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Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
http://www.connexions.org/Media/CXNL-2016-07-02.htm

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  02/07/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article

Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

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Contents:

Introduction: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Topic of the Week: Brexit: The British exit from the European Union

Why the British Said No to Europe
This vote was about far more than immigration
Brexit and the new hostility to participatory democracy
Brexit and the Diseased Liberal Mind
Killing Corbyn
Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz

Website of the Week: Medialens
Book of the Week: Democracy for the Few
Film of the Week: Land Grabbing
Poem of the Week: When the climate come for you
Organizing: The perfect organizer - almost

41 Years Since Jumping Bull (But 500 Years of Trauma)
'Lost' New York police surveillance records found in the archives

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