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Militant pre-evening spontaneous demo against the §129-trial against Antifa Ost in Dresden [Germany]

Dresden. Germany. This evening (07.09.), a powerful and loud spontaneous demonstration moved through Dresden Neustadt to draw attention to tomorrow’s start of the trial against Lina E. and Antifa Ost at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Dresden. More than 100 protesters took part, who wanted to show that although a few are sitting in the dock, this trial criminalizes necessary anti-fascist work of an entire movement. The charged group of anti-fascists are accused of being members of a terrorist organization according to §129 and of having carried out arson attacks and assaults against neo-Nazis. The defendant Lina E. has been held in pre-trial detention since November 2020, as the investigating authorities have used several cell phones and a small amount of cash in her apartment as evidence of an intention to flee.

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Criminals or terrorists? Never mind, we remain anti-fascists [Dresden, Germany]

Dresden. Germany. Solidarity text for the accused people in the Dresden §129 trial.

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Portland: We Went Where They Went — 8/22/21 antifascist mobilization

Portland. Oregon. Reportback and analysis from the militant black bloc in Portland on August 22, 2021.

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The long relationship between the Finns Party and the far-right in Southwest Finland

In this article Varis Turku will showcase the connections between the Finns Party (Perussuomalaiset) and the far-right in Turku and Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi, Finland Proper). The article can be read as a local example of how the Finns Party has furthered and normalized racism and fascism in Finland, especially during the chairmanship of Jussi Halla-aho. The article was previously published in Finnish.

Image above: Vilhelm Junnila, a Finns Party MP, speaking at the “188 Kukkavirta” demonstration in 2019. Posing on the opposite river bank there are members of the Nordic Resistance Movement and Soldiers of Odin, offering a context to how the relationship between the Finns Party and the rest of the far-right has developed.

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Note on the new fascisms

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.

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NEW ZINE: The Baldies & Anti-Racist Action: A History in Anti-Racist Skinhead Organizing

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.

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UK: Johnson regime applies coat after coat of whitewash

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.

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Turkish fascists attack Kurdish association in Lyon, injuring 4

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.

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Lyon, France: Fascist attacks will not stop us!

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.

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