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Why is Momentum supporting the compromise NEC rule change?

Mike Cushman reacts to the news that Momentum is supporting the rule change on disciplinary procedures. He argues strongly that this decision is misjudged, the threat to free speech that it poses all too real.. […]

The NEC amendment to the disciplinary rules – JVL view

“Contrary to the spin, the NEC amendment agreed this week is NOT the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) amendment” writes Jenny Manson, chair of JVL in an article for LabourList – which for reasons unclear to us they have failed to publish. […]

Rule changes – a guide for the perplexed

The JLM has claimed a total victory in getting the NEC to accept their proposed rule change in its totality, claiming it is “the precise text that JLM promoted and asked for”. This is simply not true, as Jonathan Rosenhead explains in a careful dissection of a complicated set of amendments. […]

100 Years since Balfour: a PSC fringe meeting at the Party conference, Sunday 24 September

There will be a Palestine Solidarity Campaign meeting at the Labour Party Conference on “100 years since Balfour: An ethical foreign policy for Labour in the Middle East”. Speakers include Issa Amro from Youth Against Settlements, Hebron, Helen Goodman MP Shadow Foreign Office Minister and others. All welcome

Time: 7.00-8.30pm, Sunday 24 September
Venue: Renaissance Suite, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel, Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2GS […]

Labour NEC’s proposed rule change on antisemitism etc

Rumours have abounded in the last couple of days as to what rule change the Labour Party NEC would be proposing. Here, from Skwawkbox, would appear to be the definitive answer to that question. […]

L’shona tova – happy new year!

We wish all our members and supporters A Sweet, Healthy and Successful New Year. May it bring more justice in the world and more freedom of expression in the Party and beyond. […]

JVL Labour Conference Fringe Meeting

If you are in Brighton for the Labour Conference please don’t miss our fringe meeting:

Jewish Socialism Past and Present: Antisemitism, Israel and the Labour Party Monday 25 September 6.00-8.00pm The Ballroom, Mercure, on the sea front, 149 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2PP

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Back Hastings & Rye Labour Party rule change

Hastings once stood solid behind a shield wall. Let’s keep solid and ensure we are not defeated this time around Cross-posted from Free Speech on Israel

There are two radically different rule changes on the agenda for Labour Party Conference later in September dealing with alleged antisemitism in the Party. One from the Jewish […]

An event that changed me forever – David Rosenberg

I had a sense of family obligation, and even in my early 20s, when it came to the High Holy Days – Rosh Hashona (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) I would return to my parents’ home and go with them to the synagogue. That all ended after Rosh Hashona 1982. that was The. Last. Straw.

In his sermon this young Lubavitcher had started to comment on the war in Lebanon and the massacre that had just taken place at Sabra and Shatila. His words are still burned into me… […]

JVL letter to councillors in Newham

Another London borough council, Newham this time, is coming under pressure to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism. JVL has written to all councillors arguing why this would be a retrograde move. […]