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ADDED 04/24/2018

Right-wing group seeks to block migrants crossing French Alps

FROM 04/24/2018 | InfoMigrants

BY ANSA

There were tensions on the French-Italian border at the weekend, after anti-fascist groups responded on Sunday to a “wall” along the border that had been created by the far-right group, “Generation Identitaire,” on Saturday. Tense moments were experienced with the French gendarme at one point but violent incidents were avoided. Activists from the small far-right […]

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ADDED 04/22/2018

The Long and Despicable Roots of Voter Suppression and Similar Tactics

FROM 04/22/2018 | History News Network

BY Frank Palmeri and Ted Wendelin

The South may have lost the Civil War militarily, but it won politically. For most of United States history, laws and policies that favor the South have prevailed. Originally, this hegemony was based on the Southern states’ paradoxical use of slavery to seize disproportionate power in national institutions. At the beginning of the Republic, slave states wanted […]

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ADDED 04/20/2018

My family has a Nazi past. I see that ideology returning across Europe

FROM 04/18/2018 | The Guardian

BY Géraldine Schwarz

In Germany and elsewhere, younger generations are becoming indifferent to the history of fascism. This is how the far right thrives. In Aistersheim, a village in north-west Austria, a pale yellow castle towers over a frozen lake, as if out of a fairy tale. It looks like it might be awaiting royal guests. But the […]

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ADDED 04/17/2018

What is the future of Greece’s neo-fascist Golden Dawn?

FROM 04/17/2018 | Al Jazeera

BY Patrick Strickland

Far-right groups have surged across Europe. Why hasn’t Golden Dawn been able to grow? Athens, Greece – While far-right, populist and often neo-fascist parties across Europe have successfully broadened their bases since the massive influx of refugee arrivals started in 2015, that has not been the case in Greece. In January 2015, the neo-fascist Golden Dawn became the […]

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ADDED 04/12/2018

Saad Filho: The attack on Lula and threats to Brasil’s Democracy

FROM 04/12/2018 | Brasilwire

BY Saad Filho

“It is scandalous to have the US government guiding policy and the judicial prosecution of Lula. It is scandalous to have the judicial process turned into a spectacle for TV. It is scandalous to invite the military back into politics.” Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was the most influential trade union leader in Brazil in […]

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ADDED 04/12/2018

White supremacists Generation Identity plan to hold a secret conference in London. Anti-fascists aim to stop them

FROM 04/12/2018 | Independent

BY May Bulman

Hundreds of people are set to rally against a “new breed” of white supremacism in London this weekend as racist group Generation Identity (GI) prepares to hold its first official conference on British soil. The “Identitarian” movement, which propagates the far-right conspiracy theory that white people are becoming a minority, is hosting what it has branded […]

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ADDED 04/10/2018

African refugees get no reprieve from Israel’s racist rage

FROM 04/10/2018 | THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

BY David Sheen

The fortunes of the African refugee community targeted by the Israeli government for deportation have swung wildly in recent days. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first announced a United Nations-backed deal to resettle some of them in the West, but then quickly retracted the plan after right-wing Israelis complained that the deal was too generous to […]

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ADDED 04/10/2018

White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

FROM 04/09/2018 | Letters and Politics - KPFA

BY Mitch Jeserich

We talk to Elizabeth Gillespie McRae about her new book: Mother of Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy which examines the grassroots workers who maintained the system of racial segregation and Jim Crow.  Elizabeth Gillespie McRae is a professor of history and director of graduate social science education programs at Western Carolina University.

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ADDED 04/08/2018

France: Unions, Left Confront Macron’s Attacks on Rail Services and Jobs

FROM  | Socialist Project

BY Dick Nichols

France is once again on the brink of an all-out industrial war – and its outcome could transform the country’s political landscape. The showdown is over the plans that President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe have for the state-owned National Railway Company (SNCF), which have been described by Le Monde as “the biggest change […]

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ADDED 04/06/2018

Have Christian nationalists staged a “soft coup,” with Trump as their figurehead?

FROM 04/05/2018 | Salon

BY Chauncey Devega

Scholar Andrew Whitehead: Right-wing evangelicals think Trump can make “their vision of a Christian nation” real y the standards of any of the world’s major religions Donald Trump is an ungodly person, an enthusiastic and unrepentant sinner who revels in his misdeeds. Trump is a serial liar and apparent narcissist. He is a greedy, crude […]

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ADDED 04/06/2018

The right’s Parkland problem: A symptom of authoritarian parenting

FROM 04/04/2018 | Salon

BY Chauncey Devega

Conservatives see the Parkland students as disrespectful and dangerous — and those feelings stem from primal fears The health of a society is measured in large part by how it treats its children. Republicans and other members of the right wing have reacted with a wide range of emotions to the survivors of the Parkland […]

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ADDED 04/04/2018

The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism

FROM 04/01/2018 | Monthly Review

BY Gerald Horne

The years between 1603 and 1714 were perhaps the most decisive in English history. At the onset of the seventeenth century, the sceptered isle was a second-class power, but the Great Britain that emerged by the beginning of the eighteenth century was, in many ways, the planet’s reigning superpower.1 It then passed the baton to its […]

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