Statement of Principles:


David Wolchover blogs in The Times of Israel/Jewish News in defence of Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone’s 2-year supension from the Labour Party was due to end on 27th April this year. But late February Labour Party officials said that an NEC inquiry first announced ten months ago by Jeremy Corbyn, but never begun, would probably be opened in March. In this context we reprint here an article that first appeared on the Times of Israel/Jewish News blog by barrister David Wolchover.

It is reprinted with the author’s permission, including a note of clarification at the end which also appeared on the original blogsite. […]

A JVL-inspired comment on antisemitism and the Labour Party

Richard Kuper, a member of the JVL Steering Group, was invited to appear in a personal capacity on The Real News Network, a non-profit, viewer-supported daily video-news and documentary service operating out of Baltimore and Toronto.

In this interview he discusses issues relating to Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party, antisemitism and more. […]

Why the arbitrary suspensions and attacks on left-wingers from Labour Party HQ?

What has happened to the “fair and transparent” disciplinary procedures recommended by Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti and accepted by the NEC of the Party in July 2016? Naomi-Wimborne Idrissi reports on the disciplinary cases of three very different people with two things in common – they have fallen foul of the Labour Party’s bureaucratic discipline machine and they are leftwing supporters of party leader Jeremy Corbyn. […]

Support Glyn Secker against his outrageous suspension – suggested motions

A draft model resolution from JVL: “Emergency Motion: Rescind suspension of secretary of Jewish Voice for Labour”.

Plus reports of other resolutions adopted on Glyn Secker’s suspension, Labour’s disciplinary procedures, and the need for the urgent implementation of the recommendations of the Chakrabarti Report. […]

More on the background to Glyn Secker’s suspension

Asa Winstanley of Lobby Watch takes up the story of Glyn Secker’s suspension from the Labour Party, which we have decribed as “an absurd, politically motivated attack on our secretary and our organisation”. […]

A JVL Statement on the suspension of its Secretary Glyn Secker from the Labour Party – for “antisemitism”!!!

In an extraordinary development, JVL Secretary Glyn Secker, longtime Jewish activist, Executive Committee member and Director of Jews for Justice for Palestinians and captain of the Jewish Boat to Gaza in 2009, has been suspended from membership of the Labour Party. […]

An exceptional opportunity

JVL Statement on the Resignation of Iain McNicol

JVL sees the choice of a new General Secretary as an exceptional opportunity to develop a new, positive and collegiate relationship between the party’s staff, its leadership, the NEC and the mass of members. […]

Moshe Machover – no end in sight

Moshe Machover was arbitrarily and summarily excluded from the Labour Party last October. Within a few weeks outrage at this highhanded action resulted in the retraction of his expulsion. JVL is supporting Machover in his call for the unsubstantiated slur of antisemitism levelled against him to be rescinded, for an apology to be issued, and for an independent inquiry into who was involved in this misuse of Party disciplinary processes. […]

Crowdfunding appeal for Marc Wadsworth to defend himself against charges of antisemitism

Marc Wadsworth is a black activist who has fought racism and antisemitism all his life. Despitehis history of anti-racist campaigning, Labour expelled him by email the very day of the June 2016 launch of the party’s Shami Chakrabarti report which he had attended after Ruth Smeeth MP accused him – quite unjustly – of antisemitism.

Read his story and support his appeal. […]