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Goldsmiths student group: Gulags ‘actually a compassionate, non-violent course of action’

Yesterday, the LGBTQ+ society of Goldsmiths University, emitted a series of tweets defending the educational value and ‘compassion’ of Soviet Gulags. Writing to ‘clarify what a gulag is’, the group sought to demonstrate that to send a friend, family member, or stranger to the gulag ‘is actually a compassionate, non-violent course of action’.

It turns out that gulags – sometimes referred to as death camps – offered a chance to gain skills and ‘move up the ranks’!

The tweets have since been deleted and as of this morning, LGBTQ+ Gold ‘are protecting our tweets temporarily for the sake of safeguarding’. Given

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