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Don’t dismiss Zionism

28 August 2018
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of antisemitism for saying a group of Zionists—people who support Israel’s founding ideology—didn’t understand “English irony”.

Activists speak out on the IHRA definition - it’s not antisemitic to stand up for Palestine

24 August 2018
Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party are under pressure over how the party defines antisemitism. The right wants Labour to agree that it’s antisemitic to say “the existence of a state of Israel is a racist endeavour”.

Hundreds-strong meeting in London says defend Corbyn against antisemitism slurs

21 August 2018
Hundreds of supporters of the Palestinians and Jeremy Corbyn met in central London on Tuesday night to defend the right to criticise Israel.

It’s Margaret Hodge who has peddled racist rhetoric, not Jeremy Corbyn

21 August 2018
Right wing Labour MP Margaret Hodge directly linked support for Palestine to accusations of antisemitism, in an interview last week.

Union leaders are wrong to make concessions that weaken Corbyn

18 August 2018
CWU union leader Dave Ward has spoken out in defence of Jeremy Corbyn. Others are demanding he concedes over the definition of antisemitism.

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

14 August 2018
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

14 August 2018
The Labour Party has extended the hand of friendship to Israel for a century

Debate: Corbyn, Labour and the future of politics

07 August 2018
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

07 August 2018
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

07 August 2018
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

03 August 2018
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.

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