20/06/2019 by socialistfight
Dear comrades of the Labour Left,
The suspension of Peter Willsman, for saying something that is provenly true and on film (In Al Jazeera’s documentary The Lobby), that the Israeli Embassy is actively sponsoring activities within the Labour Party aiming at undermining and destroying the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is so brazen that there has to be a response from the left. If this is allowed to pass without some kind of serious resistance, then anything can be done to Corbyn and his supporters with impunity by the Zionist witchhunters.
Proof is no defence. Even if you can prove that your accusers are corrupt liars, you will still be suspended and marked for later expulsion for Labour if you speak the truth in any way. The attacks on Lisa Forbes, the victorious Labour candidate in the Peterborough by-election, are of the same brazen ilk. She was denounced as an anti-Semite by corrupt racists like Margaret Hodge and Jess Phillips simply for ‘liking’ a FB item expressing outrage at the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Even more brazenly and outrageously, the Jewish Labour Movement called for Lisa Forbes to be suspended and the whip withdrawn for having signed a statement opposing the adoption of the IHRA definition of ‘anti-Semitism’, whose movers aim to ban anti-racist criticism of Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people as ‘anti-Semitic’. So not only is the IHRA to be used to ban such criticism as ‘anti-Semitic’, but opposition to the adoption of the fake definition itself is also to be deemed ‘anti-Semitic’.
This is a perfect totalitarian formula, which brooks no opposition or criticism whatsoever. In our view the response of the Labour left to this should be to state openly that the Jewish Labour Movement is a totalitarian racist organisation that needs to be smashed.
But more needs to be said, and done, than mere pronouncements. The expulsions and purges of long time leftists put capable people into prolonged limbo, a kind of purgatory, indefinitely. We need to counter this and force the reactionary role of Labour’s Zionist Fifth Column to the attention of the whole labour movement, and indeed the public as a whole. The expulsions are meant to immobilise our people semi-permanently.
We need a new left body to deal with this. We propose that expelled members of Labour should organise themselves in a Labour Anti-Zionist External Tendency, whose purpose is not to build a separate party from Labour, but to fight to get the party on the straight and narrow through the purging of Zionist racists, the supporters of the JLM, the Labour Friends of Israel, and Progress, and the reinstatement and re-integration of those anti-Zionists expelled, suspended and driven out.
Until this is done, the expelled members in particular, who have nothing to lose, should target Labour’s Zionist traitors, the likes of Watson, Hodge, Ellman, Philipps, Smeeth, the Eagles, Creasey etc for prominent public attacks. One way of amplifying that would be for the putative Labour Anti-Zionist External Tendency (LAZET?) to stand Independent Anti-Zionist Labour candidates against the traitorous Zionists.
So would it not be good if Tony Greenstein were able to stand against Louise Ellman? Tony was expelled and smeared as ‘anti-Semitic’ for denouncing her defence of Israeli abuse of Palestinian children. Would it not be good if Marc Wadsworth were to stand against Ruth Smeeth, the racist whose allegations of ‘anti-Semitism’ can be seen to be lies by anyone with an ounce of integrity who watched the video of his challenging her collaboration with the racist Tory Daily Telegraph at the Chakrabarti report press conference in 2016.
Would it not be great if Ken Livingstone were to challenge Hodge over her disgusting attack on Corbyn as a ‘fucking racist anti-Semite’ which ought to have not only led to her expulsion from the party but also a party-funded libel suit against her on Corbyn’s behalf? Or for Jackie Walker to challenge Stella Creasey? Or Gerry Downing of Socialist Fight to challenge Tom Watson? These are all possibilities.
The point is that the purged left needs to stand up and fight back against the creeping purge of Corbyn supporters, critical and less so, that is underway. These challenges should be carefully targeted to cause the maximum public challenge to these political figures not least because if Labour does win the General Election, they will be plotting with the likes of Pompeo and the Israeli Embassy to destroy Corbyn in office and replace him with a Blairite/Zionist. At the same time these very few candidates, no more than say half-a-dozen, must be very clear in our call for a Labour vote in every other constituency, and for a Labour victory in the general election.
We cannot go quietly in this attempt to sabotage what was originally the most promising left-wing development in the Labour Party for a century. The left needs to show some aggression back to the Zionists to prepare for the battles to come.