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Witch-hunt Against Socialist Fight by Love Bombing cynics and delusional Zionist right-wingers, Soft-Left, pro Zionist left Islamophobes,

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It had to come, it has come.

The witchhunt against Socialist Fight, orchestrated by the Tories, the Labour Friends of Israel and other Zionists and warmongers or capitulators to such, is quite a compliment to our politics. reports Newshound Ian Donovan on Socialist Fight.

The re-expulsion of Gerry Downing from Labour has brought out the latent Islamophobia, pro-imperialism and softness on Zionism and other forms of imperialist racism of some on the left in Labour.

“Dave Osler celebrates winning his libel case:  a pro Zionist left Islamophobe.”

Then there is Dave Osler. He has a long history of being one of the chief ‘independent’ left Islamophobes who hangs around the far left.  He also has form as an Islamophobic witchhunter of people who are too militantly anti-imperialist.

So Osler has form when it comes to supporting witchhunts against militant anti-imperialists. You don’t even have to be a revolutionary Marxist to end up in his sights. As someone who in practice is a soft left, Osler still reportedly thinks of himself as some kind of revolutionary, occasionally and in a dilettantish sense. But this is a joke, he is a pro-imperialist social democrat.

Owen Jones ‘love bomb.”

Owen Jones’ attribution of ‘anti-semitism’ to us stems in fact from his own opportunism towards chauvinist and racist sentiments, not his antipathy to them.

Andrew Coates and Jim Denham: “cynics and delusional Zionist right-wingers”.

Denham defines anti-Semites as those who do not defend Israel within its 1967 ‘borders’.

…in the small print, you find that ‘anti-semitism’ for the AWL does not mean racism at all. It is a code word for criticisms of political Zionism, that is, a form of racist Jewish nationalism, which the AWL does not like. The AWL thus consciously and deliberately libels others on the left, in the service of Zionism and Israeli ethnic cleansing, knowing full well that the allegation of anti-Jewish racism made publicly is false. In another article I will show that it is not just the AWL that does it, but people to the left of them have done this as well. In particular Tony Greenstein has done it.

Anybody missed by Ian Donovan please complain immediately to Socialist Fight: HQ pictured below.



Written by Andrew Coates

March 21, 2016 at 5:49 pm

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  1. I’ve sent two comments to the website of Messrs Dudley/Donovan and Downing, the second of which reads as follows:

    Not published my last comment? You cowardly wankers! You wouldn’t want a face-to face debate on your anti-Semitism, either, I guess. If you dare, you miserable creatures, just get in touch. Any time, anywhere.”

    Jim Denham

    March 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm

  2. Well, all I can say is that we in the Grand Illuminati Zionist Masters Organisation (G.I.Z.M.O.) are very happy with how this is all working out.

    1. We knew Gerry Downing and Socialist Fight were the weakest of the weak links in the Labour Representation Committee.

    2. Our agents in the Labour Party first expelled, then readmitted Gerry.

    3. Using our influence in “Stop the Labour Purge”, we made sure that Gerry was the top headlining “Good News” story on the “Bios of the Banned Page”.

    4. Guido, a moronic right wing hack, was happy to publicise the case in order to attack Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters on Labour’s NEC.

    4. Voila! Complete chaos among the Corbynistas. I mean, who among them could defend a pro-Isis, 9/11 apologist anti- Semite even to the extent of “I don’t agree but I defend his right…etc, etc, etc. Well, ok, Weekly Worker but remember the “Communist Platform” Compliance Unit kicked his close Comrade, Ian, out of the Platform for anti-Semitism.

    The television interview was the cherry on the cake which, to be honest, was unplanned by us. After all, I admit, we are not omnipotent.

    Our main aim, I admit, is the establishment of a New World Order which needs Britain to remain in the EU. We need a strong pro-EU voice at the top of the Labour Party. That means, we need a change.

    Thank you, Guido. You have proved most helpful to GIZMO in keeping the UK in the EU.

    John R

    March 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm

  3. Always carry this with pride:

    Andrew Coates

    March 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

  4. Andrew Coates

    March 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

  5. Well, with the diabolical news from Brussels this morning, I don’t think we need to ask Labour Representation Committee affiliate, Socialist Fight, and their spokesperson, Gerry Downing what they would have to say about it.

    There are questions to be asked of the Labour Representation Committee (Chair – John McDonnell MP), though.

    Here is the complete Motion 4 (link 1)which was passed at the LRC AGM 2012 –

    “4. Release all International POWs

    The Irish Republican Prisoners Support Group

    Since 1967 over 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel. As of 1 September 2012, there were 4,606 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centres. There are tens of thousands of Naxalite POWs in India, to mention just one case.

    Marian Price, a 58 year old woman health is rapidly deteriorating. Her condition is exasperated by the treatment she is receiving at the hands of the Westminster government facilitated by the Northern Ireland Assembly. Gerry McGeough and Martin Corey are similarly interned without charge by simply revoking their release licence.

    The Prison Officers refused to implement the agreement in Maghaberry August 2010 by rejecting the use of the BOSS chair. If the BOSS chair is good enough for use by the prison authorities in the US state of Texas why is it not good enough for the north of Ireland? POWs are regularly mistreated; in February, terminally ill republican prisoner Brian Shivers was brutally assaulted by prison staff while attending Belfast City Hospital.
    We therefore demand:

    1. Release of all anti-imperialist political prisoners internationally

    2. Immediate implementation of the Agreement of August 2010 conceding freedom of movement and an end to strip searching.

    3. Restoration of Political Status to all Irish Republican political prisoners in the north of Ireland.

    4. Release of Marian Price, Gerry McGeough and Martin Corey and an end to arrest using the excuse of revoking the GFA license – this amounts to political censorship and a reintroduction of internment in another name.”

    The “Irish Republican Prisoners Support Group” (IRPSG) is a front for Socialist Fight. This is what they wrote in their report of the LRC AGM 12 – “Socialist Fight comrades introduced other motions which were more successful” (link 2).

    This included Motion 4.

    Look at demand number 1 – “Release of all anti-imperialist prisoners internationally”. As we now know that Socialist Fight consider Isis and their supporters to be “anti-imperialists”, one must assume they would be included in this demand. Certainly, Gerry Downing and his comrades would think so. What does the LRC (Chair – John McDonnell MP) have to say?

    Certainly, according to this report from Weekly Worker from Nov 2012 (link 3), Socialist Appeal (and the AWL?) saw the danger of this motion passing –

    “Opposing motion 4, a comrade from Socialist Appeal warned, should we pass the motion, we would have to call for the release of those who had murdered prison officer David Black, shot while driving to work. Such actions were not part of working class tradition, he claimed. Presumably comrades from the AWL were of a similar opinion: they also voted against. Nevertheless, the motion was passed, by a margin of 52 to 35.”


    So, despite being warned, the LRC AGM 2012 passed what I (and I’m sure many others) will see as a pro-Real IRA motion.

    It didn’t take me long to find out all this stuff. It won’t take long for others (e.g. Conservative Central Office).

    Can anyone here seriously say that LRC Chair John McDonnell MP and another long-term member of the LRC, Jeremy Corbyn (Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition), can lead the Labour Party to victory in 2020?

    Christ on a bike, they shouldn’t even be leading Labour into the May elections.

    (1) http://www.l-r-c.org.uk/files/RESOLUTIONS_12.pdf

    (2) https://socialistfight.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/socialist-fight-no-12.pdf

    (3) http://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/939/lrc-agm-no-short-cuts-to-rebuilding/

    John R

    March 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

  6. It is the kind of stupidity that they have to come to terms with; which nobody cared much about given their marginal political position.

    A 1970s leftism that never grew up is how I describe it to anybody interested.

    I was not, incidentally at that meeting.

    Andrew Coates

    March 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

  7. For a United Front campaign to defend and reinstate all those expelled and threatened with expulsion from Labour: Tony Greenstein, Gerry Downing, Jill Mountford and all the rest.

    They needs all the help they can get, apparently, against, the “Zionist oppressors in the British labour movement”.

    “Socialist Fight condemns without reservation the suspension of Tony Greenstein from the Labour party. Whatever our political differences with him for over thirty years he has been the foremost advocate and fighter for the cause of the oppressed Palestinians and against their Zionist oppressors in the British labour movement.”


    Andrew Coates

    March 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  8. First they came for Gerry Downing and I did not speak out –

    ‘Cos ah didnae give a fuck.

    John R

    March 22, 2016 at 7:42 pm

  9. Stop the LRC Purge!

    “The re-expulsion of Gerry Downing from Labour has brought out the latent Islamophobia, pro-imperialism and softness on Zionism and other forms of imperialist racism of some on the left in Labour. It does appear that there are moves afoot to comply with the wishes of Cameron and the Blairite ‘Compliance Unit’ by purging him from the Labour Representation Committee. For instance, two who are apparently in favour of such a purge are Owen Jones and Dave Osler. Owen Jones’ attribution of ‘anti-semitism’ to us stems in fact from his own opportunism towards chauvinist and racist sentiments, not his antipathy to them.” – Ian Donovan (Socialist Fight)

    Don’t worry, Ian (and Gerry), LRC Chair John McDonnell MP doesn’t agree with the idea of a Compliance Unit.

    “”Scrap the Compliance Unit”, says John McDonnell”



    John R

    March 23, 2016 at 2:25 pm

  10. RE Gerry Downing: Insert evidence here

    The VOAG

    April 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm

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