NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H202
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Session A: Friday June 28th, 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
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Accusations of anti-Semitism against notable figures and progressive movements both in the US and abroad have gained huge currency in the Trump regime. Recent attempts to destabilize the Left and ramp up Islamophobia - targetting the BDS movement, UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and more recently, Muslim Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib - have escalated against a background of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim murders perpetrated by the Far Right. Speakers will analyze why this is happening now and how the Left can counter this weaponization.

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Currently with Social Democrats USA, Sheldon Ranz is a software consultant, free-lance writer and activist with Decrim - NY. His writings for Jewish Currents and New Politics and his 1980s / 1990s WBAI radio programs have explored themes ranging from innovative solutions for a just and lasting...

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