Louisiana, USA, sheriff threatens to murder Jewish prosecutor

This video from the USA says about itself:

Racist Sheriff On Trial Threatens To Murder Jewish Prosecutor

2 July 2016

Louisiana Sheriff Louis Ackal is on trial for allegedly ordering the beatings of prisoners in a chapel. He recently made anti-semitic comments and threats that aren’t helping his case. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“A Louisiana sheriff who was indicted on civil rights charges allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks to and about a Justice Department lawyer during an investigation. The comments were reportedly made during conversations that were secretly recorded.

Louis Ackal, Sheriff of Iberia Parish, was being investigated before ultimately being indicted for directing the beatings of inmates in the parish jail’s chapel. A transcript of a recorded conversation that was filed in court by the U.S. Attorney’s office shows Ackal referring to a federal prosecutor as “this sorry son-of-a-bitch Jew bastard in Washington.” In that same conversation, Ackal allegedly made reference to threatening the attorney to his face. Referring to a discussion with prosecutors who wanted him to give them information on others, Ackal reportedly recalled, “I said the only thing I’m gonna give you — f*****g shoot you right between your g*******d Jewish-eyes.’”

Prosecutors are looking to use these comments as grounds for seeking tougher restrictions to be placed on him before his trial. Ackal is not being held in jail, and the only condition of his release at the moment is that he not possess a firearm.”

Read more here.

See also here.

Hitler’s Holocaust, a survivor speaks

This video says about itself:

7 June 2016

In Part I of this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews Holocaust survivor Lola Mozes. Lola recounts her harrowing experience living in Nazi-occupied Poland.

This video is the sequel.

Scottish Blairite Murphy’s anti-Semitic witchhunt

This video from Britain says about itself:

The Henry Jackson Society and the Degeneration of British Neoconservatism

21 June 2015

The Henry Jackson Society and the Degeneration of British Neoconservatism: Liberal Interventionism, Islamophobia and the ‘War On Terror‘.

The reports examines the history, activities and politics of the Henry Jackson Society, a leading exponent of neoconservatism in the UK that is grounded in a transatlantic tradition deeply influenced by Islamophobia and an open embrace of the ‘War on Terror‘.

By Charley Allan in Britain:

Labour can’t listen to Jim Murphy – he’s a law unto himself

Monday 6th June 2016

Rightwingers’ false claims of anti-semitism just hurt Jews and bring the party into disrepute, argues CHARLEY ALLAN

BRITAIN’S relationship to Europe is far too complex to reduce to a single binary question — and however we vote on June 23, our political landscape is set to transform radically.

Boris Johnson and the Tory Outers increasingly act and look like a government in waiting, ready to claim a mandate from their party’s members, no matter the referendum result.

The possibility of a snap general election is one of many good reasons for Labour to differentiate itself from the Tories during the current campaign.

Jeremy Corbyn is quite right to refuse a platform with David Cameron. After all, they have completely different views about the kind of Europe they want to live in.

And as John McDonnell said of the Tories on Tuesday: “Sharing a platform with them discredits us. It demotivates the very people we are trying to mobilise.”

This wouldn’t apply to a traditional single-issue campaign such as opposing Heathrow expansion, for example.

Johnson’s support was welcomed last May when he promised McDonnell to “lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the building, stop the construction of that third runway.”

As London mayor, Sadiq Khan can get away with campaigning alongside the PM, though this probably only serves to boost Brexit outside London if the immediate “Establishment stitch-up” social media memes are anything to go by.

Khan at least seemed statesmanlike — and Cameron further eroded his pitiful credibility by standing shoulder to shoulder with someone he denounced a month ago as being in bed with extremists.

But Corbyn should ignore the advice of has-beens such as David Miliband and wannabes like Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips to “dig deep” and cosy up to Cameron, if only to avoid a repeat of Labour’s dramatic collapse in Scotland.

The architect of that popularity apocalypse was Jim Murphy, an arch-Blairite and leading member of the militarist Henry Jackson Society.

The Henry Jackson Society, like the United States senator after which they are named, are not only militarist; but also pro-corruption, pro-torture and racist.

As figurehead of the party’s indy referendum campaign in 2014, he was more interested in teaming up with top Tories than making the case for a socialist Britain.

Sneering at pro-independence Labour supporters simply served to destroy the party’s base north of the border — and by leaving the political space left of Scottish Labour wide open after becoming its leader, Murphy allowed the SNP to park its tanks on Labour’s lawn.

Scottish Labour’s chickens came home to roost when it was wiped out at the general election, losing all but one of its MPs — including Murphy in Glasgow’s suburban Eastwood constituency.

The lesson to learn couldn’t be more obvious. Just as Tory MPs and members have free rein to support either side of the EU debate, so Labour must respect its own Lexiteers — not just because the party is a broad church but because it doesn’t want to drive millions of voters into Ukip’s arms.

In short, Labour must reject Murphy’s united-front strategy [with the Conservatives] and put the interests of the party ahead of those of its Euro-extremists.

Murphy himself was back in the news last week after leading a successful attempt to block a candidate for Labour’s powerful National Executive Committee (NEC).

Rhea Wolfson is a rising star on the party’s left wing — women’s officer for Scottish Young Labour, co-chair of the Young Socialists, former Jewish Society chair — and is standing for one of the six NEC seats representing local constituency Labour Parties (CLPs).

Wolfson replaced Ken Livingstone on the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance (CLGA) slate after his recent suspension and has been nominated by over 30 CLPs so far, but according to the party’s arcane constitution, all candidates must secure the support of their own local branch — which for her is Eastwood CLP.

Eastwood members met on Tuesday night and decided to hold a straight vote for or against Wolfson’s nomination.

After she made her case and answered questions from the floor, she was asked to leave the room.

Once she was out the door, Murphy — in his first CLP appearance for months, according to an eye-witness report — allegedly spoke strongly against Wolfson’s nomination, claiming that Momentum, the Corbynista group which backs the CLGA slate, has a problem with anti-semitism.

Members then voted not to nominate Wolfson, before inviting her back into the room and informing her of their decision.

Now, there are so many things wrong with this it’s hard to know where to start.

First of all, there is no anti-semitism problem in Momentum. The group’s chair, Jon Lansman, is Jewish — and in fact joined in the condemnation of Livingstone’s remarks about Hitler and zionism.

Murphy might have been referring to its vice-chair Jackie Walker, who was suspended from Labour last month for suspected anti-semitism after writing that “many Jews (my ancestors too) were the chief financiers of the sugar and slave trade.”

Disgracefully the Jewish Chronicle was informed of her suspension, according to Walker, before she was — an example of the party witch-hunters’ fondness for publicly humiliating outspoken left-wing Jewish members, as they did by leaking Tony Greenstein’s suspension to the Daily Telegraph back in March.

But the lifelong anti-racist fought her corner and was readmitted within a couple of weeks.

“The fear in my CLP is palpable,” Walker warned afterwards, adding: “McCarthyism lives and with the same purpose — the destruction of the left.”

The baseless accusation that Wolfson accepted the support of known anti-semites is deeply offensive.

But worse is that she was given no opportunity to challenge this smear, a clear breach of natural justice.

And by not allowing her to vote on her CLP’s nominations, Wolfson was unfairly disenfranchised.

It’s ironic that Murphy dishonestly raised the spectre of anti-semitism to block the only Jewish candidate for NEC — yet another example of non-Jews on Labour’s right wing cynically exploiting Jewish suffering to attack Jews and others on the party’s left.

As well as bringing the Labour Party into disrepute, deliberately false claims of anti-semitism for personal political gain are themselves anti-semitic.

They intentionally hurt Jews because they undermine the credibility of all accusations of anti-semitism, thereby emboldening other anti-semites.

The NEC needs to intervene and declare Eastwood’s decision unconstitutional as quickly as possible, otherwise the factional infighting will get worse as the right becomes more desperate and the left is forced to stoop to the same level just to defend itself.

On Saturday nameless Labour MPs accused Corbyn of “sabotaging” the EU referendum campaign, claiming to the Mirror that an Out vote would trigger a coup attempt — meaning leadership contests in both major parties this summer.

This “Bitterite” blackmail is pure bluff, of course, but non-stop sniping still undermines the leadership and brings the party into disrepute.

The NEC should name, shame and suspend the true saboteurs before their poison spreads throughout the whole party. After all, public humiliation is the only language these people understand.

Chat to Charley on Twitter: @charleyallan and sign the petition for Rhea Wolfson: mstar.link/Wolfson_petition.

Racist Blairite smears Scottish Jewish Labour woman

Rhea Wolfson

By Rhea Wolfson in Scotland:

How a party faction is preventing party members voting for me for Labour’s NEC

1 June 2016

Over the past few weeks, I have been delighted to receive support for my candidacy for Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) from a broad spectrum of opinion within the party, including nominations from dozens of Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs). It is clear that many members want to see me elected to the NEC.

However, I am now concerned that a faction of the party are trying to take that option away from the membership. To appear on the ballot I needed to secure, amongst other things, the nomination of my home CLP.

Last night Eastwood CLP, where my family home is, met to nominate candidates for the NEC. It was proposed that, given I am currently a member of the CLP, there would be a straight vote for or against my nomination. I made my case and answered questions from the room. I was then asked to leave the room while they discussed my nomination further. Once I had left, the ex-leader of Scottish Labour, Jim Murphy,

Blairite Murphy lost not only his own seat at the elections, but also the seats of all other Scottish Labour MPs save one. With a little help from some other Blairites, but mainly single-handedly, Murphy managed to make Labour from the biggest party for decades into the third party in Scotland now.

Jim Murphy cartoon

appealed to the CLP to not nominate me. He argued that it would not be appropriate to nominate me due to my endorsement by Momentum, which he claimed has a problem with antisemitism.

Jim Murphy is a member of the extreme right Henry Jackson Society.

In the twentieth century, there was the late United States senator and failed presidential candidate Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson. Mr Jackson was corrupt, Jackson’s nickname was “the gentleman from Boeing“. Boeing being a military contractor getting lots of taxpayers’ money for killing and torturing people. Jackson was also a major supporter of wars, like in Vietnam.

Jackson was a strong supporter of the racist internment of US citizens of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps because of their ethnicity during World War II.

The 21st century ‘Henry Jackson Society‘ seems to have substituted Muslims for Japanese-Americans in their racism. This society includes hard-line politicians from the USA. And from Britain: right-wing Conservatives, like David Cameron’s minister Michael Gove. And right-wing ‘new’ Labour Blairites. Like Denis MacShane, convicted for, and kicked out of the Labour party for, corruption. So, really similar to Henry Jackson. Also similar in being a warmonger, supporting war in Iraq, Afghanistan, wherever.

So is Jim Murphy, an enthusiastic lover of nuclear weapons.

Murphy’s Henry Jackson Society makes propaganda for CIA torture.

And now this Murphy smears candidate Rhea Wolfson behind her back, spuriously linking her to anti-Semitism by association with the non-anti-Semitic Momentum movement, one of many organisations endorsing her. Who is the anti-Semite here: non-Jewish hatemonger Murphy or Jewish woman Ms Wolfson?

The constituency has a large Jewish population. The CLP then voted to not endorse me, before re-inviting me back into the room.

Needless to say, this is hugely disappointing. It is disappointing because I am the only Jewish candidate in this election, because the wide range of organisations endorsing me includes the Jewish Labour Movement, and because I have a long record of challenging antisemitism and have in fact faced it on a daily basis since my candidacy was announced. But above all, it is disappointing because I know there are many members who want to vote for me, who could now have lost that opportunity. I am considering my options going forward.

British neonazis at Buchenwald concentration camp

British National action nazis at Buchenwald

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Germany: Police probe nazi Buchenwald picture

Friday 27th May 2016

GERMAN authorities are investigating British neonazis that took twisted holiday snaps at Buchenwald concentration camp, the Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday night.

Openly neonazi National Action — whose handful of members include Zack Davies, currently serving 14 years for a racially motivated attempted murder, and Garron Helm who was jailed for sending anti-semitic tweets to an MP — posted the photo on its north-west region Twitter account last week.

The blurred, pixelated image shows the shadowy figures of two members standing in a basement execution room at the camp, holding up their banner and sieg heiling, with the sickening caption: “Oy Vey, such horrors.”

A spokeswoman for the Buchenwald Memorial site said the room was once used to store corpses, but the nazis also strangled over 1,000 people on metal hooks there.

She said officials filed a criminal complaint to police on Wednesday after being informed of the picture.

Holocaust jewelry discovery in Auschwitz

Auschwitz coffee mug and hidden jewelry, AFP photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Hidden jewelry discovered in Auschwitz Museum

Today, 11:49

In a museum piece at the Auschwitz Museum in Poland jewelry has been found hidden in the Second World War by Jewish prisoners of the concentration camp. It is a ring and a necklace that had been hidden under the false bottom of a coffee mug.

Curators found the jewelry when they were doing maintenance work on the utensils. The mug’s double bottom was rusting, leading to the discovery of the hiding place.

Under the mug were a woman’s gold ring and a necklace wrapped in canvas. Research has shown that the jewels were made in Poland between 1921 and 1931.

Many Jews hid valuables in their luggage as they were deported. According to museum director Piotr Cywinski because they were cheated by the Nazis. The deported Jews had been told that they would be housed elsewhere and that they were allowed to take a small amount of luggage. In reality, the Nazis were after their valuables.

The museum in Poland has about 12,000 cups, pots, bowls, kettles and jugs taken away by the Nazis during the war.

No traces

The probability that the legal owners of the jewelry will be found is very small according to the museum. In the mug there are no traces which might help to identify them. The jewelry will be documented in any case and will be stored in a safe place.

In Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during WWII 1.1 million Jews and 100,000 other inmates were killed.

Ring found in Auschwitz Museum coffee mug

One should hope that this heart-breaking discovery will give pause to present day politicians in Denmark, Germany and elsewhere who want to steal the jewelry of refugees fleeing NATO’s ‘humanitarian’ wars.

History of British fascism and anti-Semitism

This 2011 video from Britain is called The Brits Who Fought For Hitler.

By John Green in Britain:

Fascinating overview of the activities of the British far-right

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Haters, Baiters and Would-Be Dictators: Anti-Semitism and the UK Far Right

by Nick Toczek (Routledge, £20.99)

ANYONE with even a slight historical knowledge of Britain in the 1930s will have heard of Oswald Mosley and his fascist Blackshirts.

But who knows about Henry Hamilton Beamish and his movement The Britons or Arnold White and the British Brothers League?

In their preoccupation with Hitler and the German nazis, our historians and journalists have invariably overlooked our own home-grown fascists.

Anti-semitism has a long tradition in Britain and various anti-semitic and fascist organisations have arisen, disappeared and then resurfaced in different guises over the decades.

Their leaders have often included members of the aristocracy and military elite as well as assorted racist oddballs.

Over the years, Nick Toczek has amassed a mass of material about right-wing individuals and organisations and this book is the result.

His main focus is on Beamish, who devoted his life to a crusade against the Jews based on the notorious forgery The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.

Born in London in 1873, his antecedents came from the military, clerical or political elite and Beamish went on to serve in the army and spent considerable time in South Africa where his racist ideas were honed.

He went on to produce a range of magazines and other publications in which he disseminated his racism and nationalist fervour and laid the basis for many fascist organisations that followed.

Although such organisations have invariably been marginal to the mainstream political narrative, they have nevertheless often been granted active or tacit support by establishment figures.

Toczek provides a detailed and fascinating overview of the development and activities of the extreme right wing in Britain throughout the 20th century and for anyone wishing to know more about these shady and dangerous organisations his book is a mine of information.

He also attaches a very useful appendix of publications and key figures.

In his conclusion, he perceptively notes: “We’re all guilty of prejudice of some kind, although we usually deny it, and seldom understand the distorted logic behind it.” This book helps shed light on that distorted logic.

Chakrabarti report refutes claims of rampant anti-Semitism in British Labour Party: here.