May 2: Diane Abbott, the weaponisation of antisemitism and ID politics

Please join us this Tuesday, May 2 at 6pm to discuss ‘Diane Abbott, the weaponisation of antisemitism and ID politics’. Intro speakers are Tony Greenstein and Ian Spencer. Diane Abbott’s letter was clearly not antisemitic and Starmer’s over-reaction is part of ongoing weaponisation of antisemitism for political reasons. But the letter did seem to downplay other forms of racism, reflecting what we might describe as Abbott’s identity politics. We want to discuss if white people can indeed be subject to racism? Should socialist challenge ideas of ‘race’ altogether? And if we reject ID politics, how should socialists fight against racism and other forms of sectional oppression?

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