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Oxford students are boycotting their Union Society after a Katie Hopkins invite

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A boycott of the Oxford Union has been launched in opposition to far-right figureheads being invited to speak at the student society. In an open letter first posted to Twitter on Sunday, students, academics and Oxford residents expressed “firm and uncompromising opposition to all forms of fascism and racism”, calling on others to boycott all events hosted by the union. The petition has received 348 signatures so far.

The protest comes in light of the union’s invitation to fascist media personality Katie Hopkins, to speak at a debate about “no platforming” on Thursday. The open letter reads: “This is a woman whose hateful views, including comments directed at refugees, migrants, Jews, Muslims, the mentally ill and the LGBTQ+ community have led to her being fired from LBC Radio.”

Katie isn’t the first far-right speaker to be invited to speak – previous guests include David Irving, Nick Griffin and Tommy Robinson. The open letter continues: “These events form part of a decades long pattern of inviting proponents of hate into Oxford… The union has ignored repeated and widespread calls from Oxford students, staff and residents to withdraw invitations to such figures.”

The letter goes on to demand that the society immediately “cease hosting fascists and racists” and that videos of visits by Tommy Robinson, Steve Bannon, Marine Le Pen and Mahathir Bin Mohamad are pulled from the society’s YouTube channel.

The Oxford Union Society, not be confused with Oxford SU (the students’ union), was founded in 1823 and is one of the Britain’s oldest university unions. Like Cambridge and Durham, Oxford’s “Union Society”, is an exclusive debating platform that carries hefty membership fees. At present, it costs £278.10 to join (however it offers “access membership” at £164.80). [… 736 more words]

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You can sign the campaign’s open letter here.

“No platform” – what it means and what it doesn’t mean – Mal Content.

Still laughing at Jason Shopland

Chairman Shopland pisses all over himself!

Ha ha, we thought we were done with this story on Sunday night but events have taken a turn for the hilarious. ‘Active for Plymouth’ have taken to social media threatening to sue everybody and anybody.

With the self-confidence of a drunk urinating into a gale, Jason’s made a video defending the party, we have no hesitation in reproducing it here and urge you to watch as it tells you everything you need to know about this would-be politician.

He gets off to a shaky start, clearly he hasn’t thought it through, rambling that he knows who the author is, “a friend of the lord mayor”. Among his persecutors he lists the labour party, the ‘left wing’ of Plymouth, and the local M.P. Active for Plymouth are “just normal people not right wing or mental people or anything else like that”.

He thinks secretary Popescu is entitled to be bigoted against gypsies because he’s Romanian – apparently being racist isn’t a problem if you’re a foreigner (like say, Hitler or Hirohito) so he can say what he likes about marginalised ethnicities from his home country “… happy days”.

Before we get carried away with the comedy, imagine you’ve crossed a continent to escape persecution – and Roma folk come in for some serious persecution from European Nazis – only to find one of your persecutors has made the same journey and set up shop in your new home. We are now taking steps to alert traveller communities to the potential threat in the South West.

Anti-Roma sentiment is mainstream in Romania, whose axis government deported around 26,000 Roma half of whom died from starvation, exposure or disease. Altogether over 200,000 Roma perished in the Holocaust (Porrajmos) and at least 270,000 Romanian Jews were killed or died from mistreatment.

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/gypsies-roma-travellers-animated-history

It doesn’t matter how daft their policies are because, he mumbles, “whatever we aint gonna win anyway”.  Of UKIP, for whom he stood as a candidate, he claims he “didn’t know what they were about”,  anyway labour got to them and he left. Similarly the independents “were a bunch of arseholes” (I wonder what they think of him). Regarding the racist tweets: “that got put in the Evening Herald, and at the time supported Labour, I think they do now but I’m not gonna say that on camera”!

He goes on to explain his conspiracy theory about the N.Z. shootings before returning to the secretary’s gypsy obsession, “he doesn’t really like” them, adds another jocular “happy days” and for good measure trots out more racial stereotypes of his own to justify his traveller policy which revolves around confiscating their caravans “if that’s far right I don’t know”.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-truth-about-romanias-gypsies-not-coming-over-here-not-stealing-our-jobs

In distancing himself from Waters, he admits having discussions with her about setting up a branch of her party, then decided he “wanted nothing to do with it”, he just organised a meeting for them at a venue that cancelled “for the simple reason they don’t allow politics”, “though they do let the labour party use the place” … “and momentum”. Active for Plymouth had nothing to do with For Britain, the only similarity is the word ‘for’ – though he did nick their logo. Regarding Waters nationalism:

“that’s one of the reasons I didn’t join, I’m you know, I am pretty nationalistic”.

Shopland believes the UVF, “that is a northern Irish organisation, have more niceness about ’em than the IRA, happy days” because he was in the army. Well they were mostly on the same side. The other neo-nazis all over his facebook page are just blokes he met in the army, he doesn’t know any of them and they only seig heil at football matches to piss people off (that’s the point, Jason).

It’s possible Shopland is actually too stupid to realise he’s a fascist, but from this embarrassing performance you wouldn’t trust him to make the tea let alone take on any civic responsibility. Popescu rants that the article is being investigated by the police. Anyone who imagines they have time and resources for this sort of thing has no grasp on the realities of local administration. You could almost feel sorry for these mugs if they weren’t such spiteful bastards.

Poor Jason, he only wants to make the trains run on time and everybody’s got it in for him, he’s taking no chances with the family:

Attention: Tinfoil hat area

 

– Jo Gonmush

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