Anti-Racist Action

Inveresk street Ingrate carries an eye-witness account of a demonstration last night outside the Socialist Workers Party bookshop in London.

A group of leftwingers decided to protest against a talk given there by Gilad Atzmon, whose views have been described as “deeply racist and anti-semitic” because he:

…has distributed Holocaust Denial literature by Paul Eisen (‘The Holocaust Wars’) which clearly supports the view that there was no deliberate extermination of the Jews or anyone else by the Nazis.

and for

his openly stated support for all the trappings of the world Jewish conspiracy theories.

From the report:

Members of the SWP who did not know at the beginning of the meeting, certainly realised by the end what an error they had made. However, we must still marvel at their stupidity in even inviting Atzmon in the first place, as well as expressing our anger at the contempt we faced from some SWP leaders

It’ll be interesting to see what happens at Marxism 2005 next month. Atzmon has been invited by the Socialist Workers Party leadership to address the wider membership.

Let’s hope decency prevails over party discipline and he is openly and widely jeered when he speaks.