Because Twitter threads aren’t working at the moment (thanks Elon!), I’m republishing a chain of tweets about how we should rise to the challenge of democratic collapse.
Just as we need to get the money out of politics, we have been gifted a Prime Minister who represents the ultra-rich.
Liz Truss has been trained and shaped by dark-money lobbyists.
Liz Truss promises to double down on policies that have been completely discredited.
To this government, the duty of care is an abomination.
How to defend ourselves from power and build a politics that belongs to us.
The failure to adapt to new realities is not an accident. It’s the design.
If the UK government had set out to undermine and degrade our country, it couldn’t have done a better job.
How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.
Do new technologies make autocrats impossible to overthrow?
The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome.
Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump.
The government retreats for billionaires, while smashing down our doors.
Full-scale participatory democracy would change everything. It has the same revolutionary potential as the universal franchise and women’s suffrage.
The opaque and secretive networks on which Boris Johnson builds his power.
Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad?
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is not so much a democratic leader as a monarch with a five-year term.
When political leaders brazenly flout the law, we are heading towards a very dark place.
It’s not just governments we need to change, but the entire, top-down, 19th Century political system. And we can start, right now, in our towns and cities.
Don’t despair: we will fight back, and, eventually, return stronger than before.