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Gary Spedding
Do work supporting Palestinian human rights, liberation and justice. Can also be found fighting antiSemitism. Contact: Gary@gary-spedding.com
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Gary Spedding 4h
Replying to @Jaddle
And frankly, considering some of your other tweets and some of the people you’re retweeting, I don’t want to continue a discussion with you.
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Gary Spedding 4h
Replying to @Jaddle
You’re expecting me to list the names of people and groups I’ve worked with over the years on social media? Your hostility is based on your attempts to frame questions in such a way that presumes some pretty disgraceful things... you saw my tweets and thought you’d boot off.
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Gary Spedding 8h
Replying to @slurridge
Which tweets? Come on. I’m dying to find out. Antisemitism is a serious issue that the Labour Party must tackle fully and head on. The stats show a worrying number of cases discontinued and dismissed. This isn’t an ‘odd few’ it’s a much wider issue than you will admit.
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Gary Spedding 9h
Replying to @slurridge
You are brushing it under the carpet. You want it all dealt with hush hush as though there isn’t a problem. The best way to tackle prejudice and oppression is by speaking out loudly about it and challenging those who peddle it.
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Gary Spedding 9h
Replying to @slurridge
Again: I’m not going to spend my entire life on social media sending DMs to every single member of the Labour Party who is ignorantly sharing antisemitic material or ideology. Why are you so intent on brushing this under the carpet?
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Gary Spedding 9h
Replying to @slurridge
No. I haven’t. I’ve put my views and positions on record. Nothing more. Nothing less. You’re making things up about me boyo
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Gary Spedding 9h
Replying to @slurridge
You are... and you’re not my mate.
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Gary Spedding 9h
Replying to @Jaddle
Again, you’re making a wild assumption - I NEVER said ANYTHING about letting people off. Maybe take a moment to get out of the habit of projecting onto other people before you continue. Punish people severely for prejudice and educate those who are ignorant.
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Gary Spedding 9h
Replying to @Jaddle
I’ll also make it clear - you seem to be extremely hostile and asking questions that assume or project. I never once claimed my opinion counts more than the Jewish community. I work closely with members of Jewish communities around the UK in the fight against antisemitism.
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Gary Spedding 9h
Replying to @Jaddle
It isn’t about what I think... it’s about what I know to be factually true. As is noted by numerous scholars who have dedicated their lives to the study and eradication of antisemitism is both insidious and unique in how it manifests. It takes many years of study to get educated
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Gary Spedding retweeted
The Labour Party 20h
Want to do something great this weekend? Join our movement for the many, not the few. 🌹
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Gary Spedding 12h
Replying to @Jaddle
It’s ludicrous to suggest that what I said was remotely anything to do with giving people a free pass to be prejudiced.
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Gary Spedding 12h
Replying to @Jaddle
See: An example of how someone can share something in ignorance and then when they’re held accountable they apologise, educate themselves and move on.
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Gary Spedding 12h
Replying to @Jaddle
Point to where I suggested giving Antisemites a free pass? I’ve literally just called for them to be purged from the Labour Party. What I did say is that someone who has posted or said something out of ignorance should be approached differently to those who repeatedly peddle shit
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Gary Spedding 12h
Replying to @slurridge
6. If you had any integrity about you whatsoever you’d get yourself & others educated about antisemitism instead of spending your time trolling on social media.
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Gary Spedding 12h
Replying to @slurridge
4. This isn’t a dog pile. My expressing of the views I hold as a Labour Party member is absolutely legitimate. 5. Suggesting I have anything to do with a group that absolutely despised me for my political views vis-a-vis Israel and Palestine is a pathetic slur.
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Gary Spedding 12h
Replying to @slurridge
1. I’m not going to DM every single person in the Labour Party who has done or said something antisemitic. 2. It’s the party as a whole who is responsible for tackling this scourge. 3. I’ve repeatedly sent my recommendations & briefings to all the relevant people.
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Gary Spedding retweeted
ג'סיקה מונטל - جسيكا مونتل 14h
Israel has detained Palestinian parliamentary Khalida Jarrar for 20 months without charge or trial! Will they release her next week or extend her administrative detention AGAIN?
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Gary Spedding 15h
Replying to @GarySpedding
This is why tackling antisemitism cannot simply be a case of kicking people out. We absolutely must purge the Antisemites, bigots & conspiracy theorists out. But we also have to give ordinary members the knowledge & confidence in recognising antisemitism so they can challenge it!
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Gary Spedding 15h
Replying to @GarySpedding
Reason I’ve qualified my remarks by saying ‘numerous or severe’ instances is that there are incidents where a member has said something or shared a social media post without realising it is antisemitic. I’m not into kicking people out for ignorance - only for prejudice.
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