The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a series of meetings explaining the political issues posed to the working class by the campaign against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn by the Blairite right in alliance with the Tory government and intelligence agencies. The meetings will discuss the call by the SEP for Labour members and supporters to drive out the right-wing and why Corbyn is opposed to this elementary task.
For months the Blairites and the media have led a destabilisation campaign involving MI5 in the UK, Mossad in Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency in the United States that has included claims that Corbyn is a threat to national security, warnings by a senior serving general that there would be “a mutiny” if he became prime minister and endless bogus accusations of anti-Semitism.
This foul right-wing campaign is ultimately not levelled against Corbyn, but at the workers and youth who responded to his calls for an end to austerity, militarism and war. Its aim is to delegitimise and suppress their socialist aspirations and to preserve the unchallenged rule of the financial oligarchy.
Corbyn and his backers have opposed any serious fight against the right-wing inside the Labour Party, while adopting their policies on NATO membership, the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons, the war in Syria, adopting a definition of anti-Semitism that threatens all those critical of Israel’s subjugation of the Palestinians and to rescue British capitalism from its Brexit crisis.
The SEP will explain how Corbyn’s repeated capitulations confirm that Labour Party is a pro-capitalist organisation that cannot be transformed into a genuinely working-class party and why a genuine struggle against big business and its political representatives must be conducted based on a genuinely socialist and internationalist programme.
Monday October 8, 6.30 p.m.
St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre
2 Ossulston Street (off Charrington Street), NW1 1DF
(nearest tubes St Pancras/Kings Cross)
Tuesday October 9, 7 p.m.
Room F13, Friends Meeting House
Mount Street (behind Manchester Central Library), M2 5NS
Saturday October 13, 2 p.m.
Woodhouse Community Centre
197 Woodhouse Street, LS6 2NY
Tuesday October 16, 7 p.m.
Central United Reform Church
Norfolk Street, S1 2JB