Left antisemitism

No way to fight witch-hunt

Submitted by AWL on 16 January, 2019 - 10:59 Author: Dale Street

The keynote motion from the steering committee of “Labour Against the Witchhunt” to the LAW conference on 2 February sums up the core elements of left antisemitism.

LAW is not focused on the many hundreds of socialists expelled from the Labour Party, without notification of charges, hearing, or appeal, since 2015, on grounds of association (however loose) with left¬wing groups such as Workers’ Liberty, Socialist Appeal, or Left Unity. Its prime concern is with Labour Party members charged with antisemitism.

Corbynism, Marxism, and "orthodox Marxism"

Submitted by martin on 19 December, 2018 - 11:20 Author: Interview with Harry Pitts and Matt Bolton
Postone, Fine, Heinrich

Above: Moishe Postone, Robert Fine, Michael Heinrich

Harry Pitts and Matt Bolton, authors of the book Corbynism: A Critical Approach, published in September 2018, talked with Martin Thomas from Solidarity. A review of the book can be found here

S: Tell us first how you came to be interested in this sort of thing, and writing this sort of book.

Comment être pro-palestinien ...sans être «antisioniste»?

Submitted by cathy n on 16 November, 2018 - 10:27 Author: Martin Thomas

Le terme «antisioniste» était rare dans le discours politique, lorsque les véritables débats avec les sionistes constituaient une partie vivante des discussions au sein de la gauche au sens large, au début du XXe siècle. Son utilisation a quadruplé dans les années 1930, lorsque le mouvement stalinien prit un tournant ouvertement «antisioniste» et antisémite.

Momentum's video on antisemitism

Submitted by martin on 9 November, 2018 - 12:29 Author: Daniel Randall
Zionists control Wall St

The following article is based on a Twitter thread, here. The author plans to expand it into a longer piece.


Momentum has produced a video on antisemitism. I think this is a step in the right direction, and it’s good to see Momentum putting out content that directly challenges the idea that there’s no antisemitism on the left. But there’s quite a bit in this I’d query...

Don’t define away antisemitism

Submitted by AWL on 31 October, 2018 - 10:52 Author: Keith Road

Hornsey and Wood Green Labour Party affiliated to Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) at its meeting on 25 October 2018.

Sadly, that cannot be seen as a prefigurative act of solidarity with Jewish communities facing such things as the gun attack on a Pittsburgh (USA) synagogue on 27 October as well as more everyday suspicion and abuse.

Due process and a fair hearing

Submitted by AWL on 24 October, 2018 - 11:44 Author: Keith Road

There is now a single unified “left” slate for the expanded Labour Party National Constitutional Committee.

With the backing of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy, Momentum and several smaller organisations, this slate will probably receive many Labour Party nominations and the majority of the delegate votes.

The opposing slates from Labour First and Open Labour are yet to write anything publicly on what they see as their role on the NCC.

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