06/05/2019 by socialistfight
The Labour Against the Witchhunt have again farcically witch hunted another group, having expelled Socialist Fight, Gerry Downing and Ian Donovan on 6 January 2018 they expelled Peter Gregson on Saturday 4 May on even more spurious grounds.
His petition update on 22 March contained the following paragraph deemed vilely anti-semitic because he supposedly supported a Holocaust denier.
This is the paragraph at the end of that update:
“Also see the article “UK’s Labour Antisemitism Split” by Ian Fantom here. Ian organised the Keep Talking group that filmed my talk in the last but one update. (But I must say I think the Kollerstrom article he mentions is quite toxic).”
Because he mentions “the Kollerstrom article” although he says it is “quite toxic” he was expelled by 20 for, 9 against and 8 abstentions. Of course, the vote on such spurious grounds was really about the petition which asked Labour party members to endorse the proposition that Israel is a racist endevour, approaching 2,500 LP members have already done so, to Tony Greenstein ‘s outrage. And despite his backsliding Jetremy Corbyn attempted to get that clause inserted into the IHRA statement at the NEC on 4 September but was balked by John Lansman and the TU bureaucracy, including the “left” Unite members. cause for his expulsion too, surely?
This was too much for the libertarian CPGB/ Weekly Worker and Jack Conrad, who are for free speech for fascists but not for free speech for their left opponents who they admit are not “personally” antisemitic, just “politically”. Of course, rightwingers and Zionists will ignore this subtle distinction, which cannot exist for politically conscious people.
Bur Tony Greenstein really has to get onto the next antisemitic trope Dave Rich picks up on in those Corbyn posts: “How far an Obama administration is prepared to stand up to Israel and limit its control of US foreign policy is unclear.”
The Zionists have made another attack on Jeremy over a Morning Star article he wrote on 28 January 2009. He referred to “the high level of influence the Israeli government appears to have in the upper echelons of parts of the mass media”. This means that he supports the old antisemitic trope according to Iggy Ostanin that the Jews control the mass media, although that is clearly not the case.
He must organise to have Jeremy Corbyn expelled from the Labour party because that is what he and Jack Conrad and Jackie Walker expelled Socialist Fight from LAW in January 2018. Musn’t have hypocritical double standards, Tony!
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More Gerry Downing Retweeted Dave Rich
So pointing out direct evidence of Zionist influence is now antisemitism. Jeremy Corbyn was as bad as Socialist Fight Gerry Downing and Ian Donovan in his youth, apparently! Tony Greenstein to have him expelled like Peter Gregson today? Gerry Downing added,
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Dave Rich Retweeted Iggy Ostanin
Further on in the article Corbyn claims that Israel has “control of US foreign policy.” Two conspiracy theories for the price of one.
Dave Rich added,
Rally for Gaza- Glasgow 30th; Gordon Dimmack show; Weekly Worker, etc
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
22 MAR 2019 —
Join us in Glasgow on the 30th at our Rally to mark the Great March of Return – Buchanan Steps, G1 2NG from 12-2pm; open mic. Sign the petition from the Zionism is Racism coalition to stay up to date. Go to tinyurl.com/zirsign and find us on Facebook at Zionism is Racism – Scotland Stand Up
Last night Edinburgh Central CLP passed paras 1 and an amended para 3 of the motion on the Jewish Labour Movement featured in the last update. Luckily the Edinburgh Councillors will NOT be asked to swear an oath of loyalty to this rabidly Zionist body. So Zionist support at Edinburgh CLP, but thankfully not enough to allow the JLM to demand to be reinstated to providing “anti-Semitism” training to the Labour Party.
Gordon Dimmack has made FIVE EPISODES out of yesterday’s skype call with me. The first 8 minute one at Suspended Labour Party member Peter Gregson speaks out
Last week the Weekly Worker published a story about me “Reinstate Pete Gregson” The author made the usual criticisms of what we do, slagging off this petition. My riposte is the Letters page of this week’s Weekly Worker – I’m the second one: “Become witches”.
Also see the article “UK’s Labour Antisemitism Split” by Ian Fantom here. Ian organised the Keep Talking group that filmed my talk in the last but one update. (But I must say I think the Kollerstrom article he mentions is quite toxic).
Also see “The truth about Seumas Milne, Jeremy Corbyn and the new McCarthyism” by David Hearst in Middle East Eye