Carola Rackete, who in 2019 became a prominent opponent of the Italian government at the time as captain of Seawatch 3, gained international attention through her rescue at sea. Despite the ban, she arrived at the island of Lampedusa with refugees to bring the migrants ashore. Before she faded from the public eye she was still a staunch climate change activist.
He is now second on the list of “The Left” in the race for a seat in the EU Parliament. Over the weekend in Augsburg, Bavaria, 440 delegates gave him the go-ahead. Racket got 77.8 percent votes. But her election has already sparked a scandal and shows which representatives have control over the future of the left since the departure of Sahra Wagenknecht.
Bijan Tavassoli provided the most bizarre form. A leftist who so far came to light mainly when she posed as a bearded, lesbian trans woman and attracted attention with nasty comments. He celebrated the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as a victory over “American imperialists” and approved the execution of Afghan collaborators.
This time he took the racket to task: not being a member of the Party apparently helped. Instead, the candidate made his name by bringing “new people” to Germany with his boat on the Mediterranean Sea.
In protest, Tavassoli eventually ran for the Left’s EU list. However, he received only nine votes, leading to fresh turmoil. Ultimately the security personnel had to escort the rival racketeer out of the event hall.