Privacy policy

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Labour Against the Witchhunt is committed to protecting your privacy. We keep your data secure and we do not use it for any other purposes. We will never share your data with third parties.This policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you. What information do we collect about you How will […]

LAW statement: Corbyn was wrong to pressurise Ken Livingstone into leaving the Labour Party

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It is clear from reports such as John Rentoul in The Independent that Ken Livingstone’s resignation was not voluntary but the result of pressure exerted by Jeremy Corbyn and his close associates. We refer in particular to Shami Chakrabarti’s disgraceful attack on Livingstone on BBC’s Sunday Politics (May 13),when she threatened she would quit the Labour front […]

LAW statement on the expulsion of Marc Wadsworth

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“Victim of a politically motivated campaign against Jeremy Corbyn” Labour Against the Witchhunt strongly condemns the outrageous decision to expel Marc Wadsworth after a two-day hearing in front of three right-wing members of Labour’s National Constitutional Committee. Marc is the latest victim of the politically motivated witch-hunt against Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. Marc Wadsworth, […]

LAW welcomes Jon Lansman’s decision to withdraw

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March 11 2018 Labour Against the Witchhunt (LAW) welcomes Jon Lansman’s decision to finally listen to his party comrades, including Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, and withdraw as a candidate for the General Secretary post. We are mystified as to why Lansman, who purports to back the greater representation of women at all levels of the Labour Party, ran against Unite’s Jennie Formby in […]

Why we cannot support Jon Lansman’s Labour Party general secretary bid

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Some of us are members of Momentum, some have never joined – and some of us left the organisation after January 2017, when its leader Jon Lansman abolished all democratic structures and imposed a new constitution, riding roughshod over the organisation’s members. It should be noted that, as part of this coup, Lansman abolished the […]

Statement on the February 18 expulsion of Tony Greenstein from the Labour Party

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“Labour Against the Witchhunt deplores the politically motivated expulsion from the Labour Party of Tony Greenstein (LAW’s vice-chair). It is a blatant example of how the right-wing who oppose Jeremy Corbyn, the democratically elected Labour leader, have cynically weaponised anti-Semitism to attack his supporters. Veteran Black, Jewish and other party members have been targeted as […]

Minutes: LAW Organising Meeting Sat Jan 6 2018

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Notes and Decisions Venue: (Cost £50) Union Tavern, 22 Lloyd Baker Street WC1X. The original venue, Calthorpe Arms, had cancelled our booking after spurious warnings of trouble between rival groups promoted by Guido Fawkes, The Independent and The Times. Attendance: roughly 60 people, including comrades who had travelled from all parts of England and Wales. […]

Why the Steering Committee are proposing that Socialist Fight [SF] should be excluded from Labour Against the Witch-hunt

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UPDATE (January 7 2018): The overwhelming majority of attendees at our January 6 meeting voted for the steering committee’s motion to exclude Socialist Fight.  Statement from Jackie Walker and Tony Greenstein At the last meeting of LAW, the Steering Committee [SC] motion excluding SF from the campaign was narrowly defeated.  Also defeated was a motion […]

November 22: LAW steering committee statement

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Labour Against the Witchhunt (LAW) is a Labour Party campaign. We urge all those who oppose Labour’s witchhunt against Corbyn supporters and critics of Israel/Zionism to stay in the Party and fight. Labour Against the Witchhunt welcomes the participation of all people who support its three key aims: 1. an end to automatic suspensions and […]

Background to our petition to Labour’s National Executive Committee

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Stop the Expulsion of Tony Greenstein, Jackie Walker & Marc Wadsworth ‘most of the people who have been suspended from the Labour Party seem to be Jewish’ Alexei Sayle Sky TV interview Please sign our petition.  The Right, led by Iain McNicol, Labour’s detested General Secretary, the Compliance Unit and Sam Matthews aided by Anne Black Chair of the […]

This is What We Stand For

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These are the Principles of Labour Against the Witchhunt as agreed at our inaugural meeting on October 17 2017: i. No auto-exclusions or expulsions. Everyone has the right to a fair hearing. ii. We agreed on a simple definition of anti-Semitism to counterpose to the Zionist and ruling class IHRA definition adopted by Theresa May. […]

We call on Labour’s National Executive Committee

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Labour Against the Witchhunt calls on Labour’s National Executive Committee to: Stop the expulsions of Tony Greenstein, Jackie Walker and Marc Wadsworth! Reinstate all those who have been ‘auto-excluded’! No more automatic expulsions and suspensions! Apologise for the ‘anti-Semitism’ smear against Moshé Machover! Reject the fake IHRA definition of anti-Semitism! Abolish Labour’s Compliance Unit!

Launched on October 21 2017, LAW is already celebrating a success

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Launched on October 21 2017, LAW is already celebrating a success – pressure from members, Branches and CLPs CLPs led to the reversal of the expulsion of emeritus professor Moshé Machover, one of a long line of socialists and Corbyn supporters expelled or suspended on bogus charges of anti-Semitism. He is now honorary president of Labour […]