PATRICK MARTIN—Trump sought to combine his habitual fascistic rhetoric, fomenting hatred against immigrants and Muslims, with an appeal to antiwar sentiment, highlighting his decision earlier in the week to pull all US soldiers out of Syria as a step towards stopping “endless wars.”
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TERJE MALOY—He moved to Franco’s Spanish dictatorship in 1971. Spain was then a central node in all sorts of right wing networks, where fascists and Nazis, both of the old and new kind, enjoyed a safe haven. Delle Chiaie quickly established connections to both French and German ultra right networks.
The move did not stop him from again doing what he was best at. He was involved in the organization paramilitary death squads (LAGs) on behalf of the Spanish government, to counter ETA separatists; these squads committed several hundred bloody attacks and extra-judicially executions of at least 50 people, both in Spain and abroad.
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ERIC ZUESSE—Fascism is unification by means of force, specifically the force of the “penal power” or the police and the military and the law and the chief executive officer of the nation — an imposed order or unity upon the society, the nation being tied together by means of enforced order that represents the powerful against the weak.
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President Trump is facing widespread criticism for his latest comments on the deadly white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Speaking at Trump Tower on Tuesday, Trump said the violence was in part caused by what he called the “alt-left.” President Trump’s comment were widely decried. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wrote on Twitter, “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.” We look at one of the groups who confronted the white supremacists in the streets: the antifascists known as antifa. We speak to Mark Bray, author of the new book, Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.
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During the occupation of Greece the German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS destroyed, totally or in part, more than 1000 villages and killed many thousands of civilians. The German commanding officer sought in this way to crush the resistance of the partisans to the occupation. In all respects it failed.