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ADDED 11/21/2020

India aims to dilute Muslim majority in Kashmir with Hindu settlers

FROM 11/21/2020 | Global Village Space

BY Hidayat Nasar

“Time really is on our side to expose the fascist and violent face and mindset of Modi and his party to the world. Muslims in India need to unite and start a non-violent movement against the barbarian and inhumane policies of Modi”, writes author. Hailing from a hardline Indian nationalist and conservative group (RSS), Narendra […]

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ADDED 11/21/2020

From China, France and Thomas Jefferson: history lessons for Donald Trump and Republicans on aristocratic excess

FROM 11/12/2020 | South China Morning Post

BY Martin Powers

“Let the constitution of a government be what it will, if there is but one man in it exempt from the laws, all the other members must necessarily be at his discretion.” Perhaps we should thank US President Donald Trump for demonstrating the truth of 18th-century French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s insight. Buoyed by “presidential immunity” – […]

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ADDED 11/21/2020

The Rise Of The Anti-Fascist Videogame

FROM 11/18/2020 | ArtsHub

BY Edmond Tran

Our world has long been one where first-world dictators clog news feeds, and vision of civil unrest consistently comes through our televisions and timelines. So it’s only natural that our reality begins to be reflected through our screen art, too. For those in the Western world, we’re seemingly still in the midst of trying to […]

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ADDED 11/21/2020

Fascist infighting: Are The Proud Boys are now the Proud Goys?

FROM 11/19/2020 | Patheos

BY Barry Duke

IN THE run-up to the US presidential election, ardent Trump supporter and chairman of the far-right Proud Boys insisted in numerous interviews that his was not a fascist nor a white supremacist outfit. How could be when he, Enrique Tarrio, was black, for chrissake? Moreover, The Proud Boys – the group that Trump told to “stand […]

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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

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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