Holocaust Denial: The Nazi Lie

August 04, 2020

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Holocaust Denial: The Nazi Lie - Click here for pamphlet pdf

In November 1992, a group of Jewish socialists anti-Nazis came together to co-write the Anti-Nazi League Pamphlet, Holocaust Denial: The Nazi Lie. They included the poet and writer, Michael Rosen, myself, John Rose, Mike Simons and convenor of the newly . . .

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St Olave's - dumping the undeserving poor

Grade barriers and league tables act as a proxy for social engineering throughout our education system. The scandal at St Olave's is just the tip of a selective iceberg of privilege and elitism.

September 02, 2017

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The parents and students who challenged St Olave's Grammar School in Orpington have opened up a dirty (not so secret) secret across the UK.

St Olave's is not an exception. Full data is not collated but it is common knowledge that selective sixth forms exclude students at Year 13 as a matter of routine. It would be . . .

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The Resistible Rise of European Antisemitism

April 14, 2016

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This is a slightly extended version of an article for ‘La Hiedra’, the bimonthly magazine of En Lucha, the International Socialist Tendency group in the Spanish state. Given the current furore in the Labour Party in Britain over alleged antisemitism, to which this article in part refers, I hope it might make a useful contribution to . . .

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Britain’s proud history… of letting refugees drown - The Arandora Star

August 31, 2015

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Enough of all this pretence of Britain as a past haven for refugees, particularly from wars it has a stake in.

In spring 1940, my mum was one of tens of thousands of Jewish refugees, anti-Nazis, Communists and ‘economic’ immigrants facing mass internment as “enemy aliens” - at the hands of a cabinet whose Britain’s . . .

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Inspections, witchhunts and Islamophobia in London's east end

November 24, 2014

There is a climate of apprehension mixed with anger amongst the Muslim community of London’s east end. No sooner did Eric Pickles announce his takeover of Tower Hamlets council’s administration, than the Dfes and Ofsted announced ‘no-notice’ inspections against the outstanding state-funded C of E school, Sir John Cass, (with a majority Muslim . . .

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A young man leaves Kramatorsk…

An ordinary tale of civil war

November 18, 2014

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Civilians halt a tank column outside Kramatorsk. The sign reads, "No to war"

I met Volodya* in early November. He is just a young man of 23 who wants to pursue a career in design. He is not exceptional in any way, and by that I don’t mean to be disparaging; I simply mean he could be a young man from anywhere, with the . . .

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An inspector called

September 22, 2014

In the wake of any Ofsted inspection, there is inevitably much poring over the entrails of how the judgements were arrived at; the characteristics of individual inspectors; the fairness or otherwise of the judgements themselves, etc etc etc. These discussions are generally laced with much contempt for the entire process.

Of course . . .

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