On TV Friday, Glenn referenced a report detailing the alliance of the "red" and the "green". The full report can be read here and the cliff notes can be found below.
RED / GREEN REPORT
Report: Mapping the Organizational Sources of the Global Delegitimization Campaign against Israel and the UK
By Dore Gold's Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
- The "red-green alliance": it is a combo of anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-war (civil liberties, anti-racism, anti nukes), ant-israel, muslim brotherhood
- alliance between white unions and Asian Unions unites against a common enemy: the capitalist-imperialist United States and Israel
- they (left and militant islamists) Unite at the Cairo Conferences 2002-2007
- MB student global branches in western countries allowed them to meet people of all types: A "much less organized group of Brotherhood activists moved, as students or refugees, to the United States and a number of European countries, including West Germany. It was this group that sparked the critical phase of the dissemination of the brotherhood ideology on a global scale. Their status as students provided them with the environment to meet each other, while Western liberties gave them the freedom to cultivate and nurture their worldview, first among fellow-Muslims and later among non-Muslim scholars and leftist oppositionists"
The British Far Left "The Socialist Workers' Party": Communism plus the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament plus anti-zionists
- "in 1951 held a founding conference of what was called the Socialist Review Group (SRG). The group adopted as its essential theoretical basis three documents written by its founder “Tony Cliff,” which regarded Russia as a “bureaucratic state capitalist regime.”
- Tony Cliff is the pen-name of Yigael (later Yig’al) Gluckstein, who left Palestine in 1943 after being active there in the illegal Palestine Revolutionary Communist League. In 1953, Gluckstein’s brother-in-law Mike Kidron arrived in Britain from Israel and became responsible for the group’s political agenda, serving as the editor of the paper.
- However, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND, see part II), which was begun in 1958, grew rapidly and in 1960 and 1961 organized marches with about a hundred thousand participants, many of them young working-class people. The SRG saw this as a chance to find new audiences for its message; its supporters were active in the CND actions, took part in the demonstrations, and in 1964 it attaine a membership of two hundred. "
The International Marxist Group Page 18 "Red-Green alliance"
II. Early beginnings
- From an early stage after World War II, British leftist elements tried to appeal to the new groups of Muslim, Hindi, and Sikh immigrants, mostly unskilled laborers, who mainly arrived from the Indian subcontinent. Gradually, Asian immigrants started to form their own trade unions. The alliance between the white workers and the Asian trade unions was “built on a secular basis, with religion regarded as a private matter and secondary to the general struggle against the forces of capitalism.”
- At the same time, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left room for the emergence of radical Islamic groups internationally, and Muslim youth movements began to receive support from those groups that were established in Britain. Over the coming decade, both sides gradually realized they had common enemies: the capitalist-imperialist United States, and Israel."
The Cairo Conferences
4. Expanding the alliance: The Cairo conferences 2002-2007
- Originally titled “The Cairo Conference against the US Hegemony and War on Iraq and in Solidarity with Palestine,” and later “Popular Campaign for the Support of Resistance in Palestine and Iraq and against Globalization,” these annual conferences were organized by the International Campaign against U.S. and Zionist Occupation, bringing together participants from the far left, anti-Zionists, radical Arab nationalists, and militant Islamists.
- Five conferences were held from 2002 to 2007; the sixth, scheduled to take place in March 2008, was called off by the Egyptian government. The leftist side was usually represented
by delegates from the SWP, the StWC, and the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign,
together with delegates from British trade unions and the British antiwar movement (and later the Respect-Unity Coalition). The Islamist side included, among others, delegates from Hamas, Hizballah, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other radical organizations.
- The atmosphere in all five conferences was extremely anti-Western and anti-Zionist.Speeches and declarations were based on the theory that globalization, imperialism,and occupation are the enemies of world peace, and that the United States and Israel arechiefly to blame for most local and world problems. A central theme in every conferencewas improving the tactics and strategies to boycott the state of Israel and Israeli products,and each conference concluded with a declaration that usually included solidaritywith the Iraqi and Palestinian resistance; statements regarding the U.S. strategy aimedat undermining the social, political, and economic progress of the Arab countries andtightening its control over the world by democratic, economic, and military means;strong condemnations of aggressive Israeli policies and its U.S.-enabled genocide in theMiddle East; building bridges between leftist and Islamist movements against imperialism and globalization by organizing a variety of worldwide protests, demonstrations, and campaigns against global imperialism and strengthening the antiwar movement; spreading the culture of resistance; boycotting Israeli, American, and British products and developing an economic and political boycott of the Zionist state.
RESPECT (standing for Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environment, Community and Trade Unionism) COALITION page 22
- "Respect was formed as a broad-based leftist alternative to the Labour Party by Muslim and leftwing groups in England and Wales, most prominently members of the MAB and MCB together with the SWP.Respect was unique in bringing together not only secular Muslims but also Islamists with the British left. Lindsey German, “convenor” of the StWC and parliamentary candidate for the Respect Party, justified this alliance by referring to the leftist principle of defending the oppressed, stating that after 9/11, racist attacks on Muslims were far worse and Muslims in Britain were experiencing a witch-hunt.
"British Muslim Initiative" and Islam Expo
- The BMI adopts some of the far-left terminology, saying it seeks to “fight racism and Islamophobia, combat the challenges Muslims face around the world, encourage Muslim participation in British public life and improve relations between the West and the Muslim world.”
- In order to put its name out, the BMI first initiated the IslamExpo, a large cultural affair that was intended to introduce Islam to the British public as a global culture and faith, shed light on the achievements of the Muslim civilization, create stronger foundations for Muslims to understand their heritage and develop their identity, encourage positive interaction between Muslims and other groups, and promote multiculturalism.
- Opened on 6 July 2006 by then-London mayor Ken Livingstone and the Conservative lord Sebastian Coe, the event was widely covered by the British media. Andrew Murray, national chair of the StWC (and director of campaigns and communications for the Transport and General Workers’ Union), wrote an article titled “We need a new alliance: Muslims and the left in Britain have much to celebrate together.” In it he describes IslamExpo as a “marvellous cultural and political festival” and dwells on the main points of the “common agenda”: anti-imperialism; equality of individuals, undivided on grounds of race; freedom; and civil liberties.