Letter to the Editor: Rachele Fruit and Sam Manuel
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Letter to the Editor: Rachele Fruit and Sam Manuel

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Letter to the editor,

Protest every act of Jew hatred!

We applaud the Atlanta Initiative Against Antisemitism and others for calling people together to say “no” to Jew hatred and to demand a public discussion at the Sept. 23 Cobb County School Board meeting.

No anti-Jewish incident can go unanswered, regardless of whether it comes from the anti-Israel “left” or from ultra-rightists, and we were glad to join the protest.

There is an increase in acts of anti-Jewish hatred as capitalism’s crises deepen, although surveys in recent decades show a marked decline in anti-Jewish attitudes among working people. Unlike any other form of racism or discrimination, anti-Jewish hatred is a unique form of scapegoating that aims to take working people’s eyes off the capitalist system as the source of worsening housing, medical care, education, low wages, joblessness, and the erosion of safety on the job (all exacerbated by COVID-19) and blame the Jews instead.

Antisemitism is a mortal threat to the working class. The Socialist Workers Party urges unions and all organizations of workers and the oppressed to join in protests against any and all antisemitic violence and bigotry in the U.S. and elsewhere. We call for the unconditional recognition of Israel as a refuge and a homeland for Jews.

The Socialist Workers Party combats Jew-hatred as we organize to help lead the working class to take political power into our own hands and establish a workers and farmers government. Making a socialist revolution here and worldwide will open the door to fight to end all forms of capitalist exploitation and oppression once and for all.

Rachele Fruit for Atlanta Mayor, and Sam Manuel for City Council President, Socialist Workers Party candidates

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