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ADDED 09/22/2019

Michel Temer: “It was a Coup”

FROM  | Brasil Wire

BY Brasil Wire

During a television interview on September 16th, 2019, former Brazilian President Michel Temer twice referred to the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff as a Golpe (Coup). Dilma Rousseff’s former VP, of the conservative MDB party, told interviewers: “People said ‘Temer is a Golpista (Putschist)’ and that I supported the Coup. It was different, I never supported or made […]

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ADDED 09/22/2019

Anti-racists outraged by fascist group’s migrant hunt

FROM 09/19/2019 | Morning Star

BY Morning Star

FAR-RIGHT Britain First’s plans to step up “patriot migrant patrols” is a “shocking indictment” of the “hostile environment” created by the Tories, anti-racist activists have said. The so-called “Operation White Cliffs” involves Britain First fascists patrol Samphire Hoe beach in Kent “equipped with torches, binoculars and hi-vis jackets” hunting for migrants. Britain First has now […]

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ADDED 09/22/2019

Museum Display of Nazi Design Sparks Concern And Protests

FROM 09/19/2019 | The Forward

BY PJ Grisar

A Netherlands museum’s multimedia exhibit on design in Nazi Germany has drawn protests and condemnation over fears that the show does not do enough to contextualize its provocative content. “Design of the Third Reich,” now running at the Design Museum Den Bosch in the Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, features the propaganda films of Leni Riefenstahl […]

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ADDED 07/20/2019

Monopolies, Trump, the Border, and Fascism

FROM 07/18/2019 | American Prospect

BY Ron Knox

Concentrated corporate giants like Amazon and the private prison duopoly are sustaining Trump’s cruelties in the migrant camps. There has long been a symbiotic relationship between fascism and corporate monopoly. In the 1930s and ’40s, industrial monopolists helped fascism thrive in Nazi Germany once Hitler was appointed chancellor, most notably when German chemical conglomerate IG […]

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ADDED 06/22/2019

We Really Need to Eat the Rich

FROM 06/16/2019 | Jacobin

BY MATT BRUENIG

Here’s a statistic to get your class rage going: since 1989, the top 1 percent’s net worth has skyrocketed by $21 trillion. And the bottom 50 percent’s? It’s plummeted by $900 billion. very quarter, the Federal Reserve puts out the Financial Accounts (aka “Z1” or “Flow of Funds”), which provide economy-wide aggregates for nearly every kind of […]

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ADDED 06/22/2019

Three years after Brexit, global nationalism is still ascendant

FROM 06/22/2019 | The Week

BY Conor Lynch

Three years ago this weekend, British citizens voted to leave the European Union, and a lot has changed in the world since then. Though the United Kingdom has yet to officially exit the EU — and, after failing to come to an agreement by the initial exit date in March, it’s still unclear when or […]

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ADDED 06/22/2019

Crossing Hong Kong: Defiance in the face of authoritarian control

FROM 06/21/2019 | Asia Pacific Foundation

BY Jeremy Chan

On June 4th, the world commemorated the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. In Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, 180,000 people held a vigil, the largest gathering since the 25th anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising. This year’s Tiananmen anniversary took on a politically poignant tone for the people of […]

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ADDED 05/05/2019

The Origins of Fascism in the U.S. and Its Connection to Corporate America

FROM 04/25/2019 | Letters and Politics

BY Mitch Jeserich

We are in conversation with historian Michael Joseph Roberto about the history of fascism in the United States during the New Deal era and its connection to corporate America. Guest: Michael Joseph Roberto retired professor of history at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the largest historically black educational institution in the United States. He is also […]

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ADDED 05/04/2019

A Far-Right Party Turned This Lil’ Gay Ghost Into An LGBT Icon

FROM 05/03/2019 | BuzzFeed

BY Lauren Strapagiel

He’s here, he’s queer, he’s a friendly ghost. While trying to speak out against LGBT activism, a far-right political party in Spain accidentally made a star out of a little rainbow ghost. It all started with this tweet from Vox, a party known for opposing immigration, abortion, same-sex marriage, and Islam, among other things. View […]

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ADDED 05/04/2019

Fascism is on the minds of book buyers — and publishers are taking notice

FROM 05/03/2019 | Los Angeles Times

BY Scott Timberg

Remember “The End of History?” Elizabeth Drummond, who spent the 1990s studying at Georgetown University, recalls Francis Fukuyama’s groundbreaking essay well, which announced “an unabashed victory of economic and political liberalism.” The Soviet Union had just collapsed in a peaceful devolution, Germany was reunified as Champagne popped alongside the crumbling Berlin Wall and democracy seemed […]

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ADDED 05/04/2019

Explosive new book dissects the soft coup that brought fascism to Brazil

FROM 05/03/2019 | The Canary

BY John McEvoy

On 28 October 2018, Brazil elected a fascist, racist, sexist, and homophobic president. And an explosive new book delves into how that happened, providing a crucial point of reference for resistance in the process. Washington’s pivotal role Tired of rising crime and government corruption, Brazilians lashed out at the old and discredited political order to elect a “controversial” […]

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ADDED 05/04/2019

A Summer Vacation in China’s Muslim Gulag

FROM 02/28/2019 | Foreign Policy

BY Special Correspondent

How one university student was almost buried by the “people’s war on terror.” ince announcing a “people’s war on terror” in 2014, the Chinese Communist Party has created an unprecedented network of re-education camps in the autonomous Xinjiang region that are essentially ethnic gulags. Unlike the surgical “strike hard” campaigns of the recent past, the […]

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