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).
Received on 18.02.18: On February 5-12, an International Week of solidarity with Anarchist and Antifascist Prisoners in Russia took place. 21 actions against repression were joined by 21 Russian cities and a large number of foreign comrades, from Belarus to … Continue reading →
15.02.18: In a written statement, angry Kurdish youth have claimed responsibility for incendiary attacks against a State-owned gymnasium and a bakery owned by an AKP collaborator. In their statement they declare: “We call on all Kurdish youths to take action … Continue reading →
The Revolutionary Youth Movement (DGH) and the Revolutionary Young Women’s Movement (DGKH) have published a written report of the actions they have taken for Afrin. On their balance sheet, the young people assessed the situation in Kurdistan and called everyone … Continue reading →
Received on 17.02.18: My name is Fatahillah Nur Bintang. Most of my friends call me Bintang. I was born and grew up in a small town Blora, central Java, Indonesia. I am a passionate surfer and have a very strong … Continue reading →
On January 28th, 2018, the office of the Tel Aviv Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) was vandalized in protest against the expulsion of African migrants. A number of severed doll heads covered with red paint were found outside the … Continue reading →
received on 15.02.18 From Rigaer Street, we send signs of solidarity and rage to anarchist prisoners in Russia, responding to the call from Russia for International Days of Solidarity with Russian Anarchist Political Prisoners. These days we heard from the arrests of antifascists and anarchists in Russia. Already before, in the months of October and […]
Saturday / february the 17th / 15:30 Info-talk on the case of Peike from Amsterdam, currently standing trial in Hamburg for alleged participation in the G20 riots last summer. He has been convicted to 2 years and 7 months imprisonment, but on the 9th of february his higher appeal started. On the 16th of […]
received 2 /8 /18 Action weekend 23-24-25 Feb against the new squatting ban in Belgium!In the summer of 2017 a new law was voted in Belgium to make squatting illegal. In autumn the law came into action. We would like to call out for an international weekend in solidarity against the new law. Because […]
Received on 05.02.18 Solidarity from so-called Victoria, Australia, with imprisoned comrades from the Hambach forest occupation in Germany. On January 22nd, cops raided tree houses and barricade structures in the forest, and took 9 people into custody. We took this photo as a small part of the international day of solidarity with the Hambi 9 […]
First day of higher appeal and all court dates are set The court dates are 5th of march, 20th of march, 5th of april, 26th of april. Please see events for time and place. Last Friday, February 9 2018, the first court … Continue reading →
At dawn on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, we attacked the Ukrainian Embassy in Athens with Molotov cocktails. We attacked the diplomatic mission, the police post and the embassy vehicles. Our attack was a response to the coup and the nationalist … Continue reading →
From Rigaer Street, we send signs of solidarity and rage to anarchist prisoners in Russia, responding to the call from Russia for International Days of Solidarity with Russian Anarchist Political Prisoners. These days we heard from the arrests of antifascists … Continue reading →
Compiegne (Oise): Van of the Municipal Police in Ashes! On the night of Saturday, February 3rd to Sunday, February 4th, a van of the municipal police parked on the Place de l’Ancien-Hopital, self immolated. It seems that they were fed … Continue reading →
Today, 24th January 2018, Sven and Natasha were in court for sentencing. They were charged with “Conspiracy to Blackmail”, accused of attempting to close down a notorious animal testing laboratory in the UK, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) – now rebranded … Continue reading →
11 Nov – Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s sister, Sydney councillor Christine Forster, had her “favourite jacket” ripped as she tried to enter a Liberal Party fundraiser surrounded by hundreds of Manus Island detention protesters. Riot police formed a human chain to shield guests arriving for a Liberal Party fundraiser from several hundred Manus Island […]
11 Nov – Police are looking into the possibility a fire at a Hamilton college was started by fireworks. Two science classrooms were gutted by the blaze at Sacred Heart College late on Friday night. Police are treating it as suspicious and are inspecting the wreckage on Saturday. “There have been reports of fireworks going […]
8 Nov – Graffiti in solidarity with the refugees on Manus Island painted on the headquarters of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Sydney, so-called Australia. Graffiti reads: ‘FREE THE REFUGEES’ , ‘161 WSC’ (Western Sydney Crew). via: Insurrection News
8 Nov – RISE: Refugee Survivors and ex-Detainees called for a Day of Action on November 7 in solidarity with over 600 refugee men who are currently blockaded inside the former Australian-government run detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. The Australian government imprisoned the men on Manus as part of their despicable […]
Members of Canberra’s Aboriginal Tent Embassy have ‘reclaimed’ the iconic Lobby Restaurant 6 Nov – Members of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra have ‘reclaimed’ a once-popular Canberra venue, moving into the iconic Lobby Restaurant on Sunday night The venue is currently being peacefully occupied by a group of protesters lead by Nioka Coe, a […]