Video: Brexit crisis and the civil war in Labour

3 May 2019 — In Defence of Marxism
Alan Woods discusses the battle in the Labour Party over the question of a second referendum on Britain’s EU membership. The Tories are torn apart over Brexit, yet rather than uniting behind their party leader, right-wing Labour MPs are putting their energies into attacking Jeremy Corbyn. Sooner or later, judgement day will come for Theresa May, and the opportunity for Corbyn’s Labour to form a government will present itself. But how will Corbyn deal with the wreckers in his ranks, and the question of the EU?

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As the Israel lobby in the US weakens, its UK counterpart grows more fearsome

22 April 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Mondoweiss – 22 April 2019

For decades it was all but taboo to suggest that pro-Israel lobbies in the United States like AIPAC used their money and influence to keep lawmakers firmly in check on Israel-related issues – even if one had to be blind not to notice that that was exactly what they were up to.

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Is This The Epicentre of Corbyn’s Antisemitism Story?

8 April 2019 — True Publica
REVEALED: The epicentre of Corbyn's anti-Semitism story

By TruePublica: The British-American Project for the Successor Generation, to give it its full title, was officially founded in 1985 – “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain,” and in the words of BAP’s official history, through “transatlantic friendships and professional contacts”. Today, It has a membership of over “1000 leaders and opinion formers”, drawn equally from both countries. It was conceived in 1982 by Nick Butler, a Labour Party insider of the old right and a research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (known as Chatham House). It was funded by the far-right oil baron J. Howard Pew and launched by (neoliberal) US president Ronald Reagan and right-wing media baron Rupert Murdoch.

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Media Lens: Fake News Tsunami – Trump’s ‘Collusion’ And Corbyn As ‘Dangerous Hero’

5 April 2019 — Media Lens

According to corporate journalism, a tidal wave of ‘fake news’ has long been threatening to swamp their wonderful work reporting real news. The ProQuest media database finds fully 805,669 hits for newspaper articles mentioning the term ‘fake news’. The key sources of such fakery are said to be social media, and above all, of course, Russia.

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THE WEAPONIZING OF ANTI-SEMITISM AGAINST THE LEFT

31 March 2019 — planningmotivedotcom

Pioneered and honed in the British Labour Party, now extended to the US Democratic Party

Israeli sponsored Zionism excels in political white noise. Every-time the State of Israel engages in an atrocity or is being accused of an atrocity, the anti-Semitic volume control is turned up to drown out what is happening. When the brave Palestinians in Gaza decided to rattle their cage to draw the world’s attention to their plight and were shot down by their jailers, the accusations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party were ratcheted up to unbalance the party and deflect this crime. Now that the International Criminal Court is about to charge Israel with war crimes, the accusations of anti-Semitism are once again flying everywhere.

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UK Conservatives’ rampant Islamophobia and racism covered up by party tops, downplayed by media By Margot Miller

29 March 2019 — WSWS

Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as Labour Party leader in 2015, a hysterical witch-hunt against him and the wider left has been led by the Blairites, the media and the ruling Conservative Party equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.

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Where do the interests of democracy lie? Working Group responds to UK minister’s attack on critics of the “Integrity Initiative” By Tim Hayward

19 March 2019 — Tim Hayward

The Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media has published a response to the recent attack on the group by Sir Alan Duncan.

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Response to Sir Alan Duncan’s attack on the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media

Tim Hayward, Paul McKeigue, David Miller, Piers Robinson

19 March 2019

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