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Weekly Roundup - 05/13/24

This week: Labor historian Jeff Schuhrke writes about how claims of antisemitism are providing ammunition for the latest corporate-backed attempt to dismantle unions.

Executive editor Nora Caplan-Bricker speaks to constitutional law scholar Aziz Rana on the echoes of leftist internationalism of the anti-imperialism of the 1960s and ’70s in today’s student movement for Palestine.

We are also sharing a strikingly prescient exchange about violence and Zionism from a Yiddish anarchist newspaper following the 1929 massacre in Hebron, introduced and translated by Eyshe Beirich.

The Anti-Union Lobby’s Newest Weapon
Now armed with cynical antisemitism allegations, the corporate-backed effort to destroy unions is ramping up.
Jeff Schuhrke
Reviving the Language of Empire
Aziz Rana on revisiting the anti-imperialism of the 1960s and ’70s amid the return of left internationalism.
Nora Caplan-Bricker
Yiddish Anarchists’ Break Over Palestine

An exchange in the anarchist newspaper Di fraye arbeter shtime after the 1929 Hebron massacre offers a case study in Jewish discourse and political reaction after immense violence.

Eyshe Beirich

Before you go: Jewish Currents editor-in-chief Arielle Angel wrote an op-ed in The Guardian about how Jewish fears over campus protests are being marshaled to advance an illiberal agenda in the US. Read the article here.