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The Ghost of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era

Image by Nathaniel St. Clair We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world...

Socialism Curiously Trumps Fascism in U.S. Political Threat Reporting

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “I Have the Tough People” Recently Donald Trump, the orange mother of all assholes, said this in an interview with the...

Medical Fascism – LewRockwell

Five Forces Driving the Rise of Fascism in 2019

The New Year’s Day inauguration of avowed authoritarian strongman Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil signaled an ominous start to 2019. Brazil, as the...
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Video: William Arkin On Homeland Security’s Creeping Fascism and Why the CIA & FBI...

https://democracynow.org - Longtime NBC reporter and analyst William Arkin announced he was leaving the network last week in a blistering letter that took aim...

Communism, Fascism, and Green Shaming

In the United States, for over a hundred years, the ruling interests tirelessly propagated anticommunism among the populace, until it became more like a...

The Roots of Fascism and the Seeds for Its Defeat

With the rise of the right internationally, there has never been a more pressing need for clarity about the roots of fascism, its history,...

‘Americans Should Know Their Government Had a Hand in the Return to Fascism’ –...

Janine Jackson interviewed Brian Mier about the Brazilian election for the November 30, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Why We Need to Go Back to Fascism 101

By now the daily rituals of a diseased symbiosis that has developed between the President and the better angels of our news media have...

Is the US “Flirting With Fascism”?

The United States is moving closer to fascism, says Henry A. Giroux, author of American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism. “We’re not talking about...

The Global Rise of Fascism: Capitalism End Game?

Photo from the archives of Torbak Hopper It is everywhere. In a few years, it has metastasized like a cancer, on all continents. Its fervent...

Barack von Obamenburg, Herr Donald, and Big Capitalist Hypocrisy: On How Fascism Happens

Caravan of Lies Never underestimate the disingenuousness of top U.S.-American politicos.   They truly have no shame. Notice how little the fascistic president Donald Trump has to...

The Midterms Did Not Stop the March of Fascism, But We Can

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be...

The Psychology of Fascism | Dissident Voice

by Robert J. Burrowes / November 13th, 2018 The continuing rise of fascism around the world is drawing increasing attention particularly as it takes firmer...

Poppy Fascism and the English Education System

‘And still they teach you in your school, about those glorious days of rule’ What Jon Snow, the Channel 4 broadcaster (on English television), wisely discerned...

Oceania is at War with Fascism

by C. J. Hopkins / November 5th, 2018 If you’re a critic of global capitalism (sometimes referred to as “globalism”), I’ve got some good news...

The US Is Facing Incipient Domestic Fascism, But It Can Be Stopped

The 2018 US midterm elections mark a critical point in the era of President Donald Trump, as the potential Democratic takeover of the House...

The US Is Facing Incipient Domestic Fascism, But It Can Be Stopped

The 2018 US midterm elections mark a critical point in the era of President Donald Trump, as the potential Democratic takeover of the House...

The US Is Facing Incipient Domestic Fascism, But It Can Be Stopped

The 2018 US midterm elections mark a critical point in the era of President Donald Trump, as the potential Democratic takeover of the House...
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Video: Allan Nairn: The U.S. Is Facing Incipient Domestic Fascism, But Rightist Revolution Can...

https://democracynow.org - The 2018 U.S. midterm elections mark a critical point in the era of President Donald Trump, as the potential Democratic takeover of...

Brazil, Fascism and the Left Wing of Neoliberalism

Photo Source Agência Brasil Fotografias | CC BY 2.0 With Jair Bolsonaro’s electoral victory in Sunday’s runoff election for president of Brazil, a global resurgence...
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Video: Prof. Jason Stanley in Wake of Kavanaugh’s Confirmation: Fascism Cannot Operate Without Patriarchy

https://democracynow.org - In his new book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” Yale professor Jason Stanley outlines the 10 pillars of...

“Male Energy,” Authoritarian Whiteness and Creeping Fascism in the Age of Trump

Photo Source CNN ScreenShot “You Made a Superman Cape for Me” Who needs dystopian political fiction in the age of the orange-tinted monstrosity that calls itself...
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Video: “How Fascism Works”: Jason Stanley On Trump, Bolsonaro and the Rise of Fascism...

https://democracynow.org - In his new book “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of...

Author Jason Stanley on Trump and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe

In his new book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, Yale professor Jason Stanley warns about the dangers of normalizing fascist...

American Fascism

Photo Source Alan Turkus | CC BY 2.0 From Whence ‘We’ Came Fascism is a loaded topic for Americans. The term is usually put forward as...

Neoliberal Fascism and the Twilight of the Social

Donald Trump’s increasingly dangerous, incendiary attacks on the media, his willingness to separate children from their parents at the southern border, his efforts to...

The New Fascism, Same as the Old One

Photograph Source Konstantin Malanchev | CC BY 2.0 “One can have Fascism come in any form at all, through the Church, through sex, through social...

Common Enemy: Why Israel is Embracing Fascism in Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, visited Israel on July 19, where he met Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other officials. Orban’s visit would...

Trump, Obama and the Nature of Fascism

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair The latest Trump scandal hitting the news – the interment of children in cages, the forcible separation of screaming toddlers...

Michael Moore on Real Time: ‘Fascism Is at the Doorstep’

Newsbusters | During Friday’s edition of HBO's Real Time, panelist and leftist documentary maker Michael Moore reiterated a point frequently made by host Bill Maher: “Fascism...

Blair blames populism for rise in fascism as Keir Starmer claims Brexit deadlock stoking...

Tony Blair has accused populist parties for giving rise to the very real prospect of...

The War on Children Under Neoliberal Fascism

Central American asylum seekers wait as US Border Patrol agents take them into custody on June 12, 2018, near McAllen, Texas. The families were...

Henry Giroux – American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism

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Video: Arundhati Roy on the Rise of Fascism & Trump’s Embrace of India’s “Robber...

https://democracynow.org - Extended conversation with award-winning author Arundhati Roy. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel “The God of Small ... Via...
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Video: Arundhati Roy’s Latest Novel Takes on Fascism, Rising Hindu Nationalism in India &...

https://democracynow.org - We spend the rest of the hour with the legendary, award-winning author Arundhati Roy. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for...
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Video: ‘Direction of fascism’: Thousands rally against limiting High Court powers in Israel

Thousands took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday, to protest against the Israeli government's bid to pass a law that would limit...

Fascism Depends Upon a Belief in Human Inequality

A member of an anti-government militia holds an assault rifle as he stands guard at a checkpoint in front of the Malheur National Wildlife...
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Video: Rise of fascism in Italy: Euro Austerity plus migrants creates perfect conditions

Racial hatred growing in Italy against migrants 'Racial Hatred' was cited after a shooting rampage in Italy; A gunman targeting African immigrants from his...

The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump

President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 6, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mandel...

As Germany Honors Those Who Fought Fascism, We Must Honor Those Who Fought White...

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in central Berlin. (All Photos: David Bacon) Hans Horn and his wife Traudel promised it would be...

Fascism’s Return and Trump’s War on Youth

Students from numerous area high schools come together in Mariachi Plaza before continuing their march to City Hall to protest the upset election of...

Chris Hedges “Fascism in the Age of Trump”

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America’s Electoral Choices: Liberal Fascism versus Conservative Fascism

Eric Zuesse In U.S. elections between the two political Parties for federal offices — Congress, and the Presidency — the choice that’s offered to the...

The American Roots and 21st Century Global Rise of Fascism

(L-R) US Senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, former-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, former-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, former-White House...
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Video: ‘Justice not fascism’: Protesters denounce Madrid’s jailing of Catalan MPs

Eight former Catalan cabinet members have been jailed, without bail, by a Spanish Court. It all comes after Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence, ... Via...

When Fascism Won’t Die: Why We Need to Support Catalonia

People in the United States, especially those from the 1980s onward, know little of Spain’s Civil War (1936-1939) and the long dictatorship that followed....

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Trump and the Infrastructure of Fascism

Infrastructure investment: it's that economic policy sweet spot that everyone loves to love. Fixing bridges, building roads, modernizing airports, improving mass transportation, keeping lead out...

Trump’s Fascism versus Obama’s Fascism

Eric Zuesse, as originally posted at The Saker Barack Obama was the only U.S. President who at the United Nations defended nazism — racist fascism...

A Plea for Nonviolence: Fighting Fascism in Trump’s America

Photo by alainalele | CC BY 2.0 The violence that accompanied recent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia is merely the opening salvo in a...

Our Fight Against Fascism

When editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg asserts that “the struggle in Charlottesville is a struggle within our own civilization, within Trump’s own civilization,”...

Fascism Here We Come: the Rise of the Reactionary Right and the Collapse of...

Photo by Alec Perkins | CC BY 2.0 The white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over this last weekend is an important moment in American...
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Video: Grandson of Former VP Henry A. Wallace on Standing Rock’s Fossil-Free Future &...

https://democracynow.org - As we continue to look at how the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is embracing renewable energy, we turn now to Scott Wallace...
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Video: ’No to Jihad!’ vs. ‘No to fascism!’: EDl supporters face-off with antifa protesters...

Several people have been arrested when a march staged by the far-right English Defense League (EDL) was opposed by several counter-protests by ... Via Youtube
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Video: Historian of Fascism: Why Trump Firing FBI Director Comey Amid Russia Probe is...

http://democracynow.org - As more details come to light about President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, which reportedly came just days after he...

LANDSLIDE: France Overwhelmingly Says "NON" to Fascism, Trumpism

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency with a landslide victory over the far-right, nationalist Marine Le Pen of Front National. Macron, 39,...
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Video: Noam Chomsky on Fascism: Could It Happen Here?

http://democracynow.org - When Noam Chomsky was 10 years old, he wrote one of his first articles. It focused on the fall of Barcelona to...

Noam Chomsky on Fascism: Could It Happen Here?

When Noam Chomsky was 10 years old, he wrote one of his first articles. It focused on the fall of Barcelona to Franco's fascist...
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Video: Steve Bannon Allies with Catholic Theo-Fascism Against Pope Francis (2/2)

Matthew Fox says Pope Francis is fighting against the fascist Catholic order Opus Dei and has demoted an American right-wing cardinal Help support The...

The Dutch elections and the danger of fascism

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Video: Clayton Thomas-Muller: Rising Fascism in U.S. Is Emboldening White Supremacists in Canada

http://democracynow.org - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington came just weeks after a Canadian man shot dead six people at the ... Via...

‘Refuse Fascism’ Group Behind Berkeley Riot Received $50k from George Soros

One of the far-left “anti-fascist” groups behind last week’s riot in Berkeley, Refuse Fascism, received $50,000 from a group backed by socialist billionaire...

Muslim Bans, White Supremacy and Fascism in Our Time

Photo by Erik Drost | CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ is being described as evidence of the rebirth of fascism in our time....

On Final Day of Obama Presidency, a Look at His Mixed Legacy and the...

Today marks President Obama's last full day in office. On Friday at noon, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Donald Trump...
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Video: On Final Day of Obama Presidency, a Look at His Mixed Legacy &...

http://democracynow.org - Today marks President Obama's last full day in office. On Friday at noon, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in...

Trump’s Neo-Fascism will be built on Neo-Fascism of Obama and Democrat Party

Photo by janeyhenning | CC BY 2.0 Late on the evening of December 23, when the attention of the public was fixed on the consumerist...

Fascism, SB 1070 and the Arizonafication of the US

Kris Kobach, the Secretary of State of Kansas, at his office in Topeka, Kansas, June 19, 2013. (Steve Hebert / The New York Times) Want...

The Anonymous Blacklist Promoted by the Washington Post Has Apparent Ties to Ukrainian Fascism...

Last month, the Washington Post gave a glowing front-page boost to an anonymous online blacklist of hundreds of American websites, from marginal conspiracy sites to flagship...
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Who’s Side is Noam Chomsky on? Says Trump’s Victory Recalls Memories Of Hitler &...

http://democracynow.org - On Monday, over 2000 people packed into the historic Riverside Church here in Manhattan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ... Via Youtube
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Video: Cornel West on Donald Trump: This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like

http://democracynow.org - President-elect Donald Trump has announced a handful of new cabinet picks with deep ties to Wall Street. On Tuesday, he named ... Via...

Regime Change Abroad, Fascism at Home: How US Interventions Paved the Way for Trump

Photo by California National Guard | CC BY 2.0 “People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to...

The Revival of the Working-Class Concept: Trump, the Class Struggle and the (Somewhat Overstated)...

The polarization in the country following the Trump electoral victory is not what Karl Marx called the “class struggle.” But it reflects an underlying...

Trump’s Fascism Picks Up Where Obama’s Left Off

Photo by janeyhenning | CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump wants to deport three million illegal immigrants, and he’s willing to split up families to do...
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Video: Chris Hedges: The Surrender of the Liberal Left to Neoliberalism Gave Us Proto-fascism

The demonization of third parties misses the fact that roots of our current situation are austerity, deindustrialization, and the impoverishment of half the nation,...

Trump could lead the US towards ‘friendly fascism’: Chomsky

The Republican Party has become "the most dangerous organization in world history,” Noam Chomsky says. Read more

Five Ways to Fight Fascism in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona on...

The Mystical, Occult Underbelly of South Korea’s Fascism

by K.J. Noh / October 31st, 2016 Mysticism does not necessarily lead to despotism, but many despots frequent mystics: to obtain a psychic safety net...
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Video: Neofascism of the Law and Order Candidate

Henry Giroux tells Paul Jay that fear is an organizing principle of U.S. society Visit http://therealnews.com for more videos. Via Youtube
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Video: Trump’s Neo-Fascism Appeals to Victims of Obama/Clinton Economics

The failure of Obama/Clinton economic policies lends credibility to Trump's acceptance speech at the RNC, as he evokes images of “lawless black men and...

Henry A. Giroux on the Neo-Fascism of the Law-and-Order Candidate

In a provocative interview with Paul Jay on The Real News Network, Henry Giroux comments on the rise of neo-fascism in America...

Economic Update: Economic Crisis, Fascism and History

This episode discusses inequality in India's, the poverty in Philidelphia behind the DNC's front, new union initiatives, Starbuck's profiteering and the gutting...

What’s Fascism, Really?

Fascism: The Career of a Concept. By Paul E. Gottfried.  Northern Illinois University Press, 2016. Vii + 226 pages. Paul Gottfried’s immensely erudite survey of...

AlterNet Cites FAIR on NYT’s ‘Normalizing Fascism’

The New York Times illustrated its Marine Le Pen op-ed (6/28/16) with an image of the EU as a manacle. (image: Nicolas Ortega) In an...

Clinton and Trump, Fear and Fascism

We live in an age of consequences; intended and unintended; environmental and political. If we are to avoid, or at least blunt, the worst...

Distorting Fascism to Sanitize Capitalism

The facile and indiscriminate use of the term fascism has led to a widespread misunderstanding and misuse of its meaning. Asked to define fascism,...

Trump, Reagan and Fascism: Frank Rich and the Pitfalls of Historical Analogy

Donald Trump is greeted by President Ronald Reagan at a 1987 White House reception in Washington, DC. (Photo: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library) Truthout...

Organized Misery is Fascism

When the United States goes to war they will introduce a war economy. This means sacrificing everything for the army and war purposes –...

A Pen to Battle Fascism

Those who cannot see the growth of Fascism or deny its existence are either the many who do not know what fascism really is...
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Video: “Spain in Our Hearts”: Adam Hochschild’s New Book Gives Life to the Americans...

http://democracynow.org - As Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has catapulted the issue of fascism into the mainstream U.S. political realm, we turn ... Via Youtube
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Video: Fueling Fascism: The Secret History of How Texaco Supplied Oil to Fascists in...

http://democracynow.org - While thousands of Americans fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, some chose to back Franco's fascist regime. The most ... Via...
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Video: Gideon Levy: Americans “Are Supporting the First Signs of Fascism in Israel”

Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy talks to journalist Max Blumenthal about how the Israeli occupation has poisoned not only the region but much of the...
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Video: Father of Fascism Studies: Donald Trump Shows Alarming Willingness to Use Fascist Terms...

http://democracynow.org - "Fascism: Could it happen here?" That's a question increasingly being raised as Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump ... Via Youtube
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Video: As with fascism only way to defeat ISIS is joint ground forces –...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AndxqMpt6OA&w=580&h=385] WATCH THE FULL EPISODE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSU4Tm--Z5s Ken Livingstone, Former London Mayor on Labour's recent landslide ... Via Youtube

“Marketplace” Program, from ‘Nonprofit’ NPR, Pumps Fascism

Eric Zuesse Here’s a pretty blatant example: On October 7th, U.S. National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) “Marketplace’ show headlined glowingly "How the TPP will drive domestic reform in Asia,” and...

The Road to Fascism

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”–Martin Luther King Jr. There’s an ill will blowing across the...

Privatization Is at the Core of Fascism

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Privatizations are increasingly fashionable, such as in Greece, Ukraine, the U.S., and UK – and privatizations are a central...
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Video: Jesse Ventura: TPP Is Total Fascism

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7iL8T3mkho&w=580&h=385] Jesse Ventura joins the show to give his take on these latest developments. http://www.ora.tv/offthegrid https://twitter.com/govjventura ... Via Youtube

Fascism? America Knows Little Else

Norman Pollack RINF Alternative News Forgive the word-play; colossal demonization notwithstanding, I’ll go with Putin and Russia over Obama, the US, Rasmussen, Cameron, friends and allies...

Fascism Grips Israel

Stephen Lendman  RINF Alternative News Zeev Sternhell is an Israeli historian, political scientist and outspoken critic of emerging Israeli fascism. Signs reached a peak during Operation Protective Edge,...

Why Capitalism is a Form of Fascism

"The liberty of democracy is not safeif the people tolerate the growth ofprivate power to a point where itbecomes stronger than their democraticstate itself. That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group."--Fra...

Nationalism and fascism in Ukraine: A historical overview

Konrad Kreft and Clara Weiss This is the first part of a two-part article. The Western media is seeking to downplay the prominent role of...

Techno-Fascism (NSA) and the Obama Administration

History is a holistic political-structural process, Marx’s dialectical framework notwithstanding, because even allowing for contradiction there are successive stages of integration, from each of...

Marines Fight Fascism From Coast To Coast LIVE CALL IN Begins At 9 EST

From the Bundy ranch to Benton Harbor Michigan, Marine talk show hosts Pete Santilli and Bobby Powell discuss what it is going to take to stand up to fascist corporate interests that are enslaving and dispossessing Americans all over the country.Call ...

Freedom or Fascism

Freedom or Fascism

by Stephen Lendman

Fascist regimes run America and Ukraine. Democracy is pure fantasy. Monied interests control things. People have no say. 

Fundamental freedoms don't matter. They're trampled on. They're crushed. Ukraine is Obama's latest imperial trophy. Holding it is another matter entirely.

Democracy was systematically quashed. Washington elevated fascist putschists to power. 

They're unelected. They're radicalized ultranationalists. They're overt anti-Semites. They're militant thugs. They have no legitimacy whatever. 

They're convenient US stooges. They're puppets. They take orders from Washington. 

They masquerade as politicians. They represent mob rule. They make mafia bosses look saintly by comparison.

Growing thousands of Eastern Ukrainians resist. They reject Kiev fascists. They do so for good reason. 

Maybe their Western counterparts will join them. Maybe a national convulsion will erupt.

Freedom is too precious to lose. Nothing remains without it. Ordinary people are putting their bodies on the line to save it. 

They're doing so courageously. They deserve worldwide support. They represent model resistance for others to emulate.

Kiev putschists have no legitimacy. They're waging war on their own people. They're doing it no-holds-barred.

They're murdering people in cold blood. They're doing it at Washington's urging. 

Gangsterism reflects official US policy. Accountability is absent. Permanent war is longstanding. Peace is pure illusion. 

Governance is secretive, ruthless and lawless. It's dressed up to look respectable in legal mumbo jumbo. 

Monied interests run things. Duopoly power represents it. Checks and balances don't exist. 

Nor separation of powers. Nor government of, by and for everyone equitably. Claiming otherwise is fantasy.

Corporate-controlled media manipulate people duplicitously.
Managed news misinformation rubbish substitutes for real news, information and analysis.

"Dollar imperialism, threats, bribes, and wars are" ways America pursues unchallenged global hegemony, says Paul Craig Roberts.

At stake is world peace. It's democracy or fascism. It's rule of law governance or tyranny. 

It's freedom or serfdom. It's societies fit or unfit to live in. It's life or death. It's survival or demise.

Ordinary people must decide. Preserving constitutional protections requires fighting for them. Doing so means challenging ruthless authority.

Today's America is militarized. At federal, state and local levels. Police state lawlessness reflects it. 

Neocons infest Washington. Bipartisan criminals run things. They're complicit with bankers, war profiteers and other corporate crooks.

Rotten to the core gangsterism reflects US policy. It's a malignancy in America's heartland. It's self-destructive. Its dark side endangers everyone.

Dissent is increasingly challenged. So is free expression. Without it, all other rights may die.

Privilege is defended. Popular needs don't matter. Social justice is suffocating in plain sight. So are precious civil and human rights.

Elections when held don't matter. They're farcical. Half the electorate usually opts out. 

It bears repeating. Democracy is pure illusion. It's excluded from ballots. Monied interests are permanently empowered. 

Hot, financial and political wars are waged for profit. For unchallenged dominance. For top-down control. 

For hardening it extrajudicially. Under Washington rules. Constitutional ones don't matter.

For institutionalizing tyranny. For preventing fundamental freedoms. So-called Democrats are indistinguishable from Republicans.

They're two sides of the same coin. Longstanding bipartisan policy is horrific. It mocks legitimacy.

It's pro-war, anti-peace, anti-democracy, anti-freedom, pro-business, anti-populist, anti-labor, anti-general welfare, and anti-rule of law governance.

It's polar opposite what everyone deserves. It reveals America's dark. Resisting tyranny is a universal right.

Electoral participation won't do it. Corrupted monied interests make policy. Inequality is unprecedented. So is repressive governance.

Change is possible. Disruptive power works. Popular struggles reflect it. Ordinary people can make a difference.

They have power when using it. Collective defiance is required. Sustaining it. For the long haul. 

For total commitment. For fundamental rights. For ones too precious to lose.

In February, Washington toppled Ukraine's legitimate government. It elevated fascist putschists to power. 

They masquerade as legitimate. Washington extends full support. So do media scoundrels. They defend the indefensible. They back what demands rejection.

Kiev declared war on its own people. Fascist regimes operate this way. 

Fighting rages in Slavyansk. Loud blasts reflect it. So does heavy gunfire.

Full-scale military operations continue. In Slavyansk. In Kramatorsk. In northern Donetsk region.

On Sunday, fighting escalated. Ukrainian forces tried dismantling self-defense posts. Casualty numbers aren't known.

RT International stringer Graham Phillips reported military action around Slavyansk's outskirts.

"There had been repeated blasts, and we have reports that the Ukrainian military is on all sides of the city, he said.

"We have heavy fighting to the east of the city. I went there several hours ago, and we had gunfire breaking out by eight o'clock." 

"We had reports of the Ukrainian military moving in at that side." 

"We got reports that they are moving in from the south, north and also action at the airfield at Kramatorsk."

"There is a conflict between the Ukrainian army and pro-Donetsk forces there."

Phillips reported "loud blasts, explosions…reverberations of gunfire ricocheting around the city."

"The gunfire is a fabric of daily life now in Slavyansk, but this is the heaviest fighting I've heard in Slavyansk since I got here over a month ago," he said.

Ukraine doubled its area forces, he believes. 

"(W)hat you see now seems to be the sharpest and strongest action yet on their part to try to retake the city, which has been in the hands of these pro-Donetsk activists since April 12," he added.

Slavyansk People's Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov said "(t)he city came under fire (Saturday) afternoon and continued throughout the night." 

"Our self-defense force joined the fighting and eliminated up to seven attackers."

Ukraine's military uses heavy weapons. They include tanks, artillery, mortars, and helicopter gunships.

Their forces "tr(ied) to advance further inside the city," said Ponomaryov. "We are not letting them do that but keep them in the outskirts."

Miroslav Rudenko is Donetsk People's Republic co-chairman. He's deputy self-defense force commander.

He reported full-scale hostilities around Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. Fighting began Saturday. It continued Sunday. "Things got pretty tough," he said. 

Kiev National Guard extremists killed at least 10 Ukrainian soldiers.
They refused to attack their own people. They tried defecting.

Stella Khorosheva is Ponomaryov's spokeswoman. She confirmed what happened. 

Other Ukrainian soldiers are increasingly displeased. They're angry. They reject waging war on their own people.

Self-defense fighters met some near Kramatorsk. Their spokesman said they "don't want war. They don't want to shoot or kill anyone."

"Many come from our region. But they refuse to surrender. They have to obey orders."

They're poorly treated. They're ill-fed. Other Ukrainian soldiers defected. They joined self-defense forces. National Guard troops were sent in. Its commander said:

"As a result of the treachery of a group of regular soldiers who had taken an oath of loyalty to the Donetsk People's Republic, and in order to prevent bloodshed among conscripted soldiers, the command of the Eastern Territorial Operational Unit of the Ukrainian National Guard decided to redeploy personnel with armaments to Military Compound No. 2 of military unit 3037."

Right Sector thugs and foreign mercenaries are involved. They're in black uniforms. Without insignia. They operate separately from Ukraine's military.

They're ruthless killers. They target civilians. They murder in cold blood.

The so-called Kiev Maidan council said "volunteers" operate with National Guard forces. They're "defend(ing) Ukraine."

They "form(ed) various government security units within the shortest period of time and fill(ed) them with patriots who will mount an armed defense of Ukraine's territorial integrity and independence." 

"They'll maintain public order in non-combat areas, form a reserve and provide material and technical aid to regular battalions."

They're on the wrong side. They're defending fascism. Doing so wages war on freedom. 

Dozens of CIA and FBI operatives in Ukraine direct them. They represent Washington lawlessness.

Hopefully self-defense forces will triumph. They're fully engaged. They're committed to do so. 

They won't roll over for fascists. They'll fight what needs to be eliminated. Maybe many more thousands will join them.

Maybe mass rebellion will erupt. Maybe it'll rout Ukraine's cancer. Maybe it'll restore democratic rights. 

Maybe Obama bit off more than he can chew. He lost every war he waged. Imagine Ukraine turning out to be his Waterloo. 

Imagine defeating his imperial agenda. Imagine worldwide joy. Imagine peace replacing war. 

Imagine what's vitally needed to save us. It can't happen a moment too soon.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Fascism’s Willing Co-Conspirators

Fascism's Willing Co-Conspirators

by Stephen Lendman

Western media scoundrels mock legitimacy. They march in lockstep with lawless US policy. 

They misinform readers and viewers. They spurn truth and full disclosure. They proliferate Big Lies. 

They violate core journalistic ethics doing so. They shame themselves in the process.

Ukraine is in the eye of the storm. Managed news misinformation persists daily. Irresponsible Russia bashing is featured.

Truth is twisted to fit US imperial policy. It's turned on its head. It's pure garbage. It doesn't matter. It's featured daily.

America's so-called newspaper of record matches the worst of irresponsible journalism. The New York Times fronts for monied interests, power and privilege.

Its reports, commentaries and editorials distort, misinform, suppress, and deny what readers most need to know. Bald-faced lies substitute.

Its Ukraine coverage is appalling. It reads like bad fiction. It makes ordinary propaganda look good by comparison.

Washington elevated illegitimate Kiev putschists to power. They represent fascism's reemergence in Europe writ large.

Obama bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions. He's escalating conflict. He wants hardline rule institutionalized. 

He wants democratic resistance crushed. He blames Putin irresponsibly for his crimes. 

Russia's leader forthrightly supports peaceful conflict resolution. Not according to Times editors. In March, they headlined "Russia's Aggression." 

They outrageously accused Putin of "exploit(ing) the Ukrainian crisis to seize control of Crimea (as well as) any other power grab he may be hatching."

They ludicrously claimed "an immediate threat to Ukrainian Russians is empty." Crimean self-defense volunteers put down attempts by Kiev infiltrators to seize government buildings.

Eastern Ukrainian freedom fighters face merciless military assaults. Right Sector thugs murder them.

Times editors repeatedly lie. They support Kiev fascists. They twist truth irresponsibly. They're consistent.

They're on the wrong side of history. They ignore facts. They bury them. 

They make stuff up. They lie for power. They defend the indefensible. They endorse the unthinkable.

So do Times columnists. Thomas Friedman matches the worst. His commentaries reflect hack journalism.

They're deplorable. They're superficial. They're shallow. They're dumbed-down rubbish. They're polar opposite truth. They're featured on Times pages.

On May 6, he headlined "Go Big, Get Crazy." He maliciously bashed Putin. He lied claiming he "unleashed" "separatist forces" (in) eastern Ukraine and dial(s) them up or down as he pleases."

He misinformed readers about ordinary Ukrainian activists. They're not "separatists." They're freedom fighters. 

They're Ukraine's best and bravest. They want local autonomy. They want fundamental democratic rights everyone deserves.

Friedman wants them eliminated. "Get Crazy," he urged Obama. 

"With one initiative he could simultaneously make America stronger, Putin weaker, the planet healthier and our grandchildren safer," he said.

He "should throw caution to the wind and go big." He wants Russian energy targeted. He wants US resources replacing it.

"…Putin thinks he knows the Europeans better, since so many are beneficiaries of his oil and gas," said Friedman.

He called Kiev fascist putschists "reformers."

"The last thing Putin wants is a fairly elected reformist government," Friedman claimed.

He turned truth on its head saying so. He lied claiming Kiev's coup-appointed government is legitimate.

He ludicrously said upcoming presidential elections will be free, fair and open. They'll be farcical when held.

They're illegitimate. Results are pre-determined. Institutionalized fascist rule is planned. 

Washington fully endorses it. So does Friedman. He ignored malicious US Russia bashing.

He lied claiming Putin "Goebbels-scale propaganda in eastern Ukraine…" 

His columns mock legitimacy. They lie for power. They support fascist extremism. They cheat readers. They represent hack journalism.

Neocon Washington Post editors match him. Their Ukraine opinions barely stop short of urging direct US intervention.

They crave war. They deplore peace. They support Kiev fascists. They do so irresponsibly.

An earlier editorial headlined "President Obama's foreign policy is based on fantasy." They bashed Syria's Assad, China's Xi Jinping and Putin.

They want Obama confronting them more aggressively. If he "doesn't make the case for global engagement, no one else" will, they said.

They claimed "the tide of democracy in the world" is "retrenching." They ignored Washington's direct role in subverting it at home and abroad. 

WaPo columnist David Ignatius has longstanding US intelligence ties. He's one of many WaPo neocon contributors.

He twists truths to fit US policy. He fronts for power. He supports the worst of US imperial rampaging. On May 6, he headlined "Obama tends to create his own foreign policy headaches," saying:

"(H)e acts as if he's talking to a rational world, as opposed to one inhabited by leaders such as Russia's Vladimir Putin."

"In the realm of power politics, US presidents get points not for being right but for being (or appearing) strong."

"Say less…do more, Ignatius urged. "Stay the course (with) sanctions, diplomatic pressure, NATO resolve."

"The counter to Putin is strong, sustainable US policy…Suck if up," Ignatius urged Obama.

Fact: It bears repeating. Ignatius fronts for power.

Fact: He's a neocon favorite.

Fact: Putin represents responsible geopolitical leadership.

Fact: Obama is a war criminal multiple times over.

Fact: He elevated illegitimate Kiev fascist putschists to power.

Fact: He supports the worst of their crimes.

Fact: He bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions.

Fact: He deplores democratic governance.

Fact: He tolerates none at home or abroad.

Fact: Don't expect scoundrel correspondents, columnists, contributors or editors to explain.

Wall Street Journal ones match the worst of others. Their editorials irresponsibly bash Russia. 

They target Putin. They consider him public enemy number one. So do neocon WSJ contributors.

William Galston heads the Ezra Zilkha Brookings Institution Governance Studies Program. He's a former Bill Clinton advisor.

He participated in six presidential campaigns. He's a regular Wall Street Journal contributor. His views are hard right.

On May 6, he headlined "The Ukraine Speech Obama Should Give."

He claimed "recent events in Ukraine…threaten a sovereign nation. (T)hey pose a profound challenge to the entire post-Cold-War order."

Putin "yearns to undo what he regards as the heart of that tragedy - the separation of Russian speakers into multiple countries divided by national borders."

"He is not free to achieve that objective through subversion and force - the means he has employed in Ukraine and may well use elsewhere if he is not stopped now."

Ukraine can't "protect itself against aggression" on its own.

"Will we abandon a nation that wishes only to integrate into the world economy and live in peace with its neighbors, or will we offer meaningful help in its hour of need?"

"We all have a responsibility to act, and the United States must lead."

Galston urges "a common (US/EU) front" against Russia. He barely stopped short of recommending direct US intervention.

"Events in Ukraine are part of a larger pattern: Around the world, threats to order and peace are intensifying," he claimed.

He wants Washington acting more aggressively. Misinformation, distortion and Big Lies infested his commentary.

Fact: It bears repeating. Obama created Ukrainian crisis conditions.

Fact: He toppled Ukraine's democratically elected president.

Fact: He elevated fascist putschists to power.

Fact: They have no legitimacy whatever.

Fact: They're societal misfits.

Fact: They represent mob rule.

Fact: The only external threats Ukraine faces are ones they invent.

Fact: Putin represents the best of geopolitical leadership.

Fact: Obama is polar opposite.

Fact: He threatens world peace.

Fact: He menaces humanity.

Fact: He risks global war.

Fact: Don't expect scoundrel media contributors to explain.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Fascism’s Dark Side

Fascism's Dark Side

by Stephen Lendman

An earlier article called Ukraine the epicenter of European fascist reemergence. Kiev putschists reflect it. 

Last Friday's Odessa massacre shows how far they'll go. No-holds-barred barbarism explains it.

What happened exceeded the horrors of early reports. Neo-Nazi Right Sector thugs set Odessa's Trade Union House ablaze.

People were trapped inside. Dozens were massacred. Scores more were injured. Many remain missing. They're either dead or in neo-Nazi hands.

If alive, they face torture and other forms of abuse. They won't survive. They might as well be dead.

Early reports way underestimated what happened. It's multiples worse than reported.

On May 5, Live Journal (LJ) headlined "How the thugs killed Odessa inhabitants in the Trade Union House (TUH) - the details of bloody scenario." 

Casualties way exceed early reports. Neo-Nazis trapped Odessans inside TUH. Unwitnessed massacre followed.

Setting the building ablaze was strategy. It was done to conceal mass murder. Ordinary Ukrainians were slaughtered in cold blood.

Nearby tents were set on fire. Doing so preceded what followed. "Federalism supporters had no Molotov cocktails prepared in advance," said LJ.

Where inside the building did fire erupt," it asked? Right Sector thugs awaited there before slaughtering people began. 

Police stood by and did nothing. They conspired with fascist killers. So did Odessa firefighters. They "only appeared when massive entrance doors were burned through," said LJ.

"Only in a single room in the five-story building with ceilings over 3 meters high had fire visible from outside."

Who had access to TUH's roof? "Perhaps those who in advance got the keys to locked steel gratings protecting the roof doors,"said LJ.

They were armed and dangerous. They were well prepared in advance. Charred bodies were shown on upper floors untouched by fire.

How did they get there? Who's responsible? They were murdered in advance. Things were made to seem like fire consumed them.

"The same bodies from another viewpoint:

  • Wooden battery panel, wooden railings on the stairs and chipboard sheet don't look burnt;

  • Blue oval points to the barricade made of tables, chairs and cabinets. It hadn't even touched by fire, unlike the charred bodies lying nearby;

  • From where has the barricade appeared? It was built by the Right Sector thugs in order to lock people trying to save themselves on the above floors."

Corpses were dragged from where they died. People perished inside from gunshot wounds, strangling and beatings. Some were thrown from windows. They didn't jump.

It bears repeating. Setting TUH ablaze sought to mask what happened. 

Fire didn't kill activists inside. Neo-Nazi hoodlums did.

"Have you noticed that…some dead people had burnt heads and shoulders only?"

Clothes they wore showed no signs of fire. Someone doused their shoulders and heads with "flammable stuff." 

Hands and wrists were burned to the bone. Photos showed "a strange 'whitewash' " on the floor.

It's "powder from extinguishers…" Right Sector thugs used it on people they killed. They did so to protect themselves from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Hardwood floors show no signs of fire damage. Victims were killed by other means.

"Note: according to one of the main versions of what happened on May 2 in Odessa, the Right Sector thugs performed a false flag operation." 

"They put St. George's Ribbons (symbols of anti-Maidan federalism supporters) and organized violent provocation against Maidan supporters (i.e. against their own allies), in order to later blame federalism supporters and make them look responsible for death of many people," said LJ.

A dead woman was unclothed below her waist. "Most likely she was raped, then doused with a flammable mixture and set aflame."

Photographic evidence is damning. So are independent videos. They show mass murder by means other than fire and/or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Some bodies had multiple gunshot wounds to the head. People were executed in cold blood at point blank range.

A pregnant woman was strangled with an electric wire. She cried for help in vain.

Numbers killed may be as many as 300, said LJ. "Most people, especially children and women, were hacked to death with axes and clubbed to death with wooden sticks in the (TUH) basement." 

On May 7, RT International correspondent Alexey Yaroshevsky interviewed a survivor. Tatyana Ivananko said pro-autonomy activists tried hiding from Right Sector thugs. They barricaded themselves for protection.

"On our way up the stairs, we were taking plywood sheets inside so that we could block the doors and prevent them from getting into the building," she said.

They were inside before fire started. They wouldn't let anyone out. They set parts of the first and third floors ablaze. Other floors weren't affected.

Video evidence showed death by means other than fire. "Have a look at the video," said Tatyanya. An "armed man in a vest is carrying a gun."

Shooting began outside. People tried to escape. They were trapped inside TUH doing it. "(M)any were strangled" to death.

Others were shot at point blank range. Some were thrown from windows. It bears repeating. They didn't jump.

"17-year-old hooligans were finishing off people with bats," said Tatyanya.

Claiming they were foreign nationals didn't wash. They were Ukrainians. They were Odessan residents.

"They all loved their city deeply. We stood shoulder to shoulder from the very first day," Tatyanya stressed.

"A regional council deputy, Vyacheslav Markin, is also known to have been killed" inside.

Victims "were innocent civilians who wanted to live a normal life rather than just 'survive' - as is now the case in Ukraine."

"The guilty party is the current government, which clearly seeks to divide Ukraine."

Videos circulating online are damning. One includes a woman atop UTH. She's screaming for help.

Street-level thugs said she's "not a woman. She's a separatist. Beat the s..t out of her, so that she finally shuts up!"

"Yeah, women sit at home with their children, and this one's an animal!"

Acting prosecuting general Oleg Makhnitsky lied. He claimed it's too early to know who set the building ablaze. Clear evidence is incontrovertible.

Coverup and lies conceal it. Mass murder is ignored. Kiev putschists praise it. Expect similar atrocities repeating. Expect much worse ones ahead.

Perhaps Eastern Ukraine will replicated earlier Cambodian Killing Fields before things end. Coverup and denial will try concealing it. Future reports will discuss more. The worst is yet to come.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Rob Schneider: America ‘Sliding Very Fast Towards Fascism’

By Susan Duclos



 Fascisma governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. Actor and comedian Rob Schneider joins Chris Stigall and discusses the current state of America, where he asserts that "We are sliding very fast towards fascism. It’s an ugly kind of thing. There’s this kind of mob mentality that we have to be careful of." Listen below to that short clip:




A former Democrat, Schnieder also claims that comedians are pressured to favor liberalism, stating "There’s a polarization that’s happening…I do think you look can look at government and go, ‘Wow, it is out of control now,’ and if you do criticize or tend to be not directly along a liberal stand, you can get murdered." 

His direct comments about Obama are not very favorable either, where he points out that Obama's policies have been bad for businesses and his economic polices are a disaster, to paraphrase.

"There’s not one segment of business under the Obama administration that hasn’t been hurt…he attacks for-profit schools, which is totally an elitist thing from a guy that went to Harvard. I think for free, by the way,” Schneider said. 
He was also critical of the media for being overly influenced by the government and not standing up for the American people. 
“We don’t really have freedom of the press. It’s owned by about eight different companies, and it doesn’t really express or help the average American,” Schneider stated.

Readers can listen to the whole show HERE


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by Stephen Lendman

Far-right Ukrainian ultranationalists are fascist extremists. Washington provides support. Oleh Tyahnybok heads the neo-Nazi Svoboda party. It's allied with likeminded groups. 

They openly display Stepan Bandera's Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) red and black flag. 

He was a Nazi collaborator. He participated in mass executions and ethnic cleansing.

Svoboda's slogan is "Ukraine for the Ukrainians." Bandera said the same thing. He wanted Ukraine made ethnically pure. Mass extermination followed to do so.

Svoboda earlier called itself Socialist-Nationalists. It bears erie resemblance to Hitler's National Socialism. It reflects fascism writ large.

Hooliganism is longstanding fascist strategy. Blackshirt and Brownshirt violence helped elevate Mussolini and Hitler to power respectively. 

Communists, socialists, unionists and other opponents were attacked. El Duce's 1922 March on Rome coup made him Italy's youngest ever prime minister.

He took full advantage. He established a one-party state dictatorship. He eliminated competitors. Italy's business class, military and moderate right wing supported him.

In Weimar Germany's final years, economic and political crisis conditions existed. Ahead of 1932 parliamentary elections, Prussian authorities reported about 300 acts of politically motivated violence.

About two dozen were killed. Hundreds of others were injured. Brownshirt storm troopers enlisted working class support.

Goebbels provoked communists and social democrats. Propaganda highlighted Nazi martyrs killed or injured in street battles.

Hitler's Mein Kampf was a revolutionary manifesto. It denounced what he called the world's twin evils - communism and Judaism.

It openly said Germany's future "lie('s) in the acquisition of land in the East at the expense of Russia."

He blamed Weimar governance, communists, social democrats and Jews for Germany's crisis. He wanted an entirely new order established. 

He wanted absolute control. He eliminated all competitors. He transformed Germany into a one-party state dictatorship. He wanted Nazi hegemony over Europe.

Right-wing extremism dominates Western societies today. America more than ever resembles a police state. Duopoly power runs things.

Rule of law principles don't matter. Human and civil rights are disappearing in plain sight. Friendly US fascism is increasingly unfriendly. It's a short leap to tyrannical rule.

Ideological extremists threaten Europe. They're more subtle than earlier day fascists. They're just as dangerous. They want unchallenged power replacing democratic freedoms.

Neoliberalism replaced social justice. Right-wing politics dominates. US Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin. 

Not a dime's worth of difference separates them. Most of Europe operates the same way. Societies are increasingly unfit to live in.

Hard line fascism is a short leap away. Con men like Obama and like-minded European counterparts take full advantage. Powerful interests are served at the expense of all others.

In summer 2013, months before violence erupted in Ukraine, Svoboda conducted paramilitary training.

Obama supports its extremism. So do key EU partners. Fascist elements operated openly in Ukraine since Washington's 2004 Orange Revolution.

Democratically elected Viktor Yanukovoych was ousted. Viktor Yushchenko replaced him. 

Soros money was involved. So were State Department funded organizations. In January 2010, Yanukovych was reelected.

He defeated Yushchenko. His last presidential act was naming Bandera a Hero of Ukraine. 

It's the highest national title award. It's given for "personal heroism and great labor achievements." Honoring Bandera caused uproar in Russia, Poland, Ukraine and elsewhere.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups condemned it. His award was later revoked.

Post-war, he worked for West German intelligence. Washington-recruited Nazi General Reinhardt Gehlen headed it. In 1959, KGB assassins killed him. 

His close associates were CIA and MI6 operatives. Their past Nazi affiliation was no deterrent. 

Bandara's legacy thrives in Ukraine today. His present day counterparts get open US support. 

In late January, Ukrainian leaders, civic groups and religious organizations wrote Washington, EU officials and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

They condemned neo-Nazi support. They said in part:

"You should understand that in supporting the actions of the guerrillas in Ukraine…you...are directly protecting, inciting and egging on Ukrainian neo-Nazis and neo-fascists."

"None of these oppositionists (Yatsenyuk, Klitschko, and Tyahnybok) hide that they are continuing the ideology and the practices of the OUN-UPA." 

"Wherever the Euromaidan people go in Ukraine, they disseminate, besides the slogans mentioned above, neo-Nazi, racist symbols." 

"Also confirming the neo-Nazi nature of the Euromaidan is the constant use of portraits of the bloody executioners of our people, Bandera and Shukhevych - agents of the (Nazi military intelligence) Abwehr."

"Have the UN, the EU, and the USA ceased to recognize the Charter and Verdict of the International War Crimes Tribunal at Nuremburg, where the Hitlerite Nazis and their henchmen were convicted?" 

"Have human rights ceased to be a value for the countries of the EU and the world community?" 

"Is the Ukrainian nationalists' devotion to Hitler and his mass murders of civilians now considered democracy?"

Western-supported fascist elements are responsible for violent protests. They're terrorizing Ukrainians. They're murdering civilians. They're killing police.

They're occupying government buildings. They're setting others ablaze. Yanukovych defends his country responsibly. 

He's wrongfully blamed for their violence. He's battling fascism's ugly agenda.

Rogue elements support it. Others are duped to do so. Washington and EU partners fund it. Most Ukrainians have no idea what's going on.

Their futures are on the line. So is Ukraine's sovereignty. Eighty-one years ago this past January 30, Hitler rose to power.

He became Germany's chancellor. He did so with Western support. He kept it through much of the 1930s. 

He established a ruthless dictatorship. Mass slaughter, barbarism and anti-Semitism defined it. He ravaged most of Europe. He murdered millions.

He might have emerged victorious if he hadn't invaded Soviet Russia. Waging war on two major fronts defeated him. Imagine if things turned out the other way.

Fascism didn't die. It's alive and well. It resides in Europe. It thrives in America. US policy exceeds the worst of Nazi crimes.

Hitler's Third Reich lasted a dozen years. Post-WW II America wages war on humanity. It does so at home and abroad. 

Millions ruthlessly slaughtered attest to America's ruthlessness. Syria is in the eye of the storm. So is Ukraine. Both countries are US-instigated battlegrounds.

How many more will die before both conflicts end? What will happen in their aftermath? 

How many more countries will America attack? Venezuela is the top Western Hemisphere target. Iran tops the Middle East list.

Trotsky once wrote:

"Fascism is a particular governmental system based on the uprooting of all elements of proletarian democracy within bourgeois society." 

"The task of fascism lies not only in destroying the Communist vanguard but in holding the entire class in a state of forced disunity." 

"To this end, the physical annihilation of the most revolutionary section of the workers does not suffice." 

"It is also necessary to smash all independent and voluntary organizations, to demolish all the defensive bulwarks of the proletariat, and to uproot whatever has been achieved during three-quarters of a century by the Social Democracy and the trade unions." 

European Jews suffered most under Hitler. So did all other Third Reich enemies. 

Washington wants all challengers eliminated. It wants supreme global power. It's waging war on humanity to achieve it. 

It may end up destroying it altogether. How many wars are too many? How many more millions will suffer and die? How much more ravaging is too much?

When will Washington's imperial agenda be challenged? When will White House lies be universally denounced?

On February 20, an Office of the Press Secretary statement wrongfully blamed Yanukovych. It ignored months of US-instigated, manipulated, supported street violence. It lied said:

"We are outraged by the images of Ukrainian security forces firing automatic weapons on their own people."  

"We urge President Yanukovych to immediately withdraw his security forces from downtown Kyiv and to respect the right of peaceful protest, and we urge protesters to express themselves peacefully."  

"We urge the Ukrainian military not to get involved in a conflict that can and should be resolved by political means."   

"The use of force will not resolve the crisis - clear steps must be taken to stop the violence and initiate meaningful dialogue that reduces tension and addresses the grievances of the Ukrainian people."  

"The United States will work with our European allies to hold those responsible for violence accountable and to help the Ukrainian people get a unified and independent Ukraine back on the path to a better future."

It bears repeating. Washington bears full responsibility. Plans to topple Yanukovych were made well before violence erupted.

Obama chose when and how to initiate it. He's in league with Ukrainian fascist extremists. He wants another imperial trophy. He'll stop at nothing to get it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

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After the 22nd of July 2011 most of the literature has focused on the victims and the personality of Anders Behring Breivik, the man who carried out the two acts of terror in Norway. But this text is different. Instead, the cultural and ideological conditions for fascist mass violence in our time are brought to the surface. More than what we are used to from the Norwegian left, the author Eystein Kleven at Marxist publishing uncompromisingly proceeds to take action about what he sees as a strengthened reactionary political tendency in the European deep culture. With a little defined labor movement safely positioned in the role as the hero of history, the pamphlet from the fall of 2011 pounces on bourgeois society:

“That is how the reactionary becomes the particular in the bourgeois at the same time as the general in fascism. This is true even though the reactionaries, and not at least fascisms, have the habit to dress up with creations of the past, be it kings’ men, crusaders, the pope’s church supremacy or the caliphate of the East. Among the bourgeois theories or ideologies, fascism is the ideology that most consequently and brutally substantiates the fight against the labor movement” (P.41).

The pamphlet has weaknesses making it vulnerable to the author’s opponents among liberals and authoritarian anti-Marxists.  Eystein Kleven’s way of reasoning and phrasing in a direct way has something sober about it, but just as much belongs to a time before 1960, when the faith in Marxism as the consummation of science was considered a state religion in the East, and a plausible point of view at the universities in the West. The text seems to have been created in a strange closed universe, without any references to public debate or scientific literature at all. It is thus up to the reader to seek other texts within and outside of the Marxist mainstream to supplement Kleven, and to create a more effective political synthesis.

“The White Terror” is a term used about the harsh behavior of the French restoration monarchy after the fall of Napoleon and the last breath of the revolution in 1815. It is at this point that we arrive at last at the most insisting pinprick: “in history the reactionary violence has consistently been considerably more cruel and violent than the violence carried out by progressive forces during revolutions” (P.21). From here the author moves on to an uncompromising statement that on a strategic level capital will at any time be prepared to form alliances with fascism against social counterforces to avoid change of the economic system.

To fully understand this, it might be suitable to be specific about the implications this analysis has for the political forecast in Europe: The statement implies that the dominating financial interests today seeking to transform the European Union into a more complete plutocracy and corporate power structure, will have less to fear from neo-fascist governments than in a social Europe. And if the Troika and the creditors on Wall Street and at the Frankfurt stock exchange would have to choose, they would – every day throughout the whole year – prefer Golden Dawn’s mob rule to Syriza and the attempt to organize the Greek and the European community against the interests of capital. The leading theorist of the Frankfurt School, Max Horkheimer, expressed the essential point like this in the 1930s: “Whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should keep quiet about fascism”.  


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EcofascistsThe environmental fascists believe that if people are allowed to have large amounts of freedom and liberty that the planet will literally be destroyed.  That sounds crazy, but that is what they actually believe.  Left to our own devices, they are fully convinced that global warming and out of control pollution will transform the earth into an uninhabitable hellhole.  Therefore, they believe that it has become necessary to strictly manage human behavior “for the good of the environment”.  With each passing year, the control of the social planners gets even tighter.  Today, they have banned certain kinds of light bulbs, they are putting mandatory “smart meters” into our homes, and they have instituted all kinds of ridiculous regulations concerning what you can do with your own land.  Tomorrow, they plan to put “black boxes” into our vehicles and move most of us into “stack-and-pack” housing that has communal bathrooms and no elevators.  There is a reason why these people are called ecofascists.  The “true believers” of the environmental fascism movement actually believe that they are “saving the world” by being control freaks.  They truly believe that they know better than the rest of us, and they love to get into positions of political power so that they can impose their will on everyone around them.

The environmental fascists are constantly “pushing the envelope” and doing whatever they can to use the power of the government to impose new rules on all the rest of us.  Most of the time, Americans just take it without ever fighting back.  For example, a car wash for a high school cheerleading squad was recently shut down because the cheerleaders were “in violation of water discharge laws“…

It’s hard to wave your spirit fingers when the city shuts down the cheerleading squad’s fundraising car wash to protect the environment.

This is what happened to Lincoln High School cheerleaders trying to raise money to attend a national competition in April. The San Jose Mercury reports that local environmental officials warned the high school cheerleaders that their car wash violated the city’s water discharge laws.

“We had a visit from the city of San Jose Environmental Services Department who said that the car washes at Hoover [Middle School] are in violation of water discharge laws, therefore we had to cancel this and all future car washes,” said an email that was sent out to neighborhood email lists on Oct. 18.

Fortunately, there are some Americans that are still willing to stand up and fight back against this emerging ecofascism.  A recent Businessweek article profiled one north Idaho couple that is vigorously fighting back against the ridiculous demands of the EPA…

Four years ago the Sacketts were filling in their lot with dirt and rock, preparing to build a simple three-bedroom home in a neighborhood where other houses have stood for years. Then three federal officials showed up and demanded they stop construction. The agency claimed the .63-acre lot was a wetland, protected under the Clean Water Act.

The Sacketts say they were stunned. The owners of an excavation company, they had secured all the necessary local permits. And Chantell Sackett says that before work began, she drove two hours to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to consult with an Army Corps of Engineers official. She says the official told her orally, though not in writing, that she didn’t need a federal permit. “We did all the right things,” she says.

The EPA issued an order requiring the Sacketts to put the land back the way it was, removing the piles of fill material and replanting the vegetation they had cleared away. The property was to be fenced off and the Sacketts would be required to submit annual reports about its condition to the EPA. The agency threatened to fine them up to $32,500 a day until they complied.

Sadly, this kind of thing is happening all over the nation.  The EPA is completely and totally out of control, and they seem to be obsessed with making life absolute hell for farmers and private landowners.

But over in Europe, environmental fascism is actually even worse than it is in the United States.  In fact, one new regulation that was recently implemented bans Europeans from owning large vacuum cleaners

Incandescent light bulbs have already been removed from the shelves. Next being removed are larger size vacuum cleaners. Germany’s online flagship daily the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports: “Beginning September 2014 in the EU only vacuum cleaners that consume less than 1600 watts may be sold. From 2017 only a maximum of 900 watts will be allowed.”

Ultimately, the ecofascists intend to manage virtually every detail of our lives, because literally everything that we do “affects the environment” in some way.

According to the Los Angeles Times, one of the next things they hope to do is to put “black boxes” in our vehicles that they can use to tax us and track the “damage” that we are doing to the environment…

As America’s road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.

The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America’s major roads.

The usually dull arena of highway planning has suddenly spawned intense debate and colorful alliances. Libertarians have joined environmental groups in lobbying to allow government to use the little boxes to keep track of the miles you drive, and possibly where you drive them — then use the information to draw up a tax bill.

What I find humorous about the above excerpt is that the L.A. Times is trying to get us to believe that this is something that “libertarians” actually want.

Another thing that the ecofascists have planned for the future is to move much of the population into “eco-friendly” stack-and-pack living environments.  These stack-and-pack living environments were described in a recent article by Suzanne Eovaldi

A typical stack-and-pack living area in the 200 square foot APodment bulding in Sammamish, WA is already developed. Occupant Judy Green (Seattle Times 5-12-13) “shares the kitchen with seven other tenants on the second floor.”  With no elevators, she has to walk up and down six flights of stairs to get to her loft! Bathrooms often are communal; no or few cars are allowed because of global warming.

The ultimate goal is for the government to watch, track, monitor and control everything that we do “for the good of humanity”.

And of course this emerging “Big Brother” control grid has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years.  In fact, it is being reported that the United States spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in just one single month recently, and according to CNN, the U.S. had even been spying on the private phone conversations of 35 foreign leaders…

The release of further allegations of National Security Agency surveillance efforts caused the Spanish government to summon the U.S. ambassador Monday, and The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House ordered a halt to some eavesdropping on foreign leaders after learning of it this summer.

Quoting unidentified U.S. officials, the newspaper’s website said the wiretapping of about 35 foreign leaders was disclosed to the White House as part of a review of surveillance programs ordered by President Barack Obama after NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified information on the NSA’s phone monitoring systems.

The White House ordered a halt to the monitoring of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and unspecified other leaders, the newspaper reported. The Journal report did not specify who gave the shutdown order or the date it was issued.

And this “control grid” is getting much tighter and much more oppressive on the local level as well.  For example, just check out what happened to one Texas woman recently

A Texas woman was arrested, strip-searched and jailed for an overdue traffic ticket Wednesday, a local CBS affiliate first reported.

Sarah Boaz said she was cuffed outside her Richland Hills home by an officer who was waiting for her when she stepped out to go to work, the New York Daily News reported.

The officer told her a warrant had been issued for her arrest after she failed to pay a summons for running a stop sign in August. Mrs. Boaz admitted that she didn’t pay the fine because she lost the summons.

“I’m like nobody puts out a bench warrant after 60 days,” she told the Daily News. “Why would you do that?”

Mrs. Boaz said she was forced to step into a jail cell and remove her clothes for a search. Her family bailed her out within a couple of hours.

When most people read about stuff like this, they are absolutely outraged.

But the ecofascists actually love this kind of stuff.  They want an all-powerful government that will have the power to force people to do “what is right for the environment”.  In fact, many of them actually believe that the planet will not survive if government does not behave in such a manner.

In the end, they are not going to settle for anything less than total control.  They want to control where you live, what kind of work you do, what kind of transportation you use and even how many children you have.

It is a totalitarian system wrapped up in a “save the world” package.

And right now, the ecofascists are steadily gaining ground.  If they are going to be defeated, people need to start standing up for freedom and liberty while they still can.

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Solidarity event to be held after Donald Trump supporting-group invades radical bookshop — RT...

A London-based radical bookshop is to stage a solidarity event in response to their premises...

Donald Trump Jr sparks wrath of Twitter — RT US News

Donald Trump Jr has come under fire for equating the Democrats’ platform and that of the...

#WeAreCorbyn trends at No.3 worldwide as Corbynites fight back against anti-Semitic ‘smears’ — RT...

The #WeAreCorbyn hashtag reached No.3 worldwide and No.1 in UK Twitter trends on Thursday, as...

The Real Danger of Donald Trump

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair From the very moment Donald Trump was elected President, I have had one overriding fear. It is a fear that...

Trump and the Politics of Neoliberal Destruction

With the outrageous decision by the Trump White House to bar a CNN propagandist posing as a reporter, more people are now starting to...

Sessions launches pro-Christian ‘religious liberty task force’ — RT US News

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the creation of a “religious liberty task force,” charged...

We Are the Lorax. We Speak for the Trees.

The temperate rainforests of North America were once so dense, it is said, that a squirrel could travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the...

Going Home Again to Trump’s America

This is the first of four essays that describe the writer’s Northeast travels between New York, Washington, and New England during spring 2018. For the...

The Blue Pill Presidency

Photo by nguyengurl | CC BY 2.0 Who would have predicted that in 2018, the FBI, the CIA, John McCain, Jeff Bezos, and now the...

A New World Order – LewRockwell

Capitalism and Democracy Can No Longer Coexist

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pushes the Supreme Court towards defending a far-right corporate state, says Henry A. Giroux the author of American...

Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Vladimir Putin’s basic view has been expressed so many times, in so many different contexts, and it’s always...

America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. That’s Evil.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Government (with France and a few other U.S. allies) bombs Libya, Syria, etc.; and the U.S. regime...

The Constitution is Not Neutral

“The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of the people.” —Justice William O. Douglas For those still deluded...

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Trump Inauguration Protesters

More than three dozen defendants in the year-long #DisruptJ20 trial celebrated Friday evening after prosecutors dismissed all remaining charges against them, following a number...

Americans Can Learn From Korean “Plaza Democracy”

Photo by Jjw | CC BY 2.0 “Broadly speaking, the candlelight protest movement had two goals. The first goal was to restore social justice by...

Americans Can Learn From Korean “Plaza Democracy”

Photo by Jjw | CC BY 2.0 “Broadly speaking, the candlelight protest movement had two goals. The first goal was to restore social justice by...

May softens stance on Norway-style EU deal, at odds with cabinet Brexiteers — RT...

UK PM Theresa May is leaning towards a Norway-style EU withdrawal deal, which would see...

Congressman warns US heading towards civil war – 31% of Americans agree — RT...

The United States is heading towards civil war, Congressman Steve King has warned. His sentiments are...

Tony Blair calls for counter-terror cooperation with Russia — RT UK News

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on the UK to cooperate with Russia to...

‘Alt-right’ linked trio confirmed by UKIP as new party members — RT UK News

UKIP have welcomed a trio of high-profile social media activists linked to the ‘alt-right’ into...

New American Civil War? Some people think it’s already begun — RT US News

From celebrities calling on citizens to take to the streets, to members of Congress calling for...

Antifa Escalates Doxxing Ice Employees by Publishing Home Addresses

An Antifa-linked Twitter account has taken doxxing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers one step further by publishing their home addresses Wednesday....

Julian Assange and the Mindszenty Case – Consortiumnews

Courageous publishers like Julian Assange and principled churchmen like Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty are a rarity: Neither would be silenced; and both...

Jordan Peterson and Social-Darwinism | Dissident Voice

I do not normally respond to people I have respect for, and consider, on most counts, a genuine activist, but I have to take...

A Normal Example of ‘News’Media Embargoing Unwanted Truths

How the Washington Post rejects submitted news and opinion articles which reveal things the editors want to hide from, instead of to report to,...

How and why the U.S. Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will document that the ‘new Cold War’ between the U.S. and Russia did not start, as the Western...

‘Simmering underbelly of Islamophobia’ in Tory party, says Muslim Council — RT UK News

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has called on the Conservatives to launch an investigation...

The Culture Behind School Shootings

Photo by Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 Another week, another mass shooting and still the discourse remains primarily about individual violence. The goal is...

Stephen Cohen’s Misrepresentations About the 2014 Coup in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The restoration of the Cold War now, between Russia and the United States, is based on frauds by the United States, as will...

Leftist Exclusionism Against the Quest for Peace – Consortiumnews

The War Party’s ultra-left wing uses different arguments to arrive at the same conclusions: Syria & Russia are enemies. Instead...

How Democracy Ended

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org What killed democracy was constant lying to the public, by politicians whose only way to win national public office...

The Age of Petty Tyrannies

by John W. Whitehead / May 15th, 2018 Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the...

An Affront to History: Giro d’Italia’s ‘Sport-Washing’ of Israeli Apartheid

For the first time since its inception in 1909, the legendary Italian cycling race, Giro d’Italia kicked off outside Europe and, strangely enough, from...
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Video: CrossTalk: War and remembrance (Extended version)

War and Remembrance – today marks the 73rd anniversary of victory in Europe over fascism. This is one of the most important dates on...

Here’s How Gutless Bureaucrats Are Helping Antifa Mobs Censor Speech with Threats of Violence

Jeffrey Podoshen and Lindsay Shepherd, The Daily Caller, 2 May 2018 This past week, the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada effectively...

The US Teachers Strike in Historical Perspective

In the US, a teachers’ strike is spreading from one red state to another. It began in West Virginia when 34,000 teachers walked out...

Why Is Charlottesville Suing Two Anti-Racist Groups Over Last Year’s Violent “Unite the Right”...

Demonstrators protest against hate, white supremacy groups and US President Donald Trump on Sunday, August 13, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Protesters were responding to...

Neocons & Russiagaters unite! New think tank will protect democracy from Russia, sell books...

A group of neocon heartthrobs have banded together with an eclectic array of Russiagaters to form...

Higher Royalties: Comey Cashes In

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0 I had no plans to read James Comey’s memoir. Then I got stranded in the Indianapolis Airport,...

Mainstream Politicians Switching Sides Under Trump’s Regime of Barbarism

Photo by Commonwealth Club | CC BY 2.0 Madeleine Albright, without irony, has written a book on resisting Fascism. She has also published an op-ed...

8 Tory council election candidates suspended over allegations — RT UK News

An avalanche of alleged abusive behavior carried out by sitting and prospective councillors has hit...

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left

The Weather Underground, a clandestine revolutionary organization that advocated violence, was seen by my father and other clergy members who were involved in Vietnam...

How U.S. Has Virtually Destroyed U.N.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. has basically eliminated the only real international authority the U.N. used to have....

Death By a Thousand Tax Cuts

Every year at this time, US taxpayers (who bother to read news) are treated to a parade of stories about taxes and tax policy....

Public Furious at ‘Our’ Government’s Invasion of Syria

Eric Zuesse The American public — even the strongest supporters of Donald Trump — is outraged that Trump of America, and Macron of France, and...

Abby Martin interview critical of Israel is blocked by YouTube in 28 countries —...

An episode of Abby Martin’s Empire Files, featuring journalist Max Blumenthal and spotlighting rising militarism...

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

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George Galloway tells RT the ‘murderous’ far right is on the rise in the...

George Galloway’s new documentary exploring the “clear and present danger” of the rise of the...

Instrument of UK soft power

Betty Friedan Was a Communist

‘Alt-right’ Generation Identity to hit UK streets after anti-fascists block ‘free speech talk’ —...

Far-right activists have vowed to hold a public event in London, after places across the...

Why the far-right won in Italy

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Antifa protesters storm ‘alt-right’ speech at King’s College (VIDEO) — RT UK News

Anti-fascist protesters stormed an event by an ‘alt-right’ speaker at King’s College London, Monday night.Demonstrators...

How the U.S. Establishment lies through its teeth, for war against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The same people, Republicans and Democrats, who lied through their teeth for an invasion of Iraq in 2003, are...

DACA, Good Americans, and Obama’s Grim Legacy

Photo by Pete Prodoehl | CC BY 2.0 Barack Obama, the President who deported more immigrants than all Presidents of the 20th century combined, briefly...

Brits recruited by Ukrainian Neo-Nazi paramilitary organizations — RT UK News

Ukrainian Neo-Nazi groups involved in fighting in eastern Ukraine are actively seeking to recruit British...

Britain’s Trump? Twitterati slam ‘undemocratic’ Rees-Mogg Brexit tirade — RT UK News

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been bashed by tweeters describing him as a “Trump-like” politician as he...

Maybe All Threats of Mass Destruction Are ‘Mentally Deranged’ – Antiwar.com Blog

After Trump’s Sept. 23 bombast at the United Nations where he claimed the US might "have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,"...

Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk Into a Bar…

Since the FBI never inspected the DNC’s computers first-hand, the only evidence comes from an Irvine, California, cyber-security firm known as CrowdStrike whose chief...

Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk Into a Bar…

Photo by Broward County Sheriff’s Office | CC BY 2.0 “Since the FBI never inspected the DNC’s computers first-hand, the only evidence comes from an...

The “Alt-Right” Is Building a White Nationalist Mass Movement With “Operation Homeland”

Surrounded by his bodyguards, alt-right leader Richard Spencer answers questions of reporters during a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, June 25,...

Henry Giroux on Gun Violence and Administration Agendas

Donald Trump holds up a replica flintlock rifle awarded him by cadets during the Republican Society Patriot Dinner at the Citadel Military College on...

Racism is a Terminal Mental Disease

I say “disease” instead of “illness” because it’s a creepier word, conjuring up nauseating images: syphilis, tumors, necrotizing bone. Technicolor mutations in old medical...

An Interview With Mark Bray

An anti-fascist group known as Philly Rebellion marked the arrest of more than 200 protesters one year ago at the inauguration of Donald Trump...

Rees-Mogg’s new security force? Britain First to defend Brexiteer against ‘Antifa idiots’ (VIDEO) —...

Britain First leader Paul Golding has issued a bizarre warning to anti-fascists after a protest...

The Case for Nationalizing Elon Musk | By Kate Aronoff

On Tuesday, Elon Musk launched some stuff into space. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket was shot into the Solar System, tailed by a Tesla...

Anti-fascists protest against spread of ‘posh schoolboy’ alt-right Generation Identity — RT UK News

A group of anti-fascists have rallied in Central London to protest against the rise of...

A House Divided, Enslaved & Mired in the Mistakes of the Past

Photo by A Yee | CC BY 2.0 “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half...

A Battle Over More Than Just a Galaxy

The Last Jedi is a great film if you need to hear and see a fight for the Resistance on the screen. It’s also...

Soros Deploys Antifa at Davos

The Worst Thing About Year One of Trump: Fascistization of Cable News | By...

American mass media journalism is broken. There are some simple elements of U.S. journalistic practice that have proved easy for special interests to hack,...

America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a recent article, I documented that “U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria”. In a prior article, I had...

Gallup: Global Disapproval of U.S. Leadership Has Soared Under Trump

Eric Zuesse Gallup surveyed in 134 countries in 2017, and on January 18th reported that: Median approval of U.S. leadership across the 134 countries surveyed in...

British Liberal stalwart becomes latest to warn of looming war threat that doesn’t exist...

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has written an article in Britain’s Independent newspaper with...

Trump Already Fading into Irrelevance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will be a nonpartisan commentary about U.S. politics, as viewed by an American historian who is disgusted with...

A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go...

by John W. Whitehead / January 6th, 2018 It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails....

Progressive House Democrat promotes Antifa book in selfie — RT US News

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 03:15 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 10:16 It would “strike fear...

Tribulations of Academia

On October 25 and 26, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) sponsored Dr. Paul Gottfried, Horace Raffensperger Professor of...

Why are Trump’s troops training ISIS terrorists?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When Donald Trump ran for the U.S. Presidency, his biggest foreign-affairs promise (which he copied from Ted Cruz) was...

US evangelical Christians ‘uncritically supporting’ Trump, says Bishop of Liverpool — RT UK News

English Bishop Paul Bayes has condemned US religious heads who support Donald Trump, saying they...

What It Is and How to End It”

Donald Trump, flanked by Republican lawmakers, celebrates Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the South Lawn of the White House on...

Far-right party enters Austrian government

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U.S. Swindled Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Due to a historic data-dump on December 10th, the biggest swindle that occurred in the 20th Century (or perhaps...

What Was Verifiably Great About America: Fragments of a Memoir Set To A Musical...

Having been born in a coal and steel company town but destiny delivered, as an adult, to reside, during extended intervals, in the East...

This Must Be the Winter of Our Discontent

Activists stage an anti-Trump protest in front of the US Supreme Court January 23, 2017, in Washington, DC. The group, Refuse Fascism, called for...

Why Did the News-Media Hide This Important Fact?

Eric Zuesse On December 13th, the following news-story was distributed for publication to virtually all U.S.-and-allied major (and many minor) newsmedia, but it was published...

Gary Lineker hounded after retweeting video of Israeli soldiers locking Palestinian children in cage...

Football legend Gary Lineker has been hit with a fierce backlash after he condemned Israeli...

POLL: By 2-to-1, Americans Oppose Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A reliable scientific poll of 2,000 Americans, taken during 1-6 November 2017 — just a month before U.S. President...

Activists handcuffed by NYPD at US mission to UN over Yemen protest — RT...

Several protesters staging a civil disobedience action were led away handcuffed by New York police outside...

Henry A. Giroux on Developing a Language of Liberation for Radical Transformation

Hundreds of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students protest a Trump campaign rally on their campus, January 1, 2014. Protests by young people could...

Trump Continues Obama’s Wars Against Democracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Trump’s bold support for the apartheid dictatorship of Israel against that theocratic-racist nation’s non-Jews, fits into a...

Challenging the Neoliberalism at the Root of Trump’s Authoritarianism

Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on October 4, 2016. (Photo:...

Anti-Populism, Smug Centrism and the Defense of Elitism

Both the leadership of the Democratic Party and the “moderate” wing of the Republican Party seem obsessed with challenging Trumpism by calling for a...

RT looks at the issues now too controversial for debate — RT UK News

In an era of trigger warnings, safe spaces and “no-platforming,” freedom of speech is curtailed...

‘Antifa’ Gear No Longer Available on Walmart Website

‘Antifa’ clothing is no longer available on Walmart’s website as of Saturday afternoon. The clothing’s third-party manufacturer, TEE Bangers LLC, also appears...

Outrage after Trump retweets posts from convicted British far-right extremist — RT UK News

Twitter has been flooded with outrage after US President Donald Trump reposted Islamophobic videos from...

Anti-Populism, Smug Centrism and the Defense of Elitism

Both the leadership of the Democratic Party and the “moderate” wing of the Republican Party seem obsessed with challenging Trumpism by calling for a...

Without Public Editor, NYT Ducks and Dismisses Criticism of Its Sympathetic Nazi Profile

The New York Times‘ Richard Fausset (11/25/17) wrote of his neo-Nazi subject, “In person, his Midwestern manners would please anyone’s mother.” This past June, when...

‘Free speech’ activists met by hundreds of counter-protesters in Boston — RT US News

A “free speech” rally took place on Boston Common on Saturday under heavy police scrutiny. As...

Trump Continues Obama’s Support of Nazism

Eric Zuesse On November 16th, U.S. President Donald Trump, acting through an agent of his agent U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, voted at the U.N. against...

‘White Europe of brotherly nations’ – Tommy Robinson represents UK at huge far-right Polish...

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 13:20 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 08:05 Far-right European figures,...

NYT’s Campus Free Speech Coverage Focuses 7-to-1 on Plight of Right

College Republicans complained to the New York Times (9/23/16) that the nomination of Donald Trump “prompted widespread mockery from their liberal classmates.” Over the past...

Sixty thousand fascists march in Warsaw

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#BanTrump: On Both Sides of Pacific, Protests Over Trump’s Visit to Philippines

Accusing President Donald Trump of representing "the worst aspects of U.S. imperialism," hundreds of Filipinos protested in Manila on Friday ahead of his visit. Protesters...

Race, Repression and Russiagate: Defending Radical Black Self-Determination

It is absurd and an insult to argue that Russian propaganda efforts “deepen political and racial tensions in the United States,” as proposed by...

The Hundredth Year: Revolutionaries Now Soaked in the Brine of Global Capital

The new fascism isn’t so new but is now brightly packaged as Facebook, Amazon, Gates This is going to be an exercise in redefining fascism...

Anti-fascist group holds rallies across US to protest Trump, Pence (WATCH LIVE) — RT...

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 18:51 Anti-fascist rallies, described by members of the far-right as the...

NATO Criticism of Russia’s Ukraine Policy Is Answered by Putin

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A NATO supporter criticized Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for Russia’s Ukraine policy, on October 19th, at the Valdai Discussion...

Does Russia Produce ‘Fake News’? Or Does America? Or Both?

Eric Zuesse The biggest difference between American and Russian news-reporting has been a simple factual issue between the two sides, on what incident started the...

For Trump, Words Are Stupid Things | By

In Britain late last week, Conservative Member of Parliament Nicholas Soames, grandson of Winston Churchill, described Donald Trump as a “daft twerp.” Not quite the...

Thousands to March on Saturday For the 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy | 350.org

NEW YORK - Today, Saturday October 28 at 11:45 AM, a broad coalition of local, state, national and global organizations will gather and march across...

Brawl between transgender activists and feminists leaves police searching for suspects — RT UK...

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 12:25 Police are searching for three suspects after a confrontation...

Reflections on the Counsel of Italian Clowns, Anarchists and Social Movements

Ex Caserma Liberata, Bari, Italy — Some four years ago, a group of (mostly) anarchists occupied the premises of what was once a military...

Neo-Nazi leader quits movement after coming out as gay & revealing he’s Jewish —...

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 09:29 A prominent neo-Nazi and National Front organizer has come...

Dismantling White Supremacy

Last weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC in the combined March for Racial Justice and March for Black Women. Native...

No such thing as shame in Washington when the subject is Russia – media...

Published time: 9 Oct, 2017 14:27 The attempt to identify RT as a foreign entity in...

Cataluña Libre?

Yesterday’s historic vote – the Referendum decided by the Government of Cataluña, called illegal by the neoliberal Rajoy Government of Madrid – turned into...

How the BBC Spreads Lies: How to read propaganda

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Propaganda frequently masquerades as ‘news’. A ‘news’ narrative’s relevant background needs to be understood, in order for the...

People ignore facts that contradict their false beliefs.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within...

U.S. Near Bottom in Public Trust of Newsmedia

Eric Zuesse According to the most extensive study ever done of the public’s usages of, and trust in, the newsmedia in their country — a...

Antifa and neo-Nazis in Ukraine

“I knew some anarchists resisting in the Black Bloc, who never seem to set foot on any black blocks.” - hip hop artist Son...

Gallup: 71% of Americans are “Dissatisfied with the way the nation is governed”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Gallup poll headlined on September 17th, "Seven in 10 Dissatisfied With Way U.S. Is Being Governed”, and reported...

Condemned to Repeat It History as Rerun

European essayist George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is repeated, as it just has...

No, Antifa: This is not the 1930s and we don’t need to punch a...

The “Battle of Cable Street” is a key event in the “creation myth” of the anti-fascist movement. It goes like this: On Sunday, October 4,...

A Public-Private Assault on Dissidents

Lew Rockwell guests the Tom Woods Show September 15, 2017 https://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/will-private-sector-assault-dissidents/ Standard Podcast Play Now | Play in...

‘Godzilla coming to town’: Berkeley braces for violence ahead of conservative’s speech

The University of California at Berkeley is preparing for a possible repeat of violent clashes, as...

Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America

Hundreds of anti-racist counter-protesters converge on Martin Luther King Jr. Park on August 27, 2017, in Berkeley, California. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images) Since...

In Month After Charlottesville, Papers Spent as Much Time Condemning Anti-Nazis as Nazis

Members of the antifa movement “are no different from neo-Nazis,” wrote Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen (8/30/17). “Both practice violence and preach hate. They...

The Decline From Democracy to Tyranny

The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. That’s not a pleasant thought to have to consider, but it’s a...

'Alt-Right': We Need Courage and Truth, Not False Equivalencies

In the wake of the unrest in Charlottesville a few weeks ago, where a sizable contingent of white supremacists, Nazis, and other self-described “alt-right”...

What America’s Aristocracy Want

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The American aristocracy want inequality of rights, with two basic polar-opposite classes: the ‘elite’, with themselves at the top...

Liberals and Ultra-leftists: A Marriage Made in Hell

Lately I’ve been running into liberal Democrats and progressive Bernie supporters who are defending the ultra-left’s tactics of shutting down right-wing speakers and marches...

It’s Time to Get Violence: Breaking Down the Assault on Antifa

Photo by Pedro | CC BY 2.0 Violence is the great obfuscator. When its name is invoked by the powerful, rest assured that it is...

Breaking Down the Assault on Antifa

Photo by Pedro | CC BY 2.0 Violence is the great obfuscator. When its name is invoked by the powerful, rest assured that it is...

"Vindictive": CODEPINK Activist Who Laughed During Jeff Sessions' Hearing to Face New Trial

CODEPINK activist Desiree Fairooz, who was arrested after laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing, will face a second trial this fall after...

Huge Corps, State Combine To Suppress Dissent

With various websites (not all “white nationalist”) seeing various Internet services withdrawn from them, and given that our media and political classes are not...

Economic Update: A Tale of Two Crises

This week's episode discusses the working conditions of the US in 2017, the looming US recession and plans for negative interest rates, how schools...

Baked Alaska's Attacker Discovered – Help Identify Him!

Sep 1, 2017 By Reinhard Wolff | redice.tv Baked Alaska (Tim Gionet) was seriously injured at Unite the Right. On...

Arpaio Pardon May Be Opening Act of a Constitutional Crisis

Donald Trump's pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio marks the real beginning of the coming constitutional crisis in America. Trump started tweeting trial balloons about this a month...

The Greatest Conversationalist

Like his godfather—the legendary provost of Trinity College, John Pentland Mahaffy—Walter Starkie (1894–1976) was one of the great Irish conversationalists. When I met him...

Trump ‘Presidential’ Again—for Ramping Up War in Afghanistan

Foreign Policy‘s Paul Miller (8/22/17) liked the speech in part because “Trump said ‘win’ and ‘victory’ more times in 15 minutes than President Barack...

Notes on National Security

Winston Churchill’s definition of history was simple but true: “One damn thing after another.” That’s the way the summer has unfolded, particularly the sticky...

The Nations that Accept Nazism Today

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Government leads a global operation to make racist fascism ‘respectable’ again. On 21 November 2014, in a vote...

Building a Campus Antifascist Network

Antifa protesters link arms as they demonstrate at a rally on June 4, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Natalie Behring / Getty Images) Ready to...

Far-right BNP says Britain should brace itself for Charlottesville-style clashes

Violent clashes between white supremacists and anti-fascist groups like those seen in Charlottesville, Virginia, are...

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore Lead NYC Protest Against 'Absolutely Racist' Trump

On the heels of President Donald Trump's "unhinged" press conference Tuesday, filmmaker Michael Moore arranged for buses to transport the audience of his broadway...

May condemns Trump’s response to Charlottesville… ignores calls to cancel his UK state visit

Published time: 16 Aug, 2017 12:26 Edited time: 16 Aug, 2017 12:38 UK Prime Minister...

Vassal Aristocracies Increasingly Resist Control by U.S. Aristocracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The tumultuous events that dominate international news today cannot be accurately understood outside of their underlying context, which...

Demonstrators across US protest racism, Trump after Charlottesville violence (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Demonstrators have gathered across the United States to decry racism and hatred following a white supremacist...

While Trump Equivocates on Charlottesville, Nationwide Rallies to Denounce White Supremacy

In response to a weekend gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia—during which one anti-racist demonstrator was murdered and many others injured...

Netanyahu’s Pro-Nazi Lie: ‘Hitler Wanted to Expel the Jews’

Eric Zuesse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dadgep_e0Hc “Netanyahu: Hitler didn't want to exterminate Jews” RT published Oct 21, 2015 Netanyahu (0:25-): “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time ;...

Capitalism and Its Discontents: What Are We Living For?

Whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should also remain silent about fascism. — Max Horkheimer, from the essay “The Jews and Europe”, December...

Capitalism and Its Discontents: What Are We Living For?

Photo by Metro Centric | CC BY 2.0 “Whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should also remain silent about fascism?” -Max Horkheimer, from the...

How Mainstream U.S. ‘News’ Media Pump their Government’s Lies to Deceive the Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Now that finally the U.S. government has officially terminated its arming and training of the jihadist gangs that are...

War crimes? Third of Britons want Tony Blair tried over Iraq invasion

A third of Britons want former Prime Minister Tony Blair to be tried over his...

Galloway: ‘Law is an ass’ for blocking Iraq War prosecution of Tony Blair

The High Court ruling that Tony Blair cannot be prosecuted for taking Britain into the...

A Manual for a New Era of Direct Action

Movement manuals can be useful. Marty Oppenheimer and I found that out in 1964 when civil rights leaders were too busy to write a...

OPINION: The Current Big Lie Is —

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Big Lie today is as enormous as, and potentially far more harmful than, any Big Lie throughout history...

Democratic Party ‘Better Deal’ Puts Lipstick on Its Pig

Eric Zuesse I write this as a Democrat who rejects the Party as it has become — controlled by and representing the Party’s billionaire donors,...

Trump and the Christian Fascists

Donald Trump's ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network...

The American Nation Is Being Destroyed

Imagine all the people living for today Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too. Imagine all the...

NPR’s ‘Varied Mix’ Spotlights Right-Wing Advocacy, Not Progressive Populism

Jonah Goldberg: “No liberal commentator has had such a recurring platform,” according to NPR‘s ombud. Jonah Goldberg is the founding editor of the National Review...

Boycott This Poem!

by Michael Marrotti / July 9th, 2017 Boycott this poemfor its candid displayof words that infiltrateyour much neededsafe space Boycott this poemfor its recognitionof only two...

Royal Saud Family Seek Trump’s Support Against Qatar’s Royal Thani Family

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s now war between the fundamentalist Sunni Sauds who own the world’s most oil-rich nation Saudi Arabia, versus the...

We Need Rules, Libertarians

So asks Jordan Peterson.  In response, he offers food for thought: The probability that it’s the friendliest and nicest people is very, very low. I suggest...

Wake Up

by Chris Time Steele / June 22nd, 2017 I recently released this new track called Wake Up with Bobby Sanchez: Here is the link to the...

Arrests made as far-right and anti-fascist protesters clash in London (VIDEO)

Several people have been arrested when a march staged by the far-right English Defense League...

Yale Historian Timothy Snyder on How the US Can Avoid Sliding Into Authoritarianism

Is the United States sliding toward tyranny? That is the question posed by Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder in his new book that...

WaPo’s Laziest Columnist Calls Protesters ‘Fascists,’ Equates Them to Manchester Bomber

For the Washington Post‘s Richard Cohen (5/29/17), students who protested eugenics–the pseudo-science used by the Nazis to justify the Holocaust–are the real fascists. Washington Post...

Why Pence Might be Even Worse Than Trump

The thought of Donald Trump’s monstrous ego being swiftly turned out of office because of his incompetence and corruption can’t help but give us...

All Power to the Banks! The Winners-Take-All Regime of Emmanuel Macron

Photo by Blandine Le Cain | CC BY 2.0 A ghost of the past was the real winner of the French presidential election.  Emmanuel Macron...

President Emmanuel Macron: Reversing Five Decades of Working-Class Power

Whatever has been written about President Emmanuel Macron by the yellow or the respectable press has been mere trivia or total falsehood. ...

The Hidden Bombshell in the Comey-Trump Story

How can you tell an authoritarian when you see one? We know the 20th century hallmarks — brown shirts, street rallies, and the like....

Dancing With the Devil: Trump's Politics of Fascist Collaboration

President Trump speaks at the 36th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 15, 2017. (Photo: Doug Mills /...
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Video: CrossTalk: Bullhorns Remembering

As Russians commemorate victory in the Second World War and the defeat of fascism in Europe, there is also much thought on how relations...

Trump Mocks His Voters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It usually comes from his actions, instead of from his words, but sometimes Trump mocks his voters verbally too,...

Reaching Out in Peace to Russia

The mainstream U.S. media bristles with hostility toward Russia – fueling a New McCarthyism – but the press finds no...

Trump’s British adviser Gorka to ‘quit White House’ amid claims of neo-Nazi links

Published time: 2 May, 2017 14:33 The British-born senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, Sebastian...

NO NAZIs in Kiev? Why Ukraine Thinks YOU are a Moron or a Fascist

Ukraine is having its coming out party in 2017. It's a real trans' democratic affair. The flower of European values and democracy Petr Poroshenko, championed...

The Neoliberal or the Fascist? What Should French Progressives Do?

The presidential runoff between Emmanuel Macron and Marine le Pen poses a dilemma for many French progressive voters: the former is seen as one...
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Video: ‘Neither Macron, nor Le Pen’: Protesters march against French presidential candidates in Paris

People are rallying under the motto “Neither Le Pen, nor Macron – against finance and fascism”. It follows a national call for students to...

Children must be taught about Islam, insists Church of England

Parents who have concerns about their children being taught about Islam should be banned from...

Win the Debate, Don’t Shut It Down

UC Berkeley’s successful attempt to shut down an appearance by Ann Coulter this week is just the latest example of college campuses - and...

Why Vault 7 Tools Used by Private Contractors Shows US Intel Needs a Ground-Up...

So, let's begin at the end. The fastest way to get things done on a geopolitical level has become hiring the private Intel and...

WaPo Can Identify ‘Far Right’ in France–but in White House, It’s ‘Conservative’

Marine LePen and Steve Bannon have very similar ideologies–but they’re described very differently by the Washington Post. (cc photos: Marie-Lan Nguyen, Don Irvine) This article...

The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview With Henry Giroux

President Trump has surrounded himself with warmongers, adding to the threat of military escalation in Syria and beyond. (Image: JR / TO; Adapted: Matt...

Free Speech is Not the Issue; Intellectual Power Is

Photo by Qusai Al Shidi | CC BY 2.0   Abstract rights are in the air. They have recently become the subject of endless obsequious commentary...

Tense stand-off in London as police separate far-right & anti-fascist protesters (PHOTOS)

Published time: 1 Apr, 2017 12:19Edited time: 1 Apr, 2017 13:56 Scuffles have broken out between...

Advocate of Saddam/Al Qaeda Conspiracy Will Save Us From Fake News

The New York Times promotes an unlikely champion of the cause of truth. The New York Times‘ Jim Rutenberg (3/26/17), alarmed by right-wing websites with...

First Two Months in Power: Hitler vs. Trump

With the hullabaloo about Trump and fascism, it is useful to review Hitler’s first months in power to get a sense of a real...