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Trade union leaders pile pressure onto Labour to silence criticism of Israel

Trade union leaders pile pressure onto Labour to silence criticism of Israel Trade Union leaders and allies of Corbyn have put increasing pressure on him to adopt a definition of antisemitism that restricts criticism of Israel.

A long and sordid history—Labour’s support for Israel

A long and sordid history—Labour’s support for Israel The Labour Party has extended the hand of friendship to Israel for a century

Debate: Corbyn, Labour and the future of politics

Debate: Corbyn, Labour and the future of politics Author and Labour Party member Mark Perryman debates leading Socialist Workers Party member Mark L Thomas on whether socialists should be in Labour

Fight antisemitism smears—defend support for Palestine

Fight antisemitism smears—defend support for Palestine The Labour Party dropped disciplinary proceedings against MP Margaret Hodge on Monday. This decision was made despite her having shouted in Jeremy Cobyn’s face that he is a “fucking antisemite and a racist.”

LETTERS—Right wing slurs won’t get rid of abuse from a sick society

LETTERS—Right wing slurs won’t get rid of abuse from a sick society Right wing slurs won’t get rid of abuse from a sick society

Don’t give ground to right’s antisemitism smears, go on the offensive over Palestine

Don’t give ground to right’s antisemitism smears, go on the offensive over Palestine Failing to stand up for the right to criticise Israel has consequences. If we shy away from it now, the right will make it much harder for us to do it in the future.

LETTERS—Labour Party members on the streets against racism

31 July 2018
I went to Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party’s recent election campaign launch to ask parliamentary candidate Hugo Fearnley to help build the local movement against racism and fascism.

Arise festival debates way forward for the Labour Party

28 July 2018
Hundreds of left wing Labour Party activists spent Saturday debating about their party’s relationship to social movements and what campaigns it should be part of.

Dangers in Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Build it in Britain’ speech

24 July 2018
Jeremy Corbyn launched Labour’s “Build it in Britain” strategy on Tuesday.

Khan’s housing plan soft on developers

24 July 2018
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited best practice guide for London housing estate redevelopment has been released.

Letters - Trump demos showed we can win against the racists

23 July 2018
Oxfordshire saw a fantastic outpouring of anger against Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

Pro-Israel rally calls Jeremy Corbyn antisemitic—as Israel passes racist law

19 July 2018
As the Israeli government passed a law entrenching discrimination against Arabs, supporters of Israel gathered in London to insist that it is antisemitic to call Israel racist.

More attempts from Labour right to cast critics of Israeli racist state as antisemitic

18 July 2018
Right wing Labour MPs are furious that their party has adopted a definition of antisemitism that allows criticism of Israel.

Labour staffers bought adverts to deceive Corbyn

16 July 2018
Labour Party bureaucrats spent thousands of pounds to trick Jeremy Corbyn

Labour reserves the right to criticise Israel - while fighting antisemitism

10 July 2018
The Labour Party’s leadership has infuriated the party’s right wing by adopting a definition of antisemitism that does not silence criticism of Israel.

Reports show lies, kidnap and torture at the hands of the British state

28 June 2018
 The evidence—just a glimpse of the true situation—should shatter any talk of the superiority of “British values”.

Corbyn was right to back Palestinians' right to return

26 June 2018
After weeks of onslaught against the right to criticise Israel, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn still manages to speak out for Palestinians.

The EU stands for the few, not the many

26 June 2018
Labour’s leadership is “walking a tightrope” to get the right position on Brexit. That’s what shadow chancellor John McDonnell told Labour supporters at an event in central London last Saturday

John McDonnell pledges council housing - but Labour is divided

19 June 2018
The Labour Party can’t agree on housing policy just as the Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted the urgent need to address the crisis.

Tory rebels push May toward a Brexit crisis

19 June 2018
Theresa May was due to face a crucial test over Brexit in parliament this week, and possibly to suffer a damaging defeat.

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