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U.S. fascists debate the conflict in Ukraine

The blog Three Way Fight takes a look at how American fascists are responding to the situation in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian fascists who helped seize power in Kiev three weeks ago have gotten a strikingly mixed response from U.S. far rightists. Like others across the political spectrum, U.S. fascists are struggling to understand and respond to the complex situation in Ukraine, and their discussions reveal some important fault lines and contradictions. Anti-fascists -- take note.

Fascist knife attack in Malmö, Sweden on the night of International Women's Day

Demonstration against fascist knife attack in Malmö, Sweden

Late last night several people were attacked in central Malmö by members of the fascist Svenskarnas Parti (Swedes Party). They were on their way home after having taken part in celebrations for International Women's Day.

The incident occurred just after a nighttime demonstration against violence against women finished up at around midnight on Möllenvångstorget (a square in the heart of a multicultural and left wing district of Malmö).

Sorel's reflections on violence and the poverty of voluntarism - Donald Parkinson

Article that discusses Sorel's Reflection On Violence, critiquing its voluntaristic ideas and exploring its relation to fascism.

George Sorel’s Reflections on Violence is a maddening work, giving the reader an insightful portrait of the chaotic and conflict ridden French workers movement. For this reason alone it is worth reading as a historical document, despite the authors dodgy politics.

Ukraine after Yanukovych: 50 shades of brown - Autonomous Workers Union

Ukrainian anarchist analysis of the situation following the overthrow of Yanukovych, pointing out that the opposition in power alongside fascist groups will not improve the lot of the working class.

The overthrow of the authoritarian regime of Yanukovych by no means signifies for us the end of our fight.

Micropolitics and the Left

This article is an attempt to investigate certain problems of the left via the lens of micropolitics and macropolitics, terms first introduced by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (D&G).

Faced with the challenging nature of texts from post-structuralist thinkers like D&G or Foucault, many people make the assumption that they are really motivated by an elitist desire to confuse, intimidate and befuddle the masses and divert theory into useless abstractions, far removed from the concerns of ordinary people for social transformation and liberation from oppression and exploitation.

A history of socialist thought: volume V - socialism and fascism 1931-1939

G.D.H. Cole

The final volume of A History of Socialist Thought, published posthumously, deals with the experience of the 1930s, including the Spanish anarchist movement during the Spanish Civil War.

Fascism and the American scene - Dwight Macdonald

Dwight Macdonald

Fascism and the American Scene was written as the introduction to the American edition of Daniel Guerin’s Fascism and Big Business, a study of fascism in Italy and Germany. In this study of American fascism, Dwight Macdonald tries to show that the European experience can teach this country a great deal about how fascism develops and how it can—and cannot—be fought.

Statement on the situation in Ukraine - Autonomous Workers Union

Ukrainian anarchists give their take on developments in Ukraine as the uprising continues and the death toll rockets.

Civil war began in Ukraine yesterday. A less than peaceful demonstration clashed with state defense forces and divisions formed by the adherents of the current government near the Vekhovna Rada (Parliament). On February 18, police, together with the paramilitaries, arranged a bloodbath in the governmental quarters during which numerous demonstrators were killed.

Fascists in Greece: From the streets into parliament and back

Article by the Wildcat collective from Germany on class relations behind collaboration between fascists and Greek state.

Fascists in Greece: From the streets into parliament and back
(translated from: wildcat, winter 2014/14: www.wildcat-www.de)

"The politicians had to obey the crowd": interview on the protests in Kiev

Image from Kiev, January 20, 2014

This interview with a comrade from the Autonomous Workers' Union in Kiev was done on January 28, 2014. It sheds some light on the events around the Maidan: the array of reasons behind the protests, their focus on the hated president, the differences to the "orange revolution", the role of the right, the weakness of social struggles and possible scenarios.

Q:[b] Looking at the pictures from Kiev (for instance, here) it seems that all kinds of people are at the barricades. In your opinion, what brings them together? What do the people at the barricades and all the supporters discuss? Merely the practical issues of the fight against the cops?