Monday, May 16, 2016

UK: Anti-Semitic abuse of Labour activist

Via STV (h/t CFCA):
A Labour activist standing for the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) has faced "vile" anti-Semitic abuse, a trade union has said.

GMB Scotland condemned the online attacks on Rhea Wolfson, a Jewish Scottish Labour activist and the trade union's Glasgow branch secretary.

Ms Wolfson recently announced her candidacy to replace Ken Livingstone on Labour's NEC, the party's chief administrative body, and has been backed by the influential pro-Jeremy Corbyn group Momentum.

Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party following controversial remarks regarding Hitler and Zionism.

After Ms Wolfson's candidacy was confirmed, she faced a spate of coordinated anti-Semitic abuse on social media which was also extended to members of her family.

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