ENGAGE -challenging contemporary antisemitism

“Engage challenges contemporary antisemitism. Contemporary antisemitism nearly always appears using the language of anti-Zionism. ‚Anti-racist‘ anti-Zionism is often reckless about creating an ideological foundation for, and licensing, more openly antisemitic discourses and movements. For more on Engage, click here.
We are a resource for the monitoring and the critique of left and liberal antisemitism.
The website has two streams. One, the BLOG, is fast and responsive, with up to date news and opinion. This stream will also be a resource for co-ordinating campaigns.
The other stream is the JOURNAL, for rigorous, academic and political writing on antisemitism.”

www.engageonline.org.uk – this home page has lots of interesting stuff!
For example..

*the academic and cultural boycott of Israel in the UK:
http://www.engageonline.org.uk/archives/index.php?id=14

*more about anti-Zionists on the British left:
http://www.engageonline.org.uk/blog/article.php?id=88

* “That´s funny you don´t look antisemitic!” An anti-racist analysis of left anti-semitism by Steve Cohen
http://www.engageonline.org.uk/ressources/funny/

*Antisemitism on the left – different texts
http://www.engageonline.org.uk/archives/index.php?id=30

*”If I say „Zionist“ not „Jew“ then I can‘t be antisemitic, can I?”
http://www.engageonline.org.uk/blog/article.php?id=652

Anti-German Guide to Germany

If you like to know more about the Anti-Germans and their political view we would recommend this two links to slug through:

Anti-German Guide to Germany
As a guest column for the Drink-Soaked Trotskyite Popinjays for War, I‘m writing an Anti-German’s Guide to Germany.

http://cutupgermany.twoday.net/stories/3348741/

„del.icio.us/antideutschproject“
http://del.icio.us/antideutschproject

Germany: The anti-Semitism of the 68ers and the Anti-German project

„31/10/2005
The anti-Semitism of the 68ers
Philipp Gessler and Stefan Reinecke talk with Tilman Fichter about the bomb planted in Berlin’s Jewish Community Centre in 1969

On November 9, 1969, on the anniversary of „Kristallnacht“, over two hundred people were gathered in Berlin’s Jewish Community Centre in commemoration of the victims of Nazi Germany. Unbeknownst to them, a member of the radical Left student movement „Tupamaros West Berlin“ planted a bomb in the building. The device failed to explode because the clock meant to trigger it off was connected by a rusty wire. The Tupamaros saw themselves as Germany’s first urban guerillas, inspired by the Latin American role model. The brains behind the plot was Dieter Kunzelmann, a leftist radical political clown, founder of the „Kommune 1″ and self-proclaimed „kingpin of Chaos“. In the wake of the six-day war of 1967, Kunzelmann saw Israel as an imperial state and oppressor of the Palestinians, which must be resisted with force. His opponents inside the Left, who maintained a more nuanced view of the situation in the Middle East, accused him of having a „Jew complex“.
This summer, Wolfgang Kraushaar published „Die Bombe im Jüdischen Gemeindehaus“ (the bomb in the Jewish Community Centre). The book reveals previously unknown information on the 1969 plot, and sparked a heated debate about anti-Semitism in the German Left in general and in the 68er movement specifically. According to historian Götz Aly, „the German 68ers were wretchedly similar to their parents.“ Journalist Micha Brumlik pinpoints „the radical Left rebellion against their parents‘ Nazi generation as a contradictory process of identification with them and their hatred of Jews.“
Kraushaar’s research revealed why the Berlin police had failed (or wanted to fail) in their examination of the case. Kraushaar identified Albert Fichter as the man who placed the bomb. Fichter was given the explosives – and this detail warrants further discussion – by an agent provocateur from the Berlin intelligence service who had long had the „Tupamaros West Berlin“ under surveillance. Allegedly the bomb was tinkered with so it would fail to explode. Tilman Fichter, Albert’s brother, at the time chairman of the SDS (German socialist student group), explains in an interview why it was and still is taboo to talk about anti-Semitism on the Left.“

..read the whole interview at: www.signandsight.com

Honour Killings

killings

A map of countries where ‚honour‘ crime is practised. The map with more infos about the different countries: www.stophonourkillings.com

(but it´s not about ignoring the Christian-western sexism…)

Cool kids don`t wear pali scarfs

OK, you’re somewhat surprised. You wear a Palestinian scarf. You’re young, maybe you’d call yourself radical, maybe not. Maybe you’re an antifascist, maybe not. In any case, you wear a Palestinian scarf.
Maybe you’ve just bought it, maybe you’ve had it for a while. To get to the point: Every item of clothing is a statement. Every item of clothing has a (hi)story. And especially this one.
Since 1968, when students were for the Vietcong and against the Americans in Vietnam, this item of clothing has gradually become fashionable.
At that time, so-called National liberation movements, such as that of 1968-1975 in Vietnam, were the focus of solidarity. The Vietnamese Nation (Volk) was fighting for its freedom – in the nineties, it was the Kurdish Nation (Volk) that was fighting for ist freedom, or the Palestinian Nation (Volk). In every case, it was a Nation (Volk) in question. Strange somehow.
In Germany today, only the Nazis still talk of National liberation and refer to the just struggle of the Palestinian Nation (Volk), against Israel, against the State of the Jews. And here we are. At the conflict between Palestinians and Israel. Already, between 1936 and 1939, this item of clothing, originally worn only by the rural Fedayin of Arabia, was imposed by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (al-Husseini, the great Nazi collaborator) upon his own people upon threat of punishment. European headwear was forbidden. Those resisting this imposition were assaulted or shot dead. The German National Socialists supported this Grand Mufti financially. Thus, the Nazis started a press campaign in Berlin against the partition of Palestine. The Grand Mufti promptly thanked the German Nazis: in this way, the German government did the independence struggle of the Arabs in Palestine a great service. The Palestinian scarf is an expression of the fight against Israel.
And why do Nazis wear Pally scarves today? Because they are simply anti-Semites, and because they have a lot of admiration for a Nation (Volk) whose members fight right up to physical self-destruction for their land, which they call holy. Here, Nazis are a bit jealous that they don’t possess this murderous daily life.

The Palestinian scarf is the story of a radical left-wing aberration, or error. It is time to recognise this error and in future to wear a scarf from H&M, C&A or one knitted by dad.

Cool kids don’t wear Pally scarves.

German: http://www.copyriot.com/sinistra/reading/texte/coolekids.html



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