THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 6th April 2018


Defend Corbyn: Denounce Zionism

WHILST Christians spent Easter contemplating the fate of Jesus of Nazareth during the Roman era, the bourgeois media moved to crucify Jeremy Corbyn for the heinous crime, by Tory standards, of attending a Jewish Seder night that was not to their liking. Had Corbyn gone to a conventional Zionist bash nothing would have been said. But the Labour leader chose to accept the invitation to attend a Jewish Passover dinner organised by a left-wing anti-Zionist Jewish group in his own constituency.

Corbyn was once again branded an “anti-Semite”. Members of Jewdas, a radical Jewish movement, are apparently the ‘wrong type’ of Jews according to the Tory media pundits, the Blairites and the Zionist leaders who claim to represent the Jewish community in Britain. Corbyn is, of course, a staunch opponent of racism and fascism. His ‘crime’ is simply that he supports the legitimate rights of the Palestinian Arabs.

The ruling class is pulling out all the stops to sink Corbyn and make it impossible for him to become Prime Minister. Their smears are aimed at splitting the Labour Party and keeping the Tories in office for another five years. Their collaborators are the Blairite fifth column within the Parliamentary Labour Party and the Zionist apologists within the labour movement.

Zionism maintains that Jews throughout the world constitute a nation and that anti-Semitism is incurable and eternal. That Jews on a world scale, lacking a common territory, language, culture or economic life, do not constitute a nation in any generally recognised sense of the term is obvious. Zionism, however, would have Jews and non-Jews believe that all members of the Jewish faith are in some way the literal descendants of the Jews of Biblical days. In fact it is nothing more than a reactionary bourgeois-nationalist ideology of the big Jewish capitalists in the imperialist world. It tells Jewish workers that their interests are served by Jewish exploiters and it seeks to colonise Palestine in the same way as the imperialist powers it allies itself with have done in the past. It was with good reason that Lenin maintained that: “This Zionist idea is absolutely false and essentially reactionary.”

Curious and curiouser…

THIS WEEK the weapons experts at the secret military research centre at Porton Down reiterated that they cannot say where the nerve agent that poisoned the Skripals was manufactured. Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, said that although the scientists had managed to identify the chemical used in the Skripal poisoning case as a “military-grade nerve agent,” they were unable to determine its “precise source.”

But only two weeks ago Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson led the bourgeois media stampede against Russia, telling us that the Porton Down scientists were “absolutely categorical” when they assured him that “there’s no doubt” that the chemical came from Russia. Russia has denied any hand in the alleged poisoning of the former double-agent and his daughter. The Kremlin, which says that the nerve agent could have been made in 20-odd other countries, is demanding an apology from the May government, which used the Skripal affair to drum up anti-Russian hysteria and to justify the expulsion of Russian diplomats in Britain and the rest of the imperialist world. That abuse then turned on Jeremy Corbyn, who condemned the poisoning but refused to point the finger at Russia until evidence was produced to justify the Government’s claims. Now Corbyn has been proved right. Will Mrs May apologise to the Labour leader or the Russian government? Don’t hold your breath