Introductory speech by Daniel Randall from a meeting of the same name. Future meetings here. Video:
The publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report, as well as the ongoing fallout from the Panorama documentary and subsequent legal wranglings, have kept the issue of antisemitism in the Labour Party in the news and political discussion. But the “debates” so far have tended to generate more heat than light, by keeping the focus on the factional implications rather than the underlying political issues.
This discussion seeks to get back to the fundamental questions: what does antisemitism on the left consist of, where does it come from, and how can it be confronted?
More on this topic here.
- Steve Cohen – That's Funny, You Don't Look Antisemitic
- Robert Fine and Philip Spencer – Antisemitism and the Left
- Moishe Postone - “Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Left”
- Stan Crooke – “The Stalinist Roots of Left Antisemitism”
- Isabella Tabarovsky - “Soviet anti-Zionism and contemporary left antisemitism”
- Workers' Liberty - “The Slansky Trial: Stalinism, antisemitism and conspiracy theories”
- Dale Street - “Three decades of Socialist Worker on antisemitism”
- John O'Mahony - “The 1980s left and antisemitism”
- Satnam Virdee - “Socialist antisemitism and its discontents in England, 1884-98”
- Brendan McGeever – Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution
- April Rosenblum - The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere
- Spencer Sunshine - “Looking At Left Antisemitism”