Jackie Walker has received a lot of support since her Labour party expulsion. The well known Jewish Labour activist who was expelled from the Labour party recently because of the Anti-Semitism row has featured in a film “WitchHunt” documenting her fight to clear her name.
Six Jewish members of the Labour party write in defense of Jackie Walker, who was expelled last week
- Graham Bash
- Leah Levane
- Helen Marks
- Jonathan Rosenhead
- Glyn Secker
- Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi
Walker described the flawed process that has allowed racist commentary on her to form part of the evidence against her.
It also points out the irony of Walker being expelled for unspecified “prejudicial and grossly detrimental behavior”, while senior party members who have publicly attacked both her and the leadership remain free of any sanction.
Those supporting her stated – as Jewish members of the Labour party who were present at the training session secretly filmed at the party conference in 2016, we take issue with your report named “Jackie Walker expelled from Labour over antisemitism, 28 March”.
You report that Jackie Walker “criticized Holocaust Memorial Day for only commemorating Jewish victims”, and that she complained of not having “heard a definition of antisemitism that I can work with”.
What your report does not say is that the accusation against Walker was based on selectively edited (and largely misquoted) footage.
Not mentioned is Walker’s view, consistently explained, that Holocaust commemoration should also include victims of genocide that predate the Nazi era.
Apparently, David Baddiel is outraged that #BoycottRachelRiley is trending and says it is anti-Semitic
The same David Baddiel who blacked up to mock and bully a black footballer on the Fantasy Football Show
What a hypocrite https://t.co/gvCuRlet0C
— Socialist Voice 🌐 (@SocialistVoice) March 28, 2019
— Jackie walker (@Jackiew80333500) March 29, 2019
Jackie Walker’s Story
Jackie Walker tells the story the media didn’t want you to hear. Until recently, Jackie was a well known Labour activist, anti-racist and vice Chair of Momentum, campaigning for Jeremy Corbyn. Then her world exploded. She was accused of anti-Semitism, suspended from the party, abused, demonised in the papers, on TV and across social media. In her solo show The Lynching the audience becomes the jury as Jackie’s mother comes to life, defending Jackie with an extraordinary narrative tale of love, loss, racism and courage that keeps its audience spell bound. Jackie says, ‘This is a story of fake news, my fight for free speech and an attempt to smash the most radical political movement we have ever seen.
“a standing ovation” The Jewish Chronicle
Jackie Walker’s website for more info click here
The film WitchHunt see here
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