Posts Tagged ‘Labour’

Court overturns Labour "re-suspension" of left-wing MP

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 10 October 2019 Chris Williamson with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during 2017’s general election. Hannah McKay Reuters The High Court in London has ruled that the Labour Party’s June “re-suspension” of one of its lawmakers was illegal. Chris Williamson has been the only MP to publicly challenge the Labour […]

Tony Blair and the Blairites: The neoliberal tribute band who still have the Labour Party dancing to their tune

Question: Who is the current leader of the Labour Party? Well, if you answer ‘Jeremy Corbyn,’ you’d be technically correct, but that’s as far as it goes. The man who is really calling the shots is Tony Blair, despite stepping down as party leader, and prime minister, 12 years ago. The truth is that Corbyn […]

Former UK Labour MP says activists accused her of dual loyalty to Israel

A veteran UK Labour Party Jewish lawmaker who quit the party last week said she had been sidelined by new far-left party activists who refused to use her name in publications and accused her of dual loyalty to Israel. Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman, 73, who left the party she had been a member of […]

Palestine activist seeks Labour nomination

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 21 October 2019 Jo Bird is running to be Labour’s next candidate for Parliament in Liverpool Riverside. JoBird4Riverside A Jewish Palestine solidarity activist is hoping to become a member of Parliament for Liverpool, a city in northern England. Jo Bird is currently a Labour councilor there. On Monday, she […]

UK Labour’s Annual Conference Reveals an Ongoing Struggle for the Party’s Soul

BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM — Once again this lovely city sitting on the English Channel hosted the UK Labour Party Conference, and once again I had the good fortune to be there. Both heroes and villains were to be found in the saga that today makes up the UK Labour Party, and if there were an […]

A Future Labour Government Would Provide Generic Drugs for the NHS Through New State-owned Company. Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn announced yesterday at the 2019 Labour Party conference that a future Labour government would set up a British national drug company to manufacture generic and other drugs at a much lower cost than at present thereby avoiding the burden of import tariffs and the substantial contribution to the profits of overseas manufacturers. Furthermore, a […]

UK Labour group raffles off cartoons The Guardian nixed as possibly anti-Semitic

An event held on the sidelines of the UK Labour Party annual conference this week included a raffle for signed copies of two cartoons that were rejected from publication over concerns they could be anti-Semitic. The event, organized by the Labour Representation Committee (LRC) activism group, also included speeches by party members who have been […]

Labour votes for Palestinian right to return

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 23 September 2019 Delegates wave Palestinian flags at Labour’s annual conference in 2018. Asa Winstanley Labour delegates voted overwhelmingly to recognize the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland at the UK opposition party’s annual conference on Monday. The historic motion opposes any proposed “solution” for Palestinians […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

UK Labour Party derided as anti-Semitism conference scheduled for Shabbat

The British Labour Party’s latest attempt to shake long-standing allegations of anti-Jewish bias drew harsh criticism this week after it emerged that a planned meeting to discuss the issue was scheduled to be held on a Saturday, the Jewish day of rest. On Tuesday, the Jewish Labour Movement issued a harsh statement condemning the party […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

Journalists call on Labour to restore Asa Winstanley’s press pass

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 30 August 2019 “Ordinary Labour members now feel that they are forbidden from talking freely about their support for Palestinian human rights,” says Asa Winstanley. Hannah McKay Reuters More than two dozen prominent journalists have launched a petition calling on the Labour Party to restore the press pass of The […]

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