• The Far Right, the Hard Right, and Our Fight Against Them

    The massacre of worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh by a far-right shooter and the election of fascist politician Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil on the same October weekend were a double blow to people on the left who understand the significance of these events. The high-profile public debate in Toronto between David Frum … Keep reading »

  • Understanding the Rise of the Radical Right

    It is the time of monsters. The organic crisis of the old neoliberal project has also brought forth the rise of a new radical right. Yet these monsters are quite different from one another: we have strong men like Trump, Kurz and Macron – political entrepreneurs shaping a new authoritarianism from positions of governance. Theresa … Keep reading »

  • Europe in a Vortex of Crisis

    Authoritarian neoliberalism, the advance of the far right, and dilemmas for the Left More than a decade after the global financial meltdown, Europe is in the midst of a series of crises that is even difficult to enumerate: the rise of far right and fascist forces; the inequalities and welfare state cuts from unending austerity; … Watch video »

  • Opening the Door to the Far Right

    Sunday’s election in Sweden shows how the decline of robust social-democratic guarantees can feed the rise of the far right. Keep reading »

  • Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History

    The nightmares that have shaped the past and await return slightly just below the surface of American society are poised to wreak havoc on us again. America has reached a distinctive crossroads in which the principles and practices of a fascist past and neoliberal present have merged to produce what Philip Roth once called “the … Keep reading »

  • The Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism – An interview with Henry A. Giroux

    Mark Karlin (MK): Why is it important to have an historical understanding of fascism to shed light on the age of Trump? Henry A. Giroux (HG): The conditions leading to fascism do not exist in some ethereal space outside of history. Nor are they fixed in a static moment in the past. As Hannah Arendt … Keep reading »

  • John Kannankulan and Stefan Kipfer – Cracks and Fissures in Europe

    Authoritarian Statism, the Hard Right and Challenges for the Left. Moderated by Greg Albo. Presentations by John Kannankulam and Stefan Kipfer. Recorded in Toronto, 21 November 2017. Watch video »

  • Ingo Schmidt – The Hope of the Hopeless

    Contemporary Lessons from Marxist Struggles Against Hitler and Mussolini Fascist movements are on the rise. But does that mean that Donald Trump’s America, Viktor Orbán’s Hungary or Narendra Modi’s India are fascist? Many on the left think so and discovered antifascist action as their preferred rallying point. It remains often unclear, though, is which alternatives to … Watch video »

  • Militant Hope in the Age of Trump

    The United States stands at the endpoint of a long series of attacks on democracy, and the choices faced by the American public today point to the divide between those who are committed to democracy and those who are not. Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger … Keep reading »

  • The Resistible Rise of the Far Right in Europe

    The rise of the radical right in Europe raises many questions. The key here is the crisis of European democracies. To counteract this development, the Left is confronted with great challenges: overcoming mass unemployment and nationalism, and defending democracy. The victory of the candidate of the Greens, Alexander Van der Bellen in the second round … Keep reading »

  • The BJP and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in India

    Since the election of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in May 2014, there has been an unprecedented onslaught on workers’ rights along with a well-planned assault on democratic institutions, academic-cultural centres, intellectuals, left, progressive and secular groups, religious minorities, women and marginalized sections across India. Watch video »

  • The Front National and French Workers

    The class-consciousness of workers in France is diminishing. As early as 1978 opinion surveys revealed a strong unease that went with the sense of society falling into crisis. The most important factors for the preservation of class-consciousness, according to social scientists Guy Michelat and Michel Simon, were the existence of relatively unified and solidary collectives … Keep reading »