Sheep magazine Archive 2: issues 10-17

AlfRodchenko

Lefty online magazine: issue 10, May 2016 to issue 17, November 2016

OK, so you have convinced yourself you are not anti-semitic. But the

Labout Party has been jumping through hoops held up by people like

Jonathan Sacerdoti, of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, who said,

referring to Jackie Walker, a Jewish woman who was vice-chair of

Momentum until recently: ‘If the Labour Party has truly readmitted a

member who publicly subscribes to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories of

Jews financing and causing the slave trade, their ongoing inquiry into

anti-Semitism can barely be taken seriously.’

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He added that for the Labour Party to readmit people who spread

‘malicious myths’ about Jews ‘tells us that anti-Semitism in the Labour

Party is becoming institutional’.

In a Facebook post about the trans-Atlantic slave trade before her

suspension, Jackie Walker, the vice-chair of the left-wing Labour Partylinked

movement, wrote: ‘I’m sure you know, millions more Africans

were killed in the African Holocaust and their oppression continues

today on a global scale in a way it doesn’t for Jews...and many Jews

(my ancestors too) were the chief financiers of the sugar and slave trade

which is of course why there were so many early synagogues in the

Caribbean’.

Following the lifting of her suspension the activist, who is also vice-chair

of Thanet Labour party, wrote a blog post for Labour Briefing saying

she had not said sorry. She added: ‘I will never apologise for being an

Internationalist, for holding all life as precious, for not valorising one

genocide, one holocaust, over any other’. ‘And if you ask if I think anti-

Semitism is a major problem in the Labour Party, I would give almost

SHEEP IN THE ROAD : NUMBER 16

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