fascism

Cede No Ground To Fascists

  • Posted on: 11 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

By Magpie, via Birds Before the Storm

When the nazis came to town, a friend of mine got in her pickup truck and drove around the entire night. Not just to keep track of the fascists, but to give rides and offer safety to anyone and everyone who felt threatened by them. I know without a doubt she would have climbed out of her truck and intervened more bodily if it had been required of her.

She’s also white and has a rather large and prominent tattoo of Mjolnir, “Thor’s hammer.” She listens to black metal, writes in runes, tends towards misanthropy, and draws strength from the old gods. These are all things a lot of nazis do too. Which is to say, my friend spends a lot of her time in contested cultural terrain. I love her for it.

ARRm and Hammers: a further response to Alexander Reid Ross

  • Posted on: 9 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

Alexander Reid Ross is right that he attended my anti-civ discussion group at Dry River Anarchist Collective several years ago. It's about all he gets right in either of his recent pieces insinuating sinister affinities between fascism and post-left anarchists. But then, he always had the attention span of a flea-hop.

I'm also one of the writers identified as post-left in “Egomania,” along with Fredy Perlman, John Zerzan, and others.

Is It Fascism Yet?

  • Posted on: 8 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Destroy Everything

What is fascism?

For maybe the first time since World War II, the word “fascism” has entered the popular lexicon. For years, relegated to poorly thought out anarchist screeds, or used by punks to describe any sort of authority at all, “fascism” has once again entered the mainstream. Donald Trump’s candidacy and election has put the word on more tongues since figures like Mussolini and Hitler actually ran fascist governments. Bolstered by “alt-right” figures such as Steve Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos, it would appear to many that fascism is an immediate threat, and many have already mobilized with this in mind.

Calais: new squat in town, evicted same afternoon by riot cops

  • Posted on: 28 March 2016
  • By: thecollective

UPDATE: The squat was evicted this afternoon by 12 vans of riot police, a few hours after being announced in the morning. See report on the eviction here. 8 people have been arrested. The Calais authorities clearly intend to enforce their “zero tolerance” clampdown on migrant and other autonomous spaces in the town centre, and with hundreds of CRS now stationed in Calais they have the force to do so.

Michael Schmidt and the Fascist Creep

  • Posted on: 3 December 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Alexander Reid-Ross has responded to the 51 page 'rebuttal' Michael Schmidt.

Michael Schmidt’s self-aggrandizing 51-page autobiography, which he has submitted as an attempt at a conclusive response to an exposé co-written by myself and Joshua Stephens on his double life as a white nationalist, is a fascinating exercise in duplicity, misdirection, and irrelevance.

Let’s start with a couple of the most obvious examples…

Anarchosyndicalism against fascism: a response to recent lnsinuations

  • Posted on: 31 October 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Libcom

There may be problems with some people who identify with anarchosyndicalism, but it is not because there is any inherent correlation between it and fascism.

The question of anarchosyndicalism's theoretical stands against fascism, as well as it's long history of fighting against it, is certainly deserving of a long, well-documented article. But that is not what this is going to be. Rather, l would like to take on some recent insinuations, published in relation to the Michael Schmidt case, that there is some sort of inherent link between fascist ideology and anarchosyndicalism.

The Undying Appeal of White Nationalism

  • Posted on: 20 December 2014
  • By: worker

From Candles and Torches

Neofascism in the Cultural, Artistic, and Ecological Movements

The earth is firmly enveloped in crisis. This crisis is at once material and existential. The economy can no longer support the human weight that bends it at its foundation. Can not, or will not. The aftermath of the recession has produced only one reality: an intensified stratification of global society.