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All out for a Labour victory on 3rd May

Do what you can to ensure a victory for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn!

Consult the newly relaunched Momentum app MyNearestMarginal so you can find your nearest marginal council in the upcoming local elections! […]

In support of Marc Wadsworth

One of the most prominent campaigners for justice for Stephen Lawrence, whose racist murder 25 years ago we commemorate this month, was black journalist and activist Marc Wadsworth.

He has been unjustly suspended for antisemitism and, nearly two years after the event, has been arraigned and is appearing today before a panel of the National Constitutional Committee for his supposed offence […]

What does the Jewish communal leadership really want?

In the light of yesterday’s meeting, Richard Kuper ask what the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council really want. It clearly isn’t confined to the issue of antisemitism. […]

Why a Jewish Voice for Labour is needed

Ian Saville explains why Jewish Voice for Labour is necessary and our commitment to Labour’s policies of equality and fairness that fit so well with Jewish thought and understanding, and that offer a bulwark against racism and antisemitism.

As Ian says: “Labour can speak with a Jewish voice. It can speak loud and clear, and it can speak the language of human rights for all.” […]

Antisemitism and the Tory party

Why, asks media expert Justin Scholosberg, are the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Campaign Against Antisemitism so keen to sniff antisemitism out on the left but unable to see it when it strikes them between the eyes on the Tory right? […]

Chaim Neslen – father, devoted husband, Yiddishist, Bundist, humanist, and a true mensh

Arthur Neslen’s funeral tribute to his father Chaim, 4th April 2018 […]

The narrow-minded bigotry of the former Chief Rabbi

Paul Kelemen expresses the disappointment so many of us feel when a Jewish leader, like Lord Sacks, former Chief Rabbi for 22 years till 2013, makes the BBC’s ‘Thought for the Day’ slot an opportunity for narrow, special pleading for the politics of neo-conservatism, and Jewish self-interest as he perceives it, rather than as a call for the universalism embedded at the heart of Judaism as we know it. […]

The perils of social media

In this article Simon Jenkins is in no doubt about the destructive, corrosive nature of online abuse and the need to stamp it out. But rather than jumping to instant conclusions he stresses that we do not know who is posting the abuse or even if “they are orchestrated or just a bunch of thugs”. His call for deleting from social media anything that “the reader, or at least some moderator, cannot identify” should be seriously considered. […]

Joint Statement on Tory links to antisemitism in European politics

A joint statement, signed by Independent Jewish Voices, Jewish Socialists’ Group, Jewish Voice for Labour and Jews for Justice for Palestinains.

As the House of Commons holds a debate on antisemitism called by the Conservative Party, we are calling on the Prime Minister to confront the political parties and governments in Europe that have exploited and fuelled a rising tide of antisemitism. […]

Guardian denies space to 650+ Labour Party members challenging hostile media coverage

The Guardian has refused to publish a letter submitted over a week ago challenging hostile media coverage of the Labour Party, even though it attracted more than 650 signatures from party members in barely 24 hours […]