Anti-Fascism

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The Anarchist Collectives: Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939
Dolgoff, Sam
Book
1974
Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America
Jaffe, Sarah
Article
2017
A conversation with Mark Bray, a political activist, historian and a lecturer at Dartmouth College and author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.
Antifa in Theory and in Practice
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2017
In recent weeks, a totally disoriented left has been widely exhorted to unify around a masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist. Hooded and dressed in black, Antifa is essentially a va...
Antifa in Theory and in Practice
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2017
A masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist, is just a variation of the Black Bloc, which is familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported fr...
Antifa is a 'major gift to the right: World-renowned academic prompts criticism for his comments about the anti-fascist movement in the wake of Charlottesville
Oppenheim, Maya
Article
2017
In the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville and tension between white supremacists and anti-fascists, Noam Chomsky condemns Antifa militant tactics and suggests constructive activism based ...
AntiFa's Moral Superiority and the Potential for Left-Wing Unity
Litvin, Yoav
Article
2017
On the tragedy at Charlottesville and its aftermath.
Beating the fascists? The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933
Rosenhaft, Eve
Article
2016
Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to accou...
Berkeley Republicans Hope More Left-Wing Riots Will Create "Pedestal" For Conservative Movement
Fang, Lee
Article
2017
The students hosting conservative pundit Ben Shapiro at University of California, Berkeley this week say their fingers are crossed in the hopes for a left-wing protest that could amplify his message.
By Any Means Necessary
Sillett, Paul
Article
2014
A review of Dave Hann's book Physical Resistance: A Hundred Years of Anti-fascism (Zero, 2013).
Century of Progress
Balog, Lester
Film
1934
WFPL documentary film that criticizes society's direction in the early decades of the 20th century.
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Connexions Other Voices - October 9, 2017: Meeting the Challenge of the Right
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Challenging the Right requires not only anti-fascist actions in the street, but organizing to reach those who may be attracted the the appeal of the Right and offering an alternative social vision. Th...
Could Punching Nazis Have Prevented Hitler From Taking Power
Proyect, Louis
Article
2017
There have been repeated references to how Nazism could have been stopped by street-fighting, with almost no attention paid to the concrete socio-political conditions of Germany between 1920 and 1933....
Falsifying History and Ourselves: Anti-Democratic Propaganda in the Classroom
Spritzler, John
Article
2001
Contrary to the views promoted by FHAO, the true facts about Germany during the Holocaust show that 1) working class Germans fought the Nazis; 2) anti-Semitism did not come from ordinary people; and 3...
A Few Things About Nonviolence: A Response to Yoav Litvin
Stewart, Andrew
Article
2017
The goal of a true movement opposing American fascism should not be adrenaline-boosting brawls, it can only be the long and dedicated work of dismantling various engines of white supremacy within our ...
Fighting Fascism: the Irish at the Battle of Cordoba
Murphy, Pauline
Article
2017
A history of the role played by Irish citizens who enlisted to fight against General Franco's fascist forces in Spain in 1936.
For a Workers' United Front Against Fascism: What's Wrong With the Current Policy of the German Communist Party?
Trotsky, Leon
Article
1931
Germany is now passing through one of those great historic hours upon which the fate of the German people, the fate of Europe, and in significant measure the fate of all humanity, will depend for deca...
Greece mourns slain anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas
Strickland, Patrich
Article
2017
A self-professed Golden Dawn member stabbed leftist rapper Killah P to death in Piraeus on September 18, 2013.
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
How 'Antifa' Mirrors the 'Alt-Right'
Hedges, Chris
Article
2017
Behind the rhetoric of the "alt-right" about white nativism and protecting American traditions, history and Christian values is the lust for violence. Behind the rhetoric of antifa, the Black Bloc and...
How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
Chomsky, Aviva
Article
2017
As white nationalism and the so-called "alt-Right" have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies. But much of this bipartisan coalition foc...
In Dresden, PEGIDA meets opposition
Grossman, Victor
Article
2015
PEGIDA's quick growth derives largely from the many fears, especially in eastern Germany, about the scarcity of decent, steady jobs, about constant rent hikes and dwindling hopes about having enough t...
The Lost Partisans
Broder, David
Article
2016
Italy's April 25 holiday marks the anniversary of the country's liberation from fascism. This day in 1945, antifascist partisan units freed the northern industrial centers of Milan and Turin from the ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Tax Evasion
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation the...
Philippines: Walden Bello on fighting fascism
Bello, Walden
Article
2017
Walden Bello at the National Anti-Dictatorship Conference, University of the Philippines, outlines the key elements of an anti-dictatorship program.
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
Book
1973
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...
Recovering Forgotten Voices: Against The Current vol. 132
Gilyard, Keith
Article
2008
A lover of American literature will come away from reading Alan Wald’s Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade excited about the prospect of investigating a long list of curr...
Resistance in Europe: 1939 - 45
Hawes, Stephen; White, Ralph; (eds)
Book
1975
Essays on the resistance against Hitler during World War II.
Responding to Antifa and Riseup: On Revolutionary Politics and Non-Violence
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2017
"The left" of contemporary 2017 America is deeply divided and fractured, and it is a shadow of its former self, considering the decline of organized labor, and the disappearance of left-public intelle...
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Struggle Against Fascism Begins with the Struggle Against Bolshevism
Rühle, Otto
Article
1939
Russia must be placed first among the new totalitarian states. It was the first to adopt the new state principle. It went furthest in its application. It was the first to establish a constitutional di...
The Struggle Against Fascism in Germany
Trotsky, Leon
Book
A collection of Leon Trotsky's writings on the situation in Germany from 1930 to 1940. From 1930 on Trotsky sounded the alarm about the rise of fascism in Germany, and warned that the policies of the...
Talking Back to the Right: A guide for community activists
Brecher, Jermey
Article
1996
The right's enormous success in framing the American public debate is based not just on isolated issues, but on in overall definition of what the debate is about. The purpose of this guide is to sugge...
This Group Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It.
Jilani, Zaid
Article
2017
Life After Hate is a Chicago-based nonprofit that does path-breaking work. Founded by former white supremacist leaders in 2011, it studies the forces that draw people to hate and helps those who are w...
This Rough Game: Fascism and Anti-Fascism
Renton, David
Book
2001
Renton describes the rise of European Fascism, the condition of Weimar Germany, British fascism, Battle of Cable Street and Hitler's life.
When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Model Community Responses
Williams, Randall; Wells, Lyn (eds.)
Article
1986
A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
Why is the media promoting Antifa?
Gabriel, Black
Article
2017
The promotion of Antifa serves several interrelated functions. First, the physical violence of a handful of protesters in any large demonstration is regularly used as a pretext for police provocation....
The World in Review and America Today, 1934
Seltzer, Leo
Film
1934
WFPL newsreel segments that exposed multiple social current event topics.

Sources Library

Halting British Fascism - Book Reviews
Horn, Gerd-Rainer
1999
In Excited Times: The People Against the Blackshirts by Nigel Todd (Whitley Bay: Bewick Press, 1995), 130 pages. The Struggle For Hearts and Minds: Essays on the Second World War by Raymond Challinor...

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Gay Liberation Against The Right Everywhere
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Mackenzie-Papineau veterans organize
Organization profile published 1991
Organization
1991