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Michael Mansfield Withdraws backing from Labour Against the Witch Hunt.

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Greenstein faces New Blow After Michael Mansfield’s statement….

For over 50 years I have been committed to fighting racism in all its forms. Equally I have been a staunch supporter of the rule of law and due process.

I joined the campaign LAWH in order to defend the right of those who wished to voice legitimate criticisms of the government of Israel and their repeated violation of International,law from being unfairly categorised as anti Semitic. An objective shared by fellow campaigners Moshe Machover, Ken Loach and Noam Chomsky.

Recently I have been alerted to the material being promulgated by the campaign,( not by the supporters named above). I was unaware of this and both the tenor and content are unacceptable. For these reasons I wish to,withdraw my sponsorship of the Campaign, whilst at the same time wishing to maintain my enduring support for a responsible and vigorous critique of any government which flagrantly undermines the rule of law.

Michael Mansfield QC

30 September 2018

Official Statement.

More here: Jeremy Corbyn-backing lawyer severs ties with group that calls Labour antisemitism ‘witch hunt’  Lee Harpin

“Michael Mansfield says he was shown ‘material’ the campaign circulated that is ‘unacceptable’.”

All you need to know about this is the following, “The vice-chairman of LAWH is Tony Greenstein.

In another blow to LAW this is today’s news:

Tony Greenstein’s Blog.

Medium Censors Remove My Blog – Outing Zionists and Fascists is ‘targeted harassment’ and contrary to the Corporate Rulebook

Medium have decided, without warning, to make my blog ‘unavailable’

Meandering and ponderous articles are fine but try uncovering foul deeds, tricksters, shysters, fascists and assorted thugs and Media’s Corporate Admen will be onto you like a flash.

Are these two blows related?

Here is one of Greenstein’s previous hits in the medium still left open to him;

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Written by Andrew Coates

October 4, 2018 at 12:57 pm

4 Responses

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  1. “Are these two blows connected?”

    Of course! They’re both part of the Zio-Deep State conspiracy against truth-tellers like Mr Greenstein, Andrew Murray and Craig Murray!

    Jim Denham

    October 4, 2018 at 2:06 pm

  2. We await the usual Greenstein Monster Rave against Michael Mansfield QC.

    On the model of “EXCLUSIVE: Lansman’s Lies Revealed in Leaked Memo”

    ” I haven’t received any response yet and on Monday I shall be seriously considering going to the High Court again to obtain an injunction against Lansman and Momentum.”

    25 March 2018.

    http://azvsas.blogspot.com/2018/03/exclusive-lansmans-lies-revealed-in.html

    But many suspect that even Greenstein, finely trained in the barrack room legal school, may feel cautious making this type of charge against the QC.

    Andrew Coates

    October 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

  3. This announcement appears on Labour Against the Witch Hunt’s website:

    “Statement, LAW steering committee

    “The steering committee of Labour Against the Witchhunt deplores some of the tweets that have been issued in our name. The LAW Twitter account had been used outside of our control. We have only just been informed of the content of some of the tweets and wish to distance LAW from them in the strongest possible terms.

    “We have now been able to access and delete that Twitter account and set up a new one, with the handle @LAW_witchhunt.

    “The person responsible for the tweets has offered his resignation, which the steering committee has accepted.”

    If the “person responsible” has “offered his resignation”, then he was obviously a member, and thus he tweets were not really “outside of (LAW’s) control”, were they? I wonder who this person is? Mr Greenstein, perchance?

    Jim Denham

    October 5, 2018 at 9:29 am

  4. On Twitter, Ms Attfield was called a “lying lesbian” and Cllr Mittra was called an “uncle Tom” by Tony Greenstein, a former Labour member who has used antisemitic slurs such as “Zio” and was expelled from the party earlier this year, but who spoke at JVL’s event at Labour conference in Liverpool last month.

    Mr Greenstein is also among those to have contributed towards a crowdfunding campaign supporting Ms Manson’s bid to be an MP.

    Jewish Voice For Labour’s Jenny Manson given written warning over conduct.

    Pro-Corbyn activist rebuked for comparing IHRA antisemitism definition to controversial Section 28

    https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/jewish-voice-for-labour-s-jenny-manson-given-written-warning-over-conduct-1.470573

    Andrew Coates

    October 5, 2018 at 10:47 am


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