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Sack Crooked McNicol

Marlene Ellis – Secretary of Momentum Black ConneXions – suspended for supporting Ken Livingstone

Ruth Cashman – Secretary of Lambeth UNISON and anti-cuts activist in Lambeth suspended for opposing the slash and burn Progress Lambeth Labour Council
As people will know, I was one of the first people to
be suspended from the Labour Party?  My
offence?  Like all those who have been
suspended I was not told the reasons for my suspension.  However the
Compliance Unit headed which is overseen by Iain McNicol, Labour Party General
Secretary, promptly leaked the information to The Telegraph and Times. 
It would appear that I was being suspended for
‘anti-Semitism’, despite being a long-standing Jewish anti-racist and anti-fascist.  My real crime was being a socialist and in
particular for having consistently opposed the racist, apartheid State of
Israel.  In other words, in the Alice in
Wonderland world that crooked McNicol and the other Labour Party bureaucrats
live, I was guilty of ‘anti-Semitism’ for opposing racism.   The
attack on anti-Zionists and opponents of the Israeli Labour Party has been  carried out at the behest of the British wing
of the ethnic cleansers of the Israeli Labour Party, the Jewish Labour Movement. [see It’s time for Iain McNicol, Labour’s Crooked General Secretary, to depart]
Crooked Iain McNicol  – sees his job as undermining Jeremy Corbyn and preventing as many Labour Party members voting as possible
I am not the only person to be suspended.  Large numbers of Muslim councillors, Black
activists and assorted socialists have also been suspended.  Below is a petition in support of two such
Marlene Ellis is a dedicated
Black anti-racist and Secretary of Momentum Black ConneXions.  She is a fine
socialist.  Marlene was suspended for supporting Ken Livingstone.  Like many Black people she recognises that Ken’s suspension was a travesty of justice.  No one has been more supportive of anti-racism in London than Ken Livingstone.  His suspension at the behest of the racist Zionists of the Jewish Labour Party and John Mann MP is a travesty of justice.  Marlene’s suspension for supporting Ken is in itself an act of gross racism as well as an attack on the most basic rights to free speech.
Ruth Cashman is a committed
campaigner against the savage cuts to services which have been carried out by
Progress councillors in the London Borough of Lambeth.  That is why she has been suspended.
Please sign the petition and share it
on social media.
Tony Greenstein
A number
of Labour Party activists won’t be able to vote in the upcoming leadership
election because they have been suspended or expelled. In most cases, the
reasons given for suspension are insufficient or non-existent.
Ellis, of Streatham CLP, was suspended by the Labour Party after writing an
open letter to Jeremy Corbyn to reinstate Ken Livingstone on the Momentum
Black Connexions blog. She subsequently received an email telling her she
was suspended, with no reasons given apart from a link to that blog post.
Marlene said the following about her suspension: 
The fact
that I have not heard from the Compliance Unit since my suspension on the
3rd June 2016, makes it very clear that they do not care about the
apparently offensive blog-post and that it is only intended to deny me a
right to play a full part in the Labour Party. In particular, removing my
right to vote feels like I am unjustifiably and undemocratically silenced.
The Chakrabarti Report makes it clear that the Compliance Unit desperately
needs to be reformed.
Cashman, who has been in the Labour Party for a number of years, was suspended
a month or so before the last leadership election in September 2015. She
was reinstated after that election but then expelled earlier this summer. See Ruth tell
her story here.
of these suspended members seek to undermine the party nor do they promote
or represent any party other than Labour.
believe that these members should have been afforded due process and given
sufficient reasons for their suspensions. Until this happens we demand
that they are reinstated to the Labour Party immediately. It should be
their right, as long-standing, active members, to vote in September’s
leadership election, to unqualified participation in all Labour party
activities, and to have a say in the future of their party.
Valerie Coultas
(Streatham CLP)
Heiden (Streatham CLP)
Morris (Dulwich and West Norwood CLP)
petition will be delivered to the General
secretary of the Labour Party,

Iain McNicol

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