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…

Black Alliance for Peace: Fascism Born in the Colonies, Not Europe

Ajamu Baraka, the former Green Party vice presidential candidate and current national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace – a member of the Black is Back Coalition — says Europe must be “de-centered” from discussions of fascism. African people need to “reject the assumption that fascism was something new and unique to Europe in…

Neo-Nazi Parties Swiftly Acquiring Power Throughout Europe by Slyly Posing as a “Third Way”

FOIA Research Gabriele Adinolfi performing the Nazi salute. [Source: scomunicando.it] Neo-nazi parties are swiftly acquiring power as a “third way”—allegedly both anti-capitalist and anti-communist—but their secret agenda is state fascism. [This is the first part of a three part series—starting with Italy—exposing the links between newly ascendant European fascist movements, their covert alliances with the…

Frederick Douglass, Manchester & the Absence of Black History

David Whitham It is only down to the doggedness of the campaign to commemorate The Peterloo Massacre that this shorthand for violent state suppression has become so widely recognised. I’ve lived most of my life in Manchester and yet was in my late teens before I ever heard the term and can say from experience…

Aime Cesaire: Discourse on Colonialism

Discourse on Colonialism Discourse on Colonialism (French: Discours sur le colonialisme) is an essay by Aimé Césaire, a poet and politician from Martinique who helped found the négritude movement in Francophone literature. Césaire first published the essay in 1950 in Paris with Éditions Réclame, a small publisher associated with the French Communist Party (PCF). Five…