On Contact: Undercurrents Of American Fascism

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On January 6, 2021, a mob, incited by outgoing US President Donald Trump, stormed the US Capitol building, in an attempt to halt the in-session congressional certification of the 2020 election [...]

September 7th: The Greatest Crime

By Marcelo Zero, Brasil Wire. -

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro  just appropriated Brazil’s September 7, Independence Day holiday for his own political purposes. If he had appropriated Rio’s Cristo Redentor statue or [...]

Fascist Plots: Contemporary Lessons From The 1934 ‘Business Plot’

By Gabriel Rockhill, Liberation School. -

Six months ago, on January 6, 2021, a racist mob, incited by outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic attempt to prevent the congressional certification of the [...]

Fascist Free 503: Notes On Holding The Streets In Salem

By It's Going Down. -

Far-Right groups announced their March 29th car rally event from Sandy to Salem a month ahead of the event. People in Salem began planning a counter-demonstration early on. In January, Proud boys [...]

That’s Not ‘How Fascism Works’

By Madeleine Freeman, Left Voice. -

Donald Trump’s election in 2016 was a watershed moment in the national and international arena, one that marked a new step in the accelerated decline and crisis of the U.S. empire after 2008. [...]

Enabling A Fascist Putsch And Empowering A Big Lie

By Werner Lange, Hampton Think. -

January 6, like December 7 eighty years earlier, will forever live in history as a day of infamy. Yet unlike the foreign military attack on the US base in Pearl Harbor in 1941, the domestic [...]

Nine Reasons Why There Was No People’s Rebellion Against A Fascist President

By Paul Street, Counterpunch. -

Last Friday’s New York Times included Paul Krugman’s elementarily accurate editorial observation that “Donald Trump…is indeed a fascist – an authoritarian willing to use violence to achieve his [...]

The Capitol Was Stormed Long Ago

By Shane Burley, Protean Magazine. -

There are key flashpoints that define the Trump years. The escalator speech. The “total and complete shutdown.” Charlottesville. But these were not qualitatively dissimilar from the bulk of his [...]

Lessons From The Attack On The US Capitol

By Phil Wilayto, Popular Resistance. -

What happened Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was a violent takeover of Congress by a fascist mob, not a “protest by Trump supporters.” And, although five people died and there were more than 50 [...]

History Teaches Us Three Critical Steps To Stopping Fascism

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

On January 6, 2021, thousands of Trump supporters rallied in Washington, DC at the White House with President Trump and then marched to the Capitol as the presidential election was being [...]

False Equivalencies Re Antifa/Fascism

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

I read Glenn Greenwald’s latest article titled “Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath” and found myself nodding in agreement with 95% of what he wrote. But there was one big problem [...]

You Can’t Fight Fascism By Expanding The Police State

By Evan Greer, Fast Company. -

Democracy is in crisis. Donald Trump and his enablers have intentionally emboldened violent white supremacists for the explicit purpose of attempting to overturn an election. The storming of the [...]

The Best Way To Fight Neofascist Republicans Is To Fight Neoliberal Democrats

By Norman Solomon, Reader Supported News. -

The threat of fascism will hardly disappear when Donald Trump moves out of the White House in two weeks. On Capitol Hill, the Republicans who’ve made clear their utter contempt for democracy will [...]

On Contact: Fascism – America’s DNA

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Gabriel Rockhill about the undercurrents of fascism in America’s DNA, and the US role in internationalizing fascism after World War II through [...]

Free Speech Is More Complicated Than You Think

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

The truth is – words are dangerous. Words are the catalysts of all action – good or evil. To start with a cliché but solid example: words inspired millions of Germans to direct their ire [...]