Maria Zakharova: Russia, Nazis, Ukraine, Fascism, Nationalism, Europe

New anti-Russia initiatives in Kiev We have noted yet more anti-Russia initiatives prompted by the current Ukrainian leadership. In addition to the recent resolution approved by the Verkhovna Rada on including Stepan Bandera’s birthday in the list of 2019 public holidays, President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko has decided to once again cater to Ukrainian nationalists….

Chechen Al Qaeda Fight Alongside Ukraine Nazis

Islamic State-trained militants are fighting alongside a state army in a European country, the Times reports – but that detail is buried in an article talking about how Putin is a common enemy of Ukrainians and Chechens. Framed as an inside look at what’s driving Chechens to join Kiev’s “anti-terrorist operation” against the breakaway republics…

Allen Dulles and the Birth of the CIA

Hugo Turner Dedicated to the Memory of William Blum With Special Thanks to Doug Valentine Allen Dulles embodied the dark forces that have shaped the past hundred years or so of world history. He was the monster at the heart of the American century. His crimes were so great they echo into our own time…

The Neo-Nazis in Canada’s Military

Yves Engler Given that people who espouse neo-Nazi ideology are attracted to the military, it is disappointing to learn what a poor job the generals do to uncover and expel them. Or perhaps the inaction reflects a deeper problem. A recent stream of stories about right wing extremists in the Canadian military prompted the leadership…

Principal Enemy: Demystifying Far Right Antisemitism

Matthew N Lyons I can think of at least four reasons why leftists and antifascists need a good analysis of antisemitism: Antisemitism kills Jews. There should be no question about this after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. In the United States, Gentiles are not killing Jews on anywhere near the scale of cops killing Black people,…

Neo-Nazi Militia Trained by US Military in Ukraine Now Training US White Supremacists

Whitney Webb LOS ANGELES — According to a recent FBI indictment, several American white supremacists were allegedly radicalized by and received training from Ukraine’s neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, which receives funding from the current government of Ukraine as well as the U.S. government. The group has also received weapons from the Israeli government.The indictment, filed in…

Birthright Citizenship: Remembering a Previous White Supremacist Campaign

Nina Wallace In the latest in a long string of attacks on immigration, this week Trump declared he would issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship. Established by the 14th amendment in order to grant citizenship to freed slaves, the idea that all people born in the United States are U.S. citizens, regardless of race…

Welcome to the Jungle

Pepe Escobar Bolsonaro: Leader of trashy jihad It’s darkness at the break of (tropical) high noon. Jean Baudrillard once defined Brazil as “the chlorophyll of our planet”. And yet a land vastly associated worldwide with the soft power of creative joie de vivre has elected a fascist for president. Brazil is a land torn apart. Former paratrooper…

From Pittsburgh to Brazil: Antisemitism and Fascist Violence

Julia T. Antisemitic violence has spiked dramatically in the United States with 2018 being the largest single year increase on record since 1994. From desecrations of graveyards to the massacre of eleven worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, this confluence of bigotry and white supremacist fervor exemplifies a growing global wave of…

Fascism is Real, but the “Resistance” is Mostly Fake

Glen FordFascism is always a danger under capitalism, with its frequent crises and endemic white supremacy, but the phony “resistance” is only concerned about electing Democrats. “The history of capitalism begins in the holds of slave ships.” With this weekend’s election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, white men’s parties now lead governments that preside over…

The Rise of Ukraine’s Ultra-Nationalist Christian Church

George Eliason Let’s start at the end. The Patriarchate of Constantinople is creating the 3rd great schism in Christian history by seizing authority resting with the ROC (Russian Orthodox Church) and granting Kyiv independence from Russian Orthodox oversight. The first schism in Christianity happened in 1054 when Orthodox and Catholic churches split. The second was…

International Interests and the Destruction of Brazilian Democracy

Marcelo Zero Bolsonaro is a former Brazilian military man, he has already publicly saluted the US flag, pledged support to Trump, agreed to participate in a military intervention in Venezuela and said he will cede the Alcântara rocket launching base to the United States. At the moment that I write this article (October 2018), Brazil…

Bolsonaro and the Institutionalization of Necropolitics

Guilherme Soares Dias and Juliana Gonçalves As Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro (Partido Social Liberal/PSL) rises in the polls, more and more cases of political violence and death spread across Brazil. The country will have its second round of elections on October 27th. Fernando Haddad (Partido dos Trabalhadores/PT) has the difficult mission of rallying progressives…

In Brasil’s Semiotic War, Truth Was The First Casualty

Bruno De Oliveira Fake news and its propagation via social media has created a suspension of critical thinking. We have people simply believing everything and nothing; accepting the absurd whilst disregarding factual information as fake news. In Brazil, this wave of fake news is creating a state of collective paranoia where ordinary people cannot distinguish…

Thy Will Be Done: Brasil’s Holy War

Brasil Wire A fifty year foreign battle to combat Catholic Liberation Theology in Brazil promises rich rewards for the vested interests which initiated it, at great human cost. “Brazil is at the vanguard of the global trend of the Pentecostalization of Christianity,” as well as “the epicenter of world Christianity, with the largest Pentecostal population”…

The CIA Hand in Brasil’s Elections

Marcelo Zero The growth of Bolsonarian fascism in the final stretch of the election campaign, turbo charged by an avalanche of fake news disseminated on the internet, is not surprising. It is an old tactic developed by American and British intelligence agencies, with the goal of manipulating public opinion and influencing political processes and elections….