Fighting anti-semitism

Pourquoi il faut lutter contre l’antisémitisme au sein des manifestations en faveur de Gaza

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Daniel Randall (Traduction: Yves Coleman, pour 'Ni patrie ni frontières')

Lors de la manifestation de solidarité avec la Palestine qui s’est tenue à Londres, le 26 juillet 2014, j’ai interpellé un manifestant qui brandissait une pancarte proclamant « On recherche : Les Protocoles des Sages de Sion » le tout accompagné d’une étoile de David, dégoulinante de sang, avec au milieu le chiffre 666 [symbole de la Bête, du Diable dans l’Apocalypse de saint Jean. L’image se trouve ici : ici.

Traduction d'un article de AWL par Yves Coleman pour le journal 'Ni patrie ni frontières'.

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Challenging anti-Semitism on Gaza demonstrations

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Daniel Randall

On the 26 July London demonstration against Israel's assault on Gaza, I confronted a man who was carrying a placard which read “Research: The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”, with an image of a Star of David, dripping blood, with “666” in the centre.

What do anti-semitic slogans on pro-Palestine demonstrations tell us about the politics of the movement?

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Trotskyists at Buchenwald

Extracts from an interview with Marcel Beaufrere after he spent two years in Hitlers jails. Published in La Verite, 11 May 1945

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Extracts from an interview with Marcel Beaufrere after he spent two years in Hitlers jails. Published in La Verite, 11 May 1945

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Don't let yourselves be reduced to slaves!

How Hitler could have been stopped.

How Hitler could have been stopped.

'Don't let yourselves be reduced to slaves!' The Left Opposition appeals for working class unity. (1933)

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Protest against neo-Nazis after Tottenham stabbing

A crowd of about 200 people gathered outside Tottenham Town Hall on Monday night to protest fascism in the area following a racist attack on Saturday night..

A 24 year-old Polish man, believed to be Jewish, was knifed at a music festival in Markfield Park after neo-Nazis from the Zjednoczeni Emigranci (ZE) group stormed the event. They also threw flares and rocks at the crowd. The man who was stabbed was treated at hospital and is recovering well.

Polish fascists attacked a music festival in Tottenham, North London on 21 June, stabbing one attendee and harassing members of the local Jewish community. Anti-fascists called an action in response.

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Racism and the Political Fate Of Losey's Unpolitical Man

Joseph Losey's film "Mr Klein".

A middle-aged woman is being examined by a man who could be a doctor, or a vet. She is standing, naked, though it is mainly her skull that receives attention. Her nose is measured with a specially designed instrument, the shape of her jaw, the heaviness of her lower lip, the characteristics of her gums, the type of her body hair, the shape of her hips, and finally the fact that she has flat feet, all are recorded with 'scientific' precision by an assistant who notes down the 'doctor"s comments.

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THE POLITICAL FATE OF AN UNPOLITICAL MAN (1977)

A middle-aged woman is being examined by a man who could be a doctor, or a vet. She is standing, naked, though it is mainly her skull that receives attention. Her nose is measured with a specially designed instrument, one the shape of her jaw, the heaviness of her lower lip, the characteristics of her gums, the type of her body hair, the shape of her hips, and finally the fact that she has flat feet, are all recorded with 'scientific' precision by an assistant who notes down the 'doctor"s comments.

Joseph Losey's film "Mr Klein"

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Against Jobbik and anti-semitism

On 27 April, 25,000 people protested against anti-semitism in Hungary.

Every year, a march takes place in Budapest to commemorate the Hungarian Jews killed in the Holocaust.

This year, a record number joined the march, with many marchers protesting against the rise of anti-semitism in Hungary. Just three weeks earlier, elections had seen the far-right, anti-semitic Jobbik party win 21 per cent of the national vote.

On 27 April, 25,000 people protested against anti-semitism in Hungary.

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Quelle menace raciste et fasciste dans le contexte actuel en France ?

Le fait majeur des derniers mois écoulés en France est l'épuisement du crédit apporté à Hollande au moment de son élection en 2012.

En gros, l'équation est simple : comment attirer et enfermer dans le camp réactionnaire des centaines de milliers de jeunes nés en France, d'origine étrangère , qui font partie socialement de la classe ouvrière mais qui ne sont pas encore vraiment intégrés dans le mouvement ouvrier, et qui subissent des discriminations sociales et racistes.

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What is the racist and fascist danger in France today?

The major factor of recent months in France is Hollande's loss of the credit he had when elected in 2012.

In France, a new anti-semitism has rallied some working-class youth into the camp of reaction; it can do that only because of the weakness of class struggle.

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