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“Fascism and Nazism emerged as emotional, antirational appeals grounded in masculine promises of renewed national vigor.” ― Mark Bray, Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

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Articles

A Dartmouth antifa expert was disavowed by his college president for ‘supporting violent protest...

Derek Hawkins. “A Dartmouth antifa expert was disavowed by his college president for ‘supporting violent protest,’ angering many faculty.” WashingtonPost.com (August 29, 2017).

A pacifist minister reflects on the antifa who protected protesters from Charlottesville's armed Nazis

Cory Doctorow, “A pacifist minister reflects on the antifa who protected protesters from Charlottesville's armed Nazis” 7:16 AM Thu. Sept 7, 2017

Absolute Capitalism

John Bellamy Foster, “Absolute Capitalism.” Monthly Review. (May 01, 2019).

Anti-Anti-Antifa

A.M. Gittlitz. “Anti-Anti-Antifa. CommuneMag.com, issue 1 (Fall 2018).

Antifa History and Politics, Explained A historian weighs in

Abdullah Shihipar, “Antifa History and Politics, Explained A historian weighs in.” Teen Vogue (October 25, 2017).

Authoritarianism Thrives on Demoralization: How to Fight Trump and Stay Psychologically Healthy

Zawn Villines, “Authoritarianism Thrives on Demoralization: How to Fight Trump and Stay Psychologically Healthy.” San Diego Free Press (June 28, 2018).

Can Twenty-First Century Fascism Resolve the Crisis of Global Capitalism?

William I. Robinson, “Can Twenty-First Century Fascism Resolve the Crisis of Global Capitalism?” Marxist Sociology Blog (April 24, 2019).

Gun Control in the Crosshairs: Christian Nationalism and Opposition to Stricter Gun Laws

Andrew L. Whitehead, Landen Schnabel, Samuel L. Perry. “Gun Control in the Crosshairs: Christian Nationalism and Opposition to Stricter Gun Laws.” (A draft of a lengthy sociology study covering the link between opposition to stricter gun control and Christian nationalism.)

How Neoliberalism Failed to Keep Fascism at Bay

Michaias Grigori. “How Neoliberalism Failed to Keep Fascism at Bay.” Epochemagazine.org (February 16, 2019).

Imperialism 101

Michael Parenti, “Imperialism 101”

Chapter 1 of Against Empire

More than a dozen arrested as protesters, counterprotesters clash in Berkeley

Morgan Gstalter, “More than a dozen arrested as protesters, counterprotesters clash in Berkeley.” TheHill.com (August 5, 2018).

Number of hate groups reaches all-time high, Southern Poverty Law Center report says

Ben Kesslen. “Number of hate groups reaches all-time high, Southern Poverty Law Center report says.” NBCnews.com (February 20, 2019).

Ocean State Against Hate shuts down Resist Marxism rally in Providence

Ahlquist, Steve, “Ocean State Against Hate shuts down Resist Marxism rally in Providence.” UpriseRI.com (August 4, 2018).

REVIEW: ‘Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,’ by Mark Bray

Mattilda Bernstein.“REVIEW: ‘Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,’ by Mark Bray.” SF Chronicle (September 8, 2017).

Review: Exposing and Defeating the Fascist Creep Friday

Jay Connor. “Texts Between Portland Police and Far-Right Extremists Prove Collusion.” TheRoot.com (February 16, 2019).

The FBI has quietly investigated white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement

Alice Speri, “The FBI has quietly investigated white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement.” The Intercept (January 31 2017).

The Invention of the White People: Dismantling of the murderous myth that is "White People" will...

Hamid Dabashi. “The Invention of the White People: Dismantling of the murderous myth that is "White People" will break down the backbone of the racist ideology.” Aljazeera.com (28 August 2017).

The Origins of American Fascism

Michael Joseph Roberto. “The Origins of American Fascism.” Monthly Review 69:02 (June 2017).

This Is Not Populism

John Bellamy Foster. “This Is Not Populism.” Monthly Review 69:02 (June 2017).

Twenty-Five Theses on Fascism

Shane Burley, “Twenty-Five Theses on Fascism.” Institute for Anarchist Studies (November 30, 2017).

Violent Proto-Fascists Came To Portland. The Police Went After The Anti-Fascists

Christopher Mathias and Andy Campbell, Violent Proto-Fascists Came To Portland. The Police Went After The Anti-Fascists. HuffPost.com (August 5, 2018).

What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right

Anonymous, “What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right.” washingtonian.com (May 5, 2019).  

Why New Fascism is Ruling Brazil

Dario Farcy. “Why New Fascism is Ruling Brazil.” TowardFreedom.org (February 15, 2019).

Anarcho-Syndicalism, Rudolf Rocker, Intro by Noam Chomsky

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Books

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Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

Mark Bray, Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2017). Watch the broadcast AAF had with Mark Bray HERE

Artists Against War and Fascism

David McCarthy, “Artists Against War and Fascism.” American Artists Against War, 1935-2010 (Berkley: University of California Press, 2016).

Discourse on Colonialism

Aimé Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism (1955). Trans. by Joan Pinkham. (NY: Monthly Review Press, 2000).

Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It

Shane Burley, Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It (AK Press, 2017).

Frames of War, When is Life Grievable?

Judith Butler: Frames of War, When is Life Grievable? (Verso Books, 2016).

The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois, The Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois, ed. by Herbert Aptheker (New York: International Publishers, 1968).

The rape of the mind; the psychology of thought control, menticide, and brainwashing.

Meerloo, Joost, “The rape of the mind; the psychology of thought control, menticide, and brainwashing.”  Video and transcript available.

The Work of Art in an Age of Mechnical Reproduction

Walter Benjamin, “The Work of Art in an Age of Mechnical Reproduction.” Illuminations: Essays and Reflections. Trans. by Harry Zohn (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1968). Walter Benjamin, “Author as Producer” (1934).

The World and Africa

W.E.B. Du Bois, The World and Africa, (New York: International Publishers, 1947).

Trial runs for fascism are in full flow

Fintan O’Toole, “Trial runs for fascism are in full flow” The Irish Times (June 26, 2018).

 

Video and Audio

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An interview with Alexander Reid Ross

Corey Pein, “Against the Fascist Creep; An interview with Alexander Reid Ross.” The Baffler (June 6, 2017).

How Capitalism’s Structural and Ideological Crisis Gives Rise to Neo-Fascism

William I. Robinson, “How Capitalism’s Structural and Ideological Crisis Gives Rise to Neo-Fascism.” The Real News Network (February 5, 2020).

Is a Mass Psychosis the Greatest Threat to Humanity?

Academy of Ideas, “Is a Mass Psychosis the Greatest Threat to Humanity?” Refers to M’eerloos, “The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing. A good explainaton of fascism and why people fall for it. Video and transcript available.

The Manufacturing of a Mass Psychosis - Can Sanity Return to an Insane World?

Academy of Ideas, "The Manufacturing of a Mass Psychosis - Can Sanity Return to an Insane World?” Video and transcript available.

The Psychology of Power - How to Dethrone Tyrants

Academy of Ideas, “The Psychology of Power - How to Dethrone Tyrants.” Video and transcript available.

 

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