After Chakrabarti: We Need to Talk About Zionism

by Hilary Aked The left should “stop talking about Zionism”, Labour’s Jon Lansman argued recently in the wake of a row that engulfed the party over anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and led to the Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry. The inquiry, which was released yesterday, suggests a better way forward. Chakrabarti, who disclosed that she had joined the… Read More

For the record, BDS is an anti-racist issue

by Hilary Aked    Following a wave of accusations made against some members of the Labour party for claims of anti-Semitism, the saga reached absurd new lows last week, when long-standing anti-racist activist Jackie Walker was suspended. Among Walker’s alleged crimes was her refusal to condemn the boycott of Israel. While some of the accusations… Read More

TTIP springs a leak and heads for the rocks

by Maurice Mcleod  The snappily-named Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been in the offing for three years but despite there being a wealth of information about the deal, most people have little idea what it is or what it could mean for them personally. Its deliberately dull name and the even duller way it… Read More