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Harry Leslie Smith, WWII veteran and activist, dies at 95
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:19:17 AM »

Harry Leslie Smith, a World War II veteran and fierce critic of austerity politics, has died at the age of 95.

Smith's son, John, confirmed his father had died in his adopted homeland, Canada, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He served in Britain's Royal Air Force in World War II, but it was in his later years that he became more involved in political debate. He wrote a book, "Don't Let My Past Be Your Future: A Call to Arms," in which he criticizes the austerity policies of the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, and warns younger generations against the rise of fascism.

He was also a vocal supporter of the British Labour Party and advocate for the UK's National Health System, particularly by supporting junior doctors facing wage cuts.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, paid tribute to Smith on Wednesday.

Fascism? You mean like Liberal fascism? You mean like government fascism that forces nationalized health care down the country's throats?
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"Book burnings" have evolved into "de-plat forming". Its the same principles behind both: to eliminate accessible knowledge.


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