Donald Trump's rise as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination set off a flurry of articles labeling him a fascist. These pieces -- which have appeared on sites as varied as Newsweek, Common Dreams, and CounterPunch -- are misguided. Calling Trump a fascist promotes a distorted understanding of fascism and obscures the fact that Trump's demagogic hate-mongering is deeply rooted in mainstream U.S. politics.
Some leftists have declared recently that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is fundamentally “anti-political” rather than right wing. But the evidence they offer actually highlights the similarities between Trump and earlier right-wing populist candidates Patrick Buchanan and George Wallace. This debate also highlights the need to combat both Trump’s demagoguery and the political establishment he is railing against.
"Supply Chain Worker Inquiry: China Through Los Angeles" presentation on Saturday, 12 March 2016 at The Public School Los Angeles from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will be taken through a "thought experiment" that imagines solidarity spreading throughout the entire production process, from the recently striking Yue Yuen shoe factories Dongguan, China -- through the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex -- to Walmart's distribution center in Elwood, Illinois (where in 2012 workers also went out on strike).