Omali Yeshitela: “Fascism” Invoked When Bad Things Happen to White People

The question of fascism emerges “when one sector of the ruling class introduces measures that bear some resemblance to the colonial condition that Africans and other oppressed peoples live with all the time,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Yeshitela cautioned against “uniting with one…

Neo-Nazis and Racism: A Global Reality

Sergio Ferrari The neo-Nazi movements in full swing, the white supremacist conceptions that are reproducing like mushrooms, the racist violence in every corner of the planet, without exception. These are social scourges that “are becoming a transnational threat”, as the United Nations has just warned during the opening of the 46th session of its Human…

Fighting the Extreme Right, Building the Left

André Frappier Masked Proud Boys at a protest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo by Anthony Crider/Flickr This article is a response to “Banning the Proud Boys—be careful what you ask for” by John Clarke, published in Canadian Dimension on January 16, 2021. The federal government’s addition of the far-right group the Proud Boys to the…

Texas Tragedy Wasn’t Inevitable

Stephen Millies People line up for water at a park in Houston on Feb. 18. Many Texas households are without running water due to frozen and burst pipes. Millions of people in Texas are living in misery after a winter storm hit the state. For days they have been without heat, light and water.  The…

Trump’s Cursed Legacy: The Advance of Far Right Fascism in the New World Order of Savage Capitalism

Baltazar GarzónDemonstrators gather near a burning barricade during clashes with police following a protest condemning the arrest of rap singer Pablo Hasél in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Faced with the political, economic and social catastrophe of the savage capitalist system that governs the destinies of our unfortunate planet and before the vertiginous development…

As Macron Courts the Far-Right, France Launches Crackdown on “Islamo-Leftism”

Alan Macleod France’s Minister for Higher Education, Frederique Vidal, has sparked a nationwide controversy with her announcement that the government is attempting to stop the spread of what she called “Islamo-leftism” in universities. Part of the process, she said, would be for the state to decide “what is academic research and what is activism and…

Never Again Can US Lecture Other Countries about Censorship

Steve Lalla DC National Guard defends the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 8, 2021. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images Following the past month’s events, the US can no longer imagine they’re in a position to lecture other nations about censorship. All and sundry see that the US doesn’t possess any moral high ground from which…

Canada: Controversial Legislation Targets Environmental, Indigenous Activists

Brendan Devlin A man waves a Mohawk Warrior flag on the Pat Bay Highway during a blockade in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, February 2020. Photo by Wolf Depner/Black Press Media. Critical infrastructure protection: Dangerous politics in Manitoba, Alberta and beyond At the close of last year’s fall legislative session, Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government introduced…

With Argentina, the Condor Plan Closed the “Circle of Death!”

Gabriela Calloti Stella Calloni, Argentine journalist Stella Calloni, a journalist who specialized in international politics, detailed before the Federal Court the origin and functioning of the Condor Plan and Operation Condor, promoted by the United States. The clandestine detention centers of Banfield and Quilmes were part of this repressive plan coordinated by the dictatorships of…

Peruvian-Style Fascism

Gustavo Espinoza M. Last February 3, Vice Admiral Luis Giampietri Rojas offered a virtual conference through which he addressed a topic that he claims to know in depth: “The development of communism in Peru under current conditions”. He claimed to have mastered the subject through his extensive activities in the field. It should not be…

Canada Declares Pro-Trump White Supremacist Group Proud Boys a Terrorist Organization

Peoples Dispatch Claiming that right-wing extremist ideology poses a “significant threat” to domestic security, the Canadian federal government announced the addition of 13 groups, including the pro-Trump white supremacist Proud boys, to its “terrorist list” on Wednesday, February 3. Canada’s public safety minister Bill Blair emphasized that the ideology of these violent extremist groups that…