We were appalled to witness Trump supporters attacking the US Congress this week. Though these events were shocking, they were sadly predictable. The President of the United States not only failed to stop the violence but urged his followers on. We welcome the suspension of Donald Trump from Facebook, and we would encourage other platforms to take decisive action against incitement to violence online.

Silhouette of protesting crowd with American and Trump flags in front of the Capitol, Washington DC.
2021 storming of the United States Capitol.
Tyler Merbler via Wikimedia Commons

It is vital to recognise the gravity of the threat posed by neo-fascists and the far-right, white supremacists, antisemites and Holocaust deniers. Please get involved in the work that is already happening to expose, challenge and confront them. Find out more from our friends at Hope Not Hate, the Southern Poverty Law Centre, and at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right

Look out for the Library’s upcoming events and exhibitions this year, as we draw on the historical record to gain further insights into the fight against fascism and antisemitism.

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