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Tony Greenstein Facing Bankruptcy.

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Greenstein and Comrades.

Tea-leaf Tony has been up before the Beak again.

Tony Greenstein loses appeal over being called a ‘notorious antisemite’

The Court of Appeal throws out appeal by the anti-Zionist activist, brought after he unsuccessfully attempted to sue Campaign Against Antisemitism for libel.

JOSH SALISBURY

A Jewish anti-Zionist activist who was ordered to pay £68,000 after unsuccessfully suing for libel after being called a “notorious antisemite” has now lost an appeal.

Tony Greenstein lost his defamation claim against Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) in November last year, after a court ruled they were entitled to call him an antisemite.

Greenstein – who was expelled by Labour – has now lost an appeal meaning he now owes increased costs of a total of £81,854, according to CAA.

“Three Lord and Lady Justices sitting at the Court of Appeal have dismissed an appeal by Tony Greenstein against aspects of a High Court ruling, deciding in favour of Campaign Against Antisemitism,” said the group.

“The High Court had struck out Mr Greenstein’s libel claims against us, ruling that it was permissible for us to call him a “notorious antisemite” in articles on our website, in an example of litigation humiliatingly backfiring.”

Greenstein had appealed on grounds that the CAA’s references to his spent convictions was made in malice, a claim which was rejected by the Court of Appeal. 

Judges ruled that among other reasons it was acceptable to include the spent convictions because “the law has long recognised that it is only fair for someone to know the character of a person who is attacking the character of another.”

Bankruptcy proceedings have been issued against Greenstein by the group, which is seeking permission from the High Court for officials to seize his assets and pay the court costs from them.

A hearing is due on July 14. 

Last month, Jewish News reported how a Labour councillor had been forced to fundraise £20,000 to pay costs incurred after successfully defending a libel claim made by Greenstein. 

The anti-Zionist activist had accused ex-Cllr Josh Jones of calling him a Holocaust denier, a claim which was struck out because it had no reasonable chance of success.

Talk about taking a bleeding liberty!

The barrack room lawyer loses a case and it’s the bloke he lost against who has to pay his expenses!

Those who know the full backstory behind Tea-leaf Tony’s career will not be surprised.

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The dapper gent’s latest scuffle with the law is being widely reported.

Notorious Antisemite Tony Greenstein Facing Bankruptcy. David Lange 

Three Lord and Lady Justices sitting at the Court of Appeal have dismissed an appeal by Tony Greenstein against aspects of a High Court ruling, deciding in favour of Campaign Against Antisemitism.

The High Court had struck out Mr Greenstein’s libel claims against us, ruling that it was permissible for us to call him a “notorious antisemite” in articles on our website, in an example of litigation humiliatingly backfiring.

Mr Greenstein’s attempt to appeal our successful defence over references to him as a “notorious antisemite” failed earlier this year when the Court of Appeal refused him permission to appeal. They did, however, allow him a hearing to argue that his claim that Campaign Against Antisemitism’s reference in one of the articles to his string of spent criminal convictions was made out of malice. That appeal has now been dismissed as well.

The Court of Appeal’s decision adds to Mr Greenstein’s financial woes. The High Court had ordered Mr Greenstein to pay £67,886 to Campaign Against Antisemitism, of which £10,000 had stayed pending the outcome of the appeal. Now that the appeal has been dismissed, the £10,000 is now payable, along with £13,968 of additional costs relating to the failed appeal, making a total of £81,854.

Mr Greenstein now faces being made bankrupt at a hearing on 14th July after he failed to comply with a court order to send us payment, leading us to petition the High Court to appoint an Official Receiver in Insolvency to take control of Mr Greenstein’s assets and pay our costs from them.

Link to the Judgement:

THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
(MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS LIST)

The Honourable Mrs Justice Tipples
[2020] EWHC 2951 (QB)

Before :
LORD JUSTICE POPPLEWELL
LORD JUSTICE DINGEMANS
and
LADY JUSTICE CARR – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Between :
TONY GREENSTEIN Appellant

  • and –
    CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANTISEMITISM Respondent

A ‘Notorious Anti-Semite’ who gets published on these sites.

People might suggest that these ‘news’ outlets have lost any semblance of authority they have by publishing politically bankrupt Greenstein.

Written by Andrew Coates

July 10, 2021 at 7:16 am

In Praise of Gerry Downing.

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Tony Greenstein's Blog: Gerry Downing, Anti-Semitism and the Socialism of  Fools

There is Great Joy in Trotskyist Heaven as Gerry Downing Joins the fight against Anti-Semitism.

Gerry Downing does have the same politics as the Tendance.

I do not know the geezer myself, though I have heard him speak at LRC Meetings.

I do know that he is a decent bloke. The first thing that struck me about him was not his mad campist rants but that was that he was proud of  Ella Downing (I think it’s his granddaughter)  for her writing on Sartre. Human affection never goes unnoticed. He did his work in Brent Labour Party, did not boast about it, but as I know his Branch Sec, I am aware that was totally reliable. He is also a worker, a retired Bus Driver who did his slog,

Now we learn the lost sheep is joining the fold of the internationalist left.

There is great joy in the return of Gerry to the left.

Some useful material but essential anti-Bolshevik, as has Pirani’s orientation over the last two decades or so.

Socialist Fight.

The Bolsheviks’ refusal publicly to discuss antisemitism in the state’s institutions and army was informed by an understanding of it as an external, “counter-revolutionary” force. McGeever points to key statements by Lenin, who called antisemitism the work of “capitalists, who strive to sow and foment hatred between workers of different faiths, different nations and different races”, and Evgenii Preobrazhenskii, who attributed it solely to “the Russian bourgeoisie”, who use it to “divert the anger of exploited workers”. McGeever argues that such “reductive conceptualisations failed to account for the many-sided nature of antisemitism, and, in particular, the way it traversed the political divide, finding expression within the left as well as the right” (page 120).

After the civil war, as the Soviet state consolidated its institutions and control over its territory, this crude view of antisemitism as a weapon wielded by external enemies became standardised. So did the public silence on “Red” pogroms. One of several examples given by McGeever is a book on the Ukrainian pogroms of 1919 by Sergei Gusev-Orenburgskii, published in Petrograd in 1921. It was “heavily redacted by Soviet censors such that each and every reference to Bolshevik and Red Army antisemitism was deleted”, shortening it by 100 pages (page 133). Keeping Red Army antisemitism out of the public domain at all costs became “a well-established practice” (page 135).

Fat Bastard Ian Donavan must be spitting in his porridg.

The time is coming when we will drive all the anti-Semites, Red Browners and Confusionnistes out of the Labour movement:

The Red Brown Front is a Fascist Front: Smash the Red Brown Front!

Written by Andrew Coates

May 31, 2021 at 2:18 pm

Tariq Ali, “Stop the occupation, stop the bombing and casual antisemitism will soon disappear”.

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‘Casual Anti-Semitism’ – Tariq Ali.

Two groups on the left have stood firm for peace, justice and in the Middle East. without any concession to anti-Semitism or backing for attacks and repression against the Palestinian people. The British, Socialists Against Anti-Semitism, and the Réseau d’Actions contre l’Antisémitisme et tous les Racismes:

Yesterday’s pro-Palestinian march in London included many groups and heard a broad range of speakers most of whom expressed the justified and right call for violence to end in the Middle East and for Israel to stop attacks on Palestinians.

But Socialists Against Anti Semitism has expressed serious concern at this:

Veteran activist & writer Tariq Ali :”They have learnt nothing from what happened in to them in Europe. Nothing. They talk a lot about saying all those marching for Palestine are anti-Semites. This of course isn’t true. But I will tell you something they don’t like hearing. Every time they bomb Gaza, every time they attack Jerusalem – that is what creates antisemitism. Stop the occupation, stop the bombing and casual antisemitism will soon disappear.”

The group states,

“This is a wholesale transfer of the blame for what Israel has been doing to the Jewish people as a whole. The dead of the Holocaust cannot be blamed for what Israel does today. In a growing list of anti-Semitic statements from Ali, this perhaps is the most blatant yet. We would remind him of two things : 1 ) those died in the Holocaust are not to blame for anything ever done by the state of Israel. 2 ) Antisemitism is caused by anti-Semites, just as all racism is caused by racists. Nothing else creates antisemitism. It’s time for those who call themselves anti-racists to stop giving him a platform.”

Ali speaks for a tiny band of one, distinguishing himself in recent years by attacks on Charlie Hebdo after our comrades were murdered by Islamists and unbridled enthusiasm for Brexit.

It is indeed time for him to be cancelled.

A protest in support of the people of Palestine was marred by some anti-Semitic protesters who held placards expressing anti-Jewish hate, it has been reported.

Thousands of pro-Palestine supporters marched across London on Saturday, with people holding banners, placards and flags to show their solidarity with Palestine.

However, some protesters allegedly held placards displaying swastikas and references to Nazis.

According to the Times, a woman held a poster that read: “Israel, the new Nazi state” while another placard referred to “Holocaust Part 2”.

It comes amid a rise of anti-Semitic incidents over the past week.

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Written by Andrew Coates

May 23, 2021 at 10:35 am