williamson says there is clear evidence that UK forces are responsible for numerous war crimes in Iraq.
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Anyone concerned about the delay in publishing the #FordeReport into the shenanigans of @UKLabour's dysfunctional bureaucracy, and its deep-seated animosity towards grassroots members, should watch this video entitled: 'Not The Forde Inquiry'. piped.kavin.rocks/tUg1dr8EhLk
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Chris Williamson retweeted
Extremist Israeli settlers targeted a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank and damaged residents’ cars. These attacks are now commonplace and carried out with impunity.
TRT World
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The Treasury is spouting utter nonsense @Peston. When @billy_blog addressed the #ResistFest21 at the weekend, he debunked the lie perpetuated by the political class and economists, who falsely claim that taxation funds the spending commitments of the UK govt.
The Treasury points out that going green would put significant pressure on the public finances (see chart). Many billions of pounds in new taxes would have to be found to replace lost fuel and vehicle excise duties, and so on
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Chris Williamson retweeted
Taxes are for subtraction, not addition. HMT doesn’t “get” anything when it redeems a tax credit—i.e. accepts its own currency (a tax credit) in payment of tax.
The Treasury points out that going green would put significant pressure on the public finances (see chart). Many billions of pounds in new taxes would have to be found to replace lost fuel and vehicle excise duties, and so on
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Chris Williamson retweeted
I was 11 when I first watched the footage. Mohamed Dura shielded by his dad from Israeli bullets. One moment they were pleading for their lives, the next they were dead. He was 12, we belonged to the same generation. The horror in his eyes still shakes me to my core 20 yrs later.
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