Under Garb of Fighting COVID-19, Orban Takes Absolute Control in Hungary

Peoples Dispatch Progressive sections in Hungary along with the European Union have raised concerns about the passage of the law. On March 30, Monday, the Hungarian parliament passed an emergency decree giving unchecked powers to prime minister Viktor Orban. The authoritarian decree was passed by the conservative Fidesz party-dominated parliament under the pretext of fighting…

Coronavirus: A Fascist Putsch with Global Reach

October Diary The coronavirus, COVID-19, is actually a real fascist putsch, similar to the Munich putsch of November 8, 1923 (Munich brewery Bürgerbräukeller) executed by the Nazis under the command of Adolf Hitler and with the call: The nationalist revolution has begun! In this case a fascist putsch of global dimension was unleashed by the…

Argentina: March 24th, An Essential Remembrance

Atilio A. Boron Exactly 44 years ago, Argentina was falling into the abyss. A bloody civil-military dictatorship took over the country and put in place, from the State, a systematic plan to exterminate those who dreamed of building a better world. No crime was left unperpetrated and no life spared. They spied, persecuted, kidnapped, applied…

The Feminist Spring and the Patriarchal Counter-Offensive

Irene León One of the most relevant contemporary political events is the positioning of feminism as a transforming force with a global scope, achieved both by its contributions to the mobilization of ideas to apprehend reality and act upon it, and by the political and strategic action that, as the core of all change, is…

ICE Deploys Paramilitary Units Against Sanctuary Cities

Daniel G. Cardwell Border Patrol Tactical Units (BORTAC) are carrying M4 rifles with silencers. In the wake of plainclothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents shooting an unarmed tourist from Mexico, President Donald Trump deployed a hundred members of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) — the Border Patrol’s equivalent to SWAT police — to…

Disguising Dictatorship in Brazil

Ramona Wadi Brazil’s collusion between democratically-elected right-wing governments and the military is reminiscent of the region’s collective memory of dictatorships. However, the combination of government and military power will take the normalisation of human rights violations to an unprecedented level. The latest appointment in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet is Army General Walter Braga Netto,…

California Flags Alienated, Idealistic Kids of Color as Potential Violent Extremists

Ann Garrison The program deputizes teachers to spy on students and recruits social service agencies to assemble dossiers on them while providing mental health services. “The state is is lipsticking the pig for federal agencies that rely on racist stereotyping.” California’s “Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)” program flags teenage kids “feeling alienated from their peers,” “having a…

Mystified Consciousness

Andy Merrifield Like in the 1930s, whiffs of fascism are in the air. Demagogic chauvinism is thriving across the globe and tolerance has undergone core meltdown. Nationalism is alive and apparently well. Borders are getting staked out, walls erected, and mass media—especially social media—saturate us with misinformation morning, noon, night, and much of the time…

Chile: The Massacre in Barbecho

Manuel Cabieses Donoso The signs are very clear: the right-wing are preparing the ground for a massacre that will impose public order. There are more than twenty massacres in our history that enshrine multiple murder as a brutal corrective method when people go beyond their historical attempts to shake off exploitation. Massacre does not mean…

Fascism and Hate: The U.S. and Latin America in 2020 (I)

José R. Oro Fascism is a dictatorial form of government intimately bound to hatred in its many manifestations, developed within the context and conditions of imperialism. It appeared in Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany, Pinochet’s Chile, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Romania and other countries. In all of them it failed brutally, inflicting immeasurable suffering on…

Operation Barbarossa II: Setting The Stage For War

Christopher Black I have written several times about the continuing NATO preparations for an attack on Russia, a second Operation Barbarossa, the code name for the Nazi invasion of the USSR in 1941. Circumstances prompt me to write about it again, for as of the last week in January the Americans and their gang of…

A Silence Not at All Casual

Atilio Borón This February 2nd was the anniversary of a date that was completely ignored by the deceitful global hegemonic press: the end of the Battle of Stalingrad (according to historians the bloodiest in the history of humanity) with the defeat of Hitler’s Wehrmacht at the hands of the Red Army and the civilian combatants…