Three decades of Socialist Worker on antisemitism

Socialist Worker says Israel is the West's "attack dog" - and it's "got to go" - but provides little detail about how Israel is to be abolished, and by whom. By Dale Street When Sunderland Polytechnic Students Union (SPSU) banned a campus Jewish Society in 1985, Socialist Worker (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party) … Continue reading Three decades of Socialist Worker on antisemitism

On Holocaust Memorial Day: 21 lies the “Holocaust-mitigator” left tells itself on Israel/Palestine

By Sean Matgamna A central fact of our political situation is that the left, especially the ostensible revolutionary left, is a major source of antisemitism — they say “anti-Zionism” — in the country and in the labour movement, including the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has admitted that there are pockets of antisemitism in the Labour … Continue reading On Holocaust Memorial Day: 21 lies the “Holocaust-mitigator” left tells itself on Israel/Palestine

Corbyn, the Chief Rabbi and antisemitism

Above: Jeremy Corbyn and Ephraim Mirvis at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Whitehall. The Chief Rabbi says that the Labour leader’s claim to have dealt with all allegations of antisemitism is “a mendacious fiction” PAUL MARRIOTT/ALAMY Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is certainly a small-'c' conservative on both political and theological matters. And he congratulated Boris … Continue reading Corbyn, the Chief Rabbi and antisemitism

Bad News for Labour – Antisemitism, The Party and Public Belief

By Stan Crooke In February of this year Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North, complained about the Labour Party’s response to criticisms of antisemitism: “I’ve got to say I think our party’s response has been partly responsible for that because in my opinion we’ve backed off far too much, we’ve given too much ground, … Continue reading Bad News for Labour – Antisemitism, The Party and Public Belief

Labour’s training materials on antisemitism: ‘like a jigsaw puzzle in which half the pieces are missing’

By Dale Street The Labour Party training materials on antisemitism first promised in April of last year have now been produced and circulated to party members. Potentially, they could help to start a meaningful process of political discussion and education. A leaflet entitled “No Place for Antisemitism” condemns conspiracy theories which portray “capitalism and imperialism … Continue reading Labour’s training materials on antisemitism: ‘like a jigsaw puzzle in which half the pieces are missing’

Mary Davis and Phil Katz: “anti-semitism, like racism, has also permeated … socialist thought”

Above: some "left wing" denialists and antisemites The following article appeared in the July 27-8 issue of the Morning Star, but for some days did not appear on the paper's website, so we're republishing it here at Shiraz. The Morning Star gave the piece the heading The socialism of fools: anti-semitism in the Labour Party? but one suspects that … Continue reading Mary Davis and Phil Katz: “anti-semitism, like racism, has also permeated … socialist thought”

Corbyn’s new initiatives on antisemitism: too little, too late?

  Labour's new education material on antisemitism is, perhaps surprisingly, not bad and Corbyn has sent this email to all members: Dear member, The struggle for liberation of all people is never complete and must always be renewed. As a movement, we educate ourselves and each other to better stand in solidarity with and unite all those facing … Continue reading Corbyn’s new initiatives on antisemitism: too little, too late?