Fascism & antifascism

French elections: No vote for the Popular Front

The new popular front is no barrier to the rise of the far right

Workers Power  ·  28 June 2024

Far right target migrants and oppressed

By Dave Stockton FAR RIGHT populist and fascist groups are mounting a widespread offensive across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, using anti-immigrant racism and anti-trans bigotry as their calling cards. The decision of governments to admit Ukrainian refugees while at the same time, in Britain’s case at least, demonising those who cross […]

Rob Schofield  ·  21 March 2023

Reichsbürger plot: a warning

The ideology of these conspirators centres on the superiority of the German race to others.

Martin Suchanek  ·  18 December 2022

May 1937: When Spanish workers rose up to defend their revolution

In the first week of May, 85 years ago, the tragic end to the Spanish revolution played out on the streets of Barcelona.

Chris Clough  ·  30 April 2022

Italy: fascists direct covid anger against trade unions

By KD Tait ON SATURDAY 16 October tens of thousands attended an anti-fascist demonstration in Rome, called by the CGIL trade union, in response to a fascist attack on the union’s headquarters the previous week. On 9 October thousands of people had attended a protest against the Green Pass, a covid passport which provides proof […]

KD Tait  ·  25 October 2021

Statement on Trump’s fascist provocation

Despite the ignominious collapse of the putsch, its significance is two-fold.

Workers Power  ·  07 January 2021

The unemployed struggles of the 1920s – We will not starve in silence!

HIstory of the National Unemployed Workers Movement.

Workers Power  ·  08 October 2020

‘Brexit Betrayal’ march fails to deliver – but antifascists have lessons to learn

By KD Tait It was billed as the big breakthrough for the far right: a demonstration on December 9, the supposed eve of Parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal Agreement, led by Gerard Batten, head of the rump-UKIP, and Tommy Robinson, self-appointed white crusader against Islam. In the end they managed to draw a crowd of […]

Workers Power  ·  21 December 2018

F is for Fascism

In all its forms there is only one answer to fascism. Mass working class action, at the earliest opportunity, to physically and morally smash the fascist organisations.

Workers Power  ·  04 October 2018

We need a working class antifascist movement

By Bernie McAdam LABOUR’S Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has issued a call for a new Anti Nazi League “to resist racism and the growth of the far right”. This is in response to recent far right demonstrations in support of the jailed fascist Tommy Robinson organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, DFLA, and also […]

Workers Power  ·  17 September 2018

Germany: Right-wing riots in Chemnitz – how can they be stopped?

By Svenja Spunck ABOUT 5000 right-wingers rampaged through Chemnitz on Monday, August 27. The march was organised by Nazis and extreme nationalist groups and, coming just a day after a riot by a mob of more than 800 violent neo-Nazis, is a shocking warning signal. They marched through Chemnitz city centre without any challenge from […]

Workers Power  ·  28 August 2018

We need to resist the rise of the far right

By KD Tait DONALD TRUMP’S long anticipated UK visit will take place on 13 July, immediately after a consultation with his alienated Nato allies at a summit in Brussels.  Campaigners are preparing to stage the biggest demonstration since the Iraq war, to give a suitable welcome to a President who threatens to “totally destroy” states […]

Workers Power  ·  18 June 2018

Football Lads Alliance: know your enemy

By Jeremy Dewar SINCE THE heyday of the National Front in the 1970s, British Nazis have always dreamt of lashing up with the football hooligan scene. If they could inculcate fascist ideas into the heads of the leaders of the various “firms” – often full of racist and socially conservative prejudices already – then, they […]

Workers Power  ·  09 June 2018

Keighley anti-EDL demonstration: Police wrap fascists in cotton wool

LAST SATURDAY 2 September a group of us travelled to Keighley to counter-protest the English Defence League’s (EDL) national demonstration. Over 300 police had been bussed in including officers from Wales, Durham and Northumbria to protect just 60 EDL members. The march had originally planned to go to Bradford as well as Keighley, but days […]

Rob Schofield  ·  03 September 2017

British fascism: routed on the streets

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, we are republishing this article from fifthinternational.org Sir Oswald Mosley, MP, split from Labour to form the New Party in March 1931, together with a group of left MPs. By October 1932 Mosley had transformed the party into the British Union of Fascists. Paul […]

Workers Power  ·  04 October 2016

Civil war and class war in Ukraine

By KD Tait In Ukraine, ‘war is peace’. The government air force marked the end of one “ceasefire” and the start of a “peace plan” with the terror bombing of the defenceless village of Kondrashovka. Scraps of unidentifiable charred flesh scattered among burning ruins were all that remained of eight villagers, including three members of one family. […]

Workers Power  ·  08 July 2014

Ukraine: Kyiv regime rules under fascist whip

For the first time since the Second World War, fascists have come to power through an insurrectionary movement. Kady Tait reviews the situation

Workers Power  ·  10 March 2014

Ukraine: nationalist coup sparks imperialist tensions

The Ukrainian working class has no reason to regret the downfall of the corrupt Viktor Yanukovich or his ministers and police chiefs. His brutal repression on the 30 November of a peaceful occupation of Independence Square, using Berkut special forces, launched a movement which would eventually bring him down. Then, on February 20-21, police snipers […]

Workers Power  ·  27 February 2014

Vienna: 8,000 blockade Fascist celebrations

By Arbeiterinnnenstandpunkt, Austrian section of the League for the Fifth International Every year, the right wing Freedom Party in Austria organises a celebration for the members of the traditionalist, that is right wing, “student fraternities”. This is the “Academics’ Ball” at the prestigious Hofburg in Central Vienna. Over the years, it has become a focus for […]

Workers Power  ·  31 January 2014

Golden Dawn: can the Left seize the initiative?

To the surprise of many, the conservative Greek government has launched a crackdown on the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn. KD Tait looks at the reasons for this and what it means for the working class movement Six MPs and around 30 party activists, including Golden Dawn’s top leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos and his deputy, have been arrested […]

Workers Power  ·  09 October 2013

Defend the Tower Hamlets 286

By KD Tait On 7 September, the Metropolitan Police arrested 286 antifascists for venturing away from the police-determined route for a demonstration against the English Defence League in Tower Hamlets. The arrest and detention of the 286 represents a further attack on our already eroded right to protest, and indeed on our human rights. Lawyers […]

Workers Power  ·  09 October 2013

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