Jewish Voice for Peace: "Love and respect for Jewish people is not in contradiction with vehement objections to the repressive policies of the State of Israel. A 'love of Israel' is not and has never been a good way to measure antisemitism."
Don Lash: "The threats of Trumpism may seem removed from the struggles within the child welfare system. Sooner or later, however, those struggles will have to join the wider resistance to the Trump regime."
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated a hundred years ago today, bringing to an end three centuries of Romanov rule. In this extract from his History of the Russian Revolution
, Trotsky describes the final days of Imperial Russia. Incompetent, vain, and almost comically ignorant of the historic events unfolding around it, the Tsarist regime fell, in Trotsky's words, "like rotten fruit."