Tony Greenstein | 16 May 2018 | Post Views:

Packed Labour
Against the Witchhunt Meeting Sends Clear Message to the Witchhunters

Alexei Sayle –  Jewish standup comedian spoke in support of Marc
Last night
at the Indian YMCA centre in Fitzroy Square a room packed to the rafters heard
from a range of speakers who helped kick off Marc Wadsworth’s nationwide tour.

Machover, the veteran Israeli anti-Zionist founder of Matzpen, the President of
LAW and who himself was first expelled then reinstated, was the first speaker.
Then Alexei Sayle made a brilliant contribution followed by Marc himself.  Other speakers included Mike Cushman from Jewish
Voice for Labour, Nana Asante, Jackie Walker and Glenroy Watson from RMT’s
London Regional Council.  The meeting was chaired by Debbie Hobson of Grassroots Black Labour.
Mike Cushman of Jewish Voice for Labour
27 people
joined LAW and it is clear that this meeting, over 120 attended, is indicative
of how LAW has taken off in the past 6 months as the witchhunt has taken on an
added vigour.  Those of us who had hoped
that Jennie Formy, the new Labour Party General Secretary would usher in a new
era have been sadly disappointed.  She is
following in the footsteps of the hated Iain McNicol as the Zionists renewed
smear campaign took its toll.  If Corbyn had
had the courage of his convictions and stood out against this wholly bogus
exercise and had exercised an independent judgement then the Zionist apologists
for murder in Gaza this week could have been sent packing with a flea in their
Glenroy Watson of the RMT
Instead the
relaunch of the false anti-Semitism campaign before the local elections
panicked Corbyn to issuing instructions to step up the witchhunt.  We saw what this really meant in practice
this week when those who called for the expulsion of anti-Zionists and
socialists justified Israel’s mass murder of unarmed civilians in Gaza.  It is not Marc, Jackie or myself who should
be expelled – it is Luke Akehurst’s open justification of murder and Joan Ryan
of Labour Friends of Israel.
If Corbyn had
a backbone and for once stood up to the right-wing traitors and scabs like Wes
Streeting and Louise Ellman then he wouldn’t have had half the problems he has
had.  By appeasing these false proponents
of ‘anti-Semitism’ he has made a rod for his own back.
Marc sets
off for a host of meetings taking in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Chester,
Sheffield and Swansea. We have to ensure that the expulsion of Black and Jewish
socialists is not allowed to go unhindered. 
Time was when Jeremy Corbyn was the Convenor of Labour Against the
Witchhunt today he is an appeaser.  He is
literally digging his own political graveyard.

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