This is a cross post from Adloyada
Think this is a joke?
Read these extracts from Ken and the rise of Socialist Action
In October 2007, the Evening Standard published a list of the 25 most influential people running London. Livingstone headed the list which contained the names of 13 other individuals who worked directly or [...]
Posted: April 17th, 2012 under Ken Livingstone, The Left.
This is a cross post of a tweet by Ed Miliband
See Richard Millett, Student Rights, Guido Fawkes and The Guardian.
Note: Jenny Tonge made these comments at a meeting in which her co-speaker was Ken O’Keefe. O’Keefe is one of the authors on deLiberation: a website founded by the racist and promoter of Holocaust denial, Gilad Atzmon, [...]
Posted: February 29th, 2012 under Uncategorized.
It is difficult really to know what to say about Paul Flynn MP.
Until his remarkable outburst in Parliament, in which he suggested that Jews who supported Jewish self-determination were disloyal to Britain, I had largely associated Paul Flynn with cannabis.
The JC’s editorial puts it well:
There is no more classic antisemitic trope than the idea of [...]
Posted: December 1st, 2011 under Anti Fascism.
We recently reported the welcome news that Labour Friends of Israel has produced a book called “The Progressive Case for Israel.”
Among the contributors to that book is our comrade David Hirsh, who blogs at Engage. He has posted his piece there, and it is worth reading in full.
But really, as David suggests, the progressive case [...]
Posted: November 23rd, 2011 under Israel.
Many recent HP posts have, quite rightly, raised concerns about links between Labour Party members and extremist groups and individuals. So here, just for a change, is part of Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour Friends of Israel.
“I understand and share the anger of people in this room and people in the Jewish community about the [...]
Posted: November 19th, 2011 under Israel, Labour Party.
Sameh Habeeb was one of the promoters of the Palestinian Return Centre’s UK tour of Norman Finkelstein.
Habeeb has worked for the Hamasniks of the Centre for some time now. Memorably, he invoked “Frankstineine”, as he called Finkelstein, as a Jewish fig leaf in 2009 when people criticised the PRC for inviting the Hungarian neo-fascist [...]
Posted: November 14th, 2011 under UK Politics, antisemitism.
About the time Ed Miliband (leader of Britain’s Labour party) was paying tribute to hardcore Israel bashers at a meeting of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East, his brother David was meeting with Shelly Yachimovich, the new leader of Israel’s Labor party, while on a visit to the region.
Unfortunately the only mention I [...]
Posted: October 29th, 2011 under Israel/Palestine, Labour Party.
Yesterday, I asked a question:
If a person denies clear evidence of racism, defends a racist, and attacks a leading anti-racist institution, is it fair to conclude that they are in fact a racist?
It is a genuine question. The answer in some cases will, undoubtedly, be yes. However, others may find themselves in the position of supporting [...]
Posted: October 28th, 2011 under Friends of Raed Salah, Labour Party.
What to do about politicians who defend extremists and are prepared to appear with them in Parliament? Which helps the thugs and haters of the self-styled Palestine Solidarity Campaign?
Or politicians who team up with the fantical Israel hatred group “Friends of Al Aqsa”, led by Ismail Patel?
And use antisemitic language as well?
There are long [...]
Posted: October 7th, 2011 under Labour.
This is a cross post by Dave Rich of The CST Blog
Liverpool Friends of Palestine states on its website that it is “affiliated with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)”, and the Branch List page of the national PSC website includes a link to Liverpool Friends of Palestine. It functions, therefore, as the Liverpool branch of PSC.
Posted: September 9th, 2011 under Cross Post.