Fascism and the Politics of the Past

Yanis Iqbal Fascist groupings are in the ascendant throughout the world. While some are emerging from the political peripheries – slowly but steadily gaining traction on the terrain of ideological hegemony – some have already taken the reins of state power. This new wave of fascism poses an important question: why did the intensifying crisis…

America’s Nazi Problem and the End of Policing

Henry Giroux The conditions that produce authoritarian societies are with us once again. The ghost of fascism haunts the present, appearing in a relentless number of assaults on the principles and institutions central to a democracy. America’s Nazi problem is evident not only in the 73 million people who voted for a white supremacist presidential…

Protests against Racist Violence Erupt in US After Police Kill Daunte Wright

Peoples Dispatch Minneapolis Police Department, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Police violence, Police killings in the US, Racism in the US, Anti-racism protests, Minneapolis, George Floyd, Daunte Wright Massive protests have broken out in Minneapolis, Minnesota and other cities in the US following the police killing of a 20 year old Black man Daunte Wright…

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…

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…

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…

QAnon’s Afterlife: A Holy Civil War

Jack Z. Bratich The role of QAnon in the January 6 MAGAist insurrection is becoming clearer by the day. Most readers are familiar by now with its unofficial mascot, be-horned “supersoldier” (and perhaps future WWE Trump tag-team member) Q Shaman. In addition, at least two of the five dead were QAnon adherents. Even the killed…

A Pan-Africanist Perspective of White/Right Terrorism in D.C.

Ahjamu Umi White/right terrorists decided to disrupt the bourgeoisie proceedings to validate the electoral college election of Joe Biden as the next empire president of the U.S. by storming and taking over the Capitol building, disrupting the congressional proceedings. The irony is everywhere and overwhelming. As I watched a European fascist sitting at and pillaging…

Michael Gove’s Lobbyists at the Heart of White Nationalist Trumpworld

Nafeez Ahmed The David Horowitz Freedom Centre Restoration Weekend in 2017 In November 2017, both Douglas Murray and Dr Alan Mendoza of the prominent conservative think tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), spoke at the annual Restoration Weekend, organised by the David Horowitz Freedom Centre. Held the year after Donald Trump’s election, the 2017 Restoration…

US Elections, Racism and Militias

Jorge Elbaum Social Degradation of the Political System Proclaimed as a Global Paradigm The debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden last Thursday brought up again the problem of the domestic social violence, rooted in American society and consistent with the exportation of militarism promoted by Washington, whose primary victims reside in Latin America, the…

The Michigan Conspiracy Isn’t a Joke

Stephen Millies Fascist vigilantes were welcomed by police and the county sheriff to threaten Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Thirteen fascists were arrested on Oct. 8 for plotting to kidnap and kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. There were also plans to assassinate Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Both governors are Democrats. Most of the initial media coverage…