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Glastonbury screening of Oh, Jeremy Corbyn film is a success

Surging: documentary Oh, Jeremy Corbyn: The Big Lie is enjoying a surge in popularity after a screening at Glastonbury Festival was cancelled due to pressure from, it’s believed, the so-called ‘Israel lobby’.

Controversial documentary Oh, Jeremy Corbyn: The Big Lie was screened at Glastonbury Festival on Thursday (June 22, 2023), despite the organisers’ decision to cancel it – and was a big success.

As described on This Site yesterday, the screening took place in the Speakers Forum, Green Futures – and the video evidence shows a packed tent, full of people who wanted the facts:

Critics have attacked the screening – and the film – any way they can, with claims that it’s anti-Semitic (it isn’t; lawyers for the festival made that clear before the decision to cancel the screening, meaning the reason for the cancellation must have been something different, despite the protestations of the festival’s organisers), and with claims that it shows socialists/left-wingers are backward-looking, examining why a former Labour leader failed instead of looking forward (because these critics don’t like the idea of anyone knowing what really happened, perhaps).

In fact, we’re seeing what usually happens when powerful people with vested interests in hiding the truth take active steps to suppress it; people make sure they find out the facts anyway. In other words: the Streisand Effect.

(The actress Barbra Streisand had tried to suppress an aerial photograph of her Malibu home, but her attempts to do so merely brought the image further into public knowledge.)

More screenings are to take place at the festival, and (as a result of the fuss raised by the cancellation) across the UK.

The big question is: will it change anything?

This Writer’s can’t answer such a question.

Evidence that the Labour Party is corrupt and unduly influenced by a number of organisations, that are connected by their support for the Israeli government and their use of false anti-Semitism accusations to discredit anyone who opposes that government and in particular its persecution of Palestine and its citizens, may cause a backlash against Labour at the ballot box.

But if that only lumbers us with another Conservative government, then the UK will not be helped.

Voters here are literally caught between the devil and a deep blue swamp.


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Banned Jeremy Corbyn film WILL be shown at Glastonbury after all

Censored: The Glastonbury Festival has cancelled a screening of a film about the campaign against Jeremy Corbyn within the Labour Party – for what seem unsupportable reasons. Now others at the festival will stage multiple screenings there, to ensure that everyone who wants to see it can do so.

This is poetic justice for those who tried to censor the facts:

For clarity: Oh, Jeremy Corbyn: the big lie, the film that the Glastonbury Festival was going to screen for 100,000 people on the Pyramid Stage until the organisers were leaned on, allegedly by the Campaign Against Antisemitism through festival sponsors Vodafone, will be screened there after all.

A screening will take place this evening – Thursday, June 22, 2023 – at 9pm in the Speakers Forum, Green Futures.

Further screenings will happen across the weekend at Resistance Exhibition in Green Futures, and at Shangri La, the Bureau de Change.

Further details will be posted here.

If you’re going to Glastonbury, please take the opportunity to attend one of the screenings. I’m sure it will be a real eye-opener.


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Right-wing attempts to suppress Jeremy Corbyn film are only making it more popular

Censored: The Glastonbury Festival has cancelled a screening of a film about the campaign against Jeremy Corbyn within the Labour Party – for what seem unsupportable reasons. But the decision has led to a surge of screenings around the UK as people demand to know what all the fuss is about.

Here’s a sharp comment:

The reference is to the decision by the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival to cancel a plan to screen the documentary Oh, Jeremy Corbyn: the big lie after they received complaints from the “anti-Semitism” screamers.

These representatives of the right-wing Establishment have indeed used exaggerated claims of racism for political ends – to stop the screening of the film which explains how representatives of the right-wing Establishment used exaggerated claims of racism for political ends.

It seems that the fake charity Campaign Against Antisemitism exerted pressure on Glastonbury’s organisers, through the festival’s sponsor Vodafone,

So the claim was the old falsehood about anti-Semitism denial. Apparently this fact-based documentary would have “indoctrinated” festival-goers and “alienated” Jewish attendees.

Festival organisers then announced the cancellation, saying the festival is “about unity and not division, and we stand against all forms of discrimination”.

The way this happened leaves a bad taste in the mouth, doesn’t it? It seems the fake charity (in fact it is a highly political campaigning organisation) got Vodafone to threaten a financial loss of some kind to the festival.

I suggest this because it seems the festival asked a lawyer to examine the film before the decision to screen it was made – and that person pronounced it totally devoid of any hint of anti-Semitism.

So the organisers’ comment, which suggests that the film would create division and supports discrimination (presumably against Jews) is in direct conflict with the advice of their own lawyer – on which the decision to screen it was made and that screening was advertised on the festival’s website for around a month.

Isn’t it odd that the screening was advertised for such a long time before the CAA (or whoever) demanded that it be pulled? The film’s producer, Norman Thomas, told Dorset Eye that the lobbyists timed their attack on it to happen just a few days to go before the festival starts, in order to do maximum damage.

It is a claim that rings true to This Writer. In 2017, I stood for election to my local county council (as a Labour candidate – under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership). My campaign was derailed when Labour received an accusation of anti-Semitism against me – in time to appear in a local newspaper the day before the election.

The accusation was later found to have absolutely no validity whatsoever but the damage was done.

(Labour suspended my party membership anyway, and subsequently expelled me. I had to take the party to court to discover that the reason for my expulsion was not anti-Semitism but the fact that, as a journalist, I had written fair, accurate and timely articles criticising the party’s response to anti-Semitism accusations against other members which the right-wing faction in the party’s head office deemed to be undermining it. The obvious conclusion to draw is that nobody working in the media can be a member of the Labour Party without suffering interference in their work from it.)

The damage has been done and hacks in the mainstream and social media have been piling in with highly biased and prejudicial reviews of the film. It seems they feel they have a position to defend. Here’s an example:

You can see a more balanced review of the film here.

And if you want to check the facts, the Al-Jazeera documentary series The Labour Files is a good place to start. Here‘s an article by UK journalist Peter Oborne supporting it.

You can watch the Labour Files documentaries by following the links in the tweet directly below:

And you can watch a short, ‘pilot’ version of Oh, Jeremy Corbyn: the big lie here.

If, after checking all these facts, you feel strongly enough about the injustice being done to the film and its makers by the Glastonbury organisers, feel free to do as Simon Maginn suggests:

Oh, and just one more thing: Glastonbury’s decision not to screen the film has made it more popular.

Here’s Dorset Eye again:

According to Mr Thomas, the banning of the film seems to have backfired in a big way. He said:  “Since news of the ban has got out, we have been inundated by people wanting to organise screenings of the film in towns across the country. They want to see what these self-appointed censors don’t want them to see.”

He said: “Since being launched in London earlier this year the film has been taken up and screened by local groups in hundreds of towns across the country, from Penzance to Glasgow. Now the screenings are just going on and on.”

For details of other screenings of the film go to https://www.facebook.com/platformfilmsuk/ or email [email protected].

It’s a good result: Glastonbury’s decision not to screen the film to a few people at the festival has led to many more screenings across the UK; the anti-Semitism liars (let’s call them what they are) have shot themselves in the foot badly this time.

AFTERWORD: here’s a thought. I’ve long since come to the belief that the defence against those who scream “anti-Semite” at the first opportunity is hindered by the fact that while they have a word for their victims, there is no corresponding term for the screamers themselves.

But look at their behaviour. It lacks honesty and morality, and one can hardly say that the underhanded tactics used to halt the film’s screening could be described as fair play – in other words, they run against traditional British values.

So, with apologies to victims of their campaign in Northern Ireland, how about labelling the screamers “Anti-British”?


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