Friday, July 5, 2019

July 5 2019: Chronicles from my Tenth Decade; Link of the day: The plot against Jeremy Corbyn has reached ridiculous lengths, and Mike Pompeo, the US Secetary of State, has injected himself into the middle of it.

 The plot to prevent Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong proponent of Palestinian rights, from ever becoming British Prime Minister,  has been vicious ever since his election as leader of the British Labour party. He has been accused of anti-semitism, and his Party with him, a  charge orchestrated and paid for by Israel (as revealed by a since-suppressed Al Jazeera documentary), a ridiculous charge that has gained such currency as to drive normally sensible liberal commentators into a frenzy (see this week’s effort by Polly Toynbee, of The Guardian, for example, who descended into semi-hysteria as she denounced Corbyn for immobilism in face of the meltdown of the British Conservative Party.) 

Of course, anti-semitism is a delicate subject, but I think an article published yesterday by Jonathan Cook, in the on-site news outlet Common Dreams, provides the best overall account I have seen of the onslaught on Corbyn.  The whole article can be read here.

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