Posts Tagged ‘antisemitism’

This article is from Sign and Sight, which has ceased trading.  The anti-Semitism of the 68ers Philipp Gessler and Stefan Reinecke talk with Tilman Fichter about the bomb planted in Berlin’s Jewish Community Centre in 1969 On November 9, 1969, on the anniversary of “Kristallnacht“, over two hundred people were gathered in Berlin’s Jewish Community […]

Eric Lee, veteran leftist, writes in his blog and in Solidarity: This may be news to some, but what is today commonplace was once quite rare. I’m referring to anti-Semitism on the far Left — and am reminded of what some of us saw as a turning point back in 1972. For a quarter of a […]

Thinking the global crisis South Atlantic Quarterly: Perspectives on the Global Crisis Volume 111, Number 2, Spring 2012 Moishe Postone, Special Issue Editor. Includes Moishe Postone: Thinking the Global Crisis Full Text (PDF). Also: Duncan K. Foley (Abstract/Full Text (PDF)), Michael Hardt (Abstract/Full Text (PDF)) and others. More and more labor is being rendered superfluous, even as […]

Further to this: the blog Exposing Antisemitism has been carefully detailing the depth of antisemitism within the British Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). To me, this evidence confirms my belief that “Palestine Solidarity”, as a political movement, has very little to do with solidarity with the (very real and terrible) suffering of actual Palestinians, and everything to […]

To add to the German article, “Class-Strugglers against their own Will: The German Communist Party and the Antisemitism in Weimar Republic“, by Olaf Kistenmacher that I already linked to, here are two more texts, this time in English, by Olaf, from the Engage journal: From ‘Judas’ to ‘Jewish Capital’: Antisemitic Forms of Thought in the German […]

By Olaf Kistenmacher  in Jungle World. In German (extract below the fold), but the conclusion in English is this: The view that an anti-Zionist antisemitism first emerged after the Six Day War is a common belief in contemporary discussions on the Left, as the recent debate on antisemitism in the German Left party shows. According to this view […]

News from Malmo


Malmo in Sweden has become an icon for many of the rising tide of antisemitism in Europe. In that light, this report (via icare) is interesting: Hate crimes against Jews living in Malmö, in southern Sweden, are growing less common, reported Swedish radio station SR. The number of reported crimes are less than half as many […]

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First, for my one regular reader, Who Cares?, some coverage of the revolution in Egypt, extracted from BobFromBrockley: Islamism: Alan A reports on the secular, liberal nature of the movement for freedom in Egypt so far, with a cautiously optimistic assessment of the chances of the Muslim Brotherhood gaining the upper hand from the chaos. He […]

Continuing an occassional series… ///Greece Libcom report: A local antiracist demo in Ampelokipoi, Athens, came under attack by fascist thugs, leading to the hospitalisation of one woman. More than 40 fascists have been detained. The attack marks a climax of fascist violence which has also led to the torching of Chania’s Synagogue. On Saturday 23 […]

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Loren Goldner: Turkey and on anti-imperialism. Snip: The “anti-imperialist” ideology of the 1960’s and early 1970’s died a hard death by the late 1970’s. Western leftist cheerleaders for “Ho- Ho- Ho Chi Minh” in London, Paris, Berlin and New York fell silent as Vietnam invaded Cambodia, and China invaded Vietnam, and the Soviet Union threatened […]