My EI Podcast co-host Nora Barrows-Friedman and I appeared on Justin Podur’s podcast talking about Canadian MP Miki Ashton and how she’s been smeared for hosting a live conversation with former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Miko Peled hosts a roundtable discussion with Chris Williamson (Former Labour Party MP), Asa Winstanley (Journalist), and Tony Greenstein (Activist, Author) who will analyze the events and forces that led to Corbyn’s fall at the hands of pro-Israels special interest groups. Chris Williamson, Asa Winstanley, and Tony Greenstein all faced pressure and/or oustings from their respective roles within the UK Labour Party over similar smears of “antisemitism”. In this online event, we will hear from each of these esteemed UK journalists, politicians and activists who have been directly affected by and witnessed this vast smear campaign and political suppression on the ground level.
I took part in this debate hosted by Miko Peled.
See also part 1 of the discussion with my EI colleague Ali Abunimah.
I was very pleased to appear on Aaron Maté’s show for The Grayzone, Pushback
I spoke to Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola for their excellent podcast, Unauthorized Disclosure. We discussed Jeremy Corbyn’s election defeat, the role played by the “Labour anti-Semitism crisis” smear and lessons the US left should learn for Bernie Sanders.
Rania and Kevin’s show is always worth listening to — another great podcast you should subscribe to!
“Asa Winstanley discusses the coordinated incitement campaign against critical voices in the UK. On the same day that the Israeli lobby attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in the U.S, British right-wing activists launched an attack on Human Rights Watch, and later on Jeremy Corbyn.”
Click here to read the full transcript of my interview.
I said: “With Joan Ryan’s known links to Israeli embassy agents, including Shai Masot, the Israeli embassy spy … questions have to be asked … what is she doing with that data? … Is she sending it back to Israel?”
So here we are again. David Cameron seems determined to plough Britain into another war in another Arab country. This time in Syria.
To be precise, Britain has been involved in the covert destabilisation of Syria for years. Western spy agencies (including the Israelis) have been involved in arming and supplying assorted extremist militias and gangs at war with the Assad regime in Syria – including those allied to al-Qaeda.
The overall aim of such meddling, as I have argued before, is not to defeat the Assad regime outright, or to defeat the “Islamic State” outright, but actually to keep feeding the civil war. The logic, in the words of one former Israeli diplomat, is to “let both [sides] bleed”. As long as Arabs are busy with internal wars, they will not be fighting Israeli occupation or the West, so the cynical logic goes.
But now, of course, Cameron wants to deepen British involvement in the country by bombing “Islamic State” positions. He’s chosen his moment for this cleverly, coming as it does soon after the Islamic State atrocity in Paris.
Read more over at MEMO.
Canadian community radio station CKUT has a regular Palestine programme called Under the Olive Tree. Sawssan Kaddoura kindly invited me on to talk about Jeremy Corbyn’s election victory as new Labour Party leader and his long record as a Palestine solidarity activist. You can listen in the player embedded below, or linked to on their Facebook page.