Jewish News, “‘Queer, Yiddish’ anti-capitalist anarchist café closes after ‘unchecked antisemtism’”

Co-owners of Glasgow’s Pink Peacock cafe say its closed this week after staff suffered ‘harassment’ from ‘self-described leftists’ and from ‘a right-wing backlash’

By Lee Harpin and JTA, June 21, 2023

The owners of a “queer Yiddish anti-capitalist anarchist café” have cited “unchecked antisemitism in Scotland” as a reason for its closure this week.

The Pink Peacock cafe, which opened three years ago, had operated on a “pay-as-you-can” basis, which invited customers to pay a price for the goods that they consumed if they were able, but which also allowed them to eat for free.

Confirming the closure on Wednesday co-owners Morgan Holleb and Joe Isaac alleged that they had suffered from “harassment” from “self-described leftists” including members of the far-left Socialist Workers Party.

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