Posts Tagged ‘Labour’

Austerity without End. Neoliberal Reforms and Labour Rights

In 2019, the now 187-member International Labour Organization celebrated its 100th anniversary. As one of the oldest agencies of the United Nations, the ILO used the occasion to renew calls for improved opportunities and working conditions, social protections and collective bargaining rights. The ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work (2019, 2) proposed a […]

Chris Williamson sues over "unlawful" Labour suspension

Asa Winstanley Rights and Accountability 14 August 2019 The lawmaker addressed an outdoor audience in Brighton. (Chris Williamson/Twitter) Socialist member of Parliament Chris Williamson has begun a legal action against Labour for its “unconstitutional decision to ‘re-suspend’ me from the party I love,” he said on Tuesday. At the time of writing, a crowdfunder has […]

Labour Party a political home for Zionists: It’s official

There’s a new Labour Party leaflet, part of a programme of educational materials aimed at party members to “empower them to confront oppression wherever it arises”. The first of these deals with anti-Semitism and, shockingly, provides Zionists with a comfort zone. Further wisdom on other forms of oppression is promised. So dare we look forward […]

Jewish Labour member meets Jordanian MP who endorsed terror attacks on Israelis

A senior member of the UK Labour Party met last week in London with a Jordanian lawmaker who has voiced support for terror attacks against Israelis and called for tearing up the peace deal between his country and Israel. Yahya al-Saud, a member of Jordan’s House of Representatives, posted a picture to his Facebook account […]

BBC’s chronic bias helping to destroy Labour

Jeremy Corbyn taking the night bus home after a hard day in the Commons. How many other top politicians do this? The answer is none, they are all in it for the money. Labour MP Chris Williamson was suspended from the party in February for saying Labour had “given too much ground” over anti-Semitism complaints. […]

UK Labour in turmoil over new anti-Semitism claims in BBC expose

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party was in turmoil Thursday after a television documentary renewed allegations that anti-Semitism is rife within its ranks. In the BBC program, former staff members of the left-of-center party recounted being subjected to anti-Semitic abuse and alleged that senior party officials interfered in investigations of complaints. Accusations of hostility toward Jews have […]

The UK Labour party has no partner in Israel

An ironic side-note to the civil war over allegations – some of them surely justified, others just as surely not – of anti-Semitism in the UK’s Labour Party, has been the rapid demise of Labour’s equivalent in Israel, the Israeli Labor Party. Once a seemingly all-powerful force in Israeli politics, Labor’s different incarnations held power […]

Marginalizing Migrants and People of Colour Within the Labour Movement: Dialogues on Race and Class

“You Can’t Have Capitalism Without Racism.” – Malcolm X (1964) [1] “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” -George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945) LISTEN TO THE SHOW  Click to download the audio (MP3 format) A standard claim of union activists is that they are fighting to improve the lot, not […]

Expose´: The Labour Party Treats Palestinian Supporters as Mental Cases

Apparently Mrs. Northam posted to her FB page an article I wrote in 2013 titled, Holocaust Day Backfired.   Labour’s inquisitor interrogates Mrs Northam as follows: “Do you agree with the comment in this article, ‘In the context of the Holocaust Memorial Day, the verdict is clear – the Israelis learned something in Auschwitz, but apparently not the most […]

Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

SITUAM, Sindicato Independiente de Trabajadores de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Independent Union of Workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University), is an industrially organized university union; that is, it represents scholars as well as both blue-collar and white-collar workers. The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is the third largest federal university1 in Mexico by size and ranks second […]

Labour MP ‘sorry’ for sharing ‘fake news’ about IDF abusing Palestinian youth

A Labour MP has apologised for sharing a video which he claimed was of Israeli soldiers beating a Palestinian youth – but which was actually  actually of Guatemalan troops. Grahame Morris came in for criticism on Monday after posting a video on Twitter showing a young man being beaten, and claiming it was personnel  from […]

Labour & ‘anti-Semitism’: Real goal of establishment smear campaign is to deny socialists power

There have been 673 allegations of anti-Semitism by Labour Party members and, since the new general secretary started a crackdown on this issue back in April 2018, 296 members have either been expelled, sanctioned, or have resigned. Some 227 have been cleared of these accusations, and 150 cases are still under investigation, according to the […]

Jewish Labour Movement harassed Labour activists

Asa Winstanley Lobby Watch 4 April 2019 Jeremy Newmark speaking with other Jewish Labour Movement leaders during Labour Friends of Israel’s conference reception in 2016. (Al Jazeera/YouTube) The Jewish Labour Movement harassed Labour and trade union activists at the party’s conference in 2017, The Electronic Intifada can reveal. The group’s then chairperson Jeremy Newmark verbally […]

Joan Ryan, MP who fabricated anti-Semitism, quits Labour

Joan Ryan, MP who fabricated anti-Semitism, quits Labour Leading anti-Palestinian MP Joan Ryan has left Labour. Click to enlarge Lawmaker Joan Ryan quit Labour on Tuesday, citing party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed “demonization and delegitimization” of Israel. Lawmaker Joan Ryan quit Labour on Tuesday, citing party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed “demonization and delegitimization” of Israel. […]

Labour: Anti-Semitic or just resisting occupation? The war on Corbyn hots up

By Stuart Littlewood On 20 February we saw an important addition to the group of MPs defecting from the UK Labour Party: Joan Ryan. Important because Ryan is Chair of Labour Friends of Israel. She recently lost a no-confidence vote in her constituency, so her days as an MP are probably numbered anyway. Are we […]

Rats begin leaving the Labour ship – but how much of a health risk do they pose?

By Stuart Littlewood A group of seven perpetually-whingeing MPs has quit the UK Labour Party to go independent. They are Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey. Their gripes are various but boil down to disgruntlement with Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership, especially over Brexit and anti-Semitism. […]

Scandal: Impoverished UK Labour-run Islington Council spent £136,000 to stop pro-Palestinian musician from playing at local concert

Gilad Atzmon writes: The corrupt Labour-run Islington Council has disclosed that it spent the staggering sum of £136,000 (one hundred and thirty-six thousand pounds, or $178,000) on legal fees in its efforts to stop me from playing the saxophone with the Blockheads at a Christmas concert. Islington Labour Council claims to be impoverished and, as […]

The Labour Party Now Admits that I am not ‘an antisemite’

January 22, 2019  /  Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmon This is how I interpret the email I just received from the Party ‘s general secretary:  Jennie Formby. On 24 December 2018 I sent an email to the Labour party’s leaders, Jennie Formby, Ian Lavery and  Jeremy Corbyn and asked them to clarify their position after several media sources, including the […]

Try to figure out where Labour ends and Likud starts: UK Labour politicians at the service of Zionist hatemongers

Gilad Atzmon writes: A few days before Christmas, Labour Councillor Richard Watts and Islington Council, acting at the request of the UK Likud Herut director,chose to stop me from playing at a concert with the Blockheads. The impoverished council, in an odd interpretation of working for its citizens, hired two partners from one of London’s most expensive […]

L is for Labour – or Likud! Cash-strapped Islington Council used taxpayer money and Israeli sources to ban pro-Palestinian musician

­ By Eve Mykytyn Why would a local Labour council, beset by austerity and unable to meet its constituents’ needs, take on the work and expense of banning a musician from a 90-minute Christmas concert? Apparently, the council, Islington’s, acted in sycophantic response to a request from Martin Rankoff, Director of Likud, UK, a member of the […]

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