The Hidden Origin of the Escalating Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Ivan Katchanovski A rally at Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) before the massacre of almost 50 protesters, February 20, 2014. Photo by Mykola Vasylechko/Wikimedia Commons. Events of the Maidan massacre shaped one of the most controversial hours in European history since the end of the Cold War The Ukraine-Russia conflict is now in its most…

The Settler Blindness to the U.S. Empire’s Internal Violence

Rainer Shea Settler-colonialism creates a blindness among the colonizers. There’s a disconnect between what settlers see, and what’s actually happening in their surroundings. This can be the case even for settlers who consider themselves sufficiently educated on white supremacy. The colonial contradiction on this continent—and therefore the class contradiction that proletarians of all colors have…

United States and Nazism

Vladimir Acosta Members of the Silver Legion (Silver Shirts) in a photograph from the 30s On December 16, the UN General Assembly approved a reiterated Russian proposal that condemns all glorification of Nazism and Nazi ideology. 130 countries supported the proposal, 49 abstained (the European Union, current defender of Nazism that ruled or massacred it…

Hindutva: The Ideology for Counterrevolution in the Global South

Rainer Shea  What are India’s prospects for revolution? To find out, we must first understand the current strength of Indian capital, and of its fighting wing: Hindutva fascism. Hindutva’s dishonest narratives In his article from last year Hindutva: Myths & Reality, Professor Shamsul Islam debunks the multiple Big Lies which India’s ruling fascists employ. These lies are: -That…

Repercussions of Rightwing Extremism Rise in the Military on US Democracy

Al Mayadeen Retired US generals have warned of the possibility of a coup during the 2024 election. Experts are concerned that the emergence of right-wing extremism in the US military would endanger democracy in the US. The Department of Defense is implementing new procedures to combat extremism inside its forces; however, experts are concerned that…

Anti-Communist Atrocity Propaganda is Fascism’s Greatest Weapon

Rainer Shea  Projecting the crimes of colonialism and imperialism onto class and national liberation movements is the tactic that’s defined fascism. I say it’s specifically defined fascism, and not the historical imperialist power structure, because it’s during the era of fascism that capital has come under enough threat for atrocity propaganda to become such a…

Europe’s Far Right On the Way to A ‘Supergroup’

Ángel Ferrero December 2021. Meeting of the European far right in Warsaw (Image by Video capture) At the beginning of September, the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, announced on his Twitter account that Spain was the country chosen for the next summit of “patriotic and conservative European leaders” to be held this January. Poland was…

Revolution in an Age of Resurgent Fascism

Atlee McFellin The late sociologist Erik Olin Wright used the phrase “ruptural transformation” as stand-in for revolution, inaccurately summarizing this as “Smash first, build second.” [1]  His immensely popular and useful work also unfortunately erased historical European anti-fascist strategy whose approach to revolution differed from the caricature he presented.  To move beyond Wright’s important, yet…

UN Security Council Panel: Policies of Ethnicide Against Russians and Minorities in Baltic States

Carla Stea Activists of the Svoboda Ukrainian nationalist party taking part in a rally marking the 71st anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, Kiev, October 14, 2013.Credit: REUTERS Russian Deputy-Ambassador Dmitri Polyanskiy moderated this scintillating Arria Formula Meeting.  The opening briefer was Dr. Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues. In a powerful…

The Rise of the Radical Right

Farah Hage-Hassan A protester waves a flag with the logo of the Identitarian movement during a demonstration in front of the Justice Ministry on April 13, 2019, in Vienna, Austria. Photo: Michael Gruber/Getty Images The politics of fear and division. How the rise of the radical right has grown to be a serious terrorist threat,…

Protecting the Nazis: The Extraordinary Vote of Ukraine and the USA

Craig Murray This is verbatim from the official report of the UN General Assembly plenary of 16 December 2021: The Assembly next took up the report on “Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”, containing two draft resolutions. By a recorded vote of 130 in favour to 2 against (Ukraine, United States), with…