Labour’s General Secretary writes to
Labour and Corbyn Facebook Groups asking them to Report Members to the Compliance Unit
Formby, the new General Secretary of the Labour Party, whom Tom Watson is trying
to remove, has written to the Admins and Moderators of pro-Corbyn and Labour
Party Facebook groups asking them to inform on members of those groups and
report them to Labour’s Compliance Unit where ‘anti-semitism’ is
suspected. Naturally no other form of racism is mentioned because unlike ‘anti-semitism’, Islamaphobia, anti-Roma and anti-Black racism in Britain is just not a problem.
You might be forgiven for thinking that Stephen Lawrence had been Jewish. That the Windrush victims were Jewish and had been sent ‘back’ to Israel, that Darren Osborne had driven his minibus at members of the St John’s Wood synagogue and of course that the Jewish youth of Golders Green had held a demonstration outside the local cop shop complaining of the stop and search of people wearing kippas, to say nothing of the number of Jewish dead in police custody and of course John Mann MP had written a quasi-legal handbook explaining how to get the Police to move on Jewish pests who insisted on camping out in parks and greens.
Of course none of this happened which is why anti-semitism has been prioritised by the Labour Party. Does this privileging of a non-existent antisemitism make sense? Yes but only if you think Israeli Apartheid needs defending.
Against the Witchhunt has issued an open
letter to Ms Formby deploring the culture of informing and reporting that
is growing up in the Labour Party. We do not need a Labour Thought Police.
|Luke Akehurst of Labour First defends the massacre of now 160 unarmed demonstrators in Gaza by Israel. Would Akehurst defend the massacre of unarmed demonstrators in London? If not then he is a racist who should be immediately suspended|
have to overcome the atmosphere of suspicion and mutual distrust that has grown
up as a result of the false accusations of ‘anti-semitism’ from pro-Israeli and
Zionist lobby groups such as Labour Friends of Israel and the Jewish Labour
Movement. If Jennie Formby wishes to root out racism in the Labour Party perhaps she would start with the suspension and then expulsion of Luke Akehurst, who openly defending Israel’s gunning down of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza. Akehurst would not do this if the Palestinians in question had been white demonstrators in London. If Jenny really wants to root out racism she should suspended Luke Akehurst immediately.
|The Labour Against the Witchhunt/JVL Lobby of Labour’s NEC on 4th September|
is noticeable that Ms Formby hasn’t asked people to report those who write
supporting the Israeli state and its apartheid system, including the recent
murder of 160 unarmed demonstrators in Gaza.
Palestinian lives don’t appear to count.
bearing and informing, Lashan Hara, were
the rabbis of classical Judaism as worse than the cardinal sins of
murder, immorality and idolatory. This attitude was fully borne out during the
Nazi occupation of Europe when thousands of Jews who were living in hiding underground
were betrayed to the Gestapo by informers, many of them unfortunately Jewish.
one supports anti-semitism however the way to overcome it is NOT by reporting those few individuals
who have made anti-semitic comments but by engaging with them. It should only be very rarely that people are
expelled for racist comments for the simple reason that racism is part and
parcel of this society and the way to defeat racism is not by expelling racists
but by winning them over to class and socialist politics.
|Strange as it seems, John Mann’s anti-Gypsy racism hasn’t got him into trouble – only antisemitism counts|
is especially the case with the fake ‘anti-semitism’ controversy that has found
people running for cover for fear of being accused of ‘anti-semitism’. It is noticeable that when it comes to racism
against Gypsies and Roma then the Labour Party has been virtually silent. Where
was the condemnation of John Mann who in his ‘Bassetlaw anti-social behaviour
Gypsies as just one more social nuisance?
|Before her appointment, Jennie Formby was being accused of ‘antisemitism’ by the far-Right Labour Against Antisemitism|
Sign this open letter here:
No, Jennie Formby, we will not be informers!