Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: AntiSemitism Fallacy An Attack On Free Speech

1 Jun

In June 2016, a UK-based organisation calling itself Jewish Human Rights Watch lost a High Court battle to outlaw Local Authorities from boycotting investment of employee pension funds and tax revenue in Israeli enterprises considered in breach of International Law and Human Right abuses against Palestinians.

In the ruling, Lord Justice Simon and Mr Justice Flaux dismissed the claim, considering that the case, brought by Robert Festenstein of @RHFSolicitors, was ill-conceived and failed on the basic facts.

In recent months, however, the UK government announced plans to implement new measures to curb the BDS movement and those who support boycotts, divestment, and sanctions in specific reference to the State of Israel. Note: BDS is not referenced in regard to any other sovereign state* accused of human rights abuses.

As part of the announcement, which one might essentially consider a totalitarian concept in an Orwellian-like effort pandering to a perceived sense of Jewish exceptionalism* and victimhood, Her Majesty’s Government also announced that it would adopt the deeply contested international definition of antiSemitism; a definition that includes outlawing boycotts, claiming that such actions are inherently antiSemitic.

Not only does this policy shift and implementation of an extremely narrow definition of antiSemitism effectively make it illegal to criticise or accuse Israel of acts of terrorism, occupation, or human rights abuses. It also makes boycotting – as a form of political protest, conscientious objection and pacifism – likely to be unlawful and potentially antiSemitic.

This definition goes further, stating that making reference to, or any accusations of the existence of a ‘Jewish’ or ‘Israeli lobby’, has lobbied for these changes and adoptions by foreign governments, should also be considered as antiSemitic.

Since 2015, Jewish Human Rights Watch has lobbied hard and fierce for this change in policy, as its director makes clear in the linked article below.

As noted by Daniel Sugarman of the Jewish Chronicle, the ‘Lobby’ includes organisations like Jewish Human Rights Watch. Its purpose is to “agitate” and “unsettle” opponents of Israel, says its director, Jonathan Neumann.

In the same piece, Neumann also states: “It’s no coincidence that when we started bringing these legal actions, this guidance and legislation started happening”.

To be clear, the adoption of the new definition of antiSemitism and the banning of boycotts against Israel is a completely draconian act, that would not have happened without the pressure, influence and relentless lobbying of the State of Israel and its actors and supporters.

In a classic defence of what has become known as Godwin’s Law and the fundamental right to peaceful protest and free speech, Netanyahu himself has labelled the BDS movement a direct attack on Jews, likening it to the activities of Nazi Germany.

The UK government is the first country in the World to acquiesce to Israel and its state actors in their demands.

This is hardly surprising, when one considers the pivotal role of the UK Government in the partition and annexation of what was originally Palestine until its carving up after the implementation of the Balfour Declaration.

Let’s get a few things straight, shall we?

First, no reasonably minded person would ever suggest that by denying members of the global Jewish diaspora the right to self-determination and a homeland the person doing so is not in some way prejudice against Jews and therefore likely to be antiSemitic.

Put simply; to do so, clearly implies that s/he does hold some form of prejudice against the Jewish diaspora.

If Jews and Israelis truly wish to counter real antiSemitism – without seeking to weaponize and misapply it – the establishment a Jewish homeland should not be at the expense of illegal land grabs and settlements under a policy of belligerent expansionism and occupation on what is essentially stolen Palestinian land should not be labelled as such because such actions are in clear breach of international law.

Moreover, no-one disputes that Jews have been persecuted and displaced for more than 2 millennia, or were persecuted by Constantine or the Nazis and Hitler. Most certainly, no-one denies that he, Hitler, authorised the slaughter and inhumane maltreatment of millions of Jews.

However, what must be accepted, is that Jews, like most other societies and communities, have also played their part in many of the World’s most horrific events; including in Russia, WWII, the Bosnian War and in the establishment and continued occupation and encroachment of Palestine.

In slavery, for example, it is entirely true to state that Nat Rothschild, whom I have already mentioned, supported and funded slavery, and fought against its abolition in order to maintain his business empire and, ultimately, his intentions to establish the State of Israel. Why? Because it is documented.

Indeed, Rothschild and business partner, August Belmont, were known adversaries against Abraham Lincoln, who, as we all know, was instrumental in abolishing slavery in the United States. In the case of abolition in the UK, it was Rothschild himself who even raised the finances to compensate slave and plantation owners after abolition.

The Rothschild family also had considerable business interests in the East India Company and was also responsible for brokering the Balfour Declaration in exchange for involving the United States in WWI and II and the establishment of Israel. Incidentally, Lord Balfour’s heir still sits on the Board of Trustees of the Rothschild Foundation, to this day.

Similarly, the fact that members of European Jewry played a significant role in establishing the modern global merchant banking and financial systems, should not be consider prejudicial toward Jews or antiSemitic either.

For example, it was members of the Jewish diaspora, who founded and oversaw the funding and investment of the Medici or the Spanish Royal Families; and subsequent establishment of European state banks, and the creation of financial havens like Guernsey, Jersey, and creation of Switzerland’s current banking institutions, like the Union Bancaire Privee.

It is not antiSemitic to state or say any of these things, as they are based on historical fact.

Equally, if you are Jewish, as my Grandfather was, you cannot stand by, screaming antiSemitism at anyone who speaks out against Israel’s apartheid and human rights abuses.

For clarity and avoidance of doubt, use of the term ‘fallacy’, in its strictest meaning and interpretation, refers only to manufacturing antiSemitism in regards to opposing the right and lawful activities to BDS and criticising human rights abuses. It does not diminish the persecution and rights of the Jewish diaspora. To say that it does, is to manufacture false claims of antiSemitism.

If you are Jewish and do this, you rightly risk being accused of dishonest and duplicitous.

As for Jewish Human Rights Watch attempts to criminalise BDS, I, for one, will not invest, or have my pension invested in any Israeli product that kills or has been produced and manufactured on occupied land and illegal settlements.

That is my unequivocal and universal right and you do the cause to rid the world of hatred, prejudices and inequality considerable harm by seeking to challenge and remove it.

You will not pass!

Author: Jason Schumann

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Israel Wants A Proxy War With Syria and For The US Government To Carry It Out

27 May

[Published 27 May, 2018]

 

You will no doubt recall that the US recently engaged in a bombing spree in Syria, following reports that Assad had used chemical weapons on his own people in the city of Douma.

For the record, there is a significant body of evidence gathering, that suggests these reports were entirely false and manufactured by Israel and then fed to Trump by Netanyahu and his minions.

The media reported that France’s Pres. Macron initially said that he had “proof” that “chemical weapons were used—at least chlorine – and that they were used by Bashar al-Assad’s regime”.

Less than a day later, Macron recanted his statement, after repeatedly failing to produce any evidence, despite many requests for him to do so.

Even the US Sen. Mattis has publicly stated that there was no evidence of Assad gassing his own people.

What we do know, is that Israel issued a statement, declaring that Syria has no legal right to defend itself against Israeli or U.S. military attacks.

We also know that The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a joint funded US/ Israeli propaganda instrument, recently called for war against Iran & Syria.

You can read more on this here: https://t.co/f9ktaj9zNY

In the days leading up to the US attacks on Douma, Israel expressed concern about Russia supplying Syria with missiles and said it would retaliate if they were used on Israeli soil, including on the occupied Golan Heights.

Further, that Fadel Abdul Ghany, head of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, and Husam Alkatlaby, director of the Syrian Violations and Documentation Center, published a report suggesting that Syria was responsible within several days of the alleged attack.

However, inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were blocked from accessing the site of the alleged gas attack themselves, because Trump gave orders to his generals to commence bombing the site… conveniently, the day before the OPCW were due to arrive.

We also know that the so-called ISIS – for which there also evidence that is financed by Saudi Arabia, Israel and the US – has used chemical weapons at least 52 occasions in Syria & Iraq.

This is according to the New York Times, which cited London’s IHS Conflict Monitor: https://t.co/h5iX14hTnj

In addition, we also know that the UK’s Ministry of Defence accidentally revealed the use of British drones firing thermobaric missiles in Syria: https://t.co/LP05BW4BZr

Even as early as 2013, we have testimony from past victims of such attacks that strongly suggest that it was ISIS or Al Nusra who used chemical weapons on the Syrian people; and not Assad or his forces.

Channel 4 News, the British TV programme, has also confirmed reports from Damascus, that ISIS and Al Nusra have a working relationship with Israel.

We also know that Israel runs the Ziv Hospital, situated in the Golan Heights, close to the Syrian border, which treats wounded Jihadis and anti-Assad rebels.

Priti Patel, the disgraced former UK Secretary of State for International Development, was forced to resign her role in government, after it came to light that she had visited the hospital.

Former Secretary Patel also held secret and unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials, and covertly sought financing for the hospital from the UK Government.

Robert Fisk, a journalist for the UK’s Independent newspaper, who was the first Westerner to visit in the aftermath of the alleged incident, also confirmed that their was little evidence of such an attack and, following having interviewed local people, if an attack had taken place, it would likely have been carried out by anti Assad terrorists and rebel groups.

As further damning evidence that Israel is behind and propping up the war with Syria, just two days after the Douma reports, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Yosef’s Spokesperson, sent out a private message via Twitter, asking for the international community, including NGOs, to support military intervention in Syria.

For those that do not know, Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Yosef, is a Ziopathic racist—who recently referred to Black people, and Africans in particular—as worth less than a Jew.

On the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, just a couple of weeks ago, Rabbi Yosef referred to Trump as “the King of Kindness.”

I will leave you to make your minds up.
Author: Jason Schumann

 

The Trial of Alison Chabloz

25 May

[Blog Updated on 31 December, 2016; 21 April, 2017; and 26 May, 2018]

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In the above image, from left to right, we have Ambrosine “Shittyknickers” Shitrit, Rakhel (Rachel) Dobrikova, and Gideon Falter.

We will talk about them in a moment, but let’s first touch on Alison Chabloz, their not-so innocent victim.

For avoidance of doubt, I should first make it absolutely clear, that what transpires in the following, in no way denies the suffering of the Jewish diaspora, right to self-determination, or their right to a homeland.

Alison is a British musician, whom I know well. For a time, Alison and I used to be friends. We parted company acrimoniously, due to a misunderstanding on her part. Like me, Alison is pro-Palestinian and an anti-Zionist. We are both very vocal about this on social media, which has drawn considerable abuse for us both, but Alison more so.

Our chief, self-appointed, longterm foe, and abuser, is the truly despicable and pernicious Ambrosine Shitrit.

For the record, Ambrosine is a Zionista and has harassed and targeted Alison and I, for more than 4 years. She, Ambrosine that is, is now under police investigation as a result of her crimes and continued harassment against me.

Not content with abusing online, Ambrosine has taken it upon herself as a mission to pursue Alison in every aspect of her life, intent on destroying her.

It’s worth noting here, that because of her abuse of Alison, myself and others, Ambrosine has had over 30 (yes, 30!) accounts suspended on social media platforms like Twitter.

We’ll call Ambrosine Shittyknickers from here on, because that’s how much disdain I have for the nasty Islamophobic, Fascist Grade A bitch, that she is!

Shittyknickers’ abuse of Alison began with the usual insults and trolling on Twitter, calling her a Nazi and anti-Semitic… because of Alison’s support of Muslims against the rise of Islamophobia in the UK, and her views regarding Israel’s maltreatment of Palestinians and illegal occupation of their lands.

Her abuse then took a turn and became more serious… and disturbing!

Shittyknickers became aware that Alison was working on a cruise ship and decided to take it upon herself to write an anonymous letter to her employer, informing them that Alison is anti-Semitic.

As a direct result, Alison was called into the captain’s office, sacked, and told to disembark.

She was left stranded in a foreign country, with no way to get home. I offered to step in but someone else did instead.

Shittyknickers also sends Alison anonymous presents and cards in the post. You can guess the sort of thing.

(Derbyshire police, Alison’s local force, have done absolutely zip about this abuse and harassment).

Fast forward a year or so, and Alison was performing at the Edinburgh Festival and took the opportunity to say fuck you to Shittyknickers and her many other, mainly Zionist abusers.

It was quite silly and impetuous of Alison, but she decide to do this by taking a photograph of herself outside Edinburgh Castle gesturing the Quenelle, which is a symbol that many Jews have adopted as an anti-Semitic one.

Alison then posted this photograph on social media.

Ermagherrd!

Boy was there complete butthurt and uproar — all hell broke loose!

Alison had made a rod for her back in doing this, and has come in for a hard ride ever since.

Because of Alison’s – well, stupidity, in gesturing the Quenelle – all the vultures and cockroaches came out with their pitchforks, knives and poison pens, baying for blood.

There were letters to the Edinburgh Festival organisers, blogs, newspaper articles in Jewish media and a defamatory article in the Sun by the paedo-linked, perma foot-in-mouth moron that is Louise “Stenchof” Mensch.

Like a pig in shit (pardon my candidness again!), Alison was revelling in the fact that she had stuck one up to her haters and abusers – yes, she has narcissistic tendencies!

Ruining Alison’s career, sending hate mail to her parents’ home, and smearing her in the press as an anti-Semite, just wasn’t enough for Shittyknickers. Along with the equally vile Rakhel Dobrikova, and a convicted fraudster and alleged scam artist Jasna Badzak, and professional victim Suzanne Fernandez, they all embarked on a series of false and malicious reports to the police about Alison.

(Until recently, their reports came to nothing).

In response, Alison went on the offensive. Again, stupidly – many would suggest – Alison began mocking her abusers on her Youtube channel. Alison’s ill-conceived efforts, to goad and mock her abusers briefly brought her to the attention of Mark Lewis, a Zionist Jewish Lawyer, who sent her a series of now deleted messages on Twitter, expressing his delight if she were to die.

Following recent media coverage, I was intrigued and stumbled across the lovely Rakhel (not!) actually engaged in spying on Alison’s Facebook page several days ago, presumably on a reporting mission (See below).

I challenged her and asked her purpose for being on Alison’s Facebook. She couldn’t provide an honest or straight answer. Rakhel promptly reported back to one Gideon Falter, claiming I had made offensive comments to her about members of the Jewish community.

Gideon then emailed me, making futile and ill-considered threats to me. His own stupidity has rightly gotten my back up; and so, I rightly told him to fuck off!

Here’s the wonderfully scheming and abusive Rakhel now seeking to engage a colleague of mine and harassing my work account by making idle threats for exposing her vitriol and lies. Threats, by the way, that she liberally makes to others and that have no legal basis and will never stand up in a court of law, let alone pass water.

Another one of the vengeful cabal involved in plotting against Alison is a woman by the name of Caroline Ost. You can see evidence in the following links of how determined they are to silence Alison. Here is Caroline admitting to a member of the prosecution team in the case against Alison, that she (as well as others) have made reports about her to the police.

When I say ‘silence’ Alison, what I mean is… by any means they can and at their disposal! The exact phrase used by Caroline et al, in the exchange shown in the following link, is that Alison is some kind of ’cause’ for them; or rather silencing her (and thus you and me) is ultimately their mission.

Read on. I will explain in more detail what I mean by ‘mission’.

As referenced above, into the fray comes one Gideon Falter, who is the Chair of the UK ‘so-called’ registered charity, Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA).

Because Gideon, Shittyknickers, Caroline, and the rest of their rabid cabal, were unhappy with what they say was the police failing to prosecute Alison, Gideon has brought a private prosecution against her, under s.127 of the UK’s Communication Act, 2003.

The case has been brought because of one of Alison’s songs. Yes, a satirical song about historical revisionism and a perceived sense of singular ‘privilege’ and ‘victimhood’, that is often used as a stick, to beat those who question or challenge about the head!

Yes, these abhorrent characters are this desperate to silence Alison.

You only need look here in this following exchange on social media, to see that Gideon Falter himself has conveyed a message via Caroline asking an anonymous Twitter user (and a number of other individuals) not to interfere with CAA’s efforts to silence Alison, so that they can have ‘their moment of glory’ (sic).

Yes, you read that correctly; these relentless, overbearing vultures wish to make an example of Alison (and you and me), by setting a legal precedent – via the back door – to make any questioning of historical events, or criticism of Israeli war crimes, an illegal act.

Ken Aidel (more research underway on this one), has freely and publicly stated on his Twitter account, that Gideon Falter himself has requested him or someone linked to him and CAA, to remove any mention of Alison from his Twitter feed.

Gideon even went to the extraordinary lengths to hold a special recruitment event in November, to enlist the services of legal counsel for the case. The preliminary hearing was heard at Westminster Magistrates Court, in London, on Thursday, the 15 December, 2016.

One of CAA’s fervent supporters was recently very active on social media, almost orgasming at the prospect of what he believes will be the end of Alison and (everyone else’s, for that matter) right to freedom of speech to challenge and criticise Israel and question historical events.

There are unconfirmed rumours that this ‘supporter’, who goes by the name ‘Robbersdog’ is thought to be none other than Stephen Silverman, CAA’s director of investigations and enforcement. However, what we can absolutely confirm, is that Silverman confessed in court to being behind a troll account known as @BedlamJones. He was compelled to admit this under questioning by the defence; that, or face perjury charges. Since CAA commenced its private prosecution against Alison, Silverman has been busy deleting self-incriminating tweets.

Apparently, Gideon’s case against Alison is a test case.

Needless to say, the case will likely and ultimately fail, as Gideon’s claim is legally misconceived, and amounts to an outrageous abuse of the law and court process.

Some of you reading this will be unaware, but very similar vexatious and frivolous efforts, by Jewish Human Rights Watch, also failed and were rightly thrown out for the same reason.

If, by some miraculous act of the Lard, Alison is found guilty, the UK can kiss good-bye to freedom of speech — no thanks to the Zionist lobby that operates with the apparent sanction of the government in the UK.

Note: Almost everyone in this blog is Jewish, adding credence to the view – that Jews, in general – have an issue with being mocked or challenged on their views, historical events we are ‘told’ to accept as incontrovertible fact, or Israel’s war crimes. It’s a kind of profound form of a persecution complex that brings out the worst in some people.

It also suggests that (((they))) and their subordinates and collaborators, will use any means necessary (and) at their disposal, to influence and/ or bend the law to their will; to target, silence, and ruin anyone with whom they disagree or whom questions their precious claim to special victim status.

Indeed, it’s all part of the psychosis of Jewish victimhood and perceived sense of divine privilege, as the “Chosenites”.

This vindictive and malevolent behaviour, of seeking to destroy someone, is a perfect example of how morally bankrupt and psychopathic some of these people are.

If you are in any doubt about what I am saying here, just take a look at this website: http://izionist.org

If we all sit or stand on our ‘not me’ laurels, in silence, failing to challenge them and speak out, we are part of the problem, which means we are all fucked! By which, I mean the whole of humanity. We need to organise to fight them!

Because I will not be silenced I am now a target and have been threatened by CAA. I am also being harassed by its volunteers and supporters who have attempted to hack my Facebook account, launched a failed cyber attack on my website, and abuse me online with obscenities about my HIV status and ethnicity, as well as setting up fake social media accounts in my name.

If you read this, Gideon, despite the fact that I disagree with Alison’s methods and many of her views, because of your recent threats to me and subversive efforts to misuse the law to push a wider agenda; be mindful that I haven’t finished with you or CAA yet, so watch this space. I promise you it will not end well!

Update:

  1. Alison was granted unconditional bail; the case adjourned until March 2017. An application to Strike Out was dismissed.
  2. Two days before Christmas day, Alison was again dragged before the court. This time she has effectively been banned from all social media until after her trial.
  3. Jonathan Hoffman, a prominent member of the UK Jewry and a former Bank of England official claims that he spoke with one of the Magistrate’s at Alison’s hearing and is consequently able to confirm she will likely be given a fine. Note: This has now been reported to the police and the court.
  4. Click here for a clear example of the level of conceit and malice of Ambrosine “Shittyknickers” Shitrit.
  5. Note: Ambrosine, this blog ain’t ever coming down. Not even by a court order. Try me.
  6. Shittyknickers now claiming that I have a police warning for calling her Shittyknickers. In short, it is a lie and she is in for a big shock very soon. I will post a new blog once everything is confirmed.
  7. Alison has recently been informed by the police that the malicious charges brought against her by those she refers to as ‘the Fishwives‘ have been dropped. Presumably because the charges were indeed malicious. No doubt the fishwives will be frothing with oodles of major butthurt. Such tears are truly delicious.
  8. Alison was convicted of causing gross offence on the 25 May, 2018. Sadly, she made a rod for her own back, by lowering herself and allowing her stalkers to goad her into becoming extreme in her views and depictions of them. See the following screenshot as evidence of the goading that led to her prosecution.
  9. In one comment to the above screenshot – the poster of the tweet, who, until today was an anonymous troll, but is now known as Mordechai Getz – was thanked for his unrelenting harassment of Alison. In reply, his response to attribute his pathological behaviour and that of “1000s of others”, to the uber troll and Islamophobic Andrea Goncalves Da Silva.
  10. You can now understand from the above image alone, that when someone is repeatedly harassed and abuse they would either recoil or seek to challenge or mock their abusers.

Regards,

Jason Schumann

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A long rant on Antisemitism, Windrush and Racism….

26 Apr

via Soweto Kinch

“I was reluctant to post this, as I didn’t want to get mired in the AntiSemitism row. I was dragged into it when despite my best efforts, my FB post was being turned into a sounding board for yet more Corbyn smears.

After well over a month of an intense focus on Labour Anti Semitism – I was largely quiet because it’s usually best to listen and learn to concerns about racism first. Maybe we could all learn how to be better humans?

However, this morning after the Radio 4 Today’s latest hatchet job and the Board of Deputies for British Jews statement, I’ve finally snapped.

They’ve named Jackie Walker again in their press statement- released minutes after the meeting with Corbyn (almost as though it was written before the meeting itself). It’s hard to escape the belief that this is politically motivated when all the ‘actions’ they demand are political appointees or expulsions.

This persecution without trial is disgraceful, and many Labour members have been shamefully quiet on Jackie Walker’s treatment. Please, please stop bullying the woman! She’s not Anti Semitic – which is why she’s not been found guilty of Anti Semitism (ie, hatred of Jews for being Jews).

The awkward reason they can’t expel either Ken Livingstone or Walker is because their opponents would have to prove antisemitism in the court of law and can’t – the evidence is scant at best. So instead they have waged a PR war in the court of public opinion – leading to embarrassing overreaching and ignominious behaviour from the likes of Alan Sugar.

Worse still I think they are actively undermining the need to deal with Anti Semitism – I don’t think they actually care. They ignore the Yarmulke’s being torn off the heads of children, not commenting on the spike in Anti Semitic hate crime at schools and instead making a semi-retired lefty and a black Jewish woman the focus of their hatred.

Corbyn is right to say anti Semitism is a societal problem and some anti capitalist tropes on the left lend themselves to lazy and racist deductions.

These are not ‘smears’ and should be eradicated from any anti racist party – we should be held to a higher standard because we’re not the racist Tory party.

The mural should have been a moment for self-reflection and mutual growth – leaving crackpot theories about ‘Zios’ and lizard-headed alien overlords on the same scrap pile.

However, using these issues to discredit life long anti racist campaigners is an immoral development and threatens to remain a fault line of credibility.

For every, ‘card-carrying, life-long Labour member’ allegedly tearing up their membership, I believe there’s another (both Jew and Gentile) just as disillusioned by the conduct of this debate.

Perhaps the test of any anti racist movement is its ability to bring people together rather than reinforce divisions. For instance, I’m humbled and moved by the numbers of white Britons who are outraged by #Windrushscandal.

But, how for instance is anyone supposed to take Chukka Umunna seriously – voting for the pernicious Immigration Bill 2013 in private, virtually silent on #Windrush but loudly decrying Labour’s Anti Semitism crisis in the media whenever there’s telly space. It’s repugnant hypocrisy.

This flagrant intellectual dishonesty in politics will drive many good people away from movements for change.

How is it that Ruth Smeeth receives a standing ovation for uncovering the abusive tweets (rightly), but Abbott is shouted down with ‘Rubbish, Rubbish!’ when describing her personal experience of #Windrush?

It’s a widely known fact Diane Abbott receives more racist abuse than all other members combined, but it’s the actual racist society that makes it less politically expedient to highlight her abuse.

Racism comes from the top! It’s not fomented by an underclass, it’s an ideology foisted from above.

Internet trolls, even bots are incapable of erecting the sort of power structures that are necessary for racism to prosper – racism triumphs because there’s a prison system, a housing and education system, an iniquitous job market etc, these all give real teeth to prejudicial ideas.

The past weeks prove what ructions there are in our basic understanding of what racism is. It’s not just acts of individual bigotry – that’s better understood as ‘racial prejudice.’

Racism can only be understood in terms of the power relations. So prejudice will see you attacked online with abusive words, systemic racism will get you deported, denied health care or housing. You can and should expel someone proven to be racist and/or Anti Semitic in days! Fixing structural racism is a much longer project and can’t be fixed by an expulsion or two.

The demands of anti-racists are for justice: equality in the law, education, freedom from the threat of deportation, freedom from all verbal and physical abuse.

As far as I can tell, the demands of the Board of Deputies is to kick all the people they disapprove of out of Labour immediately; circumvent Labour’s disciplinary procedures; install an Ombudsman and have a permanent wedge with which to discredit the Labour leadership.

Worse still they want Corbyn (oft accused of being Stalin 2.0) to supersede party protocol and personally expelled members without due process.

They not trying to root out Anti Semitism from society, but instead want to install a very partisan definition conflating all criticism of Israel with Anti Semitism. This understandably is what Jewish Voices For Labour object to – JVL usefully produced ‘How to criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic.’

Not all Jews are Zionists and in fact most Zionists are not Jews. For the record I’m not an anti-Zionist, I just think there’s probably a better way of building a homeland than we’ve seen in Gaza and the West Bank.

As a non-Jew one of my frustrations is, why is this discussion always conducted in the shadows? Why is there such a concerted attempt to marginalise certain Jewish voices?

If there was a public forum with Ken and Jackie as well as their opponents debating anti Semitism we might all learn something. Perhaps, I have an unconscious bias or latent anti Semitic beliefs, I might learn something and change them – instead all I see are proscribed names, black listed and ostracised without any process.

Even someone like Chris Williamson who shares a platform with them is blacklisted – and few people even know what the Anti Semitic offence was. The ultimate intention is to silence all forms of dissent. Anyone thinking of speaking up against Israel, or asking questions is supposed to be terrified into silence. Well we think ‘just look at what happened to Jackie Walker’ better belt up.

Some people might ask, who am I to argue with a Jew about what constitutes Anti Semitism? I agree, It’s probably offensive if Jewish people say it is: listen first, talk after; listen to women who describe experiences of misogyny; listen to black peoples who describe racism.

The problem with this is that only some ‘mainstream’ Jews are afforded a legitimate voice. JVL are ‘bad jews’ and Corbyn’s not even allowed to attend meetings with the bad Jews! How can we take an Anti Semitism campaign seriously if most of it’s targets are Jewish!? Imagine me having an anti-racism movement and making the expulsion of Kwasi Kwarteng or Sam Gyimah my ultimate goal! I might disagree vehemently with James Cleverly, but sadly he’s still partly black (sad I know, venal careerism doesn’t revoke blackness) and their views don’t stop them being black.

I think it’s important that we don’t get lost trying to prove who or who isn’t a racist. Theresa May and Rudd may or may not be racists – it’s not within my skill set to read minds and scrutinize souls. The one thing I can say with certainty is that they have instituted a racist policy.

The ‘Hostile Environment’ lead to racist deeds and actions! Even deaths! If May or Rudd are expelled it should be for these actions, not the spurious ground of their personal racism.

We need to have the same approach with Anti Semitism. Don’t just tell me you think Walker or Livingstone are Anti Semites, please tell me what Jackie Walker said or did that’s Anti Semitic? Tell me how they’ve abetted an Anti Semitic atmosphere. You can’t have the widespread slandering of Jackie Walker without her having a chance to defend her beliefs. Otherwise it’s little more than a medieval inquisition.

It’s in this pantomime media world that Kwasi Kwarteng is on news bulletins, without irony as a black apologist for a racist Windrush immigration policy – subtext being, ‘we ain’t racist look we’ve got a black in the Tory Party who says we ain’t.’ Yesterday Jacob R-M addressed a Windrush audience on Channel 4 expressing moral outrage (the same Jacob who went to the Traditional Britain event advocating repatriation!) Nobody bats an eyelid.

How do we know who’s sincere or not? How to discern racist from dissident?

Maybe this might be a future litmus test? When an anti-racist is confronted with Holocaust denial they say the Holocaust happened.

When a David Irving-like person is confronted with the Holocaust they deny its historical veracity, and double down on their racism. Jewish friends please correct me if I’m wrong! Irving was determined to disprove the Holocaust existed, Livingstone has criticisms of the excessive state force used by Israel against the Palestinians… We could agree about Ken’s poor timing, or self-aggrandizement but they’re nowhere near the same thing… are they?

If you’re wondering why I’m so exercised by the issue, it’s because I resent this climate of fear and self-censorship that’s been inculcated in Labour members. I’m concerned even this post could be flagged and I could be expelled! Even a racist bigot in the Labour Party should be allowed to speak their mind, so it can be challenged and corrected. All the members can then understand how such ideas are incompatible with Labour Party values. Surely we should be persuading people not gagging and excommunicating them.

Using religion, culture or race to create a party political wedge is disgraceful and morally bankrupt. We shouldn’t be competitively comparing injustices but collectively working to eradicate them. These are age old problems and need to be tackled with sincerity and vigor by all parties, trying to dislodge political opponents with confected crimes should be denounced by all Black or White, Jews or Gentiles and from all political backgrounds.

#solidarity
#labouragainstthewitchhunt
#ImwithJackie

Now back to getting rid of these evil Tories! Vote ’em out on 3rd May.

NB, any Jewish friends or otherwise who ardently disagree feel free to DM me, or even better pick up the phone and talk to me. I may have unwittingly used offensive tropes and I’m open to learning, but the treatment of Jackie Walker and Ken Livingstone is a disgrace and a threat to due process everywhere. I wont be engaging in the usual FB tennis, if it appears you aren’t trying to either learn or teach something but instead are just trying to discredit more good people in very dark times.”

Exposed: Israel’s Penetration of Foreign Intelligence Services, Code-breaking, Political Subversion, and Death Squads

11 Dec

[Published: 23 November, 2017]

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For purposes of clarity and unambiguity, please be aware, that the ‘source of the original content‘ reprinted in this blog can be found HERE.

In case ‘the source of the original content‘, of the following, should somehow miraculously be deleted upon awareness of this blog coming to light, the content of which is also archived and published HERE, so that its authenticity can never be called into question.

Please NOTE: The ‘the source of the original content‘, is delineated by hyphens (———–), which are used as page-breaks, indicating before and after. For emphasis, preceding quotes and comments have been highlighted by use of underlining.

After which, the only commentary is provided, with links, to provide sound and unequivocal evidence from government sources, confirming the authenticity and veracity of ‘the source of the original content‘.

The original source of the following content referred to, herein, was first posted on Facebook on July, 2016, which goes as follows:

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Israel has a total area on 20770 sq km with a land boundary of 1006 km. It is bordered by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Israel has a parliamentary democracy and gained independence on 14th May 1948.

The telephone system used in Israel is the most highly developed system in the middle east. It includes digital coaxial and microwave systems along with three submarine cables. These are used for international communications. In addition to these systems Israel has satellite earth stations for Intelsat in service too.

International disputes concerning the Israeli occupation of West Bank, Gaza Strip, troops in Southern Lebanon as well as the Golan Heights. [We will see later one good reason for the Golan Heights occupation to be continued and with an American interest].

It is undisputed that Israel spends more of its Gross National Product on Intelligence than any other Country. Israel expects all its Intelligence agents to have served at least two years in the armed services, although there are some exceptions.

Israel possesses three major intelligence agencies. Shin Bet, which looks after domestic intelligence; Mossad, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks, Foreign Intelligence and Lekem, The Bureau of Scientific Relations [sic].

A number of Army and Police covert units, which are code named ‘marauder’ operate in deep cover in the occupied territories. There is also a Special Sections unit, Unit 8200, which is interested in electronic surveillance, code breaking and such like.

Shin Bet, or Shabak, is led by its current director Avi Dichter. Its Arab Affairs Department is concerned with anti-terrorist operations, political subversion and the upkeep of a collated index of apparent Arab terrorists. Units of Shabak have also worked with the Aman [Military Intelligence] against Hamas’ military wing.

The non-Arab Affairs Department is divided into Communist and non-Communist sub-departments. This department is interested in all other countries; their duties including the penetration of Foreign Intelligence and Diplomatic Services and Missions in Israel.

It excels in the questioning of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the old Iron Curtain countries [Messrs.Tony Blair and Jack Straw to note!].

The Protective Security Department is responsible for the protection of Israeli buildings, Embassies, Science Installations, Industrial installations and the national air carrier, El Al.

Shabak monitors the activities of various fringe groups whose activities might not be in the best interest of Israel. It was this level of activity that eventually destroyed the effectiveness of the PLO after 1967, causing its withdrawal to bases in Jordan.

Shabak was renamed the Israel Security Service in 2002.

Aman, the Military Intelligence Group, produces national intelligence forecasts on war, communications intercepts and target studies. Aman is also involved in cross-border agent operations.

Aman has around 7000 employees and has equal status to all the other armed services, viz Army, Airforce and Navy. It is currently led by Major General Aharon Ze’evi.

Its Foreign Relations Department liaises with foreign intelligence services and is responsible for the activities of Israeli Military Attachés abroad.

A unit, the Sayeret Maktal is Israel’s primary counter-terrorism unit and intelligence gathering agency.

Mossad, or more correctly, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Duties is based in Tel Aviv. Its director is General Meir Dagon. It has eight departments of which the Collections Department is the largest. It has the lead responsibility for espionage.

Field officers are in place all around the globe in official [or otherwise unofficial] cover. The Special Operations Division, Metsada, is concerned with covert operations; assassination, sabotage and other operations requiring its specialist skills.

There is also a specialist signals unit, Unit 8200 as previously mentioned. There are listening posts, some in the Israeli occupied, and much contested, Golan Heights. There is also a satellite intercept facility there which compliments the other commercial satellite earth stations.

Whilst the intelligence product from Israel’s Unit 8200 is not officially integrated into the Echelon Network many Israeli personnel work on secondment at the NSA and other Pentagon Departments.

It is no surprise that US intelligence personnel also work alongside Unit 8200 personnel in Israel; some of the equipment undoubtedly of American origin.

A joint Washington based Joint Counter Terrorism Office, with a secure and direct communications link between Israeli intelligence and the emergent US Office of Homeland Security has been suggested [and may now exist]. Are the SIGINT stations the reason for America’s willingness to turn its eyes away from the oft debateable behaviour of Israel when the rest of the world protests its Human Rights record?

Somewhere in the midst of Israel’s intelligence machinery is the number station, designated by ENIGMA as E10. Everyone reading this newsletter will have heard E10. As the never ending posts to ‘Spooks’ prove E10 is a massive operation; we have come to recognise the familiar style of ‘Charlie India Oscar’ and its like, or the pronunciation of NovemBEAR as identifiers of this station.

On Sunday 2nd November, 2003 and at 1230z an ENIGMA 2000 member was listening to LBC on 97.3MHz when it was announced that Major General Danny Yattom [Head of Mossad 1996 to 1998] was to be interviewed and would be taking questions from listeners. After his introduction and a rather simplistic rhetoric Gen Yattom took a couple of rather mundane calls about the actions of Israel in the Palestine regions, but nothing that really questioned anything ‘intelligence’.

Our member rang the radio station and was prepared to place his question. LBC’s phone was quickly answered and the conversation proceeded something like this:

LBC: LBC, Can I help?

E2k: Hello, I have a question for Colonel Yattom.

LBC: It’s General Yattom.

E2k: Sorry, my mistake. I intercept messages intended for the use of Israeli agents, possibly working for Mossad.

LBC: I beg your pardon?

E2k: I intercept signals destined for Mossad agents.

LBC: How do you do that?

E2k: On the Short Wave. If you wish to qualify that with General Yattom tell him I hear FTJ on 4461kHz. That’s one of the stations and its frequency. [Not that he’d probably even know what FTJ was].

LBC: I’ll pass that on but please don’t mention this if you go to air.

E2k: I won’t be that silly!

LBC: What’s the question?

E2k: With the increase in activity by both Palestine and Israel it has been noticed that there has been a rise in coded transmissions in line with this increase. Is there any connection?

LBC: I’ll definitely put this to General Yattom – that’s really interesting. We’ll phone you back if he wishes to take the question.

E2k: Thanks.

Our member is still waiting for LBC to return his call [to his unregistered pay as you go mobile]!

Whilst Major General Yattom could have answered the question and denied any connection between Mossad and the ‘spy station’ he didn’t. Was this the ‘ignore it and it’ll go away’ response or was there a real reason that he did not wish to talk to our member; who takes a deep interest in Israeli matters and E10.

Pity he didn’t talk to our member, he was also going to ask where the site of transmission was for the illumination of all you folks who also wonder!

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The activities highlighted above are fully sanctioned and authorised by the Government of Israel and the ‘Institute for Intelligence and Special Functions‘, aka המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, which founded the group mentioned above in order to mobilise Jews and Zionists across the globe.

As reported in a ‘PR bulletin’ by the semi-privatised, US intelligence and defence group, Stratfor, in 2013, which can be found HERE:

In 2002, Meir Dagan was reappointed by Ariel Sharon to reprise the Mossad’s covert operations in Lebanon, notably targeted killings abroad. Coinciding with Dagan’s appointment, official Israeli policy was expanded to allow assassinations in friendly ally nations (including the US) using Kidon death squads from the Metsada Division. It was a job for which Dagan had ample experience.”

Furthermore, Stratfor adds:

Under Ariel Sharon in 1970, Dagan commanded a secret assassination unit of the Israeli Security Agency called Sayaret Rimon that eliminated over 750 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In 1982, he helped command Israel’s invasion of Lebanon. His main assignment was to manage undercover infiltrators, and to train Lebanese collaborators for the pro-Israel South Lebanon Army.”

For avoidance of doubt, the sole purpose of the ‘Institute for Intelligence and Special Functions‘, is to stop and/ or subvert any and all criticism of the human rights abuses and nefarious activities of the State of Israel.
Edited by: Jason Schumann 

UK Labour Party’s Emma Dent Coad and Rightwing Manufactured Racism

8 Dec

[Published 08 December, 2017]

 

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In a further desperate attempt at yet another orchestrated smear campaign in the unrelenting witch hunt against Labour party members, rightwing Tory supporters and their ilk have now taken a stab at Emma Dent Coad, the newly elected MP for Kensington, West London.

Coad marginally won her seat from the Tories earlier this year, which is when the vultures set about their efforts to devour her entrails with their dirty tricks and whipping up of an unfounded media backlash against her.

It started with the rightwing funded blog Guido Falkes, set up by the Russian-linked Paul Staines.

After her election, Guido went on the trawl into the depths of the underbelly of the interwebz, leaving no rock unturned or crevices unexplored, seemingly uncovering a blog written by Coad in which she apparently refers to Shaun Bailey, a Tory MP, as ‘a token’ to the [Tory] party and a ‘fake ghetto boy.’

Thing is, Coad never made these comments about Bailey.

She was merely quoting someone else.

And, as it turned out, that ‘someone else’, was in fact Bailey making those comments about himself.

Cue the woefully misjudged and ill-informed procrastinations and condemnation of James Cleverly and Kemi Badenoch, with their immediately apparent faux outrage and unfounded claims of racism.

Prematurely, both Cleverly and Badenoch then went on a long Twitter rant and wrote letters, calling for the immediate resignation of Coad and a bi-election for her seat in parliament.

Then ensued the wrath and onslaught of the rightwing media machine, piling on the marauding barrage of condemnation: HERE, HERE, and HERE!

Shortly after, Badnoch proclaiming:

I’m a black conservative . I dont think every offensive comment is racism, but when I see real prejudice I have to call it out.’

Let’s back this clusterfuck up, shall we!?

Oi, wind your damn neck in, Kemi, and put your fangs away… you got the wrong end of the chew toy, and you know it!

It should be no surprise to readers by now, that this was a classic dog whistle exercise and fake news smear campaign.

Asked to make a retraction and issue an apology [for comments Bailey had made about himself], Guido, Cleverly and Badenoch suddenly clammed up.

Bailey has remained silent throughout.

Now, as is Bailey, both Cleverly and Badenoch are Black Tory MPs.

But as the respected and admirable, Black Activist, Lee Jasper put it in his response to Badenoch’s further protestations regarding being labelled a ‘Coconut’ or an ‘Uncle Tom’, Jasper replied with a coup de grâce:

That’s to deny the reality of black political collusion with racism. It’s a historical fact and a contemporary reality… however the archaic language you use Uncle Tom etc to describe Black Tories seems to reflect you’re own fears and anxieties.’

Indeed.

That is the crux of this completely fake news story and charade.

When the ‘story’ first broke, likely Conservative Party HQ (CPHQ) prolly broke out in sweats and staffers were positively apoplectic, likely experiencing multiple orgasms and doing repeated high fives and chest bumps.

Here’s the likely scenario:

— Guido gives CPHQ wind of the story. CPHQ instructs press team to inform all rightwing media. Party spokesperson/ adviser suggests asking [token] Cleverly and Badnoch to stoke the fire by speaking out.—

This is what Jasper means by, ‘collusion’ of our own.

Guess what, Cleverly and Badenoch, you are both Uncle Tom’s or Coconuts, whichever pejorative but accurate description suits you best.

Truth is, Bailey sought to big himself up as a ghetto Black boy done good, becoming part of the White establishment.

As a person of colour myself, I can see no possible reason nor comprehend such a reason, why any one of us, would ever align ourselves, let alone do the bidding of an oppressor such as is apparent that you appear quite willing to do.

I, for one, can never align myself to anyone or any group, who would seek to consistently undermine, denigrate, or take advantage of us because of our status or skin colour.

Like the cowardly and silent Bailey, you, Cleverly and Badenoch, are, and always will be, both tokens and nothing more!

Where was your outrage and condemnation of your fellow Tory Member of Parliament, AnneMarie Morris and her comment ‘Niggers in a woodpile‘ in the Houses of Parliament?

Yes, you guessed it!

Tumbleweed, you useful idiots!

You are nothing but monkeys to the White man’s organ grinder!

 

 

 

 

Author: Jason Schumann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ofsted inspectors will question girls wearing hijabs in primary schools

7 Dec

[Published 07 December, 2017]

This is a guest blog by Iftikar Ahmad of the London School of Islamics. in response to the article published HERE.

Muslim girls who wear the hijab to primary school will be asked why they wear it by inspectors. The reasons given will then be recorded in school reports, amid concerns girls are being forced to wear the headscarf by their parents. Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools, announced the move on Sunday. Imagine being questioned about why you dress the way your parents tell you at 8 years of age!? What do you say?

“Sorry, I’ll tell them they are wrong”?

Looks like Ofsted are now so busy with combating Islam that they will have no time to deal with education? The problem is, before they start the quizzing, they’re making public exactly what the girls should get prepared to reply (by their family) to be allowed to keep the hijab. With all the time to rehearse. Any child asked by an inspector why she’s covering her hair should reply.. ‘its a free country I can wear what I effing want”!! We do not need inspectors chasing Muslims just because we hate them. Looks like Ofsted are now so busy with combating Islam that they will have no time to deal with education?

What is the role of the Government can any of the hijab haters answer This? Or do we need another PREVENT policy to target certain group of people? I bet all the readers who have kids have forced their kids to go to sleep, brush their teeth, wake them out of bed, eat dinner etc, wear a helmet whilst riding bike and so on…So what is wrong with telling your kid to cover the head to if one wants to. There is nothing wrong with this as long as its achieved peacefully and through education. Of course they are forced or at least required to wear hijabs by parents because it is the parents who bring up children according to their tradition, religion or both.

Freedom of religion is imperial . One can choose what to believe in an practise it , it’ not the government’ job to dictate what you should eat, how you should dress ,when you should pray ..it only has the power to coerce it’ civilians but it should just focusing on providing services and infrastructure and education and so on. So they need to send inspectors instead of assuming that it’s the parents brainwashing the kids. Interesting. Maybe they expect to find some 7 years old girls who will give them a detailed report of all the faiths they thoroughly researched before choosing Islam because it’s the one they believe provides the answers to all their existential and philosophical questions.

Parents are free to teach their children what they want as long as it’ not harming them physically or mentally. Its called education not force. I guess every parent has the right to educate their child into doing something which they believe is good (as long as its not a crime etc). It’s the parents that they should be questioning, not the children. No good asking the girls. If they are made to wear it, they will be made to say they aren’t, since that’s what the Inspectors want to hear. Everybody knows who the Inspectors spoke to.

You are/will be brainwashing your believes to your future children on what to do and what not. If my daughter from a young age is willing to wear the hijab I will not oppose it and make her understand that it is empowering her when she reaches puberty and she will be ready for it. When you live in a over sexualised society I believe such precaution is important. The child will progress just as much as the kids not wearing a headscarf in what sense does it make them weaker…apart of you sexualising the children when the Muslim parent prepares them for the real life and teaches what’s right or wrong . Who are you to tell ?

Where is the freedom of religion? Can she not express her identity at young age. Surely preparation makes one better.

I do not want my children to be brainwashed by half naked girls instead I’ll teach her what’s right or wrong and that is my duty not yours not the government. Asking little girls why they wear a headscarf is silly. It is forced on them in one way or another, through dictate by parents, training, social pressure.

Tell that to the Queen… even the DailyMail has no problem with her wearing one… Hijab is not the problem. It’s just a headscarf. The Queen like to wear one!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/The-Queen-steps-headscarf…

Did the NSS also ask for Sikh boys to be quizzed about their turbans and Jewish children for their religious headgear (skull caps or wigs)? If not why are Muslims being exclusively targeted again. I hope they’re also going to quiz Sikh boys who cover their hair..? No, thought not. Just pick on the girls.

Start by quizzing children if they are abused by parent who are alcoholics start by protecting children who are left homeless start by actually doing something usefully instead of targeting Muslims for wearing a religious symbol. Start by quizzing all children why they follow a religion after all they are smart in off to decide for themselves Will they ask Jewish kids if they are wearing their outfits voluntarily?

The opposite to hijab wearing is the display of highly sexualised forms of many western women. Western men get to enjoy this without thinking they are entitled to help themselves to every woman wearing a skirt up to her bum-cheeks.

The bottom line (pun intended) gents, is you can look but not touch. If you are offended, look away you control freak prude.

 

Edited by: Jason Schumann 

Disclaimer:

This has been published as an opinion piece only. The contents or views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the author of the debatingculture.wordpress.com blog.

UK Government Dismisses Complaints on Importance of Teaching Black History Authentically in Schools

5 Dec

[Published 04 December, 2017]

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If you live in the UK and were or are currently being educated under what is known as the National Curriculum, what you and I have or will be taught about (B)lack History, has always been taught from a Eurocentric or national perspective.

This is to say, (B)lack History has always been and largely continues to be taught today from a ‘colonial’ and semi-religious ‘civilizing’ perspective, albeit with a few very recent additions to the curriculum.

I am a person of colour – both Black and White – who came into existence thanks to a South Afri(k)an Grandfather and Scottish Grandmother.

Both my Grandparents were disowned by their families, because at that time, inter-racial marriages were not accepted.

(No Blacks, no Irish, no Jews, no dogs!)

Thank you, Enoch, you fascist cunt!

Because I have always (and still do) feel as though I am not, nor will I ever be, accepted as fully Black or White, in my late teens I sought to understand my origins, trauma, afflictions, and foibles, as a person of colour.

I wanted to understand my brown skin and golly wog hair and affirm where it is that I am positioned and can identify myself in this world.

Yes, I was taught about slavery and colonialism, but never that it was wrong, immoral, and brutal. Nothing about the role of Arabs, Jews, and my fellow Afrikans, who enabled it. Nor anything about racism or about the contributions of people of colour in society.

I would only begin to learn about this in later, independent studies.

Teaching about Black History from just a slavery and colonial perspective, in fact limits our understanding and perspective of how the world in which, regardless of our cultures and skin tones, is made and remade and impacts on all of us at the basest level of consciousness, histories, traumas, and lived experiences.

Note: Not everything about Black History is about slavery, ffs!

Black History is also about the interconnections, current perspectives, intersectionality, and contributions we make as people of colour in society, generally, in an interconnected, intergenerational and often politically polarized society.

In context, true and authentic history about the histories of all Black and all people of colour – in valuing and identifying our sense of place in the pervading powerful White spaces – should be taught holistically and without bias as a matter of inclusive teaching practice. Our histories define part of us, so if it is incomplete then so are we.

The teaching of Black history should also be specific to society in a local, national, and in a global context, which is to say, although American Black History is relevant from a world history perspective, it is equally if not more important to teach Black British history to Black Britons, Muslims etc.

As the BLAM Charity recently stated at an event held in London for Black History Month:

The false narrative that continually portrays racism and civil rights as an American issue erases the struggles endured by the Black British population.”

In the UK, the National Curriculum for history makes no specific mention of the teaching of Black history or any other history, except to say, from a ‘non-European perspective’ and of ‘Ancient Civilizations.’

Look closely and all statutory and non-statutory teaching requirements concern European and British history, with the exception of the requirement to teach pupils about the holocaust.

In response to a petition by Stephanie Pitter, the UK Government replied:

The content and structure of the new history curriculum provides scope for black history to be taught in schools.”

Adding:

This, however, is not prescribed in detail within the statutory programmes of study. Instead, schools have the flexibility to teach these topics in ways that are appropriate and sensitive to the needs of their pupils.”

Scope? Flexibility?

One has to ask how it could not be more appropriate and sensitive to teach a Black or any other person of colour about history from their own, as well as from other cultural and national perspectives?

How does the Government respond?

In the primary history programmes of study, Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole are listed at key stage 1 as examples of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.”

Ms. Parks is not British and was not the first Black woman to refuse to give up her seat.

Although important in the context of history and rights of PoC, the story of Parks was in fact a stunt to stir up a reaction within the Black community by the NAACP. The first person to refuse to give up her seat was Claudette Colvin.

Whilst teaching pupils about Seacole is relevant in the context of Black contributions to British history, it is only recently that her story was added to the curriculum as a topic of study and nearly always there is an institutional and cultural bias toward comparing her against Florence Nightingale. Add to that the story of Seacole is not recent history, so may not be as relevant to some as it is to others.

In any event, in 2012 the Government (Michael Gove, MP) proposed removing Seacole from the curriculum in favor of more important focus on Churchill etc., but was forced to back down, after a petition was set up by Operation Black Vote.

As noted by Gus John:

Every review of the National Curriculum has required us to campaign and lobby to make sure that our children (and all the nation’s children) are not exposed to a white, British nationalist curriculum.”

To illustrate, Nelson Mundell, recounts the comments of one of the presenters at a recent conference on Black history:

During an excellent presentation by Justice 2 History, in which they covered some of the problems they had faced in London classrooms on the teaching of slavery, one of the presenters, a young man from inner London, explained that during his placement he had wandered over to the walls and looked at the displays created by the class. On a poster that collected the generalized end products of slavery, he noticed a subheading titled, something similar to, “how did slavery benefit black people?” Naturally as he recounted this story the audience were all quite shocked and, caught up in the moment, someone declared “if this is what is happening in London schools, what is the teaching around the rest of the country like?

Darren Chetty, a former teacher notes, in the book, the Good Immigrant, how a pupil (a child of colour) once stood up in his class and told him that all stories had to be about White people (1).

Chetty compares this experience with that of Verna Wilkins, whose son came home from school one day with a self-portrait of himself with his face painted in pink. When asked, why pink? Her son replied: ‘Because it has to be that colour.'(2)

The point being made, is that if it is not made a requirement to teach it and to do so in an appropriate and sensitive way, then Black history will only be taught from a White perspective, which ultimately devalues and marginalizes people of colour.

Appropriateness and sensitivity does not include telling your pupils to black-up and wear soiled clothing, or planning a lesson involving a mock slave auction, as was recently the case.

I mean, imagine the uproar of having pupils re-enacting what happened in the Auschwitz concentration camp?

Is that a step too far?

If you think so, you are promoting exceptionalism and victimhood and devaluing the totality of the lived experiences of people of colour.

There is also a strong argument that it will enable the real possibility to reinforce and promote notions of White nationalism and supremacy. The fact that Gove, then Education Secretary, sought to remove Seacole from the curriculum is clear supporting evidence of this.

By not requiring the mandatory inclusion of Black history to be taught in our schools, without which there would be no British history or society, the Government is both failing and damaging Black and other children of colour, by whitewashing Britain’s past and denying people of colour there’s.

In no way does this approach pander to political correctness and neither does it impact on teachers’ freedom to teach.

For a more informed and expert opinion on the importance of authentic representation and teaching of Black history, watch and listen to the author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie HERE.

 

Author: Jason Schumann

 

  1. Niklesh Shukla, Ed., The Good Immigrant, Unbound, 2016, p. 100 – 1.
  2. Verna Wilkins, ‘The Right to Be Seen’, Patrick Hardy Lecture, October 29th, 2008.

 

 

Symbolism, Remembrance, Peace, Poppies, and Patriotism

17 Nov

[Published 17 November, 2017]

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The remembrance poppy or red poppy as it is commonly known is being discussed once again, as to its relevance and/ or the importance of what it signifies and represents in minds of individuals and collectively, as a society.

Since its adoption into our consciousness, the poppy has become an internationally recognised sacred symbol to commemorate the ‘fallen’ on Armistice and Anzac Day, who have died in war and is sold in its artificial form to raise money to provide support for veterans.

For some, however, its symbolism and importance as such are considered a bone of contention, in that its use is perceived to glorify war and somehow wrongly promote a sense of national pride and patriotism.

Those who support this view consider that the white poppy is a more appropriate symbol for remembrance, because of its alternative links and association with the pacifist movement, which promotes peace and dialogue over war and nationalist sentiment.

Whatever our views of either poppy, it is important for us all to remember, that totems such as these two poppies have become, are in fact complimentary and as much inextricably linked to one another as are the events of the past and the actions of the present that impact on the future.

Both these totems of human suffering and humanity form part of a universal and shared ritual of memory and coexistence in society that, in my own view, should remain so, as sacrosanct reminders of all our collective experiences and expectations, for a better and more peaceful world in which we would all wish to live equally.

 

Author: Jason Schumann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campaign Against AntiSemitism: Fake Charity Embroiled in Allegations to Pervert the Course of Justice

30 Oct

[Published 30 October, 2017]

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In December 2016, the so-called Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA) launched a private prosecution against the British musician, Alison Chabloz.

For some background on the case, you can read more HERE and also HERE.

In preparation, CAA held a special recruitment evening to enlist the services of a group of Jewish lawyers providing their services pro bono to prosecute her.

As part of its claim, CAA contends that Chabloz breached the Malicious Communications Act by publishing songs that are or likely to be offensive to and mock the suffering of Jews.

As I have previously written, Chabloz was foolish in publishing her songs, but only did so after being relentlessly harassed for a number of years by a group of vicious Zionist trolls.

Before I felt it necessary to acrimoniously part ways with Chabloz, I remember telling her that she was playing into her abusers’ hands and making a rod for her own back.

That said, I dare say anyone else in a similar position and on the receiving end of such unrelenting abuse and harassment would have reacted similarly.

With the exception of one of the individuals, three of these trolls, are all Jewish women, who attempted but failed to have harassment charges brought against Chabloz.

After CAA brought its private prosecution and more detail came to light, its officers and representatives successfully petitioned the Crown Prosecution Service to take over the case as a criminal matter.

Another of Chabloz’s trolls is one Stephen Silverman, who went under the usernames @Bedlamjones and @Maxwellssiver1 on social media.

Silverman was forced to admit his trolling activity of Chabloz at one of the preliminary hearings in preparation for her trial, under cross examination with the penalty of perjury had he denied doing so.

When this came to light, and purely on the basis of avoiding recriminations, Silverman and those working with him in this targeted campaign, promptly deleted the entire contents of the Twitter feed for both accounts, including that of several other accounts involved in trolling Chabloz and others.

For information, Silverman is in fact employed by CAA, as its director of prosecutions. It’s as if he was purposely stalking and harassing Chabloz to lay the ground to prosecute her.

His accomplice was another staff member of CAA, named Binyomin Gilbert.

In another eye-opener, the former director of the Zionist Federation and a retired Bank of England official, Jonathan Hoffman, let it be known on social media, that he himself had a conversation with one of the magistrates at Chabloz’s initial hearing and was assured that she would be found guilty and given a possible fine.

In a subsequent hearing, listed and heard before a judge in the beginning of 2017, Baroness Arbuthnot was forced to recuse herself as a magistrate from the trial after further incriminating information and revelations came to light.

Fast-forward to the last couple of months and Chabloz drops another eye-opening nugget, alleging that Jonathan Hoffman sent an email to the court for the attention of the pre-trial judge, asking him to look favourably on prosecuting her.

A redacted copy of the email was handed to her by Judge John Zani.

For the record, Hoffman has confirmed links with Paul Besser, a member of the far-right group, Britain First. Although there is clear evidence of his associations with Besser – both of whom have been photographed together – associations with other members of the far-right are as yet unconfirmed.

On his possible but thus far unconfirmed other far-right associations, Hoffman has refused all requests to confirm or deny knowing or having met with Kevin Wilshaw, an ex-member of the National Front and British National Party, who recently came out as gay and let it be known that he is in fact Jewish.

If you can’t categorically deny it, say nothing, eh, Hoffman?

Because of Hoffman’s efforts to wilfully attempt to pervert the course of justice and deprive Chabloz of the right to a fair trial, the court ruled in the most recent hearing that he was an unreliable and unfit witness.

At this same hearing, Silverman and Gideon Falter, founder of CAA, both failed to attend. Nonetheless, they sought, via the Crown Prosecution Service, to impose tighter restrictions upon Chabloz, after learning that the police had given her back her laptop with all its contents.

CAA’s restriction requests until the trial date were refused, but presumably Falter and Silverman sought to have them imposed in order to prevent Chabloz from publishing material that may possibly be incriminating against them.

For the grace of goodness and justice, I rejoice in the fact that they failed.

In another turn of events, CAA recently published an image of meeting with Hardyal Dhindsa, who is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Police.

It is certainly by no coincidence, that Derbyshire Police just happens to be the constabulary for the county in which Chabloz currently resides.

In the same publication as the image, CAA was kind enough to confirm that its staff discussed examples of alleged antiSemitism with Dhindsa, including those alleged against Chabloz.

The Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office has since been sent a Freedom of Information Request regarding this meeting – as has the Metropolitan Police – regarding a new crime initiative set up by CAA and the Jewish Police Association.

[The Freedom of information Request submitted has since confirmed, that CAA sought the influence of Dhindsa and Derbyshire Police in the outcome of the trial and also offered to write an Op-Ed on his behalf on the subject of antiSemitism] ~ Updated on the 25 May, 2018.

For information, there is also a formal complaint against CAA, which is currently under investigation by the Charity Commission, and there is a petition HERE to have CAA’s charitable status removed.

It has also been confirmed that investigations are taking place regarding Hoffman.

CAA is not a bona-fide charity as it claims, but an instrument of the apartheid state of Israel that needs to be shut down.

Free speech is at peril until we do.

Author: Jason Schumann

Update:

  1. Alison was convicted of causing gross offence on the 25 May, 2018.
  2. Sadly, she made a rod for her own back, by lowering herself and allowing her stalkers to goad her into becoming extreme in her views and depictions of them.
  3. See the following screenshot as evidence of the goading that led to her prosecution.
  4. In reply to several congratulatory reply comments, Mordechai’s response to attribute his pathological behaviour and that of “1000s of others”, to the uber troll and Islamophobic Andrea Goncalves Da Silva. Andrea, aka @_andreaurbanfox, liked his comment.
  5. Mordechai Getz in fact chose to remain an anonymous troll and only crept out from his rock after Judge Zani announced his ruling.
  6. Although Alison Chabloz’s antiSemitic views are now clear, perhaps one can now understand – if only from the evidence of the systematic harassment admitted to in above image alone, how she came to be antiSemitic and, that when someone is repeatedly harassed and abused – they will either recoil and likely suffer a mental breakdown; or retaliate, by seeking to challenge and/ or mock their abusers.
  7. If it were not for the incessant abuse and harassment instigated by the likes of vermin like Mordechai Getz and; initially, by the likes of Andrea Goncalves Da Silva and Ambrosine Shitrit, perhaps Alison would not have posted the material that she did that led to her prosecution.

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