“Leading up to the International Day Against Fascism, March 22nd, we would like to invite you to a public discussion. Speakers will share information and open the discussion about the rise of xenophobia and racism in Europe, the militarization of the state and the rise of fascism.”
What is Fascism?
Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism:
Two Ways of Looking at Fascism:
Intro / chair: Iannis Delatolas
1)”The Politics of Hatred: Homophobia and the rise of fascism in Russia and Beyond”
Overview of #fascism as an ideology and comparing the processes that happen in #Russia with the main features of fascism. Explaining how #fascism has become a new Russian ideology:
Original article [RU]:
Russian Opposition Coordination Council member, anti-fascist and current hostage political prisoner in the Bolotnaya ‘Swamp’ Case, Alexey Gaskarov, describes why participation in the up coming anti-fascist rally in memory of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova scheduled for 19 january: http://grani.ru/Politics/Russia/activism/m.223279.html is important and urgent to attend.
A great article from Opposition member, Paul Schectman, where he describe the symbolism of the St George Ribbon as being one similar to the swastika held by what many in western world view as a symbol for “neo nazi” fascists, in russia- he saying, racist neo nazi nationalists also idolize the symbol of St George…
Fascism with St. George’s ribbon: http://grani.ru/blogs/free/entries/226542.html
“They have privatized factories, newspapers, steamships; they have privatized the Kremlin and Red Square, they have privatized the state itself – the KGB, explicitly did not stop there and engaged in the privatization of the spiritual sphere. They are privatizing war, victory that our grandfathers fought for (my grandfather has been privatized) finally anti-fascism – and thus fascism. In the sense that they now define who is a fascist and who is not a fascist.
Ribbon of Saint George – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbon_of_Saint_George
Funeral of Russian Democracy 18.07.2013
Russia Wipes Opposition Sites From The Internet
Garry Kasparov declares that though he will refrain from returning to Russia for the time being, he will not give up his fight to oust Putin or his hopes for a democratic future for his country.http://politzeki.tumblr.com/post/53445418319/i-will-not-return-to-the-dark-reality-of-putins-russia
archived writings by Alexandr Podrbinek in English, he is a well known opposition writer in Russia, he is good at explaining the issues surrounding repression in Russia and also information re opposition: http://imrussia.org/archive?jview=archive&month=&year=…
2)”1980 to Gezi Resistance / Military Dictatorship, Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism”
3) “Between East and West: Ukraine and the return of the national question”
“Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine” by Timothy Snyder
KYIV’S EUROMAIDAN IS A LIBERATIONIST AND NOT EXTREMIST MASS ACTION OF CIVIC DISOBEDIENCE.
Collective statement by experts on Ukrainian nationalism on the role of far right groups in Ukraine’s protest movement, and a warning about the Russian imperialism-serving effects of some supposedly anti-fascist media reports from Kyiv.
Kiev’s protesters: Ukraine uprising was no neo-Nazi power-grab
Left Opposition: Ukraine will be saved from intervention by solidarity
Manifesto: 10 Тheses of the Leftist Opposition in Ukraine
UKRAINE: Paul Gubariew – a “tribune of the people” in Donetsk, ie neo-Nazis on the side of Putin
#Ukraine’s Left Opposition Ліва опозиція statement on political situation and the menace of war; Ukraine will be saved from intervention by solidarity! (in English): http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/international-news/ukraines-left-opposition-calls-for-solidarity-against-intervention-and-oligarchs.html
Memorial Human Rights Centre on disturbing parallels between the Crimea and Chechnya
Chechnya Moscow city & Moscow region Victims of conflicts Human rights education Ukraine
Press Release by Memorial Human Rights Centre, Moscow
Former Head of Mejlis: Russian Policy Toward Crimea – Ethnocide, Genocide and Deportation
4) “Europe, Greece and the Return of Fascism: Some Implications of the Current Crisis”
5) “The European Radical Right Between Mobilization and Electoral Populism”Jonah Birch
6) “Fighting the EDL and Fascism in Britain”
SYRIA: Who are Assad’s fascist supporters?
List of neo-Nazi organizations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_neo-Nazi_organizations