Tag Archives: fascism

Catalunya: now popular democracy v. EU and its states

Do Rajoy, the Spanish state and their EU backers imagine there will be no consequence to the violent state repression in Catalunya? It is a particularly brutal extension of elite contempt for democracy – referendums especially – across the continent. … Continue reading

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Getting the AfD wrong

This Foreign Policy piece seriously overestimates the role of Alice Weidel and underestimates the fascistic character of the rising wing of the AfD. The party is referred to with all sorts of euphemisms and cognates of populist. When it comes … Continue reading

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France: an historic moment for the left

Radical left (including far left) – 7.7 million Social Democracy – 2.3 million Liberal centre – 8.7 million Right (including independent right-wing Gaullist) – 9.2 million Fascist right – 7.7 million The decline of the principal parties of the left and … Continue reading

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National Conservatism: Trump, May and anti-Semitism

Some 75 percent of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain are the responsibility of the far right, says a committee of MPs. The actual figure may be higher. That is both because the committee has demonstrated a consistent bias in seeking to … Continue reading

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‘In my religion it is forbidden to bear false witness’

  Abuzid Ebarak (left) is the victim of an attempted murder by a gang of Golden Dawn fascists in Athens four years ago. He is stood outside the ongoing trial of Golden Dawn with Magda Fyssa, the mother of Pavlos … Continue reading

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Stopping the far right requires opposing the EU

The revolt against the labour law and Francois Hollande in France  In this second of a two-part article examining the European crisis and the rise of the far right I look at why the left needs to adopt an internationalist position … Continue reading

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Austria, fascism and the Europe question (pt. 1)

On the streets of Vienna against the resurgent far right Freedom Party (FPO) This is the first of a two part article. It locates the rise of the far right in Austria within the political crisis of the parties of … Continue reading

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