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The state of the left right now is so sad and scary. The lack of organizations that can teach people collective action and organize outside of a liberal framework is tangible. I worry it causing such a rise in political active fascists with such a small rise in the left.
#antifascism #communism #left
You really need to read this thread (or the full essay at the link) about permission, persuasion, bullying, and fascism in the USA today.
HEY ALL - looking for newsfeed recommendations on here. Have finally cut the cord and ditched the other socials. And already feel healthier!
But another consequence is that I have lost a daily, tailored newsfeed.
Am looking for good accts to follow that offer news on
Black radical tradition
Feel free to tag others who might have suggestions!
The Quebec neo-Nazi Gabriel Sohier Chaput (aka Zeiger) - previously a prolific contributor to the Daily Stormer and Iron March forum - was sentenced to 15 months prison time, and 3 years probation, for inciting hatred against the Jewish community. @nobordersmedia was present in court, and live-tweeted the whole thing; you can consult our twitter thread here: https://twitter.com/NoBordersMedia/status/1705280866077835485
Regarding all the fash bullshit today, friendly reminder that fascism doesn't make sense and isn't logical and that's part of how it works.
Also, this is the situation more or less: https://pressprogress.ca/anti-lgbtq-million-man-marches-are-being-held-across-canada-who-is-behind-them-and-what-are-they-really-about/
Ten years since Pavlos Fyssas’ assassination: A turning point in Greek antifascist struggle
Pavlos Fyssas, a musician and antifascist, soon died of his wounds, but his death began the defeat of Golden Dawn.
#antifascism #GoldenDawn #Greece #PavlosFyssas
“The MV Louise Michel is a former French Navy boat we’ve customized to perform search and rescue. Measuring 30 meters in length and capable of up to 28 knots, she was bought with proceeds from the sale of Banksy artwork - who then decorated her with a fire extinguisher. She is operated and crewed by a team of activist rescue professionals drawn from across Europe. Named after the French anarchist Louise Michel, she aims to combine sea rescue with the principles of #feminism, #antiracism and #antifascism. She runs on a flat hierarchy and a #vegan diet.”
Today in Labor History September 15, 1931: Sailors at Invergordon, Scotland, mutinied, causing a panic on the London Stock Exchange and ultimately forcing England off the gold standard. The sailors mutinied primarily over a 25% cut for the rank and file. They sang “The Red Flag” and refused orders. Order was restored without bloodshed, with the pay cut reduced to 10%. One of the mutiny leaders later defected to the USSR, where he was imprisoned in the gulags as a British spy. Another mutiny leader later commanded the British Battalion of the antifascist International Brigades, fighting in the Spanish Civil War.
The white nationalist cult known as the Asatru Folk Assembly is planning on holding a blot at Stonehenge on October 28th. It is incredibly vital to call this out, the Asatru Folk Assembly calls for holy race war, is highly organized, and dangerous. Please sign this statement, pass it on, and speak out.
Today in Labor History September 5, 1936: Photographer Robert Capa captured the death of 24-year-old anarchist Federico "Taino" Borrell in the iconic photo The Falling Soldier. Borell was an antifascist fighter, killed during the Spanish Civil War.
The Nazis are coming even stronger in the USA. It's becoming serious. Shit I told my dad pre #Trump. That #Bannon is a white supremacist. They didn't believe me, voted for Trump (we haven't spoken since) - now look at the country.
My dad. A #history buff, has an English degree, worked for the US government. I don't get it.
The #racists and #eugenicists in the USA- #fearmongering, a coming #recession (if we're not already in one) - that's exactly when things slide into #fascism. The decline is here. The #MAGA folks are #complicit with white supremacy.
The USA like this isn't #sustainable for 100 years. Maybe not even 40, or 20.
Just be ready to fight Nazis and #fascists.
Via EchoLive.ie: The people of Cork came out in their droves to show support for Cork City Library workers and the Cork Rebels for Peace group at a rally on today ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼🌈💗
Y'all, did you know there was a far-Right bomb threat made against Chabot Elementary this week??
These culture wars are coming closer and closer to the Bubble. I hope folks are prepared to shut this down.
(h/t @AntiPoliceTerrorProject on Insta)
Today in Labor History August 31, 1933: Italian American labor organizer and socialist, Giovanni Pippan, was murdered during his campaign to organize the Italian bread wagon drivers of Chicago. In 1921, he was beaten by fascists in Albona, Italy. The workers of the region rose up, occupied all the mines, and declared the Albona Republic. They organized their own government and “red guard” to protect themselves from law enforcement. They managed the mines by themselves with the support of a section of farmers. 1 month later, the republic was violently crushed by the state. For his role, Pippan was threatened with death by local fascists and fled to the U.S. There, he helped organize the silk workers of Patterson, New Jersey; participated in the organization and defense of Sacco and Vanzetti; and fought against fascist elements within the Italian-American community.
Many of the beliefs discussed here gave me head-explody, but there was also this hopeful tidbit: "The far-right scene looks different from how it did at the outset of [Trump’s] term: more scattered, more spacey, more incarcerated." #rightwingextremism #newyorker #antifascism
Being antifascist, when it comes down to it, to some people just means: being against Nazis. It doesn’t necessarily mean being against Nazi ideology or supporting (all!) those fascists harm.
It seems to me it wasn’t always this way. Antifascism also being a lifestyle has led to this: the movement partly solely serves itself.
I say partly, because this does certainly not apply to every antifascist.
#antisemitism #antifascism #left
"Inspiringly, and maybe a little quixotic, Cook takes a heroic view of booksellers, fighting to 'open what fascists strive to close,' making the business of bookselling sound more like a higher calling than an occupation. And maybe it is." https://chireviewofbooks.com/2023/08/28/the-art-of-libromancy/ #bookstodon #bookReview #antifascism
This will be old hat to a lot of you but it's super simple:
Fascism is not politics. Fascism is a statement of murderous intent that you've been taught to think of as a political formation by? A society that embraces a significant amount of fascist ideology, from its very inception, for the purpose of what? Yes, doing capitalism for the enrichment of a small number of very wealthy people who "own" all our (as a species) shit.
If I went around, saying "I will kill you" or "someone should kill you" to every person I didn't like, they'd lock my ass up eventually. But if you run around saying "we need to decide if people LIKE you should exist" that's politics? My puckered asshole that is.
So spreading fascist ideology, and advocating for fascist political solutions and organizations are absolutely not a question of speech rights, personal opinions, or political advocacy at all; any more than I have a right to found the Murder Party around my purely hypothetical desire to merc billionaires through the use of increasingly elaborate mechanical traps, for sport and entertainment in a new society built around a non-secular religion where the deity looks suspiciously like me.
Once you understand that fascism isn't politics, it's a statement of intent to commit violence, the question of someone's "right" to be a fascist, falls entirely away. And if you were in fact someone who had good reasons to actively FEAR being the target of that fascist intent to commit violence and murder, that would be something very easy for you to understand, but not always that easy to express. If this idea is utterly alien to you, it's because you haven't ever had to ask yourself if the nazi was serious about exterminating you yet, in a world where you're not allowed to fight back.
Bitch is good at words tho, so here ya go.
Today in Labor History August 11, 1964: Stuart Christie, a Scottish anarchist, was arrested in Madrid, Spain while attempting to assassinate Francisco Franco. At the time, Christie was 18 years old. He faced execution by garroting, but was, instead, sentenced to 20 years. Franco released him after three years, supposedly because of his mother’s plea for his release. He went on to found Cienfuegos Press, The Free-Winged Eagle and The Hastings Trawler. In 2006, he created the online Anarchist Film Channel.
Today in Labor History August 10, 1923: Italian-American anarchist and IWW organizer Carlo Tresca was arrested in the United States on the charge of publishing anti-fascist literature. Tresca opposed fascism, Stalinism and mafia-infiltration of unions. He was assassinated in 1943. Some believe the Soviets killed him in retaliation for his criticism of Stalin. The most recent research suggests it was the Bonanno crime family, in response to his criticism of the mafia and Mussolini. Tresca wrote two books. His autobiography was published posthumously in 2003. He also wrote a book in Italian, “L'attentato a Mussolini ovvero il segreto di Pulcinella.”
Dear liberals and establishment types who aren't in the ruling class; have you ever considered weaponizing your borderline pathological need to "well akshully" every single thing on the internet to thwart nazis and weekend warrior types, instead of people who'd rather not die so the line keeps going up tho?
Be the change in the world you want to see; and for Ksenia Coffman that means stubbornly refusing to let crypto-fascists glorify literal fucking Nazis on Wikipedia. You could be like Ksenia, but instead you playing... usually in my mentions, and often concerning subjects you don't actually understand but can repeat several NBC nightly news talking points about.
Everyday antifascism is a real thing mates; we come after them on all fronts, in all ways, from all vectors of society who ain't fascist - and they will eventually crumble. You can buy a lotta things, but you can't buy love, loyalty, or obedience. And some of us got that stubborn mule inside that won't let us bow down to a pack of yelling nazis. Embrace that mule; you libs too.
So look, this is basic as bricks, "I used Wikipedia" level history; and I think the person is altogether too kind to Hindenburg, who very much made it clear the only thing he hated more than Hitler's personality was the entire German left, but... when I tell you they have never told you the truth in mainstream discourse, about how Nazism happened in Germany, and that it wasn't a magic man who cast a spell over a people against the whims of its establishment, like YOUR establishment has always told you. This is what I mean.
A very simple case study of one tinhorn Nazi, and three "Very Serious PeopleTM" conservatives, who were each instrumental to putting Hitler in power. There are definitely better sources than this rough outline, and there were definitely more rich and respected people that helped the Nazis take control, but this covers the essential point - they didn't "seize" power, they were given it, by rich and powerful people who hate the masses, the left, and sharing.
Burns is about an hour from #Nashville and we need all the support and protestors we can get. We cannot let this tumor grow within our communities.
Today in Labor History July 14, 1912: Folk singer Woody Guthrie was born. During World War II, he wrote the song "Talking Hitler's Head Off Blues." Around this time, he also painted THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS on his guitar. He saw fascism as a “form of economic exploitation similar to slavery.” During the Great Depression, he romanticized the deeds of outlaws like Jesse James and Pretty Boy Floyd as legitimate acts of social responsibility and protest against those who were responsible for the worsening social and economic conditions of working class people.
We can't wait for the singularity - the resistance starts now! Author + activist @danmcquillan of Goldsmiths joins me to discuss the political resonances of models like ChatGPT, the immediate danger AI already poses, and the why & how of an anti-fascist response.
EP14 is out now on the algorithmic recommendation + data mining platform of your choice!
“The danger of worldwide fascism is being accelerated by the one thing few people want to talk about”
TL;DR: going back to #ArabSpring, fascists like Putin have been intentionally stoking various ongoing refugee crises, such as the one in #Syria, and most such crises (including the situation in Syria) have ultimately been rooted in the famines, droughts, heat waves, and desertification of farmland caused by #ClimateChange. The fascists have then used the refugee crises stoked by the fascists themselves in order to spread anti-immigrant, anti-refugee fascist ideology.
#AntiFascism must include a push for environmental and ecological justice if it is to succeed against fascism.
My blog post on Twitter is up! I wanted to briefly talk about Twitter's history, using and leaving Twitter, and to talk about the fediverse some too.
The life and death of Twitter: https://spacetimetech.wordpress.com/2023/06/12/the-life-and-death-of-twitter
Ugh, Lina got 5 years and 3 months in prison for beating up poor, defenseless Nazis. The other defendants got between 27 and 39 months. She’s already been in police custody for 2.5 years, so presumably that’ll at least factor in as time served.
Drag Event Defended from Proud Boys in Portage, MI
"Debating love-based approaches to handling bigots is best done when not immediately physically defending a queer event from bigots who don’t tolerate queer existence."
"... a scuffle broke out, with proud boys throwing the first punches, but being handily dealt with in return. ... one of the proud boys was cuffed and taken away. No antifascists were detained or arrested"