Left anti-semitism

Articles concerning the national question: Scotland, Ireland and Israel. From Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987

Author: 
AWL

A collection of articles and responses from Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987. Including Scottish devolution, the question of banning the Orange Order and a letter on Zionism and Israel by Tony Greenstein with a response from John O'Mahony.

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Anti-Semitism and the Left: an Open Letter to Tony Cliff [1988]

Author: 
Sean Matgamna

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Dear Cliff: The present nightmarish reawakening of the furies of Judeophobia in Eastern Europe demands of honest socialists whose commitment to the destruction of Israel puts them in an attitude of comprehensive hostility to all but a handful of the Jews alive in the world today that they look at their own political features in the mirror of these events.

Zionism, anti-semitism and the left

Author: 
Martin Thomas

Moishe Postone is a Marxist academic based at the University of Chicago. As well as writing extensively on Marx’s political economy, he has also been central to the development of theories of “left anti-semitism”, which look at ways in which positions taken by left groups, particularly on Israel/Palestine, can feed into, or be based on, hostility to Jews.

Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism: Moishe Postone speaks on "a fetishized, profoundly reactionary form of anti-capitalism..."

USA=Israel?
Author: 
Martin Thomas

Moishe Postone is speaking in London on Monday 15 Jun 2009 - 7:00pm, Room G50, SOAS, Thornhaugh St/ Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Moishe Postone's talk is entitled "History, the Holocaust, and the Left". His article "History and Helplessness: Mass Mobilization and Contemporary Forms of Anticapitalism" is available for free download here.

Remembering Steve Cohen

Author: 
Sean Matgamna

“Happy are they ... who walk by faith and hope; to whom the guiding star of their youth still shines from afar, and into whom the spirit of the world has not entered! They have not been "hurt by the archers", nor has the iron entered their souls. The world has no hand on them.” — William Hazlitt