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ADDED 10/17/2018

UN must declare Cambodia’s authoritarianism Illegal

FROM 10/17/2018 | Asia Times

BY SAWATHEY EK

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been met recently with a wave of protests by Cambodia’s diaspora communities living abroad, urging the international community to condemn his government as fake and illegal. These relentless and coordinated protests, starting from Australia, the US, South Korea and Japan, followed the July national election that the US government […]

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ADDED 10/16/2018

Book Review: Gord Hill tackles some difficult topics with The Antifa Comic Book

FROM 10/12/2018 | The London Free Press

BY STUART DERDEYN

Fighting Nazis is the right thing to do. At least, that was the perceived and often-broadcast consensus across the Western World following the Second World War. Or was it? In this informative and fascinating graphic novel history of fascism and those who fought it, Kwakwaka’wakw writer, artist and activist author Gord Hill (The 500 Years […]

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ADDED 10/15/2018

Members Of The Proud Boys Violently Beat Up Protesters And Weren’t Arrested. New York Police Won’t Say Why.

FROM 10/15/2018 | BuzzFeed

BY Julia Reinstein, Stephanie K. Baer

The far-right men’s organization “Proud Boys” violently beat two or three apparent protesters Friday night following a Republican event in Manhattan. About 30 members of the group — who describe themselves as “Western chauvinists” and have frequently aligned themselves with avowed neo-Nazis — participated in the beating, some screaming threats and slurs at the individuals, […]

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ADDED 10/15/2018

This New Feminist Antifa Group Is Taking on the Far-Right

FROM 10/15/2018 | Broadly

BY Bex Wade

When a right-wing group decided to march through London, the Feminist Anti-Fascism Assembly were there to hold them back. When a British far-right group announced its plans to march in London on Saturday, women on the left knew they had to push back. Enter: Feminist Anti-Fascism Assembly (FAF), a new feminist antifascist bloc made up of […]

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ADDED 10/11/2018

From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were “Red-Pilled”

FROM 10/11/2018 | Bellingcat

BY Robert Evans

The vast majority of domestic terror attacks in the U.S. are carried out by white supremacist organizations. Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi death squad with five killings to their name, is probably the deadliest fascist group to have arisen since 2016. One member of Atomwaffen, Vasillios Pistolis, was an active duty U.S. marine when he marched at the first Unite the […]

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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 10/05/2018

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 10/04/2018

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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ADDED 10/03/2018

How the left enabled fascism

FROM 10/03/2018 | New Statesman

BY David Winner

Ernst Thälmann, leader of Germany’s radical left in the last years of the Weimar Republic, thought the centre left was a greater danger than the right. We should remember his miscalculation. The leader of the left, adored for his “authenticity” and destined for cult status, saw himself as a fighter for radical change. His transformed […]

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ADDED 10/02/2018

I JUST VISITED LULA, THE WORLD’S MOST PROMINENT POLITICAL PRISONER. A “SOFT COUP” IN BRAZIL’S ELECTION WILL HAVE GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES.

FROM 10/02/2018 | The Intercept

BY Noam Chomsky

PRISONS ARE REMINISCENT of Tolstoy’s famous observation about unhappy families: Each “is unhappy in its own way,” though there are some common features — for prisons, the grim and stifling recognition that someone else has total authority over your life. My wife Valeria and I have just visited a prison to see arguably the most prominent […]

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ADDED 09/12/2018

Inside the Sweaty Glasgow Gig Using Hip-Hop to Resist the Far-Right

FROM 09/12/2018 | Noisey

BY Jonathan Rimmer |

It’s a typically grey Saturday evening in Glasgow’s south side, where punters are beginning to drift towards the many local boozers. McNeill’s sports bar, with its shabby exterior and tinted windows, would ordinarily look like the most unremarkable of all, but for the incongruous banner pinned to the top of the stairs – black and […]

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ADDED 09/11/2018

Fascist fight clubs: how white nationalists use MMA as a recruiting tool

FROM 09/11/2018 | The Guardian

BY Karim Zidan

Far-right groups across Europe and North America are using mixed martial arts to swell their numbers, spread their ideology and fight their enemies. “You will not replace us.” This was one of the slogans chanted during a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on the night of 11 August 2017. Approximately 100 young white men – most of […]

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