Who’s lying about the Uyghurs? Socialist Action denies repression in China

Above: from the Socialist Action website The Socialist Action group has republished an article by Max Blumenthal, a US “left-wing” conspiracy theorist and apologist for Stalinism, seeking to undermine the idea the Chinese state is committing human rights abuses against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang/East Turkestan. They praise Blumenthal and his article in an introductory article which … Continue reading Who’s lying about the Uyghurs? Socialist Action denies repression in China

Morning Star denies Uighur genocide – spouts Beijing’s propaganda

Above: what the Morning Star won't show you This is a new, despicable, low even for the Morning Star. They - and their CPB controllers - must never be allowed to forget this, so although the piece is presently available on the Stalinist rag's website, we're reproducing it in full, here at Shiraz. Perhaps the … Continue reading Morning Star denies Uighur genocide – spouts Beijing’s propaganda

“The Jewish World Conspiracy”: Hungary’s infectious disease?

* Previously posted at Harry's Place: One of the unpleasant duties of a journalist covering Hungarian affairs is to review pro-government newspapers. This is not an edifying task. Nowadays many of them refer to the “Jewish World Conspiracy” allegedly inspired by George Soros. A few days ago, I picked up the weekly “Pesti srácok” and … Continue reading “The Jewish World Conspiracy”: Hungary’s infectious disease?

Finkelstein, Labour Against The Witchhunt and ‘left’ antisemitism

A lot of decent, anti-racist people have difficulty distinguishing between legitimate criticism of Israel and/or concern about the influence of conservative ("Zionist") Jewish organisations on UK politics, and antisemitism - especially when it comes in a leftist guise. So let's get a few things clear: by ‘left-wing antisemitism’ we emphatically do not mean political criticism … Continue reading Finkelstein, Labour Against The Witchhunt and ‘left’ antisemitism

Labour’s antisemitism tangle and the ‘Corbyn cult’

By Keith Road of Workers Liberty (amended very slightly by JD): More than £300,000 has been donated to a fundraising page to help support Jeremy Corbyn if a legal case goes ahead over the leaked Labour antisemitism report and/or the Panorama programme produced by John Ware. Keir Starmer has already settled the Panorama legal cases with the … Continue reading Labour’s antisemitism tangle and the ‘Corbyn cult’

Stephen Bush to the Voice re Wiley: “the article … repeatedly airs, without caveat or explanation, racist tropes about Jewish people”

Following the grime artist Wiley's antisemitic tirade on twitter, Britain's leading black newspaper, The Voice, phoned him for an interview, which was published on Wednesday night. The problem was that not only did Wiley repeat all his antisemitic themes, but Joel Campbell, the journalist who wrote it up, seems to suggest that at least some of … Continue reading Stephen Bush to the Voice re Wiley: “the article … repeatedly airs, without caveat or explanation, racist tropes about Jewish people”

Wiley: two wrongs never make a right

Wiley (Picture: Getty) Guest post by Robin Carmody Among the many sickening aspects of Wiley's antisemitic twitter meltdown is his retweeting of actual Nazis, people who happily would kill him personally if given the chance, which shows that he is wholly unaware of how the Nazis treated the black pop of their own time. Between … Continue reading Wiley: two wrongs never make a right

Unite: United Left hustings – the official report

Above: Steve Turner Last Saturday a virtual hustings was held by the United Left ('UL' - the main left grouping within Unite) to decide between two prospective candidates to run for Genereal Secretary with UL backing  when Len McCluskey finally stands down: Steve  Turner and Howard Beckett. Turner won by 370 votes to 367 and … Continue reading Unite: United Left hustings – the official report

Minnesota cops and Israel: Morning Star’s source apologies but editor merely ‘clarifies’

Editor Chacko The following two statements appear in today's Morning Star and we republish both articles for the information of the left and labour movement. You may notice that whereas Neta Golan, the activist quoted in the Morning Star's original piece ('Minnesota Force Had Training In Israeli Brutality' -published in the June 2 print edition) … Continue reading Minnesota cops and Israel: Morning Star’s source apologies but editor merely ‘clarifies’

The shame of the new ‘Tribune’ and its editor

Opinion differs on that section of the left that takes antisemitism seriously, as to the rights and wrongs of the Long Bailey sacking. But what no serious leftist can doubt is that retweeting Maxine Peake's conspiracy theory about Israeli "secret services" teaching the US cops how to kill black people like George Floyd was - … Continue reading The shame of the new ‘Tribune’ and its editor