[Marxism] Re: anti-semitism and Israel

Nick Fredman sra at scu.edu.au
Tue Apr 20 05:56:12 MDT 2004

Ben mentioned that Aussies can get from their local Resistance Centre 

 >dossier put out by Melbourne community radio 3CR in response to the 
B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League<

The DSP has also reprinted a couple of articles by Peter Seidman of the 
US SWP answering a similar  slander from the US ADL in the early 70s, 
one of which takes up the dubious record of the Zionist movement in 
saving Jews pre- and during WWII, and also the SWP's attempts to 
organise a movement demanding "open the doors" to Jewish refugees from 
the Nazis, including organising in the face of opposition from the CP 
and Jewish social democrats a 50 000 strong rally against a Nazi 
meeting in New York in 1939. These articles are in a pamphlet 
"Anti-semitism, Zionism and the Palestinian struggle" that Aussies 
could get from Resistance Centre or the Resistance Books site. Maybe 
the SWP still reprints them somewhere.

I can assure the somewhat confused David Murray that Stalin did not 
write this pamphlet either. However, lest any Trotskyists feel a bit 
unclean reading Stalin's article "Marxism and the National Question" 
that as Ben also mentioned the DSP has reprinted (and is also at the 
MIA at 
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1913/03.htm ), I 
recall that Trotsky said somewhere that this was the only decent thing 
that Stalin wrote (in 1913), mainly because Lenin helped him closely 
with it. 

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