The following podcast is based on my speech presented in a debate with Marcus Halaby of Workers’ Power at the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty Summer School in July 2010. Also, below this link, is a brief photo essay of what happened when Sheffield Workers’ Liberty comrades participated in a Palestine Solidarity Campaign rally in January 2009.
Sheffield Workers’ Liberty comrades at a demonstration against the Israeli military offensive in Gaza, January 2009.
The demonstration was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
With a struggle, one of our placards was grabbed off us.
The placard expressed political opposition to both the Israeli Defence Force and Hamas. It was deemed so offensive that it was ripped up and stamped upon.
I was left to pick up the pieces while the crowd looked on.
Our politics was pushed to the margins.