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  1. The Anarchist Collectives
    Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
  2. Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A conversation with Mark Bray, a political activist, historian and a lecturer at Dartmouth College and author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.
  3. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    In recent weeks, a totally disoriented left has been widely exhorted to unify around a masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist. Hooded and dressed in black, Antifa is essentially a variation of the Black Bloc, familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa sounds more political. American Antifa looks very much like a middle class wedding between Identity Politics and gang warfare.
  4. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist, is just a variation of the Black Bloc, which is familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa serves the purpose of stigmatizing those it attacks as "fascists", yet despite its imported name Antifa in the U.S. is basically just another example of America's steady descent into violence.
  5. Antifa is a 'major gift to the right
    World-renowned academic prompts criticism for his comments about the anti-fascist movement in the wake of Charlottesville

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    In the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville and tension between white supremacists and anti-fascists, Noam Chomsky condemns Antifa militant tactics and suggests constructive activism based in education is more effective.
  6. AntiFa's Moral Superiority and the Potential for Left-Wing Unity
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    On the tragedy at Charlottesville and its aftermath.
  7. The Battle of Cable Street
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Eighty years ago this week, anti-fascists in East London confronted Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts as they tried to march though what was then a largely Jewish area. Mosley's British Union of Fascists was notorious for using marches and rallies as cover for vicious attacks on Jews. The confrontation has gone down in folklore as 'The Battle of Cable Street'.
  8. Beating the fascists? The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to account for their participation in 'street-fighting' or 'gang-fighting' with National Socialist storm-troopers.
  9. Berkeley Republicans Hope More Left-Wing Riots Will Create "Pedestal" For Conservative Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The students hosting conservative pundit Ben Shapiro at University of California, Berkeley this week say their fingers are crossed in the hopes for a left-wing protest that could amplify his message.
  10. By Any Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A review of Dave Hann's book Physical Resistance: A Hundred Years of Anti-fascism (Zero, 2013).
  11. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 4 - August 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  12. Century of Progress
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1934
    WFPL documentary film that criticizes society's direction in the early decades of the 20th century.
  13. Civil Liberties in the Fight Against Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1945
    Fighting against an evil, like anti-Semitism or racial hatred, does not mean calling on the state to suppress the evil.
  14. Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
  15. Could Punching Nazis Have Prevented Hitler From Taking Power
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    There have been repeated references to how Nazism could have been stopped by street-fighting, with almost no attention paid to the concrete socio-political conditions of Germany between 1920 and 1933. For many of those who think that physical force was the key to stopping Nazism, the viral video of Richard Spencer getting punched in the face was far more important as a guide to action than understanding the tragic history of the German left.
  16. A Few Things About Nonviolence: A Response to Yoav Litvin
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The goal of a true movement opposing American fascism should not be adrenaline-boosting brawls, it can only be the long and dedicated work of dismantling various engines of white supremacy within our socio-political landscape.
  17. Fighting Fascism: the Irish at the Battle of Cordoba
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A history of the role played by Irish citizens who enlisted to fight against General Franco's fascist forces in Spain in 1936.
  18. For a Workers' United Front Against Fascism
    What's Wrong With the Current Policy of the German Communist Party?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1932
    Germany is now passing through one of those great historic hours upon which the fate of the German people, the fate of Europe, and in significant measure the fate of all humanity, will depend for decades. If you place a ball on top of a pyramid, the slightest impact can cause it to roll down either to the left or to the right. That is the situation approaching with every hour in Germany today. There are forces which would like the bail to roll down towards the right and break the back of the working class. There are forces which would like the ball to remain at the top. That is a utopia. The ball cannot remain at the top of the pyramid. The Communists want the ball to roll down toward the left and break the back of capitalism. But it is not enough to want; one must know how.
  19. Greece mourns slain anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A self-professed Golden Dawn member stabbed leftist rapper Killah P to death in Piraeus on September 18, 2013.
  20. Halting British Fascism - Book Reviews
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    In Excited Times: The People Against the Blackshirts by Nigel Todd (Whitley Bay: Bewick Press, 1995), 130 pages.
    The Struggle For Hearts and Minds: Essays on the Second World War by Raymond Challinor (Whitley Bay: Bewick Press, 1995), 118 pages.
  21. The Harmful Effects of Antifa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    An historic opportunity is being missed. The disastrous 2016 presidential election could and should have been a wakeup call. A corrupt political system that gave voters a choice between two terrible candidates is not democracy.
  22. The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945
    Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
  23. How 'Antifa' Mirrors the 'Alt-Right'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Behind the rhetoric of the "alt-right" about white nativism and protecting American traditions, history and Christian values is the lust for violence. Behind the rhetoric of antifa, the Black Bloc and the so-called "alt-left" about capitalism, racism, state repression and corporate power is the same lust for violence.
  24. How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    As white nationalism and the so-called "alt-Right" have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies. But much of this bipartisan coalition focuses on individual, extreme, and hate-filled mobilizations and rhetoric, rather than the deeper, politer, and apparently more politically acceptable violence that imbues United States foreign and domestic policy in the 21st century.
  25. In Dresden, PEGIDA meets opposition
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    PEGIDA's quick growth derives largely from the many fears, especially in eastern Germany, about the scarcity of decent, steady jobs, about constant rent hikes and dwindling hopes about having enough to live on when they retire. Echoing past fascists, today's "pied pipers" try to deflect such fears and resentment against refugees.
  26. The Lost Partisans
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Italy's April 25 holiday marks the anniversary of the country's liberation from fascism. This day in 1945, antifascist partisan units freed the northern industrial centers of Milan and Turin from the grip of Hitler and Mussolini's remaining loyalists, after Allied forces had swept through the country. Just three days later, in a humiliating epitaph to the twenty-year regime, partisans captured and executed il Duce and his entourage, hanging them upside down in Milan's Piazzale Loreto. Now the resistance is remembered more as representing 'national unity' than working-class resistance to fascism.
  27. Meeting the Challenge of the Right
    Introduction to the October 9, 2017 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    When we talk about the Right, it is well to keep in mind that "the Right" is by no means a unified political force or organization, but rather a label used to describe a disparate collection of ideologies, parties, groups, and individuals.
  28. Opposing street thuggery in Dublin and incitement to violence
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The peaceful protest against the planned Pegida rally in Dublin on Saturday was a positive demonstration of how citizens should respond when they believe that a political movement is threatening our democracy. The street thuggery that happened beside it does not reflect the aims or methods of the peaceful protesters, and it undermines the campaign against Pegida. Violence, and incitement to violence, cross a dangerous line for human rights and democracy.
  29. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
  30. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 9, 2017
    Meeting the Challenge of the Right

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Challenging the Right requires not only anti-fascist actions in the street, but organizing to reach those who may be attracted the the appeal of the Right and offering an alternative social vision. This issue of Other Voices offers a number of articles, books, and films offering different perspectives on meeting the challenge of the right.
  31. Philippines: Walden Bello on fighting fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Walden Bello at the National Anti-Dictatorship Conference, University of the Philippines, outlines the key elements of an anti-dictatorship program.
  32. The Politics of Nonviolent Action
    Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of nonviolent protest and persuasion, non-cooperation (social, economic and political) and nonviolent intervention.
  33. Quebec's Antifa movement on rise in response to growth of far-right groups
    Left-wing activists grapple with tactics to fight racism, neo-Nazism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A report on anti-facist groups and their roots in Quebec, and what they are doing to counter the rise of right wing nationalism in the province.
  34. Resistance during World War II
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  35. Resistance in Europe: 1939 - 45
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Essays on the resistance against Hitler during World War II.
  36. Responding to Antifa and Riseup
    On Revolutionary Politics and Non-Violence

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    "The left" of contemporary 2017 America is deeply divided and fractured, and it is a shadow of its former self, considering the decline of organized labor, and the disappearance of left-public intellectuals in higher education. In this environment, what remains of "the left" desperately needs to reach out to the masses of Americans, including liberals, moderates, and political independents, and to pull them further to the left, if there is to be any chance of meaningful change. And berating anyone who is not perceived to be on the far left, rather than patiently working to bring these individuals into a broader left movement, is a recipe for irrelevance.
  37. The Socialist Register 1982
    Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  38. The Struggle Against Fascism in Germany
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    A collection of Leon Trotsky's writings on the situation in Germany from 1930 to 1940. From 1930 on Trotsky sounded the alarm about the rise of fascism in Germany, and warned that the policies of the Communist Party and the Social Democrats were likely to lead to disaster. He urged a common front, mobilizing the German working class regardless of party affiliation, against the Nazis.
  39. Talking Back to the Right
    A guide for community activists

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1996
    The right's enormous success in framing the American public debate is based not just on isolated issues, but on in overall definition of what the debate is about. The purpose of this guide is to suggest ways that progressive community-based advocacy groups can reframe the right's definition of the debate-ways that can connect with deeply-held Values and understandings of the American people. It is designed to help advocates frame their views for the media, develop educational programs and materials for their constituents, and talk to their fellow citizens in meetings and informal discussions.
  40. This Group Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It.
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Life After Hate is a Chicago-based nonprofit that does path-breaking work. Founded by former white supremacist leaders in 2011, it studies the forces that draw people to hate and helps those who are willing to disengage from radical extremist movements. In June, the Department of Homeland Security revoked a grant to the nonprofit, telling The Huffington Post that it wants to focus on funding groups that work with law enforcement.
  41. This Rough Game
    Fascism and Anti-Fascism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Renton describes the rise of European Fascism, the condition of Weimar Germany, British fascism, Battle of Cable Street and Hitler's life.
  42. When Hate Groups Come to Town
    A Handbook of Model Community Responses

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
    A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
  43. Why is the media promoting Antifa?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The promotion of Antifa serves several interrelated functions. First, the physical violence of a handful of protesters in any large demonstration is regularly used as a pretext for police provocation. This is true not only in the US, but in Europe and around the world. Police give the "anti-fascist" and anarchist groups a free hand to carry out provocations, which are then exploited to carry out a violent crackdown. The groups themselves are easily infiltrated by police provocateurs, who encourage violent acts for the desired end.
  44. The World in Review and America Today, 1934
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1982
    WFPL newsreel segments that exposed multiple social current event topics.

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