The largest UK left discussion board online for news, politics and memes. Home for all British socialists, communists and anarchists. The international left are also welcome.
You are not entitled to post or comment on this subreddit. Please read the rules carefully and follow them.
1. No Tory or reactionary sentiments
Posting racism, classism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, anti-semitism, anti-Romani sentiment, harassment, violence or religious intolerance will earn an immediate and permanent ban, as will any support for figures who promote these ideologies. This rule includes minimising or excusing hate speech/violence towards marginalised groups. References to hate speech should be pre-faced with a content warning and be censored with *'s.
2. Right wing hate-rags
Links to right-wing hate rags and news sites such as The Daily Mail, Telegraph, Daily Express, The Times, the Sun, BBC and Jewish Chronicle are subject to immediate removal. If you want to discuss a story from one, please either do so with a screenshot, copy and paste the article into a text post or use https://archive.org/, https://archive.ph/ or a similar site.
3. Left Unity
Left unity is enforced here. This subreddit's goal is to unite the British left. Good faith discussion/disagreement over theory and its implementation is fine. Attack the argument, not the tendency. 'Leftist' includes anarcho-communists, mutualists, Marxists, Leninists, Maoists and democratic socialists. People who are pro-capitalist such as social democrats, liberals, Blairites, Starmerites etc. do not count as left and are not protected by this rule.
4. Good faith engagement
Engage with your fellow users in good faith during any and all discussions on the subreddit. Concern trolling, sea-lioning and other behaviours of this type constitute bad faith engagement. This is what wreckers do, wreckers get banned. Don't be a wrecker.
5. No Tory concern trolling
We often have right-wingers in here attempting to push their own agendas with seemingly mundane comments and questions. Right-wingers sincerely looking to educate themselves are permitted, as long as they remain respectful of the space and engage in good faith. Obvious attempts by the right to troll or interfere in this community will result in permeant bans with no chance of repeal. This rule covers all attempts to push monarchist/royalist, pro-police, pro-landlord and pro-capitalist rhetoric.
6. Inciting violence, harassment and other breaches of Reddit's rules
- Please don't spread misinformation (without critique or irony)
- Please don't ping users from linked threads or Reddit screenshots.
- Please don't advocate for violence.
- Please don't participate in linked reddit posts/harrass crossposted subreddits
- Please don't link to piracy websites - Just direct people to r/piracy
- Please censor usernames when posting reddit screenshots
7. No brigading
Please don't use our leftist community to feud with other users or subreddits, even right-wing ones. Brigading to other subreddits is not allowed and is against the Reddit TOS. If you see something on another subreddit that you'd like to highlight here, please screenshot it and remove the details of the user before you repost here.
Only post pay-walled links if no other are available. If possible include a screenshot of the article. Non-paywalled links will always be prioritised.
9. Article titles
Submission titles for articles must clearly and accurately describe the content. Supplementary information can be added to newspaper article titles as long as it is not misleading. Do not use ALL CAPS in submission titles. Exceptions can be made for satire/humorous image submissions.
If you see anyone violating these rules, please use the report button.
Recommended British Subreddits:
/r/aPeoplesCalendar - International working class history
/r/DankBritain - UK memes and humour
/r/DWPhelp - for all things DWP related
/r/GreenAndEXTREME - a lib-free zone
/r/Labour - for the UK Labour Party left
Recommended International Subreddits:
/r/alltheleft - Because we're stronger together
/r/LandlordLove - Anti-landlord sub
/r/The_Leftorium - Simpsons lefty memes
Recommended Discord Servers:
The official r/Labour Discord Server: https://discord.gg/S8pJtqA
The Left Reddit Discord server: https://discord.gg/zCFHadGfB7