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Chris Williamson

Letter by over 100 left-wing Jews supporting Chris Williamson

Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 9-Jul-2019 22:10 Message #4744314
Letter by over 100 left-wing Jews supporting Chris Williamson removed by Guardian.
by Tom Pride

The Guardian newspaper has 'removed' a letter from over 100 prominent left-wing Jews - including Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and the actor Ed Asner - in support of Labour MP Chris Williamson against accusations of antisemitism:
This is apparently after a complaint from the anti-Corbyn and rather more right-wing Board of Deputies of British Jews.

This is simply censorship of Jewish voices on the left.

"We the undersigned, all Jews, are writing in support of Chris Williamson and to register our dismay at the recent letter organised by Tom Watson, and signed by parliamentary Labour party and House of Lords members, calling for his suspension.

Chris Williamson did not say that the party had been “too apologetic about antisemitism”, as has been widely misreported. He correctly stated that the Labour party has done more than any other party to combat the scourge of antisemitism and that, therefore, its stance should be less apologetic. Such attacks on Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters aim to undermine not only the Labour party’s leadership but also all pro-Palestinian members.

The mass media have ignored the huge support for Chris both within and beyond the Labour party. Support that includes many Jews. The party needs people like him, with the energy and determination to fight for social justice. As anti-racist Jews, we regard Chris as our ally: he stands as we do with the oppressed rather than the oppressor. It should also be noted that he has a longer record of campaigning against racism and fascism than most of his detractors.

The Chakrabarti report recommended that the party’s disciplinary procedures respect due process, favour education over expulsion and promote a culture of free speech, yet this has been abandoned in practice. We ask the Labour party to reinstate Chris Williamson and cease persecuting such members on false allegations of antisemitism.

Noam Chomsky MIT, Norman Finkelstein Lecturer and writer, Ed Asner Actor, Prof Richard Falk Princeton University, Leah Lavene, Jenny Manson Jewish Voice for Labour and more than 100 others."

A full list of signatories is available
fosy  Male  Leicestershire 9-Jul-2019 22:58 Message #4744323
dont feed the troll...
Witheflow  Male  North Yorkshire 9-Jul-2019 23:18 Message #4744324
Well put Good2Bwith. It's orchestrated by Neo Liberal Blairites, who are messing themselves at being challenged for their blindness at Zionist murder and terror.

He didn't bow properly at the thing; he's a communist; he muttered "stupid woman" (or was it "stupid people"?); he's an IRA supporter (despite repeatedly denouncing violence on all sides); he doesn't dress in expensive enough suits; he's a Czech spy; he's a Russian stooge (despite the Tories being the one's who have taken £3 million from Putin cronies in the last couple of years); He's a Trotskyite and a Stalinist (even though Stalin absolutely hated Trotsky and had him killed!); look how we cropped this war veteran out of our photos to make it look like he was dancing; he's too weak to lead but he's also such a terrifyingly powerful threat as well; he's an anti-Semite (despite doing more to oppose anti-Semitism than virtually any other MP in parliament); he even likes camping in the British countryside and eating baked beans - the fucking monster!

Notice how all of these smears and attack jobs always totally evade any reference to Labour's actual policies, like binning ruinous Tory austerity fanaticism, running the water supply and railways as not-for-profit public services (as most of the population would like), making corporations and the mega-rich actually pay their taxes, giving British workers a well-overdue pay rise, investing in health, education, and housing ...

The reason for all this nonsense is simple. The spivs, speculators, slumlords, profiteers, and tax-dodgers who benefit from this utterly rigged economy daren't tell you the actual reason they despise Corbyn.

They will never admit that the reason they're so rattled by him is the fear of losing some of their artificial advantage over the rest of us.

So it's just one load of absolute (and often completely contradictory) nonsense after another, endlessly.
Witheflow  Male  North Yorkshire 9-Jul-2019 23:29 Message #4744326
Jeremy Corbyn isn't a threat to Jewish people, the economy, or national security. He's a threat to privilege.

You're gonna see many who enjoy that privilege conjure any excuse to oppose him. Because they can't admit the truth.

Their privilege is more important to them than your rights. Kerry-Anne Mendoza
Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 10-Jul-2019 00:24 Message #4744330
@Witheflow 9-Jul-2019 23:18

Bravo, Witheflow.

The deficiencies in the Yahoos' arguments across the range of threads in this Forum are their devil may care attitudes to readily available accurate information.
Hence, for example, as you point out their failure to realize the silliness in labelling Mr Corbyn both a Stalinist and a follower of Trotsky. Even British school pupils who have studied Animal Farm know that Mr Corbyn cannot be a follower of both.

Mr B Johnson was part of the anti-EU machine which churned out 100s of lies concerning everything from EU enforcing straight bananas and cucumbers to UK having to drive on the same side of the road as the majority of EU countries.
So why should his supporters bother about the validity of any of their assertions?
When challenged to provide the evidence for their outrageous claims they go into Violet Elizabeth Bott mode or claim that they are but conduits for the words of their personal Divinity - or some such bunkum.
Beach  Male  Dorset 10-Jul-2019 00:47 Message #4744332
DANGEROUS ANIMALS.. Please do not feed the trolls
Nickolette  Female  North London 11-Jul-2019 02:20 Message #4744501
Excellent posts, Good2bewith and Withtheflow. Absolutely spot on!
Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 12-Jul-2019 00:15 Message #4744669
Beach Sex icon 10-Jul-2019 00:47
DANGEROUS ANIMALS.. Please do not feed the trolls

That's better - you reveal your true nature and hatred for anyone holding an opinion that isn't congruent with your decidedly odd one.
Like all well-practised Fascists, having reduced "The Masses" to the status of Untermenschen, you go that step further in your Final Solution plan by classifying them as "Animals".

Having spread that filth, you feel you can, with impunity, proceed to the final step of the extermination of such Animals and Cockroaches.

You are a very Dangerous Human.
NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire 12-Jul-2019 00:35 Message #4744671
Beach is only dangerous if you ask him for a refund.

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