Garry Younge on Political Violence

14 May

In light of this online petition, I thought I’d share Garry Younge’s article from today’s Guardian newspaper: –

Individual acts of terrorism will always put the left on the back foot. Not because the left holds a sneaking sympathy for terrorists, but because it is so busy explaining the context of their acts and protesting against wars and repression that it all too rarely voices its full-throated opposition to the acts themselves. Contrary to rightwing smears, progressives condemn terrorism routinely. In a sense that is the problem – the condemnations can appear so routine that sometimes it looks as if they just want to tick the box so they can change the subject.

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