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Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia
Frim, Landon; Fluss, Harrison
Article
2017
Criticizing Enlightenment thought has become fashionable across the political spectrum. For the past several decades, more and more academics have called reason into question. This is especially true ...
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges, Chris
Book
2006
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right
Moulitsas, Markos
Book
2010
America's main international enemy- Islamic radicalism - favors theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, reviles homosexuality, subverts science and education, and rever...
American White Separatist Finds Shared Values with Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2015
If America and Israel have "shared values," as their elected leaders often claim, then how can so many Americans reject ethnocracy in their own country, but support what is happening inside Israel?
Americas Radical, Underground Climate Change Countermovement: Smoking Out the Kochs
Hunziker, Robert
Article
2014
The year is 2050; rising seas have inundated Miami, America’s most recent ghost city since Detroit. A deadly heat wave scorches Chicago, killing thousands of elderly, and a mega-drought has farmers in...
Amid the Tumult in Durham
Reavis, Dick J.
Article
2017
Peter Gilbert (a rights attorney) and his wife Elena Everett,a non-profit organizer, had their house searched by Sheriff's officers in Durham when nobody was at home. It had to do with a demonstratio...
An Analysis of 12F
Sanchez, Gabriela
Article
2014
A discussion of the events, factors, and actors involved in the protests, deaths, injuries, and arrests in Caracas on Venezuela's annual 'Youth Day'.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
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 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 ...
Anti-fascism isn't working
Farrow, Keiron
Article
2009
What all the current anti-fascist approaches have in common is that they miss the real danger. This doesn't lie in the BNP taking power, in the possibility of concentration camps or any of the other s...
The Approaching Storm: One Woman's Story of Germany 1934-1938
Waln, Nora
Book
1939
Nora Waln, a Quaker journalist, chronicles her experience living in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich. During those four years, she took covert notes, bearing witness to the rise of Hitler.
Author Donald Gutstein reveals extent of Stephen Harper revolution in new book Harperism
Smith, Charlie
Article
2014
In Harperism: How Stephen Har­per and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada (James Lorimer & Company Ltd.), Gutstein makes the case that neoliberalism is far more sinister than simply havi...
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.
Beyond Radical
McKibben, Bill
Article
2009
What conservatives could bring to the climate conversation.
The Billionaires' Tea Party
Oldham, Taki (director)
Film/Video
2010
Both a journey through a unique moment in American history and a thoroughly researched piece of investigative journalism. Through an examination of astroturfing and disinformation, we see how citizen ...
Bogus, Misdirected and Effective
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left.
Bolivia's Autonomist Right -- A Dangerous Threat: Against The Current vol. 135
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
Autonomist right-wing forces in the Bolivian department (state) of Santa Cruz — acting through the offices of the prefecture (governorship) and Santa Cruz Civic Committee — held an illegal May 4 reren...
The Brown Revolution in Ukraine: The Spectacle in Kiev
Shamir, Israel
Article
2014
Kiev is now patrolled by armed thugs from the Western Ukraine, by fighters from the neo-Nazi -Right Sector, descendants of Stepan Bandera, the Ukrainian Quisling’s troopers, and by their local comrade...
Can You Pass The US Christian Right Quiz?
Rudolph, Jeffrey
Article
2012
An understanding of the Christian Right, a loose coalition of politically conservative congregations and organizations, is critical to understanding the US. This quiz seeks to explore the political in...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions Library: The Right Focus Page
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Right.
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...
Conservatives have perfected the trick of defending power by attacking it
Monbiot, George
Article
2011
The UK Cameron government is atempting to use a tried-and-proven trick: defending the elite by pretending to attack it.
Conspiracy, Inc.: Wild Tales From the Reactionary Right
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2009
Increasingly, reactionary media pundits and much of the rank-and-file of the Republican Party are taking the American right down a dangerous path, marked most ominously by the abundance of conspiracy ...
Counter Mobilization: an Effective Response to Right Wing Speech
Lesnick, Bruce
Article
2017
As the effects of the Great Recession linger, the ruling rich are making every effort to ensure that the working class bears the brunt of the economic crunch. In this atmosphere, elements of the extre...
The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt: The Rise of the Quasi-Fascists
Hallinan, Conn
Article
2014
While most of the Western media describes the current crisis in the Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and t...
The "Date Rape" Issue: Feminist Hysteria, Anti-Sex Witchhunt
Article
1993
The anti-sex frenzy springs from the agenda of the religious right. Espousing an ideology supposed to have something to do with women’s rights, the feminists might be expected to oppose this witchhunt...
Death of an Activist in Venezuela: In Memory of Orlando Figueroa
Centeno, Jimmy
Article
2017
Highlighting the death of a political activist in Venezuala by the utra-right, which uses brutality, murder and ecological destruction to pursue their goal of recuperating control over the oil produci...
Debunking the Fraser Institute's Latest Crusade: Teacher Merit Pay
Gutstein; Donald
Article
2011
Fresh from the triumph of successfully promoting its fallacious school report card, this time in Alberta, the Fraser Institute is already scheming to peg teacher pay to student test scores and create ...
Did Somebody Say Fascism?: Waiting in the Wings of Ukraine
Sperber, Joshua
Article
2014
As Marxist historians of fascism have long argued, fascism at its essence is an outcome of capitalism in crisis. The quintessential counterrevolutionary movement, fascism responds to capitalism’s inva...
Document Trove Details Bradley Foundation's Efforts to Build Right-Wing "Infrastructure" Nationwide
Bottari, Mary
Article
2017
Documents examined by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) expose a national effort funded by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to assess and expand right-wing "infrastructure...
Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
Lakoff, George
Book
2004
Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff al...
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2010-2011: Capital devours lives, labor, land; masses seek paths to freedom
Article
2010
A revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside."
The Empire God Built: Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
Enemies of the People: How hatred of the masses bridges our partisan divide
Nagle, Angela
Article
2017
As we veer into a brave new age of right-wing populism, a restive mood of contempt for the masses has seized the opposition. Demoralized liberals, still reeling from the debacle of the 2016 presidenti...
Facing Facts in Wisconsin: Progressives and Workers Were Sold Out by Obama and the Democratic Party
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
The time has long since come for labor and progressives to bolt the Democratic Party and coalesce around a new genuinely progressive, working people’s party.
The Fascist Threat
Ziakka,Christina
Article
2014
Deep economic crisis, savage austerity, and social upheaval have polarised Greek society. One result has been the rise of Golden Dawn, responsible for brutal attacks on immigrants and left-wing activi...
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 ...
Flatly Outrageous
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2005
The flat earth society is not the equivalent of the Fraser Institute.
France's National Front Draws Strength From Brexit
Wolin, Richard
Article
2016
The party has long shrouded racism in the language of "self-determination" -- now, they feel vindicated.
Free Speech For Me - But Not For Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other
Hentoff, Nat
Book
1992
Hentoff is a passionate believer in free speech who recognizes that if speech is truly to be free, we must protect the expression even of ideas we abhors. He catalogues with equal disapproval the effo...
Free Trade and the New Right Agenda
Warnock, John
Book
1988
A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
Globalizing the Culture Wars: Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Rosen, David
Article
2010
Uganda, like many countries in Africa and around the world, adheres to long-standing heterosexual and patriarchal traditions as to what is acceptable sexual behavior. In the West, such traditions are ...
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.
Greece's Golden Dawn: Fascists at the Gate: The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.
Hallinan, Conn; Foreign Policy in Focus
Article
2015
While Golden Dawn -- with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas and its Hitler salutes—looks like it might inhabit the fringe, in fact the organization has roots deep in the heart of Greece's political ...
Green nationalism? How the far right could learn to love the environment
Catterall, Peter Paul
Article
2017
Myths of a pagan past in harmony with nature have been a feature of green nationalism, from its beginnings through to the Anastasia ecovillages in contemporary Russia where - unlike their equivalent h...
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 Canada's Christian right was built
McDonald, Marci
Article
2010
The religous right is organizing hard, and effectively, to get their hands on the levers of power.
How Dare You Clean Up Our Mess?: Tweedle Destruction and Tweedle Disaster
Green, David Michael
Article
2009
On the nauseating hypocrisy of our good friends on the regressive right. You know the rules. One set of sexual standards for us, another for them behind closed doors. Big thumping militarist patriotis...
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...
How Race Fuels Rightist Agenda: Against The Current vol. 148
Miah, Malik
Article
2010
Nearly 50 years after the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights, the conservative movement is mobilizing its electoral base by using the wedge issues of race and racism. The principal targets are ...
How Right-Wing Extremists Stalk, Dox, and Harass Their Enemies
Lee, Micah
Article
2017
How neo-Nazis in the U.S use the online chatroom Pony Power to harass anti-facist activists.
How to End the Tea Party (and Scare Obama at the Same Time): A Black / Brown Coalition
Smith, Sam
Article
2010
One of the reasons the left doesn't do better is because it tends to view the right's transgressions as a moral issue rather than as a pragmatic problem as, for example, a baseball coach would do if t...
How to fight reactionaries
Younge, Gary
Article
2006
Fundamentalists of all kinds only thrive when their communities feel besieged. Understanding why is not an indulgence.
How to Rig an Election
Collier, Victoria
Article
2012
Election fraud in the United States in the era of computerized voting machines controlled and programmed by far-right corporate executives.
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...
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Inventing Tax Rage: Misinformation in the National Post
Patriquin, Larry
Book
2004
How the National Post created an agenda for the tax cuts that mostly benefits the wealthy.
Iran in Christian Zionist crosshairs
Berkowitz, Bill
Article
2009
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations has stirred up two leading Christian Zionists, Mike Evans and Joel Rosenberg, to once again open fire on Iran.
Islamophobia, Left and Right
Sparrow, Jeff
Article
2012
Should Muslims be worried about rising Islamophobia? Of course they should! Anti-Islam bigotry is becoming a key element of the revival of the far Right – a Right that doesn’t merely slander Muslims b...
Israel Shamir and Slavoj Zizek
Proyect, Louis
Article
2011
Despite my general aversion to Slavoj Zizek, I want to defend him against the misrepresentations found in Israel Shamir’s Counterpunch article from July 14th titled “Doing a Full Monty for Tel Aviv: Z...
Israel's New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land
Blumental, Max
Film/Video
2013
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecut...
Know-Nothings of 2010: The New War of the Christian Crusaders
Rosen, David
Article
2010
Over the last four centuries, Quakers, Mormons, Catholics, Jews and many others have been targets of religious persecution, often the victims of imprisonments, hangings, lynchings and other acts of vi...
The Koch Empire and Americans for Prosperity: More Tentacles Surface at Rightwing Front Group
Martens, Pam
Article
2010
Tracking to funding of extremist right-wing groups.
Koch Political Machine Focuses on "Freedom" to Pollute and Pay Less Taxes
Fang, Lee
Article
2015
Billionaire conservative activist Charles Koch on Sunday likened his political efforts to the struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass, saying that "we, too, are seeking to right inj...
The Koch Whisperers: Big Brothers Buy in at Big Media
Martens, Pam
Article
2011
A review of documents and tax records for the dizzying, interconnected web of corporate front groups, frequently created, supported and influenced by Charles or David Koch, shows just how dangerous th...
'Like a poison': how anti-immigrant Pegida is dividing Dresden
Connolly, Kate
Article
2015
A year since its launch, German protest group has evolved into slick operation whose polarising rhetoric is increasingly blamed for attacks on refugees.
Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows the alt-right is getting stronger: Taxonomy of Trolls
Squirrell, Yim
Article
2017
The alt-right isn't one group. They don't have one coherent identity. Rather, they're a loose collection of people from disparate backgrounds who would never normally interact: bored teenagers, gamers...
The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2017
The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, i...
The Media and the Far Right: Showcasing the Crude, the Violent and the Aberrant
Nader, Ralph
Article
2010
The right-moving trend of the mainstream media, absurdly deemed liberal by successfully intimidating corporatists and ideological aggressors, continues year after year.
Medic Who Killed Palestinian Being Portrayed as 'National Hero': DM Slams Coalition Members for Backing Execution
Ditz, Jason
Article
2016
Tensions within Israel's extremely narrow right-far-right coalition continue to grow, as the military's investigation into an Israeli medic who shot and killed an already wounded and disarmed Palestin...
The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis' Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
Greenwald, Glen
Article
2017
You can fight fascism by employing and championing one of its defining traits: viewpoint-based state censorship. those who favor free speech suppression, or who oppose the ACLU’s universal defense of ...
The Nazi Seizure of Power: The Experience of a Single German Town
Allen, William Sheridan
Book
A study of how the Nazi takeover took place in one German town.
The need to protect the internet from 'astroturfing' grows ever more urgent
Monbiot, George
Article
2011
The tobacco industry does it, the US Air Force clearly wants to ... astroturfing – the use of sophisticated software to drown out real people on web forums – is on the rise. How do we stop it?
Neo-fascism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Neo-fascism is a post-World War II ideology that usually includes nationalism, anti-immigration policies or, where relevant, nativism (see definition), anti-communism, and opposition to the parliament...
The New Face of the Radical Right?: Amerika's Would-be Pravy Sektor
Ross, Alexander Reid
Article
2014
In 2009, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Political Research Associates agreed that Anarchist Nationalism "could become the new face of the radical right" in the USA. Attempting to mix subcultu...
Not by Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right
Diamond, Sara
Book
2000
An informative study on the Christian Right, this book addresses how politics and culture converge. Diamond provides an analysis of how "family values" are infused with evangelical beliefs on a number...
Not Your Father's Far Right: Populist Radical Versus Traditional Extremism
Camus, Jean-Yves
Article
2014
All over Europe, the new, populist far-right parties have become part of the political scene. They're not defined, as the old far-righters used to be, by what they want, but by what they don't want.
Overshadowed by Tea Party Movement, the Christian Right Scrambles to Claim It Isn't Racist
Stan, Adele M.
Article
2009
The Tea Party movement has the juice as the religious right is on the wane. Survival may mean joining up, but that presents an image problem for Christians.
Peril from the Right
Baier; Walter
Article
2012
Many serious observers hold that the crisis in Europe has not come to an end. With the restructuring of the Greek national debt and the enlargement of the European Stability Mechanism, only time was b...
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.
Poisoned Fruits of Austerity
Editors
Article
2015
The most dramatic advance of the far right is that of the National Front in France. It is not unusual that such forces prosper, with some working-class support, in the absence of well-articulated prog...
Possible Connections Between Militant Islamic Fundamentalists and the U.S. Extreme Right
Article
Right-wing racial nationalists and antisemites have attempted to spread their conspiracist message to the political left by stressing the anticapitalist aspects of the Third Position.
The Power of Persuasion: The Politics of the New Right in Ontario
Kozolanka, Kirsten
Book
2007
Kozolanka looks at how the Mike Harris's new right conservative government came to power in Ontario Premier Mike Harris by using successful strategies from other countries to gain public accquiescence...
The Power of the Israel Lobby: Two knights and a dragon
Avnery, Uri
Article
2007
The Israel Lobby has shifted more and more to the Right. The billionaires who finance the Lobby are the same people who finance the extreme Israeli Right, and most of all the settlers.
Preston Manning and the Reform Party
Dobbin, Murray
Book
1992
A profile of Preston Manning and his right-wing agenda.
Pro-Israel Group's Money Trail Veers Hard Right
Clifton, Eli
Article
2009
An IPS investigation into the tax records of the donors to StandWithUs, which professes to be ideologically neutral, found a web of funders who support organisations that have been accused of anti-Mus...
Prospects for an Alt-Left
Murphy, Elliot
Article
2016
Examining the limitations and issues with prevalent approaches of younger progressives and how a more effective 'alt-left' movement might be formed.
Protest Alone Won't Stop Fascism
Cooke, Shamus
Article
2017
Desperate people are vulnerable to fascism, and the desperation is deepening: millions are eyeball deep in debt and 80% live paycheck to paycheck, while skyrocketing healthcare costs and rising rent h...
Reactionary Tide in Latin America
Lowy, Michael
Article
2016
The oligarchic reaction against the leftist governments never ceased during the past 15 years, but now it has achieved some very substantial victories.
Republicans Have Decided to Call Anything a Democrat Ever Does or Says "Nazi"
Kilkenny, Allison
Article
2009
The cause du jour for the Republican Party is to make as many rapid-fire comparisons between the Democrats and the Nazis as humanly possible.
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...
Rick Berman Exposed in New Audio; Hear His Tactics Against Environmentalists and Workers' Rights
Graves, Lisa
Article
2014
Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements. Berman specializes in ...
Right to Life - Ghouls and the Schiavo Case
Article
2005
Exploiting the Terri Schiavo tragedy.
Right-Wing Assault, Liberal Retreat: Against The Current vol. 143
Miah, Malik
Article
2009
The heat is on the Obama administration. The energized conservative base has taken over town hall meetings on health care. There are “birthers,” “deathers” and just pure haters. President Obama has be...
The Right-Wing Doesn’t Want to Talk About Christian Atrocities, So Let’s Talk About Christian Atrocities
Kilburn, Josh
Article
2015
History is full of atrocities committed by Christians for Christ, against not just other religions but against Christians themselves.
Right-Wing Media Send Their Mobs of Crazy Fans to Go After Private Citizens -- Including Kids
Boehlert, Eric
Article
2009
The right-wing is igniting the crazies by pushing them to snoop on everyday people.
Right-Wing Thought Police Assault Free Speech on Campus
Article
2005
The Orwellian campaign to portray the expression of views in the university that run contrary to those ruling the country as a lack of "academic freedom."
Right Wingers Marching in DC Is Big News -- But the Same Old Faces Are Pulling the Strings
Stan, Adele M.
Article
2009
The right is never truly defeated; its leaders are patient, and they learn from their errors. When they're out of power, they stay busy, building institutions and mailing lists, all the while waiting ...
The Right's Fringe Festival
Jones, Sebastian
Article
2009
Milling around the crowd, it was impossible to miss the references to issues as disparate as blocking investigations of CIA torture, promoting assault weapons and God "judging" America for homosexuali...
Rightwing Manipulation of the Wisconsin Revolt
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2011
Manipulation of opinion surveys is easy enough for those seeking to muddy the waters of political debate regarding the current war on unions.
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
Berlet, Chip; Lyons, Mathew N.
Book
2000
Examines the historical roots and current situation of right-wing populism in the US. Berlet and Lyons highlight the dangers of right-wing populism in affecting the political system and opportunities...
The Rise of Fascism in Greece: Waiting is Not an Option
Tirado, M. Jose
Article
2012
In Germany, Spain and Italy (and elsewhere) in the early 1930s during those troubled times, unemployment was high, Left alternatives were weak, resentment against others oozed in the streets, and terr...
The Rise of the Tea Party: Where Did They Come From?
Young, Kevin
Article
2011
The Tea Party has never been a genuine social movement or political outsider but rather an elite-dominated group that was closely linked to the Republican establishment from its inception.
The Rise of the Tea Party: Political Discontent and Corporate Media in the Age of Obama
DiMaggio, Anthony
Book
2011
A socio-political analysis of the Tea Party that probes its history, organizational structure, membership, ideological coherence, and relationship to the mass media.
Rolling Back Reconstruction: Against The Current vol. 159
Miah, Malik
Article
2012
The 'Reconstruction Amendments” — the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution — are targeted in many of the Tea Party and far-right Republican campaigns against the rights of ...
The Secret of Hitler's Victory
Petroff, Peter; Petroff, Irma
Book
1934
In this book, the Petroffs set out to answer the question that has perplexed so many onlookers in other countries: How did it come about that the apparently mighty forces of the German Left fell in on...
Seven Reasons Why Capitalism Can't Recover Anytime Soon
Cooke, Shamus
Article
2010
There is a larger disease in the international economic system, a disease that cannot be cured by politicians who swear allegiance to this deteriorating system and to the wealthy elite who benefit fro...
Slumming It At the Rodeo: The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution
Laird, Gordon
Book
1998
Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these question...
Socialist Register 2003: Volume 39: Fighting Identities
Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Something has to give: Emotional issues are potent
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1980
One of the things that the recent civic election made clear is that left-leaning and reform candidates can be very vulnerable if right-wing groups are able to seize on emotional questions and make the...
Statement on Another Attack by the Far Right on Christians and Democracy in Pakistan
Awami Worker's Party
Article
2016
More than 72 people including children were killed, and more than 200 injured, in a suicide bombing in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Bagh.
Stephen Harper's Covert Evangelicalism
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2015
How an apocalyptic strain of Christianity guides Stephen Harper's policies and campaigning.
Storming Babylon: Preston Manning and The Rise of the Reform Party
Sharpe, Sydney, Braid, Don
Book
1992
A portrait of Preson Manning and right-wing Canada's Reform Party.
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...
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
The Swastika and the Maple Leaf: Fascist Movements in Canada in the Thirities
Betcherman, Lita Rose
Book
1975
Betcherman deals with Adrien Arcand and other leading Canadian fascists of the 1930s, as well as Swastika Clubs, and fascist movements in the west.
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...
These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
As I see in threads on my articles, the online sabotaging of intelligent debate seems organised. We must fight to save this precious gift.
They Came to Take a County: Land Seizure Agitators, Propagandists, Politicians
Fite, Katie
Article
2016
Thanks to the Bundy Gang, public lands advocates became aware of elements of the Land Seizure movement that had been operating in the shadows. The curtain was drawn back on networks of agitators and p...
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.
Toronto Star Supports the Perpetrators of War Crimes in Ukraine: Crazed Warmongers
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
Toronto Star has distinguished itself for supporting the fundraising projects of Ukraine's extreme-right parties and militias.
The Tragic Ironies of Breivik's Terror
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
We need to challenge neo-fascism and anti-Muslim bigotry, just as we need to challenge Islamism. But in both cases we also need to keep a sense of perspective about the nature of the threat.
Trust Me: A Handbook of Tory Contortions
Article
2003
Satirical bites from Ontario’s past — 1995 to 2003. They expose the Common Sense Revolutionary backgrounds of some of Canada’s highest-ranking conservatives currently on the scene.
The Tyranny of False Consciousness: Know-Nothings of 2010, Part Two
Rosen, David
Article
2010
Today's nativists are beset by the crisis of capitalist globalization and its accompanying waves of forced migration. Sadly, nativists refuse to acknowledge the relationship between capitalism and mig...
Ukraine and the Rebirth of Fascism: The Menace Across the European Continent
Draitser, Eric
Article
2014
The violence on the streets of Ukraine is far more than an expression of popular anger against a government. Instead, it is merely the latest example of the rise of the most insidious form of fascism ...
Understanding Harper's Evangelical Mission
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2012
Signs mount that Canada's government is beholden to a religious agenda averse to science and rational debate.
An Unholy Alliance
Fleischmann, Amir
Article
2017
Fleischmann looks at the reasons behind the unlikely alliance that has formed between Trump, the alt-right, and Israel, who have based their support for each other around shared enemies.
United States: The Ultra-Right Pot Boils Over
Foley, Gerry
Article
2009
The appearance of right-wing mobs at town meetings organized by Democratic Party representatives to discuss the proposed health-care reform has set off alarm bells, in particular because of the blind ...
Venezuela Threatened by Far-right Violence
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
Article
2014
A statement by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network condemning the recent violent actions instigated by far-right sections of the opposition in various cities across Venezuela.
Venezuela: US, elite launch new attacks on democracy
Article
2015
Venezuela is facing new attempts to subvert its democracy and roll-back the pro-poor process of social change known as the Bolivarian revolution.
Victory in Stagnation?
Bergfeld, Mark; Fischer, Leandros
Article
2017
An analysis of the direction of the German left party, Die Linke, in the wake of the 2017 national elections.
Wade Michael Page and the rise of violent far-right extremism
Goodwin, Matthew
Article
2012
The man who opened fire in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was not just a crazed loner, but a vocal neo-Nazi – in fact, his white supremacist ideology reflected a growing form of extremism that expresses i...
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank, Thomas
Book
2004
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
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.
Who Are the "Alt-Right"? On the Rise of Reactionary Hatred and How to Fight it
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2017
With much of the public discussing strategies for how best to fight right-wing extremism, the need for constructive solutions is greater than ever. First and foremost, it’s important to point out that...
Who's afraid of the BNP?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2009
How should a liberal democratic society respond to an organization such as the BNP? Should the political mainstream ostracise the BNP or engage with it? And if engage, how?
Why People Vote Against Themselves: Wisconsin and the Collapse of Liberalism
Smith, Sam
Article
2012
The reasons people vote against their self-interest are numerous and varied but key to them is often a culture under great stress believing false promises being made to it by the powerful.
Why Right-Wing Demagogues Are Trying to Peddle Ludicrous Conspiracy Theories
Berlet, Chip
Article
2009
Even before Obama was sworn in as the 44th President, the internet was seething with lurid theories exposing his alleged subversion and treachery.
Why the Swedish Left Lost: An Analysis of the Electoral Fiasco and Lessons for the Democrats
Feldman, Jonathan Michael
Article
2010
Analysts and political leaders on the left focus on how the right wing's lies go unfiltered by the establishment mass media. The media bias theory has some plausibility but the limit to the media-bias...
A winning formula
Meszaros, Paul
Article
2009
Intelligent community-based campaigning exposes the BNP for what it is, as well as providing a defence of civil society.
The workers' government
Harman, Chris; Potter, Tim
Article
2007
The biggest far left organisations in Italy to emerge from the great wave of struggle from 1968 to 1975 changed their strategy to one of focussing on the formation of a ‘left’ government within the ex...
Worthington provokes election controversy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
The Committee to Defeat Peter Worthington stirs things up in the Broadview-Greenwood election campaign.
You Are What You Think: Markos Moulitsas' "American Taliban"
Larson, Charles R.
Article
2010
America's main international enemy "Islamic radicalism" favors theocracy, curtails civil liberties, embraces torture, represses women, reviles homosexuality, subverts science and education, and revere...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
News Hounds
Rather than serve as the public's eyes and ears, Fox and other media conglomerates have become echo chambers for the rich and powerful with whom they have become all too cozy. This blog is an attempt ...

Sources Library

Alt-right group posts names, photos of 'potentially dangerous' Cornwallis protesters
28 people 'doxed' by national socialist group, some labelled as mentally ill
Meloney, Nic
2017
A group of self-described national socialists in Nova Scotia has posted personal information about people who have shown interest in protests calling for the removal of an Edward Cornwallis statue in ...
The American right is trapped in a hyperbolic and dysfunctional world
To have credibility within the Republican party is to have none outside it.
Younge, Gary
2011
On the Republican primary race and the problem of credibility that socially conservative candidates who mobilize the Republican base will face in a general election regarding their appeal to centrist ...
Azov fighters are Ukraine's greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat
The battalion's far-right volunteers' desire to 'bring the fight to Kiev' is a danger to post-conflict stability
Walker, Shaun
2014
The Azov battalion, a volunteer militia that has been doing much of the frontline fighting in Ukraine's war against Russian-speaking rebels in the east, may pose a serious threat to the Ukrainian gove...
Censorship is the Wrong Way to Combat the British National Party
Fox, Claire
2009
The illiberal obsession with silencing Nick Griffin and the British National Party in the run up to elections has won the party undeserved publicity, says Claire Fox
Curiouser and curiouser
Tea Party members aren't foaming at the mouth racist bigots
Raban, Jonathan
2010
A journalist travels to the first National Tea Party Convention in Tennessee as a delegate and finds the other delegates privately share his disdain for the racism and conspiracy theories the group f...
English Defence League: new wave of extremists plotting summer of unrest
Growth of anti-Muslim group raises fears of street violence
Taylor, Matthew
2010
A profile of the supporters and the protests of the English Defence League, a right wing anti-Islam group of mostly white, young British men, many of them mobilized through their soccer clubs.
Extremism goes mainstream
Across Europe far-right parties are gaining power by forming coalitions while liberals have failed to find a coherent response
Traynor, Ian
2010
Right wing extremist parties that attempt to stir up racial and ethnic prejudices have been gaining support during the recession in Europe. In Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy liberals already form ...
Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
2010
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
A freedom that we can't afford
Rightwing thinktanks profess a love of freedom, but their refusal to reveal who funds them is deeply undemocratic
Monbiot, George
2011
Freemarket thinktanks vastly outnumber those arguing for public spending. The author suggests that these thinktanks allow corporations to exert influence on public life without showing their hand, he ...
How Hitler's Rise to Power Explains Why Republications Accept Donald Trump
Chait, Jonathan
2016
To watch Donald Trump rant and rave uncontrollably on the stump and on Twitter -- praising Saddam Hussein for his disregard for civil liberties, insisting the anti-Semitic propaganda he inadvertently ...
How Stieg Larsson Exposed the Swedish Far Right
Kicking the Hornets' Nest
Proyect, Louis
2014
But after reading Jan-Erik Pettersson’s “Stieg Larsson: the real story of the man who played with fire”, I felt a keener loss, that of a man who I never met but now miss as a comrade in the fight agai...
Hungarian far right launches new political party
Militants gather in Budapest to form political movement aiming to replace current party on the extreme right
2017
Hundreds of Hungarian right-wing militants gathered in Budapest to launch a political movement that they hope will run in next year’s parliamentary elections on a platform that includes open racism.
IFJ/EFJ Condemn Latest Attack on Greek Journalist by 'Golden Dawn' Members
Sources News Release
2013
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have condemned the latest brutal attack against a Greek journalist by members of the Golden Dawn part...
Frank Luntz - Profile in Sourcewatch
Right-wing political consultant.
Minute Women of the U.S.A.
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Minute Women of the U.S.A. was one of the largest of a number of anti-communist women's groups that were active during the 1950s and early 1960s. Such groups, which organized American suburban hou...
Minutemen (anti-Communist organization)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Minutemen was a militant anti-Communist organization formed in the United States in the early 1960s. The founder and head of the right-wing group was Robert Bolivar DePugh, a biochemist from Norbo...
The modern US army: unfit for service?
Kennard, Matt
2012
Gone are the days of the all-American army hero. These days, the US military is as likely to be a sanctuary for racists, gang members and the chronically unfit.
Nativism (politics)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Nativism favors the interests of certain established inhabitants of an area or nation as compared to claims of newcomers or immigrants. It may also include the re-establishment or perpetuation of such...
Neo-Nazism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Neo-Nazism consists of post-World War II social or political movements seeking to revive Nazism or some variant thereof. The term neo-Nazism can also refer to the ideology of those movements. Neo-Nazi...
Neo-fascism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Neo-fascism is a post-World War II ideology that includes significant elements of fascism. The term neo-fascist may apply to groups that express a specific admiration for Benito Mussolini and Italian ...
Protesters cast shadow over US billionaires' rally in the sun
Koch brothers to host rightwing politicians and business leaders to discuss how to influence politics
Pilkington, Ed
2011
The Koch brothers' annual rally of rich Americans and rightwing media figures was hosted to raise money for anti-government think tanks and climate change denial. This year a counter rally was orgnai...
Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks
Goldenberg, Suzanne
2013
Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science.
The "Snipers' Massacre" on the Maidan in Ukraine
Katchanovski,Ivan
2015
On the mass killing of the "Euromaidan" protesters and police in the Maidan area of Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 20, 2014.
A taxonomy of American far-right hate groups
Merelli, Annalisa
2017
An overview of the attitudes of various far-right groups in the United States.
Ukip: the battle for Britain
Harris, John
2013
A exposé on Ukip, which wonders: is it a lunatic fringe or a sign of things to come?
Uyoku dantai
Wikipedia article
2015
Uyoku dantai are Japanese nationalist right-wing groups. Uyoku dantai are well known for their highly visible propaganda vehicles – converted vans, trucks and buses fitted with loudspeakers and promin...
The vanguard of India's assertive patriotism is a 3 million-member student group
Lakshmi, Rama
2016
In India rightwing group combs campuses to weed out voices critical of state.
A Visit to Germany's Flyover Country
The AfD Heartland
Klovert, Heike
2017

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Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Gay Liberation Against The Right Everywhere
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.