Mexico’s Rogue Military to Assume Policing Powers

See: State of Mexico Manifesto: The Burning Voice of Those Who Resist on the Periphery Since former President Calderón militarized the drug war, at least 150,000 Mexicans have been murdered and some 26,000 disappeared. By Luis Gómez Romero | teleSUR There is nothing noble about war. In the words of the Spanish-American philosopher and poet…

How US Race Laws Inspired Nazism

By David Swanson James Q. Whitman’s new book is called Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. It is understated and overdocumented, difficult to argue with. No doubt some will try. In cartoonish U.S. historical understanding, the United States is, was, and ever shall be a force for good,…

France’s Election at Gunpoint

By Alex Lantier The first round of the elections in France is being held against the backdrop of an attempt by the state and the media to use the violent incident on the Champs Elysées, involving a gunman who is alleged to have been acting on behalf of ISIS, to create an atmosphere of political…

Erdogan’s Neo-Fascist Turkish Allies

By Jonathan Marshall All but one of Turkey’s major opposition parties denounced Sunday’s referendum to create an authoritarian new presidential system as marred by fraud and as a threat to the country’s political freedoms. The exception was the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), founded in 1969 to promote a neo-fascist, ultranationalist program. Its fortunes bear close…

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Triumph of Turkish Fascism

From Kemalism to Sultanship By Pablo Jofré Leal On  April 16, the Turkish society went to the polls to vote on a referendum called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on whether they wanted to grant more power to the executive through 18 Constitutional reforms or wanted to keep the political system they had since 1924….