Tag: Fascism

First as Farce, then as Tragedy

Joker is not just a supervillain origin story. It is also an anticipation of fascism. (Note: This article contains spoilers).

“Looking for a Fight”: Police Escalate Violence Against Counter-Protesters at Boston’s “Straight Pride”

On August 31, protesters turned out in hundreds to stand up against the homophobic, xenophobic “straight pride parade” in Boston. The state deployed police forces from across Massachusetts to protect the fascist march and violently repress counter-protesters. A participant in the confrontation recounts the events and explains why the left needs its own bodies of self-defense to combat the right and the state.

Bolsonaro: Fascism or Bonapartism?

It is impossible to understand the rise of the social and political phenomenon known as “Bolsonarismo”—the movement around presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro—without understanding the huge protests that hit Brazil in June 2013.

An Atmosphere of Lynchings as Nazis March in East Germany

Scenes from a nightmare: Thousands of Nazis marching through the city of Chemnitz in East Germany, giving Hitler salutes and attacking people who do not look “German” enough. How could this happen? And how can we stop it?

Heil Trump?

The success of Donald Trump’s campaign has left many in the US looking on in horror as he rose in the polls and moved on to dominate the primaries. His inflammatory, racist rhetoric drives many to label him “fascist.”

First as Farce, then as Tragedy

Joker is not just a supervillain origin story. It is also an anticipation of fascism. (Note: This article contains spoilers).

“Looking for a Fight”: Police Escalate Violence Against Counter-Protesters at Boston’s “Straight Pride”

On August 31, protesters turned out in hundreds to stand up against the homophobic, xenophobic “straight pride parade” in Boston. The state deployed police forces from across Massachusetts to protect the fascist march and violently repress counter-protesters. A participant in the confrontation recounts the events and explains why the left needs its own bodies of self-defense to combat the right and the state.

Bolsonaro: Fascism or Bonapartism?

It is impossible to understand the rise of the social and political phenomenon known as “Bolsonarismo”—the movement around presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro—without understanding the huge protests that hit Brazil in June 2013.

An Atmosphere of Lynchings as Nazis March in East Germany

Scenes from a nightmare: Thousands of Nazis marching through the city of Chemnitz in East Germany, giving Hitler salutes and attacking people who do not look “German” enough. How could this happen? And how can we stop it?

Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges Are Wrong – Antifa and Nazis Are Not the Same

Following the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Donald Trump enraged half of the US population once again by blaming both sides (Nazis and anti-Nazis) for the reckless and deliberate killing of the peaceful protester. A few days after condemning the “violence and bigotry on many sides”, he asserted that “there was a group on this side, you can call them Left (…) that came violently attacking the other group.” As disgusting as it is, Trump’s response is hardly a surprise. What is more striking, however, is that renowned leftists condemn antifa actions with comparable energy. Famous linguist and household

Heil Trump?

The success of Donald Trump’s campaign has left many in the US looking on in horror as he rose in the polls and moved on to dominate the primaries. His inflammatory, racist rhetoric drives many to label him “fascist.”