The term “fascism” has been thrown around left circles for decades as a proxy for authoritarianism, racism, or both. This inability to properly define and understand how fascist movements erupt and grow has created a deficit in organizing, and as we head into a Trump presidential administration and the massive growth of the Alt Right and white nationalism organizers across the left need the tools to break down these movements and how they work.
There have been a lot of “reading lists” put out recently, so we thought we would compile one of our own that combines a whole number of threads that are important for understanding how fascism works. This includes detailed looks at the Alt Right, the more mainstream “Alt Lite,” the role of Neofolk and goth music, white nationalist organizing, the history of white nationalist violence, how the revival of scientific racism works, how anti-Semitism plays out, and all the other tentacles that make the intersectional beast of the new fascist movement.
This list of readings is far from complete, and this page is going to continue to be updated as we add new sections and flesh out the ones that are here. If you think there are some great ones that are missing, let us know, and also know that it is the writings, videos, and audio recordings below that make up a lot of the thinking that goes into this website. We have also angled the list below more in favor of newer articles as well as ones that are generally accessible(though there are a few academic ones dotted in there).
#Rouvikonas: direct action against Bershka following abusive treatment of employee - Read & watch (video) here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/04/21/rouvikonas-direct-action-against-bershka-following-abusive-treatment-of-employee-video/
#Athens: Why we left from the space of "self organized" theater #Embros - #antireport Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/04/21/athens-why-we-left-from-the-space-of-self-organized-theater-embros/
Stop-Shop-Strike2.jpg An interview with a striking Stop & Shop worker, originallly published by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation. My perspective was not changed, because I already know how much striking rights have been reduced, and my disdain for law enforcement is the same. Demi, striking Stop & Shop worker read more
DeKalb.jpg Report from Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) about continued repression of inmates in the Dekalb County Jail following a demonstration against abuse and horrific conditions. Larnell called his mother... on Saturday, and she connected him with Atlanta ABC. Larnell was willing to risk being abused himself in order to go public about the inhumane […]
russian-revolution-congress-greece-.jpg It is a pleasure to invite you to Russian Revolution: Theoretical approaches and open questions conference. The conference is organized by a committee of academics and activists and will take place in Athens, Greece, 12-14 April 2019 | LAW SCHOOL OF ATHENS read more
The post Mexico: Update on the Situation of the Hunger Striking Compañeros in Struggle appeared first on It's Going Down. This communiqué comes from the Working Group No Estamos Todxs and gives us an update on the prisoners in struggle in Chiapas after 33 days of a hunger strike. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas […]
The post Announcing Salvo Spring 2019 appeared first on It's Going Down. Autonomous anti-capitalist newspaper Salvo returns with a Spring 2019 edition of their publication which covers news and analysis in the so-called Southern California area. Salvo is back with our sixth edition, this time for Spring of 2019. This issue deals mainly with the […]
The post April 2019 Updates on Cleveland 4 appeared first on It's Going Down. An update on members of the Cleveland 4. To learn more about this group of political prisoners, go here. We’re still waiting on a release date into a halfway house for Connor. He’s currently in SHU and could use letters of […]
The post Update on Sean Swain: Interstate Transfer appeared first on It's Going Down. Update on long term anarchist prisoner, Sean Swain. For more updates, check out Sean’s support website and listen to his dispatches on The Final Straw. After 27 years of incarceration in the state of Ohio, Sean Swain must bid a fond […]
The post Recent Inmate Demonstrations at Indiana State Prison appeared first on It's Going Down. Below are two brief accounts of demonstrations organized (or almost organized) by inmates at Indiana State Prison, about abuses and negligence they have been experiencing. Originally published on IDOC Watch. The first account is from early 2019, and the second […]
The post Pikesville Target Workers Return to Work After Two Day Strike Against Abusive Boss appeared first on It's Going Down. Report from Pikesville, Maryland on a recent strike by Target workers against an abusive boss. For more info check out Target Workers Unite. Pikesville, MD: Target team members at store #1541 have returned to […]
The post This Is America #69: #FreeMasonique & #TheArizona3 appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, April 19th, 2019. In this episode, we present two interviews, one with someone involved in the #FreeMasonique campaign, which is fighting in Columbus, Ohio to get murder charges dropped against Masonique Saunders, who after police […]
The post No Wall They Can Build, Episode #3: Mexico, Part I – The South appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome to Episode 3 of No Wall They Can Build, the Ex-Worker Podcast’s serialized audiobook exploring borders and migration across North America. This installment begins exploring the conditions south of the border that drive […]
The post Swarm: A Roving Caravan Strategy For Crushing Snakes And Other Capitalist Parasites appeared first on It's Going Down. The following is an introduction to a publication detailing the strategy and tactics of Mississippi Stand, and argues that it’s mobile caravan model could be utilized against the Line 3 pipeline and other industrial capitalist […]
The post Vaughn 17 Moved! appeared first on It's Going Down. The seven #Vaughn17 prisoners who got moved to SCI Camp Hill in Pennsylvania five weeks ago were transferred to different PA prisons on Tuesday, April 16th. For background on the Vaughn 17 case go here. Here are their new locations: Jarreau Ayers – NS9994, […]
Hannah Arendt, bell hooks, Slavoj Zizek...just a few names on an ever-growing list of philosophers that good leftists aren't "allowed" to read anymore because of something "problematic" they said. In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss the "canceling" of artists, philosophers, and other creators and trace the roots of our obsession with "right belief" to […]
The revolution won't be tweeted... From toxic "social justice" crusades to internal sabotage, "internet leftism" is destroying itself and fueling the far-right. In this episode, Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth discuss the mechanisms of these problems and their roots in our alienation from ourselves and each other, and propose solutions to help the Left remember […]
What's the relationship between anarchism and art? How do we create the kind of world we want to see? And how we learn to believe that we are "good enough?" In this episode, Alley and Rhyd talk with guest Margaret Killjoy and share stories of how they became who they are.
While many people have begun to use Globalization and Globalism inter-changeably, they are absolutely not the same thing. In this episode, Alley & Rhyd discuss the damage done by global Capital, the history of Globalization, the anti-semitic conspiracy theories of Globalism, and the solution: Internationalism.
"I have met my own people, and I hate them all." --Claudia, from Interview With The Vampire In this episode, Alley and Rhyd discuss their own journeys into Paganism and witchcraft and how they differed radically from the "business" of Paganism and witchcraft in America.
Alley and Rhyd discuss the problems of nationalism and explore the important differences between indigenous and colonized people's struggles for national independence and the far right and white nationalist struggles, and the role of global capitalism in the destruction of cultural differences.
What’s an Egregore? What’s an egregore got to do with America? And what really happened to the dude who made KONY2012? In the sixth episode Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth discuss how the ingredients of the ritual that manifested American make it impossible to change, and discuss how an egregoric understanding can inform resistance and […]
Why is being a "witch" suddenly popular? What does the rise of the witch identity mean for actual witches? Why our capitalists trying to sell us stuff? And what are the dangers of this trend? In Episode 4: The Witch, Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth look at the questions (and try to keep their focus […]
While Justin Trudeau was in Hamilton yesterday (April 20) handing out free lunches at St-Patrick’s church, notorious for its anti-abortion activity, our beloved local paper The Hamilton Spectator decided to republish a long article from the New York Times entitled “What’s a Feminist Government? Canada, and Trudeau Grapple With the Question”. I was reading the […]
There are a number of May Day events happening across the region on Wednesday May 1 2019, marking International Workers’ Day by taking the streets, celebrating in parks, and remembering the ways that capitalism underpins so many of the problems people face every day. From east to west, here are the events we’ve received details […]
None of this was supposed to happen. All of us at TransCanada along with our business and community partners have been working around the clock to get the Napanee Generating Station, Ontario’s newest gas-fired power plant up and running as soon as possible. You see, this project has been plagued by scandal since day one, […]
Submitted anonymously to North Shore Counter-Info On Thursday afternoon, in response to anti-immigrant white supremacist propaganda recently appearing around the Niagara region (Links to news reports 1, 2), settlers in the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory dropped a banner over highway 406 to send a clear message: IM/MIGRANTS & REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE. Division based on […]
In the early morning of March 29th, the president of Sodexo Canada was visited at her home in Brossard. All the tires of the two cars in her driveway were slashed, their windshields were smashed in, and FUCK SODEXO and (A) were written on their hoods. Read More ...
48 years ago this week, on April 6, 1871, armed participants in the revolutionary Paris Commune seized the guillotine that was stored near the prison in Paris. They brought it to the foot of the statue of Voltaire, where they smashed it into pieces and burned it in a bonfire, to the applause of an […]
This year, to observe Steal Something from Work Day, we present three stories of ordinary workplace resistance. In the first, an employer seeking to cheat minimum-wage employees is outsmarted by an employee who secretly evens the score for the workers. In the second, a proponent of healthy eating smuggles a crucial implement out of a […]
What is the New Syndicalist and what is the aim of the project? New Syndicalist: New Syndicalist is a media project for trade union activists and organisers. We aim to publish content that allows trade unionists to think about the activity they are engaged in and learn lessons from others. We hope that the media […]
When we talk of “global warming,” we’re talking about the rapid — and on-going — rise in the average world-wide surface and ocean temperature. Thus far a rise of 0.8 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit) since 1880. According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, two-thirds of […]
Lekhetho Mtetwa, a member of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) discusses his role in the Landless People's Movement (LPM), formed in South Africa in 2001. The post A ZACF Anarchist in the Landless People’s Movement, South Africa: Interview with Lekhetho Mtetwa appeared first on Infoshop News.