Two years ago we wrote the following on the question of a state fascization that is not only coming, but already exists: The “institutional preventive dispositive” that characterizes the current state, which for Poulantzas, however, also already characterized authoritarian etatism in the 1980s, has today been so smoothly and at the same time intensively ground into state and non-state apparatuses and institutions and has developed into a fundamental dispositive (alongside the official state of parliamentary democracy), that it is no longer possible to speak only of an osmosis between the preemptive dispositif and the official state, as Poulantzas still does, but of the temporary dominance of a creeping fascization process characterized by the preemptive logic, which is completely new in its structure and does not correspond to any previous historical period of statehood. Due to a specifically coded crisis scenario (the fight against terrorism) and, in particular, due to the hegemonic inscription of preventive logic, the security state, which relies entirely on executive power, is today taking political and legal measures that permanently alter the apparatus of the normal capitalist state and transform its rule of law, but without having to deny it itself.Continue reading Note on the new fascisms
The “It Did Happen Here” podcast is an independently produced podcast that documents the fight against racist white skinheads in the 1980’s and 90’s in Portland, Oregon. The 11 episodes feature interviews with many people who worked together in those days and reveal the unlikely collaboration between groups of immigrants, civil rights activists, militant youth and queer organizers who came together to successfully confront neo-nazi violence and right wing organizing in the Rose City.Continue reading NEW ZINE: The Baldies & Anti-Racist Action: A History in Anti-Racist Skinhead Organizing
UK. This week has seen applications of whitewash by Johnson and his pals that would make Dulux envious. We had the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparity that said that everything was hunky dory in Britain, that institutional racism does not exist, that racism in the UK is really the result of imagination. These findings were hardly surprising. Boris Johnson appointed Tony Sewell to head up the commission, and he has long been a denier of institutional racism. Sewell, who is head of a charity, has described the Black Lives Matter movement that swept through Britain last year as a sideshow and a “lower middle class revolt”. For him, racism doesn’t exist in the workplace or in education or on the streets. Institutional racism, for him, is imaginary, whilst racism at an individual level is not what it was.Continue reading UK: Johnson regime applies coat after coat of whitewash
Lyon. France. The Kurdish association in Lyon, France, has been attacked by fascists of Turkey’s “Grey Wolves”. Four members were injured, some seriously. The umbrella organization CDK-F speaks of organized attacks, presumably on the directive of the Turkish MIT.Continue reading Turkish fascists attack Kurdish association in Lyon, injuring 4
The Anarkismo network relays the communiqué of the Lyon group of the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL), an organisation active in France and Belgium and which is a member of the network. We express our solidarity with our comrades in Lyon and relay their communiqué and their call for financial solidarity.Continue reading Lyon, France: Fascist attacks will not stop us!
Due to the isolation of Europe, thousands of refugees are currently staying in the Bosnian border region around Bihac under undignified conditions. Last week, four fascist exponents from Germany toured the region.
Image above: Fascist delegation from Germany meets with the Prime Minister of the Bosnian Canton Una-SanaContinue reading AfD fascists in the Bosnian border area around Bihac
A look at the evidence surrounding the State killing of Portland-area protester Michael Reinoehl – which begs the question, just who directed what seems to be – his execution?Continue reading Did Donald Trump Order The Execution Of Portland Activist Michael Reinoehl?
In this episode System Fail takes a look back at the January 6th debacle in DC, when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building. We also talk with anarchist organizer and revolutionary emcee, Sima Lee. CW: Graphic violence, police brutality, deathContinue reading Submedia: System Fail #6: Eagle Stew [Video]
Amsterdam. Call for everyone to join our (Anti-Capitalist Acton Amsterdam) anti fascist and anti capitalist demonstration on February 20, 2021.Continue reading Amsterdam: Corona is the virus – Capitalism the crisis! – Demonstration February 20, 2021
Leipzig, Germany has a neo-nazi problem. The International Violent Hate Crimes Research Project documented enough violent attacks by neo-nazis and the far right in that small city in 2020 to mark it as one of worst cities in Europe for right wing extremist violence. Obviously, this is a grave public safety emergency that most people would think the police would devote themselves to tackling.Continue reading Leipzig, Germany: Freedom for Lina!