Left antisemitism

Morning Star at odds over antisemitismSJWWed, 04/07/2018 - 12:04

We publish extracts from an article by two leading members of the Communist Party of Britain, Mary Davis and Phil Katz, which appeared in the Morning Star of 20 June.

It makes a refreshing change from the absolute anti-Zionism and denial of antisemitism as a serious problem on the left that generally characterises that paper’s coverage of the subject.

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Labour’s plan for antisemitism

Submitted by SJW on 6 June, 2018 - 11:51 Author: Keith Road

Labour’s 13 point action plan to deal with antisemitism has been leaked to the Huffington Post.

While it is welcome that the party wants a clear plan to tackle antisemitism, its apparent conclusions should be of concern to those of us who want to deal with antisemitism as a political problem. The plan includes a speeded up process for complaints, a smaller number of trained people to investigate, greater transparency over what is and will not be considered evidence.

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The 1980s and left antisemitism
WRP discovers world Jewish conspiracy
SJWWed, 30/05/2018 - 11:28

Consider Ken Livingstone and the Labour Party, Al Capone and the US government. They jailed Alphonse Capone, a multiple-murderer gangster, for tax evasion. That was odd, but I think it better they got him for that than that they didn’t get him at all.

So with Ken Livingstone’s separation from the Labour Party on antisemitism. Livingstone has for nearly four decades been a public purveyor of political antisemitism.

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Ken Livingstone: good riddance

Submitted by SJW on 22 May, 2018 - 8:41 Author: Colin Foster

Ken Livingstone resigned from the Labour Party on 21 May. Good riddance!

He ceased to be a real left-winger decades ago, he has a clear record of high-profile antisemitic comments, and he has been aggressively persistent about them.

Yet the Labour Party is still blundering along without any open and thorough discussion of antisemitism. There are still people on the left who see nothing wrong in what Livingstone has said. Suspensions, expulsions, resignations will resolve little until we have that discussion.

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Protest for two states!

Submitted by SJW on 1 May, 2018 - 9:12 Author: Chris Reynolds
Gaza border graphic

This graphic, compiled from UN figures, is taken from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

The deaths have been fewer in recent weeks — one, four, four on Fridays 13, 20, 27 April, as against 44 total for the first five Fridays.

That must be partly due to the protests against the killings organised within Israel, and also by left-wing Jewish groups in the USA.

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Reinstate Marc Wadsworth
Marc Wadsworth
TubeworkerMon, 30/04/2018 - 14:40

The expulsion of Marc Wadsworth a longstanding anti-racist campaigner and journalist for bringing the Labour Party in disrepute is a serious mistake, setting any real fight against antisemitism backwards. The case highlights how far there is to go to reform Labour’s disciplinary procedures even while a left and pro-Corbyn majority is on the NEC.

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