Viewing Fascism

ADDED 10/10/2018

Do authoritarian regimes wish to be seen as crazily vindictive?

FROM 10/10/2018 | Scroll.in

BY Girish Shahane

Assassinations carried out in foreign lands can chill dissent, offsetting their costs. There are people who cannot take a win. Khabib Nurmagomedov is one. On Saturday night, Nurmagomedov, a Dagestani-Russian mixed martial artist, dismantled the defences of his Irish opponent Conor McGregor to retain his UFC lightweight belt, and improve his record to a remarkable […]

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ADDED 10/10/2018

Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and the path to neoliberal fascism

FROM 10/10/2018 | Slate

BY Henry A. Giroux

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is not an isolated event, and in the current historical moment has dark meaning. Even in the darkest of times we have the right to some illumination. — Hannah Arendt The threads of a general political and ideological crisis run deep in American history, and with each tweet and policy decision Donald Trump pushes […]

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ADDED 10/09/2018

The Left and Opposition Unity: How Fascism Can Be Defeated in 2019

FROM 10/09/2018 | The Wire

BY Prabhat Patnaik

The real obstacle to understanding, or even recognising, contemporary fascism is alas, the memory of the 1930s. The fact that we have fascists in power in India, at the helm of a liberal bourgeois state, is indubitable: their organisation, the RSS, to which they belong and swear by, has made no secret of its admiration […]

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ADDED 10/09/2018

How to build an authoritarian regime — and how to stop one

FROM 10/09/2018 | Big Think

BY Timothy Snyder

First, we have to understand the internet. Then we have to understand the audience. Timothy Snyder: It’s normal that when a new medium comes along, a new communications technology comes along, that this is very disorienting to our own hardware. The same thing was true when the book came along. I mean the book, as compared […]

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ADDED 10/09/2018

The black dawn of Greece: Golden Dawn on trial

FROM 10/09/2018 | Observatorio Balcani

BY Elvira Krithari

The trial against the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is currently underway in Greece. A case that is testing the ability of the Greek society to reject the drive of intolerance and hatred grown in the shadow of the economic crisis. At the dawn of September 18th, 2013, Golden Dawn, the Greek neo-Nazi party, in line […]

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ADDED 10/07/2018

BIKERS BROADCAST SLOVAKIA’S NEW COLD WAR DIVIDE

FROM 10/07/2018 | Ozy

BY Nick Fouriezos

Atop multicolored motorcycles, nationalist Night Wolves bikers revved their engines outside the Russian embassy in Bratislava before driving 44 miles to establish their newest European base — in Dolna Krupa, a village in Slovakia, the former Eastern bloc nation that in the years since the Berlin Wall fell had mostly escaped Russia’s interference. Their muffler-marked arrival in […]

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ADDED 10/07/2018

Friendship Alone Cannot Deradicalize Fascists

FROM 10/07/2018 | Truthout

BY Elizabeth King

With the publication last week of journalist Eli Saslow’s new book, Rising Out of Hatred, which details how the son of KKK leader Don Black renounced white nationalism after becoming friends in college with Jewish students and others who questioned his views, discussions about how to deradicalize fascists are once again in the news. While stories of […]

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ADDED 10/07/2018

In Brazil, only the grandest of coalitions can now defeat Bolsonaro

FROM 10/07/2018 | The Guardian

BY Tom Phillips

Brazilian leftists heaved a huge collective sigh of relief on Sunday night after Jair Bolsonaro – the homophobic, dictatorship-praising far-right front-runner – fell just short of a stunning first-round victory that would have made him president of one of the world’s largest and most diverse democracies. Their relief may well be short-lived. Fernando Haddad, Bolsonaro’s opponent in […]

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ADDED 10/05/2018

The Hate Report: The alt-right’s newest target is kosher products

FROM 09/23/2018 | Reveal News

BY Will Carless

The podcast ad starts breathlessly: What I’m about to introduce you to is a segment of our food culture that has been kept so low profile to the American public that virtually no one is aware of how dominant it is on our refrigerator and cupboard shelves. The mysterious culprit? Products certified as kosher. This […]

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ADDED 10/05/2018

What’s up, Fascism? Phone app delivers probable Bolsonaro victory

FROM  | Brasil Wire

BY Brian Mier

As Mark Zuckerberg jumps through hoops to show he can limit the damage to democracy caused by fake news on Facebook, his WhatsApp platform has been used to convince a large segment of the Brazilian electorate that out of control gays are about to force homosexuality on their children unless they elect an actual fascist. […]

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ADDED 10/05/2018

Historian of Nazism explains why GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell is the ‘gravedigger of American Democracy’

FROM 10/05/2018 | Raw Story

BY CODY FENWICK

In a new piece for the New York Review of Books, historian Christopher Browning warns that there are troubling parallels between the present-day United States and the days of fascism’s rise in Europe. Browning, a specialist in the areas of the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and world war-era Europe, isn’t arguing that President Donald Trump is a modern Adolf […]

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ADDED 10/04/2018

Anti-Fascists Plan Potluck Blitz to Raise ‘Millions’ to ‘Compel Removal of the Trump/Pence Regime’

FROM 10/04/2018 | PJ Media

BY Bridget Johnson

Anti-fascist activists are planning a weekend “blitz” including potlucks around the country in a “mass fundraising and organizing blitz to prepare for the kind of struggle needed to drive out the Trump/Pence regime.” Refuse Fascism was launched in December 2016 by the Revolutionary Communist Party under chairman Bob Avakian in response to the election of Donald […]

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