Fascist Plots in the U.S.: Contemporary Lessons from the 1934 “Business Plot”

Gabriel Rockhill In a key event leading to the plot, Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur orders soldiers to burn the Bonus Army Encampment in D.C. Photo: “Bonus march camp burns on Washington’s Mall: 1932” by Washington Area Spark. Source: Wikimedia “In contradistinction to German fascism, which acts under anti-constitutional slogans, American fascism tries to…

“New Bones” Abolitionism, Communism, and Captive Maternals

Joy James For the fearful bravely laughing as we fall into liberation formations. We recognize the devastations of lack of clean water, adequate food and shelter but the cause of those deficits cannot be remedied through policy. If so, then there is no need for confrontation only accommodation with colonialists and petitions for greater benefit…

White People’s Stake in Ending the White Republic

Erin Heaney SURJ members canvassing in Georgia during that state’s 2020 Senate run-off. SURJ focused on turning out white voters to help flip the state, joining the effort led by groups like the New Georgia Project, Black Voters Matter, Working Families Party, and Southerners on New Ground. Photo by Sierra King, Survival Media Agency.  In…

Against Left-Wing White Nationalism

Gerald Horne In “The White Republic and The Struggle for Racial Justice,” Bob Wing contended that the U.S. state is racist to the core, and this has specific implications for our movements’ work going forward, especially the need to replace this racist state with an anti-racist state. Organizing Upgrade is publishing a series of commentaries…

Israel’s Long History of Anti-Black Racism

Angel Nalubega Photo: 1884 illustration of the imperialist Berlin Conference Israel presents itself as a “homeland for all Jews” that welcomes and provides safe haven to all Jewish people. The ironically-named Law of Return, passed on July 5, 1950, declared that all Jewish people had the right to come to live in Israel. But does…