Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, speaks at a Solidarity With Refugees march in London on the day of his victory at the polls, Sept. 12. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP)
- Although his feet have barely touched the ground, the Labour Party’s new leader, a man of principle, is already reinvigorating British politics.
- Part 1: Part 1: The Thunderous Threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Principled Politics to The Power Elite
- Part 2: Jeremy Corbyn, Fighter for Social Justice, Peace and Human Rights
Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Part 1: The Thunderous Threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Principled Politics to The Power Elite
- In a country where the Prime Minister is now accused of sexual debauchery with dead farm animals and elites are allowed to walk free no matter how much evidence is laid out against them, it is no surprise that the political establishment is doing everything in its power to try and stop Jeremy Corbyn – a thunderous threat to the fun and games they are playing at the expense of quite literally everyone else in the entire country.
- If we could pass on only one piece of advice to Corbyn, it would be the following: STICK to your guns and do not under any circumstances pull a Tsipras!
Stuart L. Hooper, 21st Century Wire
Corbyn is not afraid of the oligarchy. (Photo Credit: David Holt)
September 22, 2015 | The real opposition the UK has been waiting for has finally arrived at the helm of the Labour Party.
During the British Labour Party’s recent leadership election, the candidate who was supposed to be nothing more than a fringe addition to the competion, Jeremy Corbyn, swept to power by gaining 60% of the vote from party members. This is an unquestionable result and an incredible mandate for power, which far exceeds that of Tony Blair back in 1994.
Prior to the election, Tony Blair, ex-Labour Leader and British PM who could face war crimes charges for the Iraq War, warned that Corbyn’s leadership would doom the Labour Party to annihilation. The numbers, however, show a different story, as thousands joined the Labour Party just to vote for Corbyn and over 30,000 more have joined in the first three days after the result. Others even tried to brand Corbyn as anti-semitic as he shot to the stars of political popularity during the leadership race.
Stuart L. Hooper is a contributor to 21st Century Wire
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Part 2: Jeremy Corbyn, Fighter for Social Justice, Peace and Human Rights
Although his feet have barely touched the ground, the Labour Party’s new leader, a man of principle, is already reinvigorating British politics.
Roisin Davis, Truthdig
Sep 20, 2015 | For almost a generation, the left wing of the British Labour Party has been a voice crying in a wilderness of neoliberalism. Defeated and marginalized by Labour’s Tony Blair, then vilified by his Tory successor, Prime Minister David Cameron, the “Socialist Campaign Group” has been routinely derided as an irrelevant “hard left” sect. Ed Miliband’s brief and disastrous leadership of the Labour Party, which ended with his defeat at the polls in May, was expected by political pundits to be followed by the so-called New Labour wing taking control of the party, albeit after a nasty quarrel over which of Blair’s descendants would become leader.
Few foresaw the possibility that Jeremy Corbyn, a member of Parliament and the Campaign Group—a politician the tabloid press has always depicted as the very incarnation of a “hard left” demon—would emerge triumphant and, what’s more, defiant from the Sept. 12 national voting.
Roisin Davis, Assistant Editor, originally from Northern Ireland, she is a journalist with a background in social research and community work. She holds an MA in Economic History from the University of Barcelona and currently lives in New York.
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