Category: ANTIFASCISTS

The Intercept uncovers vast Cointelpro-style operation against Dakota protesters by shadowy private security contractors

By Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri THE INTERCEPT Included among the documents obtained via public records requests were “daily intelligence updates” developed by TigerSwan that were shared with law enforcement officers, thus contributing to a broad public-private intelligence dragnet. In the internal situation reports, TigerSwan operatives comment frequently about their routine coordination and intelligence sharing with law enforcement. The intel group wentContinue reading

The Irish Dead: Fighting Fascism in Spain, 1937

by PAULINE MURPHY Crosspost with Counterpunch THIS VERSION WITH A SPECIAL ADDENDUM: Documents and testimony by Communist Party of Ireland regarding Irish Brigadistas During the Spanish Civil War, and commemorative videos of the International Brigades ADDENDUM Addendum 2 Michael Kelly from County Galway was killed during a gun fight with a troop of Francoists and Frank Ryan, the leader ofContinue reading

Iran: Socialism’s ignored success story

The two fundamental tenets of socialism are redistribution of wealth and empowering the average person so that they can reach their full potential. Dismantling the social roadblocks thrown up by capitalism against the non-wealthy has clearly been a major goal of the Islamic Revolution, and I can quite easily prove it has been achieved with a tremendous amount of real-worldContinue reading

Manchester Attacks: What Price Hypocrisy?

There are times when the truth is not enough, when only the unvarnished truth will do, and in the wake of the Manchester attack – in which at time of writing 22 people have been killed and 60 injured – we cannot avoid the conclusion that neither principle nor rationality is driving Western foreign policy in the Middle East, or asContinue reading

Does the Washington Post Distribute Fake News?

Eric Zuesse, simulposted at strategic-culture.org     Regarding Amnesty International’s report, which was issued on 7 February 2017, the invariably cogent “Moon of Alabama blogger headlined and documented appropriately about it the same day, “Hearsay Extrapolated ” Amnesty Claims Mass Executions In Syria, Provides Zero Proof, but one could also say that it provided zero evidence (but lots of allegations).Continue reading

Trump calls for $1.7 trillion in social cuts

The unveiling of the budget underscores the reactionary character of the Democrats’ response to a gangster government headed by a fascistic-minded billionaire and composed of Wall Street bankers, far-right ideologues and generals. The Democratic Party has chosen to base its opposition to Trump not on his assault on working and poor people, his attacks on democratic rights, or his recklessContinue reading