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Introductory Draft of (((The Conspiracy))): A Political Economy of Antisemitism, Crisis and the Socialism of Fools

Let it first be said that there is nothing shocking or confusing about the present state of the world generally or the violent resurgence of antisemitism specifically. The repeated attacks on the Jewish people in France, Poland, Germany, the United States and elsewhere mirror the period of discriminatory laws and pogroms that swept through Europe in the years leading up to the death camps. Neo-Nazism, like the original Nazism, is not senseless but is a highly organized bureaucratic machine that seeks to both replace the existing liberal democratic political order and prevent the wretched of the earth from revolting against it.

“בעגריסונג צום „קלאַסען קאַמף

“אַ בריוו פֿון מ. קאַטץ וואָס אײַנפֿירן דער „קלאַסען קאַמף

דער קלאסען קאמפּף

דער קלאסען קאמפּף
טיילווײַז אָנלײַנע אַרכיוו פֿון דער קלאסען קאמפּף, אַ ייִדישע אַרבעטער צײַטונג וואָס האָט אַרויסגעגעבן אין פֿאַראייניקטע סטאַטן אַן ערך 1919

Der Klasen Kampf

Der Klasen Kampf masthead

Partial online archive of English translations of the Yiddish language IWW newspaper, Der Klasen Kampf, published around 1919 in the US.

Anti-Semitism and National Socialism: Notes on the German Reaction to Holocaust

Moishe Postone's 1986 essay on the development and importance of anti-Semitism to the Nazi party. And the short comings of many previous attempts to grapple with it, particularly from a left perspective.

Schwartzbard, Shalom (1886-1938)

Shalom Schwartzbard, 1886-1938.

Short biography of Jewish anarchist poet and participant in both 1905 and 1917 Russian revolutions Shalom Schwartzbard, who carried out a revenge assassination of a leading anti-Semitic pogromist in Paris.

Does anti-capitalism mask anti-Semitism?

Karl Marx holding up an edition of Matzpen's paper

John McTernan, writing in the Financial Times claims that anti-capitalism ‘masks and normalises anti-Semitism’. The claim was picked up the next day by a Labour MP on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Messianic Troublemakers: The Past and Present Jewish Anarchism - Jesse Cohn

Jesse Cohn looks at the engagement and activities of Jewish people in the international anarchist movement, their involvement in labour struggles, propaganda by deed and their relationship to Jewishness as both a religious and national identity.

Five Years in the Warsaw Ghetto - Bernard Goldstein

Jewish fighters captured in the aftermath of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 1943.

Memoirs of life in the Warsaw ghetto from Bernard Goldstein, leader of the Jewish Labour Bund, recounting his underground activities in Nazi-occupied Warsaw such as how he (and the rest of his group) smuggled food, clothing and, eventually, arms into the Jewish ghetto in preparation for one of the most significant anti-Nazi uprisings during World War Two.

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Marek Edelman

Jewish fighters captured during the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 1943.

First-hand account of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising, and the increasingly inhumane living conditions imposed on the ghetto by the Nazis in the years leading up to it, told by Marek Edelman, member of the socialist Jewish Labour Bund and co-founder of the Polish anti-Nazi resistance group, the Jewish Combat Organization (ŻOB).