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Archive for 'Amnesty International'

Labour and antisemitism: a (selective) weekly roundup

Where to start? Chris Williamson has been shooting up the list of my least favourite MPs for some time.  Now the Jewish Labour Movement has called for him to be suspended from the party following his failure to challenge antisemitism, including the accusation that Corbyn’s critics are ‘foot-soldiers for Israel’.  This is a revealing little [...]

Amnesty’s double standards

Amnesty International has quite a track record when it comes to dubious judgement calls. Most readers will remember when they teamed up with Cage – and the disgraceful way they went on to treat Gita Sahgal when she raised fully legitimate concerns.
They’ve also hosted Middle East Monitor (MEMO) – Tim Llewellyn was a guest speaker. [...]

Amnesty in the news

I thought these two items about Amnesty International might interest readers.
First, it has come in for criticism after agreeing to share a platform with a speaker from the Henry Jackson Society:
On Tuesday 24 March 2015, Amnesty International will be taking part in an event organised by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) entitled ‘The Radicalisation of Youth [...]

Owen Jones and Tim Llewellyn

This post was published in August 2014. Since Owen Jones is engaged in pious bleating about antisemitism yet again these days, it has been republished to remind readers how worthless his words on this subject really are. The CST also covered this event in 2014. So did Owen Jones pull out? [...]

Investigation into Funding of Rock ‘n Roll Lifestyles

 
In February, SarahAB discussed golden handshakes of £830,000 being given by Amnesty International to the departing secretary general, Irene Khan and her deputy, Kate Gilmore.
I skim at least half a dozen print newspapers most days. As Anne Mickenberg almost said, it is odd when the only one I have seen mentioning a review headed by [...]