Published in 1937, twelve years before Orwell's 1984, Swastika Night is an outstanding example of dystopian fiction. Weaving a tale of feudal Europe seven centuries into a post-Hitlerian society, Burdekin's novel explores the connection between gender and political power and anticipates modern feminist science fiction. Readers will be reminded of 1984 and Charlotte Perkin's Herland and note the sharp contrast between the women- centered world of Herland and the womenless one of Swastika Night.
With an introduction by author and scholar Daphne Patai.
Whilst undertaking their usual Saturday morning paper sale in Lewisham several SWP members were viciously assaulted by a group of fascists. At least two people required hospital treatment. This is the latest in a growing list of attacks against anyone that the fascists deem to be 'left wing'.
Any further information relating to this story will be gratefully received and added to the blog post.
Reports on Twitter and elsewhere that one person (and possibly two people) needed hospital treatment today after extreme right wing thugs attacked a socialist stall in Lewisham town centre.
A brief examination of the performative nature of encoutners between fascist groups, such as the EDL and 'anti-fascist' groups such as UAF on the streets of the UK. With this we hope to raise questions about the form of anti-fascist resistance against raising fascism. Origionally posted here.
If we are to critically evaluate the state of fascism in the UK today, we must look at the role played by ‘anti-fascist’ groups. Functionaries of united opposition against fascism serve their capacity in a purely performative sense.
Anti-capitalism or anti-imperialism? Interwar authoritarian and fascist sources of a reactionary ideology: The case of the Bolivian MNR
Loren Goldner's detailed account and analysis of the Bolivian Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (MNR) which was the key player in the 1952 national revolution, and which was supported by the left despite its pro-fascist, corporatist tendencies.
Nazis attempted to rally in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and were sent "fleeing" by anti-racist activists.
A white supremacist rally in Edmonton's downtown lasted only minutes when the demonstrators fled into a subway stairwell after they were greeted by over 300 antiracist.
Police then blocked subway platform entrances until the roughly two dozen self described white pride demonstrators, most of them masked, were able to leave on a train.
Fifty militant anti-fascists from Liverpool, and several others from around the UK travel to Bolton to confront fascists. We had a hard job finding them!
Today, fifty anti-fascists from Liverpool travelled to Bolton to counter the Infidels of Britain demonstration. We were joined by comrades from Sheffield, Brighton, Manchester, and the Solent.
Last Friday 9th March, a small number of militants from the neofascist group Forza Nuova (“New Force”) protested outside the offices of the newspaper Il Giornale in Milan.
The protest was held in solidarity with the NO TAV movement, and Il Giornale was targeted in particular for its bitter criminalisation of the movement. The protesters distributed leaflets and hung a banner saying “Your progress has killed the sky” (Pretentious, banal and empty: way to go, guys!). According to the group, what’s at stake in the Susa Valley is “an entire social model”: