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.
Lobby Labour’s NEC Tuesday 9th July 9-11am, Labour HQ, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, SW1
The decision to refer Chris Williamson’s case back to the full NEC meeting on July 9 is as far as we know unique. It follows unacceptable interference through partisan political lobbying in the processes the party has been struggling to make faster, more robust and more effective. It amounts to a violation of the natural justice that members have a right to expect.
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’.
Making Labour's proclaimed internationalism a reality
In a period when the Brexit debate has generated a rise in xenophobia and racism in our society over the last three years, there is a responsibility on us all to demonstrate just how a commitment to internationalism is at the very heart of our party.