THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 27th July 2018


Lead story

White Helmets on the run

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

THE ‘White Helmets’ have fled from southern Syria with the help of their friends in Israel and Jordan. Some members of the terrorist-backed ‘civil defence’ may now be given asylum in France, Germany and Canada, but most of them will probably come to Britain. These bogus ‘aid workers’, who were portrayed as humanitarian heroes in the bourgeois media, fled last weekend to avoid interrogation by the Syrian and Russian authorities who have accused them of war-crimes during the conflict. Syrian sources say the key goal of the evacuation of the White Helmets was to not allow forces of the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance to question members of the organisation over its activities coordinated with Western intelligences. The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned what it called a “criminal operation” by Israel to evacuate hundreds of White Helmets civil ‘rescue’ workers and their families from southern Syria, and added that the operation had laid bare the true nature of the White Helmets’ activity that Damascus had always warned about. The ministry also noted that by helping to evacuate the White Helmets, the USA, Britain, Jordan, Germany and Canada were assisting terrorists. The highest Sunni Muslim authority in Syria, the Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun has, in turn, said that the White Helmets are “war criminals” and urged the Syrian and Russian government to prosecute them

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Workers’ Notes Banners bright in Tolpuddle!

by Alex Kempshall

THOUSANDS of workers marched behind their union banners through the small Dorset village of Tolpuddle last Sunday. They marched to honour the six farm workers who were sentenced to seven years penal servitude in Australia in 1834 for forming a trade union. A massive protest swept across the country. The working class rose up in support of the Martyrs. A massive demonstration marched through London and an 800,000-strong petition was delivered to Parliament to demand their freedom. After three years, during which the trade union movement sustained the Martyrs’ families by collecting voluntary donations, the government relented and the men returned home with free pardons and as heroes.. ..

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Editorial

Defend Jeremy Corbyn!

EVEN THOUGH the May government is clearly on its last legs the Tories can always rely on the fifth column within the Parliamentary Labour Party to spread confusion and undermine the Corbyn leadership whenever Labour takes the lead in the opinion polls. Last week Margaret Hodge condemned her own leader in the Commons chamber over Labour’s alleged failure to adopt all aspects of the definition of anti-Semitism that was endorsed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Mrs Hodge, who calls herself a secular immigrant Jew, confronted Jeremy Corbyn behind the Speaker’s Chair and called him “a fucking anti-Semite and a racist”, a claim she repeated, without the expletive, in print. This isn’t the first time Mrs Hodge has entered the fray against Corbyn. The Barking MP is a supporter of ‘Labour Friends of Israel’ and was responsible for triggering the failed 2016 coup attempt against Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, a spokeswoman for the Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) movement, said: “They’re out to get Jeremy Corbyn, and Margaret Hodge, who is leading this charge, has been an enemy of his before he even became leader. She’s been an enemy of his forever and there are plenty of records of her being involved in altercations with him.”

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