Jewish support for Chris Williamson
Signed by Noam Chomsky and over 100 prominent Jewish figures, this letter appeared in the print edition of today’s Guardian (July 9th). It has mysteriously disappeared from the online version ‘pending investigation’. Guardian readers should be asking why. Here it is anyway.
Scottish Labour: struggling against the stream
Under Richard Leonard’s leadership, the Scottish Labour Party has adopted a range of eye-catching, transformative policies aimed at stretching the devolved capacities of the Scottish Parliament to their limits in an attempt to address Scotland’s stubborn injustices. The SNP has coasted on a populist tide of anti-Tory resentment. Our ambitions do not stop at borders.
My visit to Kobane, 'World capital of the human revolution'
Under the burning Syrian sun, the entire community was celebrating, grandmothers in beautiful costumes, the militias – YPG, YPJ, Asayiş – with burnished boots and guns. Everyone is chattering, laughing, posing for photos with us. Today, Kobane justly claims to be “world capital of the human revolution’.
NEU conference: new union shows signs of life
SOME 1,500 DELEGATES gathered in Liverpool for four very full days as the National Education Union (NEU) staged its inaugural conference. The union, with some 450,000 members, bills itself as Europe’s largest education sector union, having formed from a merger of the previous NUT and ATL.