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IF CORBYN HAS NO CHANCE, WHY ARE TORIES SPREADING #FAKENEWS ABOUT HIM? #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX

In spite of a stellar start to his campaign that has Theresa May in hiding and social media buzzing, the Tory and MSM (mainstream media) narrative is that Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign has no chance of success.

If that were true, you’d think the Tories would be relaxing, taking it easy, waiting for the inevitable to happen.

Instead, they’re going to desperate – and foolish – lengths to smear him, as a recent exchange on Facebook showed.

Suzan Walsh is, according to her Linkedin profile, an information officer for the Tory party:

suzan walshOver the last few days, it appears – if the pictures and account are genuine – that Ms Walsh has been touting a picture apparently showing Jeremy Corbyn receiving short shrift from a resident whose door he knocked on while campaigning:

walsh fake

Others have jumped at the opportunity to propagate the jibe, such as the vice-Chair of the Young…

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Good’ Anthropocene or ‘Bad’ Anthropocene?

ENTITLE blog - a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology

By Aaron Vansintjan*

Like ‘sustainability’, ‘development’, ‘natural’, or ‘green’, the term is so vague that it can be used by anyone, whether they want to challenge the powers that be, just want to make a quick buck, or score a research grant. While the term can be used to support arguments for action on climate change, it can just as well be used to support digging more oil wells (“oh what the heck, we live in the age of human superiority anyway!”).

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Interesting article that has something to say about – and to – us all (even if the publishers have moved Aarhus from Denmark to Norway)

ENTITLE blog - a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology

By Heather Anne Swanson*

There are plenty of troubling things about the Anthropocene, but one of its most troubling dimensions is the sheer number of people it fails to trouble. In response, we need to trouble the Anthropocene’s banality, argues Heather Ann Swanson.

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