Why American Fascism Is On The Rise – Second Thought

It should be common knowledge that the troubling undercurrent of outright fascism has been becoming more and more mainstream over recent years. With new fascist and Neo-nazi groups popping up all the time, and with their rhetoric becoming ever more grotesque and anti-human, I think it’s important we understand what’s going on.

America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)

Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with impeachment following the violent insurrection that killed five people at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The single article of impeachment against President Trump cites his incitement of insurrection and accuses him of subverting and obstructing the certification of the 2020 election. This comes as authorities are warningContinue reading “America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)”

Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters

This episode of Ten Minute History (like a documentary, only shorter) covers Germany from the end of the First World War to the end of the World War 2. The first half deals with the establishment of the Weimar Republic, its wider problems and the rise of the Nazis. The second half covers how theContinue reading “Ten Minute History: The Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany – History Matters”

Ted Cruz Defends Parents Doing Nazi Salutes at School Board Meetings

“My God! A parent did a Nazi salute at a school board because they thought the policies were oppressive,” Cruz mockingly declared before noting it’s protected speech. During a fiery Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at one point defended parents throwing up Nazi salutes at school board meetings. Cruz, along withContinue reading “Ted Cruz Defends Parents Doing Nazi Salutes at School Board Meetings”

People Think Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is ‘Calling For Civil War’ With New Twitter Poll – MSNBC

Why the Far Right Tries to Recruit Football Hooligans | Decade of Hate – VICE

For decades, football and the far right have interacted with each other in various ways across the globe. This interaction often involves a small subset of fans – ‘ultras’, ‘casuals’, ‘hooligans’, the definitions change depending on where you are in the world – who are seen as the most devoted, fanatical followers of their footballContinue reading “Why the Far Right Tries to Recruit Football Hooligans | Decade of Hate – VICE”

Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts

Organisers of exhibition on history of British fascism say parallels can be drawn with current thinking A surge in Covid-19 conspiracy theories risks boosting antisemitism, hate crime campaigners have warned after the opening of an exhibition shedding light on interwar British fascism and its parallels today. The Wiener Holocaust Library in London is staging the exhibition –Continue reading “Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts”

‘Mark My Words’: MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan Reveals GOP’s ‘Chilling’ Plot For 2024

“We are in the midst of a rolling coup,” he warned before explaining the GOP’s end game to subvert the 2024 election. MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan said on Sunday night that Democrats could face a nightmare scenario in 2024 if Republicans control the House and Donald Trump runs again for president. “We are in the midst of a rolling coup,” Hasan said. “Almost everyContinue reading “‘Mark My Words’: MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan Reveals GOP’s ‘Chilling’ Plot For 2024”

Ten Minute History – Mussolini and Fascist Italy (Short Documentary)

Granddaughter of Mussolini wins seat in Rome municipal vote

Rachele Mussolini said she wanted nothing to do with the “burden” of her surname. The far-right politician insisted her success was because of her hard work, not her family history. Rachele Mussolini, the 47-year-old granddaughter of Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, has garnered enough votes in Rome’s municipal election for a second term as a city councilor.  WithContinue reading “Granddaughter of Mussolini wins seat in Rome municipal vote”

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