Tony Greenstein | 14 March 2018 | Post Views:

 The Time has come to End the False Anti-Semitism Witch-hunt – Appeasement of Racists merely encourages them
Jenny Formby – Labour’s next General Secretary – will she continue with the McNicol regime?
No tears will be shed for the disappearance of Crooked McNicol

Dear Jenny,

I read
today that you are set to become Labour’s new General Secretary. I welcome your
appointment but I do so with some apprehension as to whether you are going to prove
to be a new broom or someone who upholds the ancien régime.  Labour’s long nightmare of Iain McNicol’s corrupt
and autocratic rule must end.  
Corrupt because it led to the
suspension and auto-exclusion of thousands of members for no other reason than
that they supported Jeremy Corbyn.  We
had the obscenity of peoples’ votes being fished out of the electronic ballot
box. On the flimsiest of pretexts, such as calling the 172 MPs who stabbed Jeremy
Corbyn in the back ‘traitors’, they
were suspended as were parties such as Wallasey and Brighton & Hove on the
basis of wholly fabricated evidence.
Ruthless because Labour Party regional
officials saw their role as defending incumbent MPs and councillors and
stemming the Left tide. For example numerous members of Liverpool Riverside CLP
were ‘investigated’ in order to defend an unpopular local MP, Louise Ellman, who
had been parachuted in during the Blair years.
It is strange how the racist tabloid press gets so worked up about ‘anti-Semitism’

The Chair of the Disputes Committee
and long-standing NEC member, Christine Shawcroft recently declared
that ‘Nothing would induce me to support
a candidate from a major trade union, they stick it to the rank and file
members time after time after time’. 
reason for this statement was the passive acquiescence by NEC trade union
representatives, yourself included, over the witchhunt of socialists and
supporters of Palestine. 

Professor Moshe Machover & Glyn Secker – one expelled, one suspended, both reinstated

In the past week the Secretary of
Jewish Voice for Labour, Glyn Secker, has been suspended
and reinstated
by Sam Matthews, Labour’s Witchfinder General. 
Before him, Israeli anti-Zionist, Professor Moshe Machover, the honorary
President of Labour Against the Witchhunt, was expelled
before a wave of protest led to his reinstatement.  In both cases Matthews didn’t even offer so
much as an apology to these members. 

I was expelled
last month after having been suspended for nearly two years.  The process was so unfair that I had to obtain
a High
Court Injunction
when after 17 months suspension I was refused an extension
to the 4 weeks I had been given to respond to the Labour Party’s dossier. The Labour
Party’s barrister openly admitted
that none of the charges against me predated my suspension  In other words, I was suspended first and
then they looked for evidence.  Despite
being an anti-racist activist and the author of the only
on fighting fascism in Brighton and the South Coast I was expelled as
part of the false ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign.
On March 20 a similar miscarriage
of justice is due to take place in Oxford. 
Israeli born Cyril Chilsom is also accused of ‘anti-Semitism’. He is the
child of parents who survived the Nazi concentration camps. This is what Labour
has come to under McNicol.
Morning Star Editorial – Nailing the lie that Antisemitism is criticism of Israel
Other cases due to be heard
include that of longstanding Black anti-racist activist Marc Wadsworth, who was
framed by pro-Israel MP Ruth Smeeth at the Chakrabarti press conference.   Her allegations of anti-Semitic abuse have
been shown to be a tissue
of lies
Another Jewish member of the Labour
Party whose case is pending is Jackie Walker, who has been the target of a political
by the racist Jewish Labour Movement.  Jackie has produced in response a play The Lynching
which deals with the Black experience of racism in this country, including at
the hands of McNicol’s regime.
Jackie has been the target of a campaign
of demonization by the JLM, a group which refuses to condemn the support
of its ‘sister’
party, the Israeli Labour Party for the forcible deportation of 40,000 African
refugees from Israel because they are Black.
When you are appointed it is your duty to bring an end to the witchhunt
in the Labour Party. You yourself have recently been the subject of the false anti-Semitism
campaign from Labour Against Anti-SemitismUnite statement on the
smear attack on Jennie Formby by LAAS

It is unacceptable that members of the NEC and Disputes Committee, in
particular its trade union representatives, have just nodded through cases of
alleged anti-Semitism. Has it ever occurred to you or the other union
representatives why it is that the strongest proponents of the myth of Labour ‘anti-Semitism’
are Britain’s racist tabloids – the Mail, Express and Sun?
Historically there has always
been a division in the labour movement between the political/ intellectual and trade
union wings.  That should not however be
the excuse for the failure of trade union representatives on the NEC to
challenge the false allegations of anti-Semitism. Nearly all trade unions, such
as UNISON and UNITE, have good policy on the Palestinians including support for
Boycott Divestment and Sanctions on Israel. 
In the eyes of the supporters of Israeli apartheid  BDS is anti-Semitic just as supporters of the
Boycott of Apartheid South Africa were also accused of anti-White racism.  False allegations of anti-Semitism are being
consciously used to deflect support away from the Palestinians.
Emily Oldknow – McNicol’s trusted hatchet woman has also announced her overdue departure

Ms Oldknow featured in this document in my Subject Access Request

Anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism
is a constant
of Zionist propagandists.

There seems to be a belief among the
NEC’s trade union members that if Labour expels a few anti-Zionists then the false
anti-Semitism campaign will go away. On the contrary, everytime you suspend or
expel someone you give credence to the nonsense that Labour is an anti-Semitic party.  Instead of facing these allegations down and calling
out the real racists, the people who support the demolition of homes, theft of land
and the detention and abuse of Palestinian children you have doffed your cap to
the Israeli Embassy.
This week’s ‘revelations’ of anti-Semitism
on the Facebook group Palestine Live proves that appeasement of Zionists doesn’t
work.  The more you feed an appeaser the
more his appetite grows.  The ‘researcher’
behind these latest revelations has links
to the far-Right including Britain First and the EDL.  The fact that the so-called Campaign Against
Anti-Semitism has made a complaint of anti-Semitism against Corbyn this week demonstrates
their real agenda.
The ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign has
one purpose and it isn’t to oppose anti-Semitism but to give support to Israel’s
apartheid state.  The fact that Jewish anti-Zionists
have been the most prominent victims of this campaign is in itself proof of its
real motives.
The time has come to reinstate Galloway and lift Livingstone’s suspension
We hope that one of your first
actions as the new General Secretary will be to put an end to this nonsense.  That means removing Ken Livingstone, Jackie
Walker and Marc Wadsworth’s suspensions, reinstating George Galloway and myself
and all those who have been autoexcluded. 
In addition the Chakrabarti Report’s recommendations on natural justice
and due process should be implemented without further delay.
The time has come to put the
McNicol era behind us and move ahead.
Kind regards
Tony Greenstein

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