April Rosenblum has written a must-read, downloadable booklet on anti-Semitism: The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere: Making Resistance to Antisemitism Part of All of Our Movements.
Rosenblum, a veteran of social justice work on “police brutality, prisoners’ rights, political prisoners, womens’ reproductive freedom, immigrants’ rights, poverty, anti-racist education, Palestinian self-determination” and more, writes:
My work to create this pamphlet was inspired by noticing how afraid I was to speak up when I noticed instances of anti-Jewish oppression in my movements, and my realization that, like me, my activist friends were staying silent not out of antisemitism, but because they needed a basic resource about how to confront it.
I haven’t had the time to do a line by line reading, but what I have read has been incredibly impressive if not brilliant. She’s a tremendous thinker, firmly grounded in left politics, who understands the ways anti-Semitic thinking scapegoats Jews as a way to deflect people from real power relations. I could go on, but we have a conference going on, and it’s better that you read it yourself here.