Momentum Northamptonshire condemns the witch-hunt of Momentum vice-chair Jackie Walker on false charges of anti-Semitism.
Jackie is a prominent anti-racist campaigner and labour movement activist; she is no anti-Semite.
The anti-Corbyn wing of the Labour Party is seeking to equate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism in order to undermine the Corbyn leadership: to oppose Zionism is to be anti-Semitic; to criticise the Israeli state is to be anti-Semitic; to demand justice for the Palestinians is to be an anti-Semitic.
It is the height of cowardice and stupidity to believe that by throwing Jackie to the wolves these attacks will stop. Failing to defend Jackie will only further embolden our attackers; it will give traction to their accusations of anti-Semitism.
We will undermine ourselves and Jeremy Corbyn if we abandon Jackie.
We are not thugs; we are not misogynists; we are not anti-Semites.
Defend Jackie Walker!