Heather Mendick on the Labour Party

Heather Mendick. Oct 2021. (50 minutes.)

Heather responds to an investigation that the Labour Party is carrying out against her for ‘antisemitism’ and explains why left wing Jewish Labour members are so often accused of it. Along the way she unpacks some of the lies that have been told by so many journalists and politicians in the name of opposing antisemitism. To see the tweets listed in the Notice of Investigation by the Labour Party, follow this link: https://twitter.com/helensclegel/stat…

For more background on my case, here’s my response to an earlier investigation, where I explain the weaponisation of antisemitism: https://www.jewishvoiceforlabour.org…. And here I discuss the investigation process more generally: https://labourhub.org.uk/2021/09/21/u… You can follow me on Twitter @helensclegel I grateful to Daniel Paul Taylor for editing this video. Do subscribe to his own brilliant YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Complaintso… And if you enjoy his content and can afford to do so, here’s a link to his Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/complaintsona… Here’s the website for Lucy Parker’s film about blacklisting in the construction industry: http://www.solidarityfilm.com/ The quotation at the end of the video from Amber Frost is taken from an episode of Chapo Traphouse podcast where they discuss the smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn. You can listen to that discussion here: https://youtu.be/AzHAIlVLJdc Many of the ideas in this video, have been expressed by others more eloquently. If you’d like to understand more about the ways in which antisemitism is weaponised against left wing Jewish voices, I recommend Tony Lerman’s memoir ‘The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist’: https://www.plutobooks.com/9781849647… There are some groups who make space for left wing Jewish voices to be heard and to be legitimate in the UK Jewish community and more broadly. I value the work of Jewish Voice for Labour and Na’amod for these reasons.



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