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Fascism is Not an Idea to Be Debated, It’s a Set of Actions to Fight

Aleksandar Hemon Literary Hub
Written two years ago, over the controversy created by inviting Steven Bannon to "discuss fascism" at a public forum, the conclusions of this article are relevant for today, with the coup of January 6 and the pardon of Bannon by Donald Trump.

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within

Eric Foner The Nation
The belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion. The riot by supporters of President Trump, aimed at preventing the counting of electoral votes, reveals a darker side of the history of American democracy.

Tidbits - Jan. 14, 2021 - Reader Comments: One Week - Coup Attempt and Resistance; America Through Nazi Eyes; Impeachment; Holding Trump, His Enablers and Cohorts Responsible; Israeli Apartheid; Tech and Retail Workers; Resources; Announcements; and more.

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Reader Comments: One Week - Coup Attempt and Resistance; America Through Nazi Eyes; Impeachment; Holding Trump, His Enablers and Cohorts Responsible; Israeli Apartheid; Tech and Retail Workers; Resources; Announcements; and more....

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Strongmen

Charles Kaiser The Guardian
Ruth Ben-Ghiat delivers a superb examination of how close the US came to fascism – and how it has propped it up before.

Global Left Midweek - January 13, 2021

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Fascism, fascization, and antifascism 2021. Reports and analyses, with urgent words from Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad and Alain Badiou.

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The Rise of Fascism

Geoffrey Jacques Portside
Here is a history of fascism in Europe that may be helpful as we consider this troubled, and troubling, moment.

Trump’s Vilest Legacy

Rober Robert Reich
The acceptance of Trump’s behavior by millions of his supporters will be his vilest legacy.

Friday Nite Videos | December 11, 2020

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"Seditious Abuse" | The AG Coup Attempt. The Social Dilemma | Trailer. Dr. Fauci Explains Vaccine Safety, When It Will Be Available and Who Gets It. The War on Cuba — Episode 2. Weed Was the Real Winner of the 2020 Election.
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