Statement against India’s growing religious intolerance

Statement with respect to the Delhi riots and violence against peaceful protestorsThe Australian Jewish Democratic Society is shocked by  the orchestrated communal riots in Delhi in the last week of February 2020, that has left more than forty people dead. We extend our solidarity and condolences to the families of those killed and affected.Even as […]

AJDS statement on neo-Nazi terror attack in Christchurch

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society responds with horror to the neo-Nazi terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and the New Zealand community.  We are even more disturbed to learn that an Australian was the key protagonist in the […]

Jewish Bloc @ Stand Together Against Racism demonstration

Jews against fascismAustralian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS)Hashomer Hatzair AustraliaJewish Labour Bund MelbourneCalling all anti-racist Jews in Melbourne!We’re organising a Jewish bloc to attend Rally: Stand Together Against Racism! This is a major mobilisation called to combat the racist rhetoric and policies of both major parties at the upcoming state election. The demands are:• Stop Political […]

AJDS rejects Andrew Bolt’s White-Supremacist attack

In yesterday’s Herald Sun, and syndicated to the Daily Telegraph, Andrew Bolt wrote an outrageous smear on migrant, ethnic, and racialised communities around Australia. We at the Australian Jewish Democratic Society couldn’t be angrier at what he said about us, and about others.In this piece, Bolt argues that migrant communities are not assimilating and thus are […]

The differential impacts of colonialism across race and whiteness

Anastasia Kanjere is a white settler scholar, writer and activist born and raised on stolen land in Narrm.  Hit me up on twitter at @a_kanjere Colonisation hasn’t, and doesn’t, impact people along binary dimensions. In so-called settler colonies, it’s common to use the binary of settler/First Nations as a rough way of distinguishing who has been […]

AJDS Statement against fascism and Milo Yiannopoulos in Melbourne

Around the world, and around this country, there is increasing support for far-right politics, fascism and neo-Nazism. At Milo Yiannopoulos’ talk on Monday night a group of around 40 far-right people, including some known neo-Nazis, gathered outside the talk to incite hatred and violence. As well as racist language and attacks on Muslims, a number […]

AJDS Statement on the ongoing persecution of Rohingya people

The Australian Jewish Democratic Society stands with Rohingya people and demands an end to crimes against humanity. Recent weeks have seen the wholesale slaughter of Rohingya men, women and children in the streets, villages, and backblocks of the Rhakine state, Myanmar. There have been innumerable reports of rapes, with entire villages burned to the ground. […]

One Nation’s cancellation and a letter by Robin Rothfield

Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts’ planned Caulfield visit in November, 2016, which was organised by a far Right Jewish group, was cancelled due to a collaborative effort within the broad Jewish community. While the One Nation senators claimed it was the extremist Left that shut them down, as Michael Brull wrote in New Matilda, “It is […]

Invasion Day / Survival Day / Amnesia Day 2017

This year we continue to stand firm in our commitment to acknowledging our privileged presence on this land, traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin nation. We are equally committed to bringing about change in our own as well as others’ perceptions of their role in ongoing colonisation. Read our Statement […]