Sophie Scholl and Hans Berger: Why German Capitalism Celebrates Only One Nazi Resistance Fighter
Sophie Scholl, the best-known German resistance fighter against the Nazis, would have turned 100 today. The state-sponsored commemorations of her cover up a simple fact: most resistance fighters against the Nazis were socialists and communists.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 9, 2021
“It is Only a Matter of Time Before a More Competent Trump Emerges”: An Interview With Warren Montag
Some people argue that the far Right is small. Should we be reassured that “only” 45 percent of Republicans, that is, 30 million people, support the riot at the Capitol? We must reject facile economism to understand the Trump phenomenon. This is more than a simple contradiction between base and superstructure.
Juan Dal MasoJanuary 11, 2021
30,000 Corona Denialists and Nazis Demonstrate in Germany
On Saturday, over 30,000 people gathered in Leipzig to demonstrate against masks and public health measures. Why do the police leave them alone?
Nathaniel FlakinNovember 12, 2020
Trump, Fascism, and the Metaphysics of Democracy
Noam Chomsky says Trump is not a fascist, but he's wrong about why. It's not that Trump is failing to seize control of big business. Fascism is "the continuation of capitalism, an attempt to perpetuate its existence by means of the most bestial and monstrous measures." For all Trump's authoritarianism, capital has yet to call on him to take those steps.
Rob WilkieOctober 13, 2020
Could Hitler Have Been Stopped by Voting for the “Lesser Evil”?
Trump is continually emboldening white supremacists and terrorist gangs that attack protesters. How do we stop the rise of the Right? The Democrats and their supporters tell us we need to vote for the "lesser evil" to stop fascism. But was that enough to stop Hitler?
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 1, 2020
75 Years After the Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp: The Declaration by the International Communists
75 years ago, the prisoners at the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in central Germany liberated themselves. Trotskyists from different countries who had been imprisoned in the camp published a declaration calling for a Germany based on workers' councils.
Nathaniel FlakinApril 11, 2020
Liberals and Conservatives Ally with the Extreme Right in Germany to Unseat a Democratic Socialist
In what is being called a “political earthquake” in Germany, liberal and conservative parties joined forces with a far-right party with ties to neo-fascist organizations during an election in the state of Thuringia. The aftershocks of these events are being felt at the national level, where Angela Merkel’s party is in chaos over its part in the scandal.
Gustavo RoblesFebruary 13, 2020