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More media misrepresentation…

Justin Schlosberg, media activist, lecturer, researcher, takes the BBC and Frankie Boyle to task for “dutifully reinforc[ing] a disinformation narrative that has taken shape over a number of weeks, many of whose architects have surely but a single agenda: to prevent Jeremy Corbyn from leading the Labour Party into another general election.” […]

The Barnet election results – some grown-up views

Immediately after Labour failed to capture Barnet council the pundits were out in force. Labour had failed to deal with antisemitism. The voters had taken their revenge.

The truth, inevitably, is more complicated – and much more interesting! Local issues, variations ward by ward, matter – as does the reality of Barnet as an outsourced borough, not even mentioned in Labour’s manifesto

Read more […]

Do no harm

Jo Bird, of Jewish Voice for Labour, on antisemitism and what to do about it. […]

The end of neoliberalism

We welcome John McDonnell’s statement about Labour’s radical economic aims in advance of Labour’s second State of the Economy conference, held last weekend […]

Gaza: The truth in 20 tweets

Norman Finkelstein and Jamie Stern-Weiner present the truth about Gaza in 20 tweets […]

Leon Rosselson on Gaza

A powerful statement on Gaza from singer/songwriter, children’s author and lifelong activist, Leon Rosselson […]

Some Guardian letters on Gaza

A selection of letters published in the Guardian in recent days […]

Labour Party branches and CLPs condemn the massacre in Gaza – model motions

News comes in about responses to the massacre in Gaza. Here are some resolutions that have been adopted – you can adapt them as needed […]

Israeli supporters’ reactions to the massacre in Gaza

Peter Oborne asked some pointed questions of the Board of Deputies of British Jews; Labour Friends of Israel; Joan Ryan MP (chair of the LFI) and Chukka Umunna MP. He also approached Conservative Friends of Israel. But answers came there none…

And David Rosenberg took the Board of Deputies to task in a pointed comment on its press release […]

JVL statement on the massacre in Gaza

Jewish Voice for Labour is appalled at the massacre of dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, and the wounding of thousands by Israeli snipers using live fire and expanding bullets […]