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Anti-racism includes beliefs, actions, movements, and policies adopted or developed to oppose racism. In general, anti-racism is intended to promote an egalitarian society in which people do not face discrimination on the basis of their race, however defined.

By its nature, anti-racism tends to promote the view that racism in a particular society is both pernicious and socially pervasive, and that particular changes in political, economic, and/or social life are required to eliminate it.

The European discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus did not occur until 1492. However, two Papal bulls announced several decades before that event were designed to help ward off increasing Muslim invasions into Europe, which they believed would have an effect on the New World.

When Islam presented a serious military threat to Italy and Central Europe during the mid-15th century around the time of the fall of Constantinople, Pope Nicholas V tried to unite Christendom against them but failed. He then granted Portugal the right to subdue and even enslave Muslims whether white or any other race, pagans and other non-Christians in the papal bull Dum Diversas (1452). While this bull preceded the Atlantic slave trade by several decades, slavery and the slave trade were part of African societies and tribes which supplied the Arab world with slaves long before the arrival of the Europeans.

Increasingly, the Italian merchants from the wealthiest states in Italy, especially Genoa and Venice joined in the lucrative trade and some members sported exotic lackeys and few domestic or workshop slaves whereas before slavery was forbidden in Christendom and only formerly in Muslim Spain and Sicily and their buffer border marches were seen and legally allowed. Racial views of Superiority started developing and became more acute about these slaves, social views imported from the Court of Granada where they were highly stratified and classified.

The following year saw the Fall of Constantinople to Muslim conquerors of the ever growing Ottoman Empire which left the pope as the undoubted contested leader of Christendom when the Orthodox Church leadership became under submission. Several decades later, European explorers and missionaries spread Christianity to the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Pope Alexander VI had awarded colonial rights over most of the newly discovered lands by the Iberian Kingdoms of Castile and Portugal. Under their patronato system, however, Royal authorities, not the Vatican, controlled as in Europe all clerical appointments in the new colonies. Thus, the 1455 Papal bull Romanus Pontifex granted the Portuguese all lands behind Cape Bojador “allowing to reduce pagans and other enemies of Christ to perpetual servitude.”[citation needed] Later, the 1481 Papal bull Aeterni regis granted all lands south of the Canary Islands to the Portuguese Empire, while in May 1493 the Aragonese-born Pope Alexander VI decreed in the Bull Inter caetera that all lands west of a meridian only 100 leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands should belong to the Spanish Empire while new lands discovered east of that line would belong to Portugal. These arrangements were later confirmed in the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas.

The European origins of racism spread to the Americas alongside the Europeans, but establishment views were questioned when applied to indigenous peoples. After the discovery of the New World many of the clergy sent to the New World, educated in the new Humane values of the Renaissance blooming but still new in Europe and not ratified by the Vatican, began to criticize Spain and their own Church’s treatment and views of indigenous peoples and slaves.

In December 1511, Antonio de Montesinos, a Dominican friar, was the first man to openly rebuke the Spanish authorities and administrators of Hispaniola for their “cruelty and tyranny” in dealing with the American natives and those forced to labor as slaves. King Ferdinand enacted the Laws of Burgos and Valladolid in response. However enforcement was lax, and the New Laws of 1542 have to be made to take a stronger line. Because some people like Fray Bartolom de las Casas questioned not only the Crown but the Papacy at the Valladolid Controversy whether the Indians were truly men who deserved baptism, Pope Paul III in the papal bull Veritas Ipsa or Sublimis Deus (1537) confirmed that the Indians and other races were deserving men, so long as they became baptized.[1][2] Afterward, their Christian conversion effort gained momentum along social rights, while leaving the same status recognition unanswered for Africans of Black Race, and legal social racism prevailed towards the Indians or Asians. However, by then the last schism of the Reformation had taken place in Europe in those few decades along political lines, and the different views on the Value of human lives of different races were not corrected in the lands of Northern Europe, which would join the Colonial race at the end of the century and over the next, as the Portuguese and Spanish Empires waned. It would take another century, with the influence of the French Empire at its height, and its consequent Enlightenment developed at the highest circles of its Court, to return these previously inconclusive issues to the forefront of the political discourse championed by many intellectual men since Rousseau. These issues gradually permeated to the lower social levels, where they were a reality lived by men and women of different races from the European racial majority.

Prior to the American Revolution, a small group of Quakers including John Woolman and Anthony Benezet successfully persuaded their fellow members of the Religious Society of Friends to free their slaves, divest from the slave trade, and create unified Quaker policies against slavery. This afforded their tiny religious denomination some moral authority to help begin the Abolitionist movement on both sides of the Atlantic. Woolman died of smallpox in England in 1775, shortly after crossing the Atlantic to bring his anti-slavery message to the Quakers of the British Isles.

During and after the American Revolution, Quaker ministrations and preachings against slavery began to spread beyond their movement. In 1783, 300 Quakers, chiefly from the London area, presented the British Parliament with their signatures on the first petition against the slave trade. In 1785, Englishman Thomas Clarkson, enrolled at Cambridge, and in the course of writing an essay in Latin (Anne liceat invitos in servitutem dare (Is it lawful to enslave the unconsenting?), read the works of Benezet, and began a lifelong effort to outlaw the slave trade in England. In 1787, sympathizers formed the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, a small non-denominational group that could lobby more successfully by incorporating Anglicans, who, unlike the Quakers, could lawfully sit in Parliament. The twelve founding members included nine Quakers, and three pioneering Anglicans: Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson, and William Wilberforce all evangelical Christians.

Later successes in opposing racism were won by the abolitionist movement, both in England and the United States. Though many Abolitionists did not regard blacks or mulattos as equal to whites, they did in general believe in freedom and often even equality of treatment for all people. A few, like John Brown, went further. Brown was willing to die on behalf of, as he said, “millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments….” Many black Abolitionists, such as Frederick Douglass, explicitly argued for the humanity of blacks and mulattoes, and for the equality of all people.

Prior to and during the American Civil War, racial egalitarianism in the North became much stronger and more generally disseminated. The success of black troops in the Union Army had a dramatic impact on Northern sentiment. The Emancipation Proclamation was a notable example of this shift in political attitudes, although it notably did not completely extinguish legal slavery in several states. After the war, the Reconstruction government passed the Fourteenth Amendment and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution to guarantee the rights of blacks and mulattoes. Many ex-slaves had access to education for the first time. Blacks and mulattoes were also allowed to vote, which meant that African-Americans were elected to Congress in numbers not equaled until the Voting Rights Act and the Warren Court helped re-enfranchise black Americans.[citation needed]

Due to resistance in the South, however, and a general collapse of idealism in the North, Reconstruction ended, and gave way to the nadir of American race relations. The period from about 1890 to 1920 saw the re-establishment of Jim Crow laws. President Woodrow Wilson, who regarded Reconstruction as a disaster, segregated the federal government.[3] The Ku Klux Klan grew to its greatest peak of popularity and strength. D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation was a movie sensation.

In 1911 the First Universal Races Congress met in London, at which distinguished speakers from many countries for four days discussed race problems and ways to improve interracial relations.[4]

Friedrich Tiedemann was one of the first people scientifically to contest racism. In 1836, using craniometric and brain measurements (taken by him from Europeans and black people from different parts of the world), he refuted the belief of many contemporary naturalists and anatomists that black people have smaller brains and are thus intellectually inferior to white people, saying it was scientifically unfounded and based merely on the prejudiced opinions of travelers and explorers.[5]

At the start of the 20th Century, the work of anthropologists trying to end the paradigms of cultural evolutionism and social Darwinism within social sciencesanthropologists like Franz Boas, Marcel Mauss, Bronisaw Malinowski, Pierre Clastres and Claude Lvi-Straussbegan the initiative to the end of racism in human sciences and establish cultural relativism as the new dominant paradigm.

Japan first proposed articles dedicated to the elimination of racial discrimination to be added to the rules of the League of Nations. This was the first proposal concerning the international elimination of racial discrimination in the world.[citation needed]

Although the proposal received a majority (11 out of 16) of votes, the chairman, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, overturned it saying that important issues should be unanimously approved. Billy Hughes[6] and Joseph Cook vigorously opposed it as it undermined the White Australia policy.[citation needed]

Opposition to racism revived in the 1920s and 1930s. At that time, anthropologists such as Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Ashley Montagu argued for the equality of humans across races and cultures. Eleanor Roosevelt was a very visible advocate for minority rights during this period. Anti-capitalist organizations like the Industrial Workers of the World, which gained popularity from 1905-1926, were explicitly egalitarian.

Beginning with the Harlem Renaissance and continuing into the 1960s, many African-American writers argued forcefully against racism.

During the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, Jim Crow laws were repealed in the South and blacks finally re-won the right to vote in Southern states. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential force, and his “I Have a Dream” speech is an exemplary condensation of his egalitarian ideology.

Egalitarianism has been a catalyst for feminism, anti-war, and anti-imperialist movements. Henry David Thoreau’s opposition to the MexicanAmerican War, for example, was based in part on his fear that the U.S. was using the war as an excuse to expand American slavery into new territories. Thoreau’s response was chronicled in his famous essay “Civil Disobedience”, which in turn helped ignite Gandhi’s successful campaign against the British in India.[citation needed] Gandhi’s example in turn inspired the American civil rights movement.

As James Loewen notes in Lies My Teacher Told Me: “Throughout the world, from Africa to Northern Ireland, movements of oppressed people continue to use tactics and words borrowed from our abolitionist and civil rights movements.” In East Germany, revolutionary Iran, Tiananmen Square, and South Africa, images, words, and tactics developed by human rights supporters have been used regularly and repeatedly.

Many of these uses have been controversial. For example, the pro-life movement often draws connections between its goals and the goals of abolitionism. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has used anti-racist rhetoric to promote a land distribution scheme whereby privately-held land is confiscated from white Rhodesians and distributed to blacks, which has resulted in widespread starvation (see Land reform in Zimbabwe).[7][8][9]

Anti-racist goals have often been supported by members of dominant cultures. Some have given their lives in pursuit of them, such as abolitionist John Brown, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, and numerous rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust, such as German resistance fighter Hans von Dohnnyi. Historian and author Cynthia Stokes Brown, in discussing the role of “white allies” in the American anti-racist movement such as Virginia Foster Durr and others, wrote about “how some of those considered white were able to join unequivocably in the fight for the liberation of those considered other races, as well as for their own freedom from racism,” in the hope of providing role models of antiracist white identity and action.[10]

Efforts towards being a “white ally” have been criticized for sometimes being self-serving, acting as a “savior”, or merely assuaging white guilt.[11] In a 2015 article published by AlterNet addressing ongoing racial inequities in the core of American culture, several writers on the topic of race gave observations about how “those who possess a real and authentic desire to be anti-racist partners to people of color” might do so productively; from study, research, and confronting their own and others’ privilege and bias in everyday life, language, and law, to helping build effective social and political movements, participating in protest, and engaging in personal “DIY activism” through zines, art, podcasts, and articles.[12]

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Poland Abolishes Anti-Racism Watchdog – breitbart.com

TheLaw and Justice (PiS) party this week scrapped a public body designed to fight racism and investigate hate crimes, citing its inefficiency. Government spokesman Rafal Bochenek told reporters the councils responsibilities will be taken over by more efficient state institutions.

The Council Against Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance was set up by the previous government led by the liberal Civic Platform party, who were voted out of office last October after they agreed with the European Union (EU) that the country would take several thousand non-European migrants.

The human rights Ombudsman, and parties opposed to PiS, have widely condemned the governments abolition of the body as they say hate crimes are increasing in Poland. Its shameful. The council is absolutely necessary amid the increasing number of racially motivated attacks and rising xenophobia, Ombudsman Adam Bodnar told AFP.

The fears, spread by certain political parties about refugees are feeding into racist comments on the Internet, and this has not been firmly condemned, he continued.

The Times of Israel reported that Polish prosecutors last launched 1,500 probes into cases of alleged discrimination and racially motivated hate crimes, up from the investigation of 60 such cases in 2009.

Polish politician Katarzyna Lubnauer, of the socially and economically liberal Modern party, said she was outraged at the liquidation of the state council. Given increasing reluctance in Poland towards accepting people of another colour, another race, or who use a language other than Polish, the MP stressed she believes the institution is very much needed.

Comments below Polish television network TVNs coverage of the story were broadly supportive of the move, with one person writing Anti-racism council liquidated rightly so, looking at whats happening in Germany or France, seemingly referring to the problems those European countries are facing as a result of having large numbers of non-European migrants.

Civic Platform politician Rafal Grupiski claimed that scrapping the anti-racism body, which was established in 2013 by then Prime Minister of Poland, current European Council President Donald Tusk, is contrary to the rules of the European Union.

The Law and Justice (PiS) party was elected in a major landslide victory in December that returned Polands first single-party government since the end of Communism. Although their ascent to power has left minority left-wing activists angered, and has triggered a series of protests by those who claim that the recently elected government lack democratic legitimacy, the party has pressed on with a programme of changes, including turning the nations back on the EU migrant resettlement programme

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Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white – RationalWiki

“Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white” is a straw man phrase used by white nationalists, white separatists, white supremacists and their ilk. Individuals who make this claim allege that the real bigots are actually the people who claim to be anti-racists, as they have a secret anti-white agenda. This phrase can be found copied and pasted in any comments section of a YouTube video or other web page discussing racial matters.

People who make this argument often cite anti-white comments made by certain alleged anti-racists; amongst their favourite targets (in an example of nutpicking) are the former crank Harvard professor Noel Ignatiev and his colleagues at Race Traitor. This obscure journal (whose correspondents denied the existence of white anti-racists, a denial with which Ignatiev, who is white, fully agreed[2]) called for the concept of a white race to be abolished and printed statements which, when taken out of context, appear to be calling for the literal extermination of white people (“The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race”). As an aside, it is worth noting that this unorthodox point of view is not confined to the left: John Lovejoy, an ethnic nationalist from England, objects strongly to being called “white” and argues that there are “a good many objective reasons why the White terminology must not be allowed.”[3]

The argument that “anti-racist is a code word for anti-white” falls to pieces when one considers the existence of individuals and groups who identify themselves as anti-racist and yet have opposed anti-white racism for decades. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, has a whole section on its site dedicated to documenting black racists.[4] If it is true that “anti-racist is a code word for anti-white,” then the SPLC must not be an anti-racist organisation.

Other anti-racist groups that have countered bigotry and extremism from non-whites include the Anti-Defamation League,[5]Hope not Hate[6] and Genocide Watch.[7]

The argument can be seen as an example of psychological projection. A person who sees the world entirely in terms of ethnic conflict may have trouble understanding that there are people who genuinely have a different worldview. As a result, they assume that anyone who claims to disagree with their views actually shares them, just in inverted form.

The phrase was used as the title of a song[8] by the Australian white nationalist musician Johnny White Rabbit, who says that people who disagree are “brainwashed with joo shenanigans.”[9]

A specific form of this argument, dubbed “the mantra,” was written by Bob Whitaker[10] (who believes that all Jews hope to eliminate white gentiles, just so you know[11]) and subsequently copy-pasted on various forums, blogs and comments boxes across the Internet, even when race is completely irrelevant to the subject. It runs as follows:

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to assimilate, i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize Im not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the Final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldnt object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.[12]

Later versions of the mantra have subtle changes; most notably, the two uses of “everybody says” in the second line are replaced with “they say.” This sums up the straw man at the heart of the argument: exactly who is saying this? If the people being described have political power, then what body do they belong to – one which has control over the immigration policies of both the Netherlands and Japan?

Beyond this, the mantra is a poorly written Gish Gallop which makes a number of flawed points along its way. It begins by claiming “Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, White countries for everybody!” – creating a false equivalence between ethnic origins (Asia, Africa) and race (“white”). It is notable that in the United States, the term “Asian” tends to refer to people from East Asian countries such as China, Japan and Korea whereas in the United Kingdom it tends to refer to people from South Asian countries (i.e. its former colonies) such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and both these definitions exclude those from other parts of the Asian continent such as the Middle East and Siberia. Apparently those who use the mantra are aware that a (relatively) logically consistent argument claiming “Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, Europe for everybody!” wouldn’t work out so well for white nationalists in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States.

As a result, it seems to classify the United States as a “white country,” even though the country only has a white, rather than a Native American, majority due to historical colonialism, and that the country’s largest non-white group throughout its entire independent history – African-Americans – were not voluntary migrants, but people forcefully brought and held there against their will by white people. It portrays Africa as having an all-black population; even if we leave aside the primarily Arab countries in the north of the continent this characterization ignores the fact that South Africa, which is 79% black, proportionately has a larger number of ethnic minority people than Australia (92% white) and the United Kingdom (87% white). Another argument is that the total percentage of white population has been decreasing since the 1900s; this overlooks the distinction between percentage and population number. Whites made up 75.1% of the total US population in 2000, and 72.4% in 2010; this is not a decrease in population, however, as the overall number of whites actually rose from 211,460,626 to 223,553,265.[13] Conveniently overlooked is that “white” in the US is defined as “not non-white”, so mixed race people are counted as black/hispanic/other, even if a larger percentage of the genes are “white”.[14] Also, it is simply untrue that “nobody” complains about immigration to Asian countries. Asian countries do, in fact, have far-right idiots paranoid about being overrun by immigrants, such as Japan’s uyoku dantai.[wp] Sound familiar?

One more gap in the mantra is the question of exactly why this alleged genocide is being carried out. Most conspiracy theories have a motive of some kind for the conspiracy to be orchestrated; this one, however, does not. (When asked, proponents’ reasons tend to boil down to some variant of “Jewsdidit.”)

The YouTube user Joniversity has also made a lengthy take-down of this mantra,[15] and another notable response is by user TheTruePooka, who has also given very concise and humorous rebuttals to the its many fallacies and deceptions.[16][17][18] YouTuber Coughlan000 has a commentary against this statement, and Coughlan considers this motto “The Moron Manifesto.”[19] Even RevLeft of all sites has managed a comprehensive, piece-by-piece debunking.[20]

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Dr Richard Stone OBE (born 9 March 1937) is a British medical doctor and anti-racism activist.

Dr Richard Stone has worked as an anti-racism and inter-faith campaigner in the UK. He has been in the campaign arising around the Stephen Lawrence murder and is a friend, adviser and confidant of Doreen Lawrence on a continuing basis. Dr Stone served as a Cabinet Advisor to the Mayor of London, President of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, and spent five years on the Runnymede Trust’s Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia, from 2000 to 2004 as chair. He has also been a trustee and vice-Chair of the Runnymede Trust and a Council and Board member of Liberty.[1] For 14 years he has been the chair of the Islamophobia Commission, set up by the Runnymede Trust in 1996, working with British Muslims.[2]

He was a member of the Home Offices Working Groups on Tackling Extremism Together.[3]

Much of his work has been to bring together British Jews and British Muslims. He was a founding trustee of the Maimonides Foundation in 1985 and in 2004 he founded Alif-Aleph UK (British Muslims and British Jews).[4]

He is an Honorary Fellow and Inter Faith Patron of the Woolf Institute, a Centre for Muslim-Jewish Relations at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow in the criminology department of the University of Westminster.[5]

Richard Stone was an Adviser to the judge, Sir William Macpherson, in the ‘Stephen Lawrence Inquiry’ into racism in policing from 1997-99.[6][7]

In 2013 Stone wrote the book ‘Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry'[8] documenting his personal experience on the Inquiry and raising concerns about the way the Inquiry was managed. In 2003/04 he sat on the panel of the NHS David Bennett Inquiry.[9]

In 2010 he was awarded an OBE for ‘public and voluntary’ service.[10]

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Fascism means different things to different people. To help explain how we use the term, here is a a set of quotes from Three Way Fight contributors and people who have influenced us. The quotes dont all agree with each other, and none of them should be considered an official position. Rather, they are intended to sketch out a general perspective and set of issues we consider important.

Definitions

Fascism is a revolutionary movement of the right against both the bourgeoisie and the left, of middle class and declassed men, that arises in zones of protracted crisis. (J. Sakai, The Shock of Recognition)

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Fascism is a revolutionary form of right-wing populism, inspired by a totalitarian vision of collective rebirth, that challenges capitalist political and cultural power while promoting economic and social hierarchy. (Matthew Lyons, Two Ways of Looking at Fascism)

Competing with the Left

Fascism is not a danger because it is ruling class policy or is about to be adopted as policy. Not even because it could have major influences on this policy. Nor is it a danger because of the rahowa, racial holy war, that is advocated by some fascist factions. The policies of official capitalism carried out through the schools and the criminal justice and welfare systems are both a far greater and a more immediate threat to the health and welfare of people of color than fascist instigated racial attacks and their promotion of racialist genocide. The real danger presented by the emerging fascist movements and organizations is that they might gain a mass following among potentially insurgent workers and declassed strata through an historic default of the left. This default is more than a possibility, it is a probability, and if it happens it will cause massive damage to the potential for a liberatory anti-capitalist insurgency. (Don Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism)

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The left had better begin to deal with the fact that issues that are regarded a part of our movement; globalization, working class economic demands, green questions, resistance to police repression etc. are now being organized by explicit fascists and others who might as well be. Nor do we have a patent on decentralized direct action. That is exactly what the fascist debate around leaderless resistance is about. Finally, the question of who and what, exactly, is anti-capitalist remains very much unsettled. Some of the fascists take positions that at least appear to be much more categorically oppositional than those of most of the left. (Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism)

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The assumption that in fighting fascism we would automatically enjoy majority support has crashed just look at India or Austria right now. As has the delusion that fascism built its movements solely on bigotry and violence. Even the Nazi movement not only strongly manipulated themes of social justice and restoring civic order, but built its mass base by a grassroots network of fighting squads, self-help groups and social services. What fascists did crudely in 1930 is being done in a much more sophisticated way today as we can see in the Muslim world. In place after place, the far right is drawing on the energy of anti-colonialism and anti-Western imperialism. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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We forget that fascism has always been mainly a movement of the young. That many youth in 1930s Germany viewed the Nazis as liberatory. As opposed to the German social-democrats, for example, who preached the dutiful authority of parents over children, the Hitler Youth gave rebellious children the power to keep their own hours, have an active sex and political life, smoke, drink and have groups of their own. Wilhelm Reich pointed out long ago that fascism in practice exposed every hypocrisy and internal cultural repression of the old left. (Sakai, The Shock of Recognition)

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While it intensifies oppression and murderously attacks the left, fascism also appropriates leftist anti-elitism in distorted form. In place of a structural analysis that focuses on dismantling systems of power, fascists portray evil elites as an insidious cultural or racial threat to be purged. For example, fascism attacks bourgeois values and parasitic business elements (sometimes, but not always, defined as Jewish) while defending the underlying institutions of private property and class exploitation. Historically, this approach has enabled fascism to tap into real social grievances, such as those of some middle-class groups who resent the power of big business but also have a stake in class privilege and feel threatened by working-class movements or oppressed communities below. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?)

Totalitarian mass politics

Fascism doesnt just terrorize and repress. It also inspires and mobilizes large masses of people around a vision of collective rebirth in a time of crisis. Building a mass movement outside traditional channels is central to fascisms bid to win state power. As a regime, fascism uses mass organizations and rituals to create a sense of participation and direct identification with the state. Fascism celebrates the nation, race, or cultural group as an organic community to which all other loyalties must be subordinated. In place of individual liberties or social justice, fascism offers its followers a culture of action, virility, heroic sacrifice, cathartic public spectacle, and being part of a vast social organism. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?)

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I think many people look at fascism and say, What a load of crap. How could anyone really believe that stuff? Even many antifascists look at the fascist movement as a joke, violent, but a joke. No doubt the fascist movements have their share of the knuckle-draggers, idiots, and the politically inept, but dont all movements have these types? I would actually say that in a real fascist movement, the more inept and foolish would be eliminated from the ranks. Fascism prides itself on ability, commitment, and sacrifice.

Fascist movements of the past were popular because they offered a total ideology with accompanying programs for action. Millions embraced fascism not because these people were stupid but because fascism provided a vision for social transformation amidst a time of international crisis. Fascism was able to mobilize masses of people.

I think this is important. The perspective I hold essentially sees fascism as a real movement of ideas that can draw people in and motivate them. It is an ideology and world view we are gonna have to compete with on more than a physical or military level. (Interview from Beating Fascism: Anarchist anti-fascism in theory and practice)

Revolution

[B]y revolutionary the left has always meant overthrowing capitalism and building a socialist or communal or anarchist society. Fascism is not revolutionary in that sense, although it may use those words. Fascism is revolutionary in a simpler use of the word. It intends to seize State power for itself. Not simply to sit atop the old pile, but in order to violently reorder society in a new class rule. One cannot read The Turner Diaries seriously or understand Timothy McVeighs politics (he was slaughtering the federal government not the Black Radical Caucus) without facing this. The old left propaganda that fascism is a tool of the ruling class is today just a quaint idea. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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Fascism overthrows old political elites and sweeps away established forms of political rule. It posits society as an organic hierarchy and rejects the Enlightenment principles of pluralism, equality, and individual rights. In the name of a fascist cultural revolution, it tries to reshape all institutions to embody a unified ideology imposed from above. Some kinds of fascism go further and revolutionize the socioeconomic order, too, as when German Nazism restructured the industrial heart of Europe with a system of exploitation based largely on plunder, slave labor, and genocidally working people to death. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?)

People of color and the global south

Two points: First, there is a real potential for working relationships and alliances between white fascist movements and various nationalist and religious tendencies among oppressed peoples. In no way does this potential involve the denial of the reality of white supremacy and racial and national oppression. It only means that the left cannot count on the responses to this pattern of oppression, privilege and domination fitting into its neat and comfortable categories.

Second, there is no reason to view fascism as necessarily white just because there are white supremacist fascists. To the contrary there is every reason to believe that fascist potentials exist throughout the global capitalist system. African, Asian, and Latin American fascist organizations can develop that are independent of, and to some extent competitive with Euro-American white fascism. (Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism)

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[T]he critical turning point now for fascism is not just in Europe. With the failure of State socialism and national liberation parties in the capitalist periphery, in the Third World, the far right including fascism is grasping at the leadership of mass anti-colonialism. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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Mass movements based in religious fundamentalism and various types of warlordism exist everywhere in the third world. They often have anti-capitalist features and frequently these have a quasi-fascist aspect. This should not be surprising. The crumbling structures of the national liberation states and the fragmented and demoralized elements of the communist movements in these areas are more likely to be fertile grounds for fascist development rather than a force against it. The foreign control of capital, labor, and commodity markets distorts the development of parliamentary and trade union traditions. The form of global capitalism that dominates in the periphery of the world capitalist system is not healthy terrain for the reformist leftism that predominates in capitals historic center. (Hamerquist Fascism & Anti-Fascism)

Men and women

[Fascism] exults in the violent military experience that is said to be natural for men, while scorning the soft cowardly life of the bourgeois businessmen and intellectuals and politicians.

It was early 18th century euro-capitalism itself that first redefined women not as free citizens and not as patriarchal property of individual men, but as a natural resource of the nation-State. Fascism exalts this, and makes of women a semi-slave resource of the State restricted to the margins of an essentially male society.

One part of this discussion is whether political movements or social phenomenon can be said to have gender. Yes, fascism appeals to women as well as men. Yes, Nazism owed much to German women, no matter how unwilling feminists now are to admit that. But we have said men so often when discussing fascism because we are being literal. It is a male movement, both in its composition and most importantly in its inner worldview. This is beyond discrimination or sexism, really. Fascism is nakedly a world of men. This is one of the sources of its cultural appeal. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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In an emerging fascist culture, the traditional forms of oppressing women become exaggerated beyond the point of recognition. The patriarchal nature of fascism places women in a particular class, or sub-class. Women become mere property, dominated and exploited by a male authority.

But herein lies the contradiction. A fascist movement will draw its strength from both men and women. Hitlers rise to power wasnt merely the work of stormtroopers in the streets, it was made possible by the mass support of women. Hitler promised the creation of a cultural value system in which the contributions of Aryan women to the fascist German society would simply be child rearing and care of the home and hearth. A new proletarian slave class of gypsies, Jews and North Africans made up of men, women and children would handle the work previously done by Aryan women. All sexual elements outside of conceiving for the master race would be handled by state-promoted brothels. (Xtn, Introduction to Confronting Fascism: Discussion Documents for a Militant Movement)

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While all far-right movements are male supremacist, they embody a range of doctrines and policies on women and gender issues including some drawn from the left and even feminism. (Lyons, Notes on Women and Right-Wing Movements)

Capitalism

Fascism grows out of the masses of men from classes that are abandoned on the sidelines of history. By transforming men from these classes and criminal elements into a distorted type of radical force, fascism changes the balance of power. It intervenes to try and seize capitalist State power not to save the old bourgeois order or even the generals, but to gut and violently reorganize society for itself as new parasitic State classes. Capitalism is restabilized but the bourgeoisie pays the price of temporarily no longer ruling the capitalist State. That is, there is a capitalist state but bourgeois rule is interrupted. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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The new fascism is, in effect, anti-imperialist right now. It is opposed to the big imperialist bourgeoisie (unlike Mussolini and Hitler earlier, who wanted even stronger, bigger Western imperialism), to the transnational corporations and banks, and their world-spanning multicultural bourgeois culture. Fascism really wants to bring down the World Bank, WTO and NATO, and even America the Superpower. As in destroy. That is, it is anti-bourgeois but not anti-capitalist. Because it is based on fundamentally pro-capitalist classes.

Fascism, in this slowly accelerating global crisis of transformation, believes in what we might call basic capitalism, o.g. capitalism. It is the would-be champion of local male classes vs. the new transnational classes. Enemy of emigrant Third World labor and the modern supra-imperialist State alike, fascism draws on the old weakening national classes of the lower-middle strata, local capitalists and the layers of declassed men. To the increasing mass of rootless men fallen or ripped out of productive classes whether it be the peasantry or the salariat it offers not mere working class jobs but the vision of payback. Of a land for real men, where they and not the bourgeois will be the ones giving orders at gunpoint and living off of others. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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In or out of power, fascism is not a capitalist puppet but an autonomous force, whose agenda sometimes clashes with capitalist interests in important ways. Business support was crucial to both Italian and German fascists in their drives for power, and they in turn aided big business by smashing the labor movement, imposing top-down stability, and promoting centralization of capital. But as these fascist regimes consolidated themselves, big business increasingly lost political control: it lost the power to determine the main direction of state policy. In Germany, the Nazi program of conquest and genocide simply overrode capitalist priorities such as exploiting scarce skilled workers instead of slaughtering them even if big industrialists made millions along the way. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?)

Transforming class society

While usual classes are engaged in economic production and distribution, fascism to support its heightened parasitism is driven to develop a lumpen-capitalist economy more focused on criminality, war, looting and enslavement. In its highest development, as in Nazi Germany, fascism eliminates the dangerous class contradiction of the old working class by socially dispersing & wiping it out as a class, replacing its labor with a new unfree proletariat of women, colonial prisoners and slaves. The extraordinary culture of the developed fascist State is like a nightmare vision of extreme capitalism, but the big bourgeoisie themselves do not have it under control. That is its unique characteristic. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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Fascism de-proletarianized Aryan society. Or to put it more precisely: it created an Aryan society that had never existed before by de-proletarianizing and genociding the former German society. The Nazis pursued Adolf Hitlers evolving strategy, which was to simultaneously promote both techno-industrial development and the Aryan re-organization of classes. If it is the superior race mans destiny to be both a fierce soldier and ruler over others as the Nazis held in a core belief then how can this superior race man at the same time be packing groceries for housewives at the supermarket or bucking production on the assembly line?. By the millions, newly Aryanized men were shifted into military & police service and into being supervisors, office workers, foremen, straw bosses and minor bureaucrats of every sort. The new proletariat that started emerging was heavily made up of involuntary foreign & slave laborers, retirees, and despite Nazi ideology about womens natural place in the kitchen and nursery women. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition)

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The German left communist, Alfred Sohn-Rethel thought that the German fascist state and society were developing features that foreshadowed a new transcapitalist exploitative social order. The most important of these features was fascist labor policy where, in significant areas of the economy the distinctively capitalist difference between labor and other factors of production was obliterated. Labor, not just labor power, was consumed in the process of production just like raw materials and fixed capital. The implications are barbaric and genocidal and genocide was what occurred. But this was not the genocidal aspect of continuing primitive accumulation that is a part of normal capitalist development. That type of genocide is directed mainly against pre-capitalist populations and against the social formations that obstruct the creation of a modern working class and the development of a reservoir of surplus labor. The German policy was the genocidal obliteration of already developed sections of the European working classes and the deliberate disruption of the social reproduction of labor in those sectors all in the interests of a racialist demand for living space. (Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism)

Classical versus neo-fascism

Classical fascism took shape in an era of European industrialization and nation-building, competing colonial empires, and an international Communist movement inspired by the recent Bolshevik Revolution. Now both old-style colonialism and state socialism have almost vanished, while corporate globalization is shifting industries across the world and reshaping nation-states. Far-right movements are responding to these changes in various ways. They promote nostalgia for old empires but also right-wing anti-imperialism, old-style nationalisms but also internationalist and decentralized versions of authoritarian politics. They tap into a backlash against the left but also grow where the lefts weakness has opened space for other kinds of insurgent movements. And they promote different versions of anti-elitism, often targeting U.S. or multinational capital but sometimes focusing more on local elites. (Lyons, Two Ways of Looking at Fascism)

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April 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports

After six years of wrangling, European Union members agreed on watered-down rules to combat racism and hate crimes across the bloc, including setting jail sentences for those who deny or trivialize the Holocaust. Critics warned that the bloc’s pullback from a tougher 2001 proposal would not deter racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism. The rules dilute the original draft by allowing member states to opt out of the standards. The accord still has to be approved by national parliaments.

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March 18, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Kristina Sauerwein and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers

A week after a reported campus hate crime drew national attention, sparked protests and shut down the prestigious Claremont Colleges, police on Wednesday called the incident a hoax staged by a professor who slashed tires, shattered windows and spray-painted racist graffiti on her own car.

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April 2, 1998 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

After watching Gwen Stefani bounce and pout her way through “Just a Girl” for the 10-zillionth time, one would get the impression that, in the grand scheme of the cosmos, ska is about as memorable as that movie you saw last summer with whatzername. Although the happy-feet aspect of ska remains alive and well, a serious side will surface at the epic Ska Against Racism tour tonight at the Ventura Theatre.

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21st March 2015 – IPSC Chairman Martin Quigley informing the crowd about how the racist, apartheid state of Israel is slaughtering the Palestinian people as well as stealing their land.

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Mario Balotelli accepts FA charge after posting image on Instagram

Mario Balotelli, the Liverpool striker, claimed he was making an ironic, anti-racism statement. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Mario Balotelli has accepted a Football Association charge over the Super Mario image that attracted accusations of racism and antisemitism. However, the Liverpool striker is to offer mitigation for reposting the controversial image on Instagram.

Balotelli was charged by the FA last week after posting an image of the Nintendo character that contained the words: jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew. The 24-year-old claimed to be making an ironic, anti-racism statement on social media and has submitted details of the racist abuse he has suffered during his playing career to the FA. He also apologised for any offence caused and pointed out that his foster mother is Jewish. The Italy international has not requested a personal hearing but will submit written mitigation to the regulatory commission that will consider the charge under E3 of the FA guidelines citing aggravating factors.

Balotelli could be banned for one match if found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute but is more likely to be fined for an offence on social media.

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Mario Balotelli is not a bad guy, he's foolish – he doesn't think about consequences

Mario Balotelli finds trouble in the most unlikely places He can’t even try to post anti-racist sentiment without it going very wrong Balotelli didn’t really understand the punchline to his Instagram post

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Why always him? Maybe because he cant even attempt to post a sentiment of anti-racism without the whole thing blowing up like a faulty Catherine Wheel. Mario Balotelli is no Nicolas Anelka, but he does have an unfortunate habit of finding trouble in the unlikeliest places. Brendan Rodgers, his manager at Liverpool, though that all he needed was a club with family values, although he might now be waking up to reality. I wrote about Balotellis latest misdemeanour here, you replied and now here we are. Topical music to play us in, too.

Hes lazy and useless. Im so glad Manchester City got rid of him. Alanauckland, New Zealand.

I dont think hes useless, Alan. I just think there is a ratio between maintenance required and worth to the team, and Balotellis numbers dont stack up.

Yawn. Youre trying too hard to create a circus round Balotelli due to laziness and lack of ability to dig out real stories you might as well create one and feed on it all season. The post he deleted was not just an insult to Jews, black folks, too, got a mention and Italians and Mexicans, and no one is feeling insulted. Give it a rest and go do a proper job. Guess who is the dumb one now? D53, London.

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Anti-racism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anti-racism includes beliefs, actions, movements, and policies adopted or developed to oppose racism. In general, anti-racism is intended to promote an egalitarian society in which people do not face discrimination on the basis of their race, however defined. By its nature, anti-racism tends to promote the view that racism in a particular society is both pernicious and socially pervasive, and that particular changes in political, economic, and/or social life are required to eliminate it. The European discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus did not occur until 1492. However, two Papal bulls announced several decades before that event were designed to help ward off increasing Muslim invasions into Europe, which they believed would have an effect on the New World. When Islam presented a serious military threat to Italy and Central Europe during the mid-15th century around the time of the fall of Constantinople, Pope Nicholas V tried to unite Christendom against them but failed. He then granted Portugal the right to subdue and even enslave Muslims whether white or any other race, pagans and other non-Christians in the papal bull Dum Diversas (1452). While this bull preceded the Atlantic slave trade by several decades, slavery and the slave trade were part of African societies and tribes which supplied the Arab world with slaves long before the arrival of the Europeans. Increasingly, the Italian merchants from the wealthiest states in Italy, especially Genoa and Venice joined in the lucrative trade and some members sported exotic lackeys and few domestic or workshop slaves whereas before slavery was forbidden in Christendom and only formerly in Muslim Spain and Sicily and their buffer border marches were seen and legally allowed. Racial views of Superiority started developing and became more acute about these slaves, social views imported from the Court of Granada where they were highly stratified and classified. The following year saw the Fall of Constantinople to Muslim conquerors of the ever growing Ottoman Empire which left the pope as the undoubted contested leader of Christendom when the Orthodox Church leadership became under submission. Several decades later, European explorers and missionaries spread Christianity to the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Pope Alexander VI had awarded colonial rights over most of the newly discovered lands by the Iberian Kingdoms of Castile and Portugal. Under their patronato system, however, Royal authorities, not the Vatican, controlled as in Europe all clerical appointments in the new colonies. Thus, the 1455 Papal bull Romanus Pontifex granted the Portuguese all lands behind Cape Bojador “allowing to reduce pagans and other enemies of Christ to perpetual servitude.”[citation needed] Later, the 1481 Papal bull Aeterni regis granted all lands south of the Canary Islands to the Portuguese Empire, while in May 1493 the Aragonese-born Pope Alexander VI decreed in the Bull Inter caetera that all lands west of a meridian only 100 leagues west of the Cape Verde Islands should belong to the Spanish Empire while new lands discovered east of that line would belong to Portugal. These arrangements were later confirmed in the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas. The European origins of racism spread to the Americas alongside the Europeans, but establishment views were questioned when applied to indigenous peoples. After the discovery of the New World many of the clergy sent to the New World, educated in the new Humane values of the Renaissance blooming but still new in Europe and not ratified by the Vatican, began to criticize Spain and their own Church’s treatment and views of indigenous peoples and slaves. In December 1511, Antonio de Montesinos, a Dominican friar, was the first man to openly rebuke the Spanish authorities and administrators of Hispaniola for their “cruelty and tyranny” in dealing with the American natives and those forced to labor as slaves. King Ferdinand enacted the Laws of Burgos and Valladolid in response. However enforcement was lax, and the New Laws of 1542 have to be made to take a stronger line. Because some people like Fray Bartolom de las Casas questioned not only the Crown but the Papacy at the Valladolid Controversy whether the Indians were truly men who deserved baptism, Pope Paul III in the papal bull Veritas Ipsa or Sublimis Deus (1537) confirmed that the Indians and other races were deserving men, so long as they became baptized.[1][2] Afterward, their Christian conversion effort gained momentum along social rights, while leaving the same status recognition unanswered for Africans of Black Race, and legal social racism prevailed towards the Indians or Asians. However, by then the last schism of the Reformation had taken place in Europe in those few decades along political lines, and the different views on the Value of human lives of different races were not corrected in the lands of Northern Europe, which would join the Colonial race at the end of the century and over the next, as the Portuguese and Spanish Empires waned. It would take another century, with the influence of the French Empire at its height, and its consequent Enlightenment developed at the highest circles of its Court, to return these previously inconclusive issues to the forefront of the political discourse championed by many intellectual men since Rousseau. These issues gradually permeated to the lower social levels, where they were a reality lived by men and women of different races from the European racial majority. Prior to the American Revolution, a small group of Quakers including John Woolman and Anthony Benezet successfully persuaded their fellow members of the Religious Society of Friends to free their slaves, divest from the slave trade, and create unified Quaker policies against slavery. This afforded their tiny religious denomination some moral authority to help begin the Abolitionist movement on both sides of the Atlantic. Woolman died of smallpox in England in 1775, shortly after crossing the Atlantic to bring his anti-slavery message to the Quakers of the British Isles. During and after the American Revolution, Quaker ministrations and preachings against slavery began to spread beyond their movement. In 1783, 300 Quakers, chiefly from the London area, presented the British Parliament with their signatures on the first petition against the slave trade. In 1785, Englishman Thomas Clarkson, enrolled at Cambridge, and in the course of writing an essay in Latin (Anne liceat invitos in servitutem dare (Is it lawful to enslave the unconsenting?), read the works of Benezet, and began a lifelong effort to outlaw the slave trade in England. In 1787, sympathizers formed the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, a small non-denominational group that could lobby more successfully by incorporating Anglicans, who, unlike the Quakers, could lawfully sit in Parliament. The twelve founding members included nine Quakers, and three pioneering Anglicans: Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson, and William Wilberforce all evangelical Christians. Later successes in opposing racism were won by the abolitionist movement, both in England and the United States. Though many Abolitionists did not regard blacks or mulattos as equal to whites, they did in general believe in freedom and often even equality of treatment for all people. A few, like John Brown, went further. Brown was willing to die on behalf of, as he said, “millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments….” Many black Abolitionists, such as Frederick Douglass, explicitly argued for the humanity of blacks and mulattoes, and for the equality of all people. Prior to and during the American Civil War, racial egalitarianism in the North became much stronger and more generally disseminated. The success of black troops in the Union Army had a dramatic impact on Northern sentiment. The Emancipation Proclamation was a notable example of this shift in political attitudes, although it notably did not completely extinguish legal slavery in several states. After the war, the Reconstruction government passed the Fourteenth Amendment and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution to guarantee the rights of blacks and mulattoes. Many ex-slaves had access to education for the first time. Blacks and mulattoes were also allowed to vote, which meant that African-Americans were elected to Congress in numbers not equaled until the Voting Rights Act and the Warren Court helped re-enfranchise black Americans.[citation needed] Due to resistance in the South, however, and a general collapse of idealism in the North, Reconstruction ended, and gave way to the nadir of American race relations. The period from about 1890 to 1920 saw the re-establishment of Jim Crow laws. President Woodrow Wilson, who regarded Reconstruction as a disaster, segregated the federal government.[3] The Ku Klux Klan grew to its greatest peak of popularity and strength. D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation was a movie sensation. In 1911 the First Universal Races Congress met in London, at which distinguished speakers from many countries for four days discussed race problems and ways to improve interracial relations.[4] Friedrich Tiedemann was one of the first people scientifically to contest racism. In 1836, using craniometric and brain measurements (taken by him from Europeans and black people from different parts of the world), he refuted the belief of many contemporary naturalists and anatomists that black people have smaller brains and are thus intellectually inferior to white people, saying it was scientifically unfounded and based merely on the prejudiced opinions of travelers and explorers.[5] At the start of the 20th Century, the work of anthropologists trying to end the paradigms of cultural evolutionism and social Darwinism within social sciencesanthropologists like Franz Boas, Marcel Mauss, Bronisaw Malinowski, Pierre Clastres and Claude Lvi-Straussbegan the initiative to the end of racism in human sciences and establish cultural relativism as the new dominant paradigm. Japan first proposed articles dedicated to the elimination of racial discrimination to be added to the rules of the League of Nations. This was the first proposal concerning the international elimination of racial discrimination in the world.[citation needed] Although the proposal received a majority (11 out of 16) of votes, the chairman, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, overturned it saying that important issues should be unanimously approved. Billy Hughes[6] and Joseph Cook vigorously opposed it as it undermined the White Australia policy.[citation needed] Opposition to racism revived in the 1920s and 1930s. At that time, anthropologists such as Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Ashley Montagu argued for the equality of humans across races and cultures. Eleanor Roosevelt was a very visible advocate for minority rights during this period. Anti-capitalist organizations like the Industrial Workers of the World, which gained popularity from 1905-1926, were explicitly egalitarian. Beginning with the Harlem Renaissance and continuing into the 1960s, many African-American writers argued forcefully against racism. During the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, Jim Crow laws were repealed in the South and blacks finally re-won the right to vote in Southern states. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential force, and his “I Have a Dream” speech is an exemplary condensation of his egalitarian ideology. Egalitarianism has been a catalyst for feminism, anti-war, and anti-imperialist movements. Henry David Thoreau’s opposition to the MexicanAmerican War, for example, was based in part on his fear that the U.S. was using the war as an excuse to expand American slavery into new territories. Thoreau’s response was chronicled in his famous essay “Civil Disobedience”, which in turn helped ignite Gandhi’s successful campaign against the British in India.[citation needed] Gandhi’s example in turn inspired the American civil rights movement. As James Loewen notes in Lies My Teacher Told Me: “Throughout the world, from Africa to Northern Ireland, movements of oppressed people continue to use tactics and words borrowed from our abolitionist and civil rights movements.” In East Germany, revolutionary Iran, Tiananmen Square, and South Africa, images, words, and tactics developed by human rights supporters have been used regularly and repeatedly. Many of these uses have been controversial. For example, the pro-life movement often draws connections between its goals and the goals of abolitionism. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has used anti-racist rhetoric to promote a land distribution scheme whereby privately-held land is confiscated from white Rhodesians and distributed to blacks, which has resulted in widespread starvation (see Land reform in Zimbabwe).[7][8][9] Anti-racist goals have often been supported by members of dominant cultures. Some have given their lives in pursuit of them, such as abolitionist John Brown, civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, and numerous rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust, such as German resistance fighter Hans von Dohnnyi. Historian and author Cynthia Stokes Brown, in discussing the role of “white allies” in the American anti-racist movement such as Virginia Foster Durr and others, wrote about “how some of those considered white were able to join unequivocably in the fight for the liberation of those considered other races, as well as for their own freedom from racism,” in the hope of providing role models of antiracist white identity and action.[10] Efforts towards being a “white ally” have been criticized for sometimes being self-serving, acting as a “savior”, or merely assuaging white guilt.[11] In a 2015 article published by AlterNet addressing ongoing racial inequities in the core of American culture, several writers on the topic of race gave observations about how “those who possess a real and authentic desire to be anti-racist partners to people of color” might do so productively; from study, research, and confronting their own and others’ privilege and bias in everyday life, language, and law, to helping build effective social and political movements, participating in protest, and engaging in personal “DIY activism” through zines, art, podcasts, and articles.[12] International Europe North America Other

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TheLaw and Justice (PiS) party this week scrapped a public body designed to fight racism and investigate hate crimes, citing its inefficiency. Government spokesman Rafal Bochenek told reporters the councils responsibilities will be taken over by more efficient state institutions. The Council Against Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance was set up by the previous government led by the liberal Civic Platform party, who were voted out of office last October after they agreed with the European Union (EU) that the country would take several thousand non-European migrants. The human rights Ombudsman, and parties opposed to PiS, have widely condemned the governments abolition of the body as they say hate crimes are increasing in Poland. Its shameful. The council is absolutely necessary amid the increasing number of racially motivated attacks and rising xenophobia, Ombudsman Adam Bodnar told AFP. The fears, spread by certain political parties about refugees are feeding into racist comments on the Internet, and this has not been firmly condemned, he continued. The Times of Israel reported that Polish prosecutors last launched 1,500 probes into cases of alleged discrimination and racially motivated hate crimes, up from the investigation of 60 such cases in 2009. Polish politician Katarzyna Lubnauer, of the socially and economically liberal Modern party, said she was outraged at the liquidation of the state council. Given increasing reluctance in Poland towards accepting people of another colour, another race, or who use a language other than Polish, the MP stressed she believes the institution is very much needed. Comments below Polish television network TVNs coverage of the story were broadly supportive of the move, with one person writing Anti-racism council liquidated rightly so, looking at whats happening in Germany or France, seemingly referring to the problems those European countries are facing as a result of having large numbers of non-European migrants. Civic Platform politician Rafal Grupiski claimed that scrapping the anti-racism body, which was established in 2013 by then Prime Minister of Poland, current European Council President Donald Tusk, is contrary to the rules of the European Union. The Law and Justice (PiS) party was elected in a major landslide victory in December that returned Polands first single-party government since the end of Communism. Although their ascent to power has left minority left-wing activists angered, and has triggered a series of protests by those who claim that the recently elected government lack democratic legitimacy, the party has pressed on with a programme of changes, including turning the nations back on the EU migrant resettlement programme

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Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white – RationalWiki

“Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white” is a straw man phrase used by white nationalists, white separatists, white supremacists and their ilk. Individuals who make this claim allege that the real bigots are actually the people who claim to be anti-racists, as they have a secret anti-white agenda. This phrase can be found copied and pasted in any comments section of a YouTube video or other web page discussing racial matters. People who make this argument often cite anti-white comments made by certain alleged anti-racists; amongst their favourite targets (in an example of nutpicking) are the former crank Harvard professor Noel Ignatiev and his colleagues at Race Traitor. This obscure journal (whose correspondents denied the existence of white anti-racists, a denial with which Ignatiev, who is white, fully agreed[2]) called for the concept of a white race to be abolished and printed statements which, when taken out of context, appear to be calling for the literal extermination of white people (“The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the white race”). As an aside, it is worth noting that this unorthodox point of view is not confined to the left: John Lovejoy, an ethnic nationalist from England, objects strongly to being called “white” and argues that there are “a good many objective reasons why the White terminology must not be allowed.”[3] The argument that “anti-racist is a code word for anti-white” falls to pieces when one considers the existence of individuals and groups who identify themselves as anti-racist and yet have opposed anti-white racism for decades. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, has a whole section on its site dedicated to documenting black racists.[4] If it is true that “anti-racist is a code word for anti-white,” then the SPLC must not be an anti-racist organisation. Other anti-racist groups that have countered bigotry and extremism from non-whites include the Anti-Defamation League,[5]Hope not Hate[6] and Genocide Watch.[7] The argument can be seen as an example of psychological projection. A person who sees the world entirely in terms of ethnic conflict may have trouble understanding that there are people who genuinely have a different worldview. As a result, they assume that anyone who claims to disagree with their views actually shares them, just in inverted form. The phrase was used as the title of a song[8] by the Australian white nationalist musician Johnny White Rabbit, who says that people who disagree are “brainwashed with joo shenanigans.”[9] A specific form of this argument, dubbed “the mantra,” was written by Bob Whitaker[10] (who believes that all Jews hope to eliminate white gentiles, just so you know[11]) and subsequently copy-pasted on various forums, blogs and comments boxes across the Internet, even when race is completely irrelevant to the subject. It runs as follows: Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries. The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them. Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to assimilate, i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites. What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries? How long would it take anyone to realize Im not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the Final solution to the BLACK problem? And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldnt object to this? But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.[12] Later versions of the mantra have subtle changes; most notably, the two uses of “everybody says” in the second line are replaced with “they say.” This sums up the straw man at the heart of the argument: exactly who is saying this? If the people being described have political power, then what body do they belong to – one which has control over the immigration policies of both the Netherlands and Japan? Beyond this, the mantra is a poorly written Gish Gallop which makes a number of flawed points along its way. It begins by claiming “Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, White countries for everybody!” – creating a false equivalence between ethnic origins (Asia, Africa) and race (“white”). It is notable that in the United States, the term “Asian” tends to refer to people from East Asian countries such as China, Japan and Korea whereas in the United Kingdom it tends to refer to people from South Asian countries (i.e. its former colonies) such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and both these definitions exclude those from other parts of the Asian continent such as the Middle East and Siberia. Apparently those who use the mantra are aware that a (relatively) logically consistent argument claiming “Asia for the Asians, Africa for the Africans, Europe for everybody!” wouldn’t work out so well for white nationalists in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the United States. As a result, it seems to classify the United States as a “white country,” even though the country only has a white, rather than a Native American, majority due to historical colonialism, and that the country’s largest non-white group throughout its entire independent history – African-Americans – were not voluntary migrants, but people forcefully brought and held there against their will by white people. It portrays Africa as having an all-black population; even if we leave aside the primarily Arab countries in the north of the continent this characterization ignores the fact that South Africa, which is 79% black, proportionately has a larger number of ethnic minority people than Australia (92% white) and the United Kingdom (87% white). Another argument is that the total percentage of white population has been decreasing since the 1900s; this overlooks the distinction between percentage and population number. Whites made up 75.1% of the total US population in 2000, and 72.4% in 2010; this is not a decrease in population, however, as the overall number of whites actually rose from 211,460,626 to 223,553,265.[13] Conveniently overlooked is that “white” in the US is defined as “not non-white”, so mixed race people are counted as black/hispanic/other, even if a larger percentage of the genes are “white”.[14] Also, it is simply untrue that “nobody” complains about immigration to Asian countries. Asian countries do, in fact, have far-right idiots paranoid about being overrun by immigrants, such as Japan’s uyoku dantai.[wp] Sound familiar? One more gap in the mantra is the question of exactly why this alleged genocide is being carried out. Most conspiracy theories have a motive of some kind for the conspiracy to be orchestrated; this one, however, does not. (When asked, proponents’ reasons tend to boil down to some variant of “Jewsdidit.”) The YouTube user Joniversity has also made a lengthy take-down of this mantra,[15] and another notable response is by user TheTruePooka, who has also given very concise and humorous rebuttals to the its many fallacies and deceptions.[16][17][18] YouTuber Coughlan000 has a commentary against this statement, and Coughlan considers this motto “The Moron Manifesto.”[19] Even RevLeft of all sites has managed a comprehensive, piece-by-piece debunking.[20]

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Richard Stone (anti-racism activist) – Wikipedia, the free …

Dr Richard Stone OBE (born 9 March 1937) is a British medical doctor and anti-racism activist. Dr Richard Stone has worked as an anti-racism and inter-faith campaigner in the UK. He has been in the campaign arising around the Stephen Lawrence murder and is a friend, adviser and confidant of Doreen Lawrence on a continuing basis. Dr Stone served as a Cabinet Advisor to the Mayor of London, President of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, and spent five years on the Runnymede Trust’s Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia, from 2000 to 2004 as chair. He has also been a trustee and vice-Chair of the Runnymede Trust and a Council and Board member of Liberty.[1] For 14 years he has been the chair of the Islamophobia Commission, set up by the Runnymede Trust in 1996, working with British Muslims.[2] He was a member of the Home Offices Working Groups on Tackling Extremism Together.[3] Much of his work has been to bring together British Jews and British Muslims. He was a founding trustee of the Maimonides Foundation in 1985 and in 2004 he founded Alif-Aleph UK (British Muslims and British Jews).[4] He is an Honorary Fellow and Inter Faith Patron of the Woolf Institute, a Centre for Muslim-Jewish Relations at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow in the criminology department of the University of Westminster.[5] Richard Stone was an Adviser to the judge, Sir William Macpherson, in the ‘Stephen Lawrence Inquiry’ into racism in policing from 1997-99.[6][7] In 2013 Stone wrote the book ‘Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry'[8] documenting his personal experience on the Inquiry and raising concerns about the way the Inquiry was managed. In 2003/04 he sat on the panel of the NHS David Bennett Inquiry.[9] In 2010 he was awarded an OBE for ‘public and voluntary’ service.[10]

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Anti-Racist Action – Official Site

Fascism means different things to different people. To help explain how we use the term, here is a a set of quotes from Three Way Fight contributors and people who have influenced us. The quotes dont all agree with each other, and none of them should be considered an official position. Rather, they are intended to sketch out a general perspective and set of issues we consider important. Definitions Fascism is a revolutionary movement of the right against both the bourgeoisie and the left, of middle class and declassed men, that arises in zones of protracted crisis. (J. Sakai, The Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Fascism is a revolutionary form of right-wing populism, inspired by a totalitarian vision of collective rebirth, that challenges capitalist political and cultural power while promoting economic and social hierarchy. (Matthew Lyons, Two Ways of Looking at Fascism) Competing with the Left Fascism is not a danger because it is ruling class policy or is about to be adopted as policy. Not even because it could have major influences on this policy. Nor is it a danger because of the rahowa, racial holy war, that is advocated by some fascist factions. The policies of official capitalism carried out through the schools and the criminal justice and welfare systems are both a far greater and a more immediate threat to the health and welfare of people of color than fascist instigated racial attacks and their promotion of racialist genocide. The real danger presented by the emerging fascist movements and organizations is that they might gain a mass following among potentially insurgent workers and declassed strata through an historic default of the left. This default is more than a possibility, it is a probability, and if it happens it will cause massive damage to the potential for a liberatory anti-capitalist insurgency. (Don Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The left had better begin to deal with the fact that issues that are regarded a part of our movement; globalization, working class economic demands, green questions, resistance to police repression etc. are now being organized by explicit fascists and others who might as well be. Nor do we have a patent on decentralized direct action. That is exactly what the fascist debate around leaderless resistance is about. Finally, the question of who and what, exactly, is anti-capitalist remains very much unsettled. Some of the fascists take positions that at least appear to be much more categorically oppositional than those of most of the left. (Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The assumption that in fighting fascism we would automatically enjoy majority support has crashed just look at India or Austria right now. As has the delusion that fascism built its movements solely on bigotry and violence. Even the Nazi movement not only strongly manipulated themes of social justice and restoring civic order, but built its mass base by a grassroots network of fighting squads, self-help groups and social services. What fascists did crudely in 1930 is being done in a much more sophisticated way today as we can see in the Muslim world. In place after place, the far right is drawing on the energy of anti-colonialism and anti-Western imperialism. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + We forget that fascism has always been mainly a movement of the young. That many youth in 1930s Germany viewed the Nazis as liberatory. As opposed to the German social-democrats, for example, who preached the dutiful authority of parents over children, the Hitler Youth gave rebellious children the power to keep their own hours, have an active sex and political life, smoke, drink and have groups of their own. Wilhelm Reich pointed out long ago that fascism in practice exposed every hypocrisy and internal cultural repression of the old left. (Sakai, The Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + While it intensifies oppression and murderously attacks the left, fascism also appropriates leftist anti-elitism in distorted form. In place of a structural analysis that focuses on dismantling systems of power, fascists portray evil elites as an insidious cultural or racial threat to be purged. For example, fascism attacks bourgeois values and parasitic business elements (sometimes, but not always, defined as Jewish) while defending the underlying institutions of private property and class exploitation. Historically, this approach has enabled fascism to tap into real social grievances, such as those of some middle-class groups who resent the power of big business but also have a stake in class privilege and feel threatened by working-class movements or oppressed communities below. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?) Totalitarian mass politics Fascism doesnt just terrorize and repress. It also inspires and mobilizes large masses of people around a vision of collective rebirth in a time of crisis. Building a mass movement outside traditional channels is central to fascisms bid to win state power. As a regime, fascism uses mass organizations and rituals to create a sense of participation and direct identification with the state. Fascism celebrates the nation, race, or cultural group as an organic community to which all other loyalties must be subordinated. In place of individual liberties or social justice, fascism offers its followers a culture of action, virility, heroic sacrifice, cathartic public spectacle, and being part of a vast social organism. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + I think many people look at fascism and say, What a load of crap. How could anyone really believe that stuff? Even many antifascists look at the fascist movement as a joke, violent, but a joke. No doubt the fascist movements have their share of the knuckle-draggers, idiots, and the politically inept, but dont all movements have these types? I would actually say that in a real fascist movement, the more inept and foolish would be eliminated from the ranks. Fascism prides itself on ability, commitment, and sacrifice. Fascist movements of the past were popular because they offered a total ideology with accompanying programs for action. Millions embraced fascism not because these people were stupid but because fascism provided a vision for social transformation amidst a time of international crisis. Fascism was able to mobilize masses of people. I think this is important. The perspective I hold essentially sees fascism as a real movement of ideas that can draw people in and motivate them. It is an ideology and world view we are gonna have to compete with on more than a physical or military level. (Interview from Beating Fascism: Anarchist anti-fascism in theory and practice) Revolution [B]y revolutionary the left has always meant overthrowing capitalism and building a socialist or communal or anarchist society. Fascism is not revolutionary in that sense, although it may use those words. Fascism is revolutionary in a simpler use of the word. It intends to seize State power for itself. Not simply to sit atop the old pile, but in order to violently reorder society in a new class rule. One cannot read The Turner Diaries seriously or understand Timothy McVeighs politics (he was slaughtering the federal government not the Black Radical Caucus) without facing this. The old left propaganda that fascism is a tool of the ruling class is today just a quaint idea. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Fascism overthrows old political elites and sweeps away established forms of political rule. It posits society as an organic hierarchy and rejects the Enlightenment principles of pluralism, equality, and individual rights. In the name of a fascist cultural revolution, it tries to reshape all institutions to embody a unified ideology imposed from above. Some kinds of fascism go further and revolutionize the socioeconomic order, too, as when German Nazism restructured the industrial heart of Europe with a system of exploitation based largely on plunder, slave labor, and genocidally working people to death. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?) People of color and the global south Two points: First, there is a real potential for working relationships and alliances between white fascist movements and various nationalist and religious tendencies among oppressed peoples. In no way does this potential involve the denial of the reality of white supremacy and racial and national oppression. It only means that the left cannot count on the responses to this pattern of oppression, privilege and domination fitting into its neat and comfortable categories. Second, there is no reason to view fascism as necessarily white just because there are white supremacist fascists. To the contrary there is every reason to believe that fascist potentials exist throughout the global capitalist system. African, Asian, and Latin American fascist organizations can develop that are independent of, and to some extent competitive with Euro-American white fascism. (Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + [T]he critical turning point now for fascism is not just in Europe. With the failure of State socialism and national liberation parties in the capitalist periphery, in the Third World, the far right including fascism is grasping at the leadership of mass anti-colonialism. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Mass movements based in religious fundamentalism and various types of warlordism exist everywhere in the third world. They often have anti-capitalist features and frequently these have a quasi-fascist aspect. This should not be surprising. The crumbling structures of the national liberation states and the fragmented and demoralized elements of the communist movements in these areas are more likely to be fertile grounds for fascist development rather than a force against it. The foreign control of capital, labor, and commodity markets distorts the development of parliamentary and trade union traditions. The form of global capitalism that dominates in the periphery of the world capitalist system is not healthy terrain for the reformist leftism that predominates in capitals historic center. (Hamerquist Fascism & Anti-Fascism) Men and women [Fascism] exults in the violent military experience that is said to be natural for men, while scorning the soft cowardly life of the bourgeois businessmen and intellectuals and politicians. It was early 18th century euro-capitalism itself that first redefined women not as free citizens and not as patriarchal property of individual men, but as a natural resource of the nation-State. Fascism exalts this, and makes of women a semi-slave resource of the State restricted to the margins of an essentially male society. One part of this discussion is whether political movements or social phenomenon can be said to have gender. Yes, fascism appeals to women as well as men. Yes, Nazism owed much to German women, no matter how unwilling feminists now are to admit that. But we have said men so often when discussing fascism because we are being literal. It is a male movement, both in its composition and most importantly in its inner worldview. This is beyond discrimination or sexism, really. Fascism is nakedly a world of men. This is one of the sources of its cultural appeal. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + In an emerging fascist culture, the traditional forms of oppressing women become exaggerated beyond the point of recognition. The patriarchal nature of fascism places women in a particular class, or sub-class. Women become mere property, dominated and exploited by a male authority. But herein lies the contradiction. A fascist movement will draw its strength from both men and women. Hitlers rise to power wasnt merely the work of stormtroopers in the streets, it was made possible by the mass support of women. Hitler promised the creation of a cultural value system in which the contributions of Aryan women to the fascist German society would simply be child rearing and care of the home and hearth. A new proletarian slave class of gypsies, Jews and North Africans made up of men, women and children would handle the work previously done by Aryan women. All sexual elements outside of conceiving for the master race would be handled by state-promoted brothels. (Xtn, Introduction to Confronting Fascism: Discussion Documents for a Militant Movement) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + While all far-right movements are male supremacist, they embody a range of doctrines and policies on women and gender issues including some drawn from the left and even feminism. (Lyons, Notes on Women and Right-Wing Movements) Capitalism Fascism grows out of the masses of men from classes that are abandoned on the sidelines of history. By transforming men from these classes and criminal elements into a distorted type of radical force, fascism changes the balance of power. It intervenes to try and seize capitalist State power not to save the old bourgeois order or even the generals, but to gut and violently reorganize society for itself as new parasitic State classes. Capitalism is restabilized but the bourgeoisie pays the price of temporarily no longer ruling the capitalist State. That is, there is a capitalist state but bourgeois rule is interrupted. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The new fascism is, in effect, anti-imperialist right now. It is opposed to the big imperialist bourgeoisie (unlike Mussolini and Hitler earlier, who wanted even stronger, bigger Western imperialism), to the transnational corporations and banks, and their world-spanning multicultural bourgeois culture. Fascism really wants to bring down the World Bank, WTO and NATO, and even America the Superpower. As in destroy. That is, it is anti-bourgeois but not anti-capitalist. Because it is based on fundamentally pro-capitalist classes. Fascism, in this slowly accelerating global crisis of transformation, believes in what we might call basic capitalism, o.g. capitalism. It is the would-be champion of local male classes vs. the new transnational classes. Enemy of emigrant Third World labor and the modern supra-imperialist State alike, fascism draws on the old weakening national classes of the lower-middle strata, local capitalists and the layers of declassed men. To the increasing mass of rootless men fallen or ripped out of productive classes whether it be the peasantry or the salariat it offers not mere working class jobs but the vision of payback. Of a land for real men, where they and not the bourgeois will be the ones giving orders at gunpoint and living off of others. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + In or out of power, fascism is not a capitalist puppet but an autonomous force, whose agenda sometimes clashes with capitalist interests in important ways. Business support was crucial to both Italian and German fascists in their drives for power, and they in turn aided big business by smashing the labor movement, imposing top-down stability, and promoting centralization of capital. But as these fascist regimes consolidated themselves, big business increasingly lost political control: it lost the power to determine the main direction of state policy. In Germany, the Nazi program of conquest and genocide simply overrode capitalist priorities such as exploiting scarce skilled workers instead of slaughtering them even if big industrialists made millions along the way. (Lyons, Is the Bush Administration Fascist?) Transforming class society While usual classes are engaged in economic production and distribution, fascism to support its heightened parasitism is driven to develop a lumpen-capitalist economy more focused on criminality, war, looting and enslavement. In its highest development, as in Nazi Germany, fascism eliminates the dangerous class contradiction of the old working class by socially dispersing & wiping it out as a class, replacing its labor with a new unfree proletariat of women, colonial prisoners and slaves. The extraordinary culture of the developed fascist State is like a nightmare vision of extreme capitalism, but the big bourgeoisie themselves do not have it under control. That is its unique characteristic. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Fascism de-proletarianized Aryan society. Or to put it more precisely: it created an Aryan society that had never existed before by de-proletarianizing and genociding the former German society. The Nazis pursued Adolf Hitlers evolving strategy, which was to simultaneously promote both techno-industrial development and the Aryan re-organization of classes. If it is the superior race mans destiny to be both a fierce soldier and ruler over others as the Nazis held in a core belief then how can this superior race man at the same time be packing groceries for housewives at the supermarket or bucking production on the assembly line?. By the millions, newly Aryanized men were shifted into military & police service and into being supervisors, office workers, foremen, straw bosses and minor bureaucrats of every sort. The new proletariat that started emerging was heavily made up of involuntary foreign & slave laborers, retirees, and despite Nazi ideology about womens natural place in the kitchen and nursery women. (Sakai, Shock of Recognition) + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + The German left communist, Alfred Sohn-Rethel thought that the German fascist state and society were developing features that foreshadowed a new transcapitalist exploitative social order. The most important of these features was fascist labor policy where, in significant areas of the economy the distinctively capitalist difference between labor and other factors of production was obliterated. Labor, not just labor power, was consumed in the process of production just like raw materials and fixed capital. The implications are barbaric and genocidal and genocide was what occurred. But this was not the genocidal aspect of continuing primitive accumulation that is a part of normal capitalist development. That type of genocide is directed mainly against pre-capitalist populations and against the social formations that obstruct the creation of a modern working class and the development of a reservoir of surplus labor. The German policy was the genocidal obliteration of already developed sections of the European working classes and the deliberate disruption of the social reproduction of labor in those sectors all in the interests of a racialist demand for living space. (Hamerquist, Fascism & Anti-Fascism) Classical versus neo-fascism Classical fascism took shape in an era of European industrialization and nation-building, competing colonial empires, and an international Communist movement inspired by the recent Bolshevik Revolution. Now both old-style colonialism and state socialism have almost vanished, while corporate globalization is shifting industries across the world and reshaping nation-states. Far-right movements are responding to these changes in various ways. They promote nostalgia for old empires but also right-wing anti-imperialism, old-style nationalisms but also internationalist and decentralized versions of authoritarian politics. They tap into a backlash against the left but also grow where the lefts weakness has opened space for other kinds of insurgent movements. And they promote different versions of anti-elitism, often targeting U.S. or multinational capital but sometimes focusing more on local elites. (Lyons, Two Ways of Looking at Fascism)

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Articles about Anti Racism – latimes

WORLD April 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports After six years of wrangling, European Union members agreed on watered-down rules to combat racism and hate crimes across the bloc, including setting jail sentences for those who deny or trivialize the Holocaust. Critics warned that the bloc’s pullback from a tougher 2001 proposal would not deter racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism. The rules dilute the original draft by allowing member states to opt out of the standards. The accord still has to be approved by national parliaments. CALIFORNIA | LOCAL March 18, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Kristina Sauerwein and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers A week after a reported campus hate crime drew national attention, sparked protests and shut down the prestigious Claremont Colleges, police on Wednesday called the incident a hoax staged by a professor who slashed tires, shattered windows and spray-painted racist graffiti on her own car. ENTERTAINMENT April 2, 1998 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES After watching Gwen Stefani bounce and pout her way through “Just a Girl” for the 10-zillionth time, one would get the impression that, in the grand scheme of the cosmos, ska is about as memorable as that movie you saw last summer with whatzername. Although the happy-feet aspect of ska remains alive and well, a serious side will surface at the epic Ska Against Racism tour tonight at the Ventura Theatre. BUSINESS

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Dublin – UN Anti Racism Day Part 2 – Video




Dublin – UN Anti Racism Day Part 2 21st March 2015 – IPSC Chairman Martin Quigley informing the crowd about how the racist, apartheid state of Israel is slaughtering the Palestinian people as well as stealing their land. By: Ahmad Ryklief

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Mario Balotelli accepts FA charge after posting image on Instagram

Mario Balotelli, the Liverpool striker, claimed he was making an ironic, anti-racism statement. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Mario Balotelli has accepted a Football Association charge over the Super Mario image that attracted accusations of racism and antisemitism. However, the Liverpool striker is to offer mitigation for reposting the controversial image on Instagram. Balotelli was charged by the FA last week after posting an image of the Nintendo character that contained the words: jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew. The 24-year-old claimed to be making an ironic, anti-racism statement on social media and has submitted details of the racist abuse he has suffered during his playing career to the FA. He also apologised for any offence caused and pointed out that his foster mother is Jewish. The Italy international has not requested a personal hearing but will submit written mitigation to the regulatory commission that will consider the charge under E3 of the FA guidelines citing aggravating factors. Balotelli could be banned for one match if found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute but is more likely to be fined for an offence on social media.

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Mario Balotelli is not a bad guy, he's foolish – he doesn't think about consequences

Mario Balotelli finds trouble in the most unlikely places He can’t even try to post anti-racist sentiment without it going very wrong Balotelli didn’t really understand the punchline to his Instagram post By Martin Samuel – Debate for the Daily Mail Published: 03:18 EST, 4 December 2014 | Updated: 06:06 EST, 4 December 2014 195 shares 47 View comments Why always him? Maybe because he cant even attempt to post a sentiment of anti-racism without the whole thing blowing up like a faulty Catherine Wheel. Mario Balotelli is no Nicolas Anelka, but he does have an unfortunate habit of finding trouble in the unlikeliest places. Brendan Rodgers, his manager at Liverpool, though that all he needed was a club with family values, although he might now be waking up to reality. I wrote about Balotellis latest misdemeanour here, you replied and now here we are. Topical music to play us in, too. Hes lazy and useless. Im so glad Manchester City got rid of him. Alanauckland, New Zealand. I dont think hes useless, Alan. I just think there is a ratio between maintenance required and worth to the team, and Balotellis numbers dont stack up. Yawn. Youre trying too hard to create a circus round Balotelli due to laziness and lack of ability to dig out real stories you might as well create one and feed on it all season. The post he deleted was not just an insult to Jews, black folks, too, got a mention and Italians and Mexicans, and no one is feeling insulted. Give it a rest and go do a proper job. Guess who is the dumb one now? D53, London.

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