“Ilhan Omar is being attacked for anti-semitism that she never expressed… I’m Jewish, you’re Jewish, we’ve fought against anti-semitism for years in the context of fighting against white supremacy and racism. But this isn’t about what she said, it’s about who she is. It’s about the fact that she is a Muslim African woman, a Somalian refugee, who is talking about Palestinian rights, the power of the Israel lobby, and the big pharma lobby, and the lobby for fossil fuels. That’s why she’s facing death threats and why she’s not getting any support from the Democratic leadership.”
Democrats’ resolution denouncing anti-semitism is aimed at stopping criticism of Israel and at silencing a Black Muslim refugee woman who is not anti-semitic – Phyllis Bennis joins Marc Steiner
Another reminder that Jeremy Corbyn was the only Labour leadership candidate to vote against austerity and the Welfare Bill. 184 Blairite/Centrist/right-wing Labour MPs chose not to vote against the Tories’ cuts. These are the same people who have spent the majority of their time bemoaning the left-wing gaining power back within the Labour Party and continually undermining the twice democratically elected leader of opposition. They would rather continue Tory austerity than have a left-wing Labour government.
Austerity has always been a political choice that dehumanizes the poor and punishes them for their poverty. Until the Tory government is voted out and a transformative left-wing Labour government is elected, these policies will continue (and that is regardless of what happens with Brexit).