Thursday, March 08, 2007

A Voice from the Aliens

Hak Mao has posted the pdf of a wonderful text by Jewish trade unionists in Britain from the end of the nineteenth century, attacking the "anti-alien" (anti-immigrant) sentiment prevelant in the labour movement. Then, Jewish workers were the object of right-wing labour's hatred; now it is Eastern European workers. The text has been re-published by No One Is Illegal.

(Hak Mao gives one example of anti-Eastern European racism from right-wing labourism: our old pal George Galloway.)


Roland Dodds said...

Interesting piece of history. A bit sad that such a flyer would not seem out of place today. Just replace one group with another, and you have a perfect template.

a very public sociologist said...

Very sad. The prejudice remains. All that changes is the target.