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).
#Tacoma, #WA: La Resistencia Statement on Shooting Death of Northwest Detention Center Protester #willemvanspronsen Read here: https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/07/15/tacoma-wa-la-resistencia-statement-on-shooting-death-of-northwest-detention-center-protester/
D__8NtLWwAAxE1u.jpg Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria wave after wave of refugees arrived Turkey. Currently there are about 4 million Syrian refugees living in several cities scattered throughout the country. In the last local elections the AKP government lost major cities like Istanbul and Ankara (where hundreds of thousands of immigrants are […]
London Roo strike.jpg Deliveroo riders took action across London, Leeds and Nottingham over the weekend of the 12th-13th July in response to punitive new policies from management that would cut hours for motorbike couriers in London and cyclists elsewhere. Tonight, with an outpouring of support from their workers, Deliveroo riders stood together to shut down […]
received_536733840128093 (1).jpeg An account of Saturday's demonstrations in Paris "Where the movement will go I do not know, but running with them, shouting, chanting, and singing, it was impossible not to feel a sense of solidarity and hope. It seemed the easiest and simplest thing to understand was that what was happening was a revolutionary […]
gun city.jpg A brief review of the movie Gun City/La Sombra de la ley (2018) "...we are soon immersed in a messy and gritty world where nobody is quite what they seem and there are multiple layers of duplicity and inter-connection between the characters." LAMA read more
end-deportation nwdc.jpg A statement from La Resistencia (formerly NWDC Resistance), a migrant defence organization, on the police killing of a person who was appears to have been trying to sabotage the North West Detention Centre. But for the City of Tacoma allowing the GEO Group’s facility to be built and expanded in Tacoma, this death, […]
The post 14th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair: Call for Participation appeared first on It's Going Down. Call to participate in the 14th annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair happening on September 21st-22nd. Located on unceded Lkwungen Territory, the Victoria Anarchist Bookfair opens a space for anarchist literature, art and praxis. This year’s bookfair places special emphasis on […]
The post Eliston, VA: MVP Fighter Locks Her Body In Pipeline Easement appeared first on It's Going Down. Appalachians Against Pipelines reports on continued resistance to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), now seriously delayed in construction due to grassroots opposition. Montgomery County, VA — Just before noon Friday, a pipeline protester called Violet locked herself […]
The post Statement from Prisoners in Struggle in Chiapas After 126 Days of Hunger Strike appeared first on It's Going Down. This communique comes from the Indigenous prisoners in struggle on hunger strike in Chiapas, Mexico. The strike has already lasted over 126 days and the state has refused to respond in any meaningful way […]
The post This Is America #82: Trump, Puerto Rico, and #AbolishICE appeared first on It's Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, July 19th, 2019. In this episode, we jump straight into the discussion, tackling Trump’s so-called social media summit, the US slide into authoritarianism in the wake of Trump’s latest tweet storm, the rise […]
The post Action Continues in Defense of Mattole Forest on Rainbow Ridge appeared first on It's Going Down. Action report from the frontlines of the continued fight in Northern California to stop logging of the ancient Mattole forest. Yesterday, tree sitter Erin Reed, known as “Pascal”, was caught on the ground by private security while […]
The post Tampa, FL: Branch of PNC Bank Disrupted & Call for Continued Pressure on ICE Profiteers appeared first on It's Going Down. Report on a recent anti-ICE and divestment action against PNC Bank, one of the largest banks that is helping to finance private prisons and detention facilities. This morning a Tampa PNC branch […]
The post There Is No Liberation Until The Borders Are Gone: Bruno from CIMA and Members of IAF Speak appeared first on It's Going Down. Long-running anarchist radio and podcast show, The Final Straw, presents interviews on the struggle against ICE raids and with the Indigenous Anarchist Federation (IAF). This week we are super pleased […]
The post Philadelphia, PA: Immigration Office Redecorated with Paint appeared first on It's Going Down. The following communique was anonymously sent to It’s Going Down, which we reprint below. It reads: The night of July 17 we paintbombed the facade of the Immigration and Citizenship Services building. We aimed for the big logo on the […]
The post NYC, NY: Anarchists Rally Against PNC Bank, Demand Divestment from ICE appeared first on It's Going Down. Report from Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC) on recent anti-ICE divestment actions. The Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC) organized an action on the 10th of July as an answer to Olympia’s call of action to shut […]
The post Can We Compost Fascism? A Demand Utopia Report Back appeared first on It's Going Down. Report from Demand Utopia on their call for a wave of actions during Green June. Last month, in June, Demand Utopia called for another wave of action titled Green June or Operation Rooted Seedling. This call to action […]
"We thought we had more time..." With more and more news that the climate collapse is accelerating, it's time we seriously look at the pretty little lies we tell ourselves to keep ourselves going. Alley and Rhyd discuss some of these, including the latest leftist delusion, "Fully Automated Luxury Communism."
"The dark ages were really only dark for the rich..." With more and more reports that "civilization" may end because of catastrophic climate change, we may be entering into a new "dark ages." But is that really something to fear? Alley & Rhyd discuss the previous dark ages, as well as recent moments of civilizational […]
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 […]
For 3 days last weekend the chaos queers held an encampment at city hall that was more inclusive, productive, and community-centred space than the last 3 years of bureaucratic work going on inside. We are some of the same queers Mayor Fred has called fake and tried to label as agitators; some of the same […]
We’re settling down into our first night at Camp Chaos Gays on the doorsteps of City Hall. It’s been a frantic day and we never really got to introduce ourselves. Hello Hamilton! We are the Chaos Gays – a smattering of queers, trans people, fags, fairies and divas enraged by what’s happening in this city. […]
Anonymous Submission to North Shore Counter-Info After waiting close to five days, we finally got news on the outcome of Cedar’s parole hearing. At about 4:56pm today, after days of deliberation, we got the news that the revocation their parole stands. After submitting over a dozen affidavits to the parole board; after hundreds of community […]
In this rotten city of Clermont-Ferrand (center of France), two Prides (two, yes two...) were called last Saturday. So we went to the two of them, to inform about the jailed Hamilton queers. At the first one (the more « militant » one), we handed out the leaflet, had some discussions, and then we left, […]