The fight against fascism
By Matthew Richter, 24 September 2020
In July, a heavily-armed Canadian Armed Forces’ Ranger crashed through the gates of the temporary residence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in what had all the hallmarks of an assassination attempt.
By Jan Ritter, 19 September 2020
A photo montage shared online by police officers shows a grinning SS soldier pressing a button marked “Gas.” In the background, refugees are screaming in fear in a gas chamber.
By Gregor Link, 19 September 2020
The extreme-right continues its work because it is being protected by senior authorities in the state apparatus.
By Jason Melanovski, 19 September 2020
Ukraine’s far-right continues to oppose any negotiated settlement that could lead to the end of the six-year long civil war that has needlessly killed over 13,000.
By Alejandro Lopez and Kevin Martinez, 7 September 2020
Timely and moving, the Spanish documentary details the efforts of activists and torture survivors to prosecute Francoite officials for crimes against humanity.
By Niles Niemuth, 5 September 2020
Michael Forest Reinoehl, gunned down by a fugitive task force in Washington State on Thursday, had said he was being “hunted” by far-right groups coordinating with the police.
By Barry Grey, 5 September 2020
The Trump campaign hopes to mobilize among its “poll watchers” the militia and vigilante types who have been attacking those protesting police violence and racism.
By Christoph Vandreier, 1 September 2020
Some 30,000 right-wing extremists, anti-Semites and their supporters protested in the German capital on Saturday against any effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US President, 31 August 2020
The murders in Kenosha are the first major attempt to use right-wing vigilante groups to carry out violent attacks on domestic opposition within the United States.
By Jacob Crosse, 29 August 2020
The Democrats and the media are covering up the direct line that can be drawn between the fascistic statements of Trump and the vigilante killings in Kenosha perpetrated by Kyle Rittenhouse.
By Tom Peters, 28 August 2020
There are many unanswered questions about how fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant was able to carry out his attack without being stopped by the police or intelligence agencies.
By Patrick Martin, 25 August 2020
At a press briefing last week, the US president delivered an extraordinary thumbs-up to the QAnon online grouping, which justifies violence against his political opponents.
By Joseph Lorenz, 18 August 2020
The role of the police during the fascist attack Saturday in Kalamazoo contrasts sharply with the repressive response to protests against police violence in early June.
By Patrick Martin, 11 August 2020
Barr made a political amalgam connecting the Democratic Party, Black Lives Matter, Antifa and terrorism.
By Katerina Selin, 11 August 2020
New evidence points to the fact that right-wing extremists associated with the Alternative for Germany within the judicial system have deliberately delayed and hindered investigations into violent attacks .
By Jordan Shilton, 7 August 2020
Police officers, former military officers and far-right operatives engaged in a vast conspiracy to hoard large quantities of munitions and weaponry, establish safe houses, identify political opponents, and procure the necessary materials to secretly dispose of dead bodies.
By Peter Schwarz, 6 August 2020
The protest in Berlin was a predictable, put-up job, which closely resembled the scenario of the Pegida demonstrations held five years ago.
By Marianne Arens, 6 August 2020
On August 1, three Guineans were brutally attacked by neo-Nazis in Erfurt and had to be taken to hospital.
By Hugo Maltais, 6 August 2020
In a brazen attempt to intimidate the media, neo-Nazi Raphaël Lévesque led an invasion of the editorial offices of Vice Quebec .
By Jan Ritter and Max Linhof, 5 August 2020
A growing number of threatening e-mails and faxes, almost all signed NSU 2.0, have been sent to left-wing artists, immigrants, politicians, journalists and lawyers.
By Tom Peters, 5 August 2020
The WSWS spoke with Anjum Rahman from the Islamic Women’s Council, which is concerned about secrecy surrounding the royal commission into last year’s fascist attack.
By Niles Niemuth, 30 July 2020
The illegal seizure of the protester in broad daylight signaled the readiness of the New York Police Department to use the authoritarian methods made infamous by Trump’s paramilitary forces in Portland.
By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2020
The lawsuit against Colombes Mayor Patrick Chaimovitch tramples on historical truth and basic democratic rights.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 July 2020
One hundred US Marshals and 50 Customs and Border Patrol agents specializing in “riot control” are en route or have already arrived as protests continue.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 July 2020
Stephan Balliet is accused of double murder, 68 counts of attempted murder, predatory extortion, dangerous bodily harm and sedition.
By Clara Weiss, 24 July 2020
The central role of anti-Semitism in the official campaign of the ruling PiS has no precedent in Poland since the end of the Nazi occupation in World War II.
By Patrick Martin, 23 July 2020
The White House is escalating the drive toward an authoritarian regime in America.
By Peter Schwarz, 22 July 2020
The Frankfurt “riots” are being used by the German government to increase police powers and justify and strengthen radical right-wing structures in the state apparatus.
By Patrick Martin, 20 July 2020
The crackdown on demonstrators by Trump’s fascistic border agents is the latest move in his administration’s years-long assault on democratic rights in the United States.
New terrorist threats against politicians, artists and journalists
By Christoph Vandreier, 18 July 2020
The threats are intended to intimidate the widespread opposition to the right-wing policies of the grand coalition of the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD).
By Joanne Laurier, 18 July 2020
#Anne Frank Parallel Stories is a documentary streaming on Netflix that retraces the life of Anne Frank, as well as five living women who survived the Nazi concentration camps in World War II.
By Christoph Vandreier, 15 July 2020
There are close links between Germany’s secret services, its government and the right-wing extremist milieu not only in Saxony, but throughout the country.
By Alejandro López, 13 July 2020
Vox intends to exploit the reactionary role played by Spain’s main unions, which support the austerity policies of the ruling Podemos and Socialist parties.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 July 2020
There are growing fears in the German government of preparations for a right-wing putsch.
By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2020
With his campaign trailing in the polls, the US president is resorting more and more to openly fascistic appeals.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 July 2020
After new details came to light about the far-right terrorist networks inside the Special Forces Command, the German defence minister announced the restructuring of the army’s 1,600-strong elite unit.
By Jacob Crosse, 24 June 2020
Ethan Melzer, 22, is facing life in prison for passing on information regarding the deployment of his unit to an occult neo-Nazi organization, Order of the Nine Angels.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 22 June 2020
The 46-year-old neo-Nazi Stephan Ernst is accused of having shot Kassel District President Walter Lübcke on his terrace on the night of June 2, 2019.
By Barry Grey, 20 June 2020
In the run-up to his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday evening, President Donald Trump is focusing his energies on issuing threats against counter-protesters and incitements to fascistic elements and police officers.
Yellow Star, Red Star
By Clara Weiss, 20 June 2020
Though fatally flawed by its equation of Stalinism with communism, and the author’s reluctance to discuss the social character of the restoration of capitalism, the book exposes the close relationship between capitalist counterrevolution and the rise of fascist forces.
By Thomas Scripps, 15 June 2020
The stage has been set for a law-and-order campaign, directed against anti-police violence protests involving hundreds of thousands of people.
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2020
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s campaign produced an ad last week in which she brandished an assault rifle and warned “antifa” demonstrators to “stay the hell out of northwest Georgia.”
As nationwide protests continue
By Jacob Crosse, 13 June 2020
In a Fox News interview Thursday night, Trump labeled Seattle protesters “terrorists” and threatened to call out the military.
By Miguel Andrade, 6 June 2020
Gen. Hamilton Mourão viciously attacked protests against the murder of George Floyd and social inequality, calling for the arrest of demonstrators.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 June 2020
The number of anti-Semitic crimes rose by 13 percent over the previous year to 2,032 cases, that is, five to six each day last year.
Representatives from Germany’s parliamentary parties support far-right protests against coronavirus policies
By Christoph Vandreier, 23 May 2020
The far-right demonstrations in Germany are being used to drum up support for the dangerous policy of easing coronavirus pandemic restrictions and intimidate all opposition.
By Jason Melanovski, 19 May 2020
The intimidation and persecution of ethnic and religious minorities within Ukraine has become routine, with far-right elements operating openly as officials of the Ukrainian state.
“Corona demonstrations” in Germany: Neo-Nazis join hands with Free Democrats, Christian Democrats and Left Party
By Peter Schwarz, 15 May 2020
The FDP’s leader in Thuringia, Thomas Kemmerich, participated in a demonstration against the measures put in place to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. Like other such mobilisations in Germany, it was dominated by the extreme right.
By Christoph Vandreier, 13 May 2020
The ruling elite is now mobilising the right-wing dregs of society in the “corona” demonstrations to intimidate the population and enforce their back-to-work campaign.
By Kevin Reed, 13 May 2020
Extreme right-wing members of private Facebook groups have made threats to assassinate the Michigan governor in response to her “stay home, stay safe” executive order.
By Evan Blake, 13 May 2020
With his decision to illegally restart production at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, Musk is forcing 10,000 workers to return to work under unsafe conditions.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 11 May 2020
From the outset the intention of the NSU trial in Munich was to cover up the involvement of Germany’s domestic intelligence service and other security agencies.
Seventy-five years after the end of World War II
By Christoph Vandreier, 11 May 2020
Three-quarters of a century after the end of the most brutal war in world history, the German ruling elite is returning to authoritarian and ultimately fascist policies to enforce militarism and inequality.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 May 2020
Three quarters of a century after the end of the war, fascism and war are imminent global dangers once again.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 6 May 2020
The neo-Nazi Stephan Ernst is accused of having shot leading Christian Democratic politician Walter Lübcke in cold blood on the terrace of his home on the night of June 2, 2019.
By Kevin Reed, 2 May 2020
The right-wing demonstration in the Michigan state Capitol is part of a high-level campaign to force a return to work in the midst of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
By Miguel Andrade, 28 April 2020
Sérgio Moro, internationally known for leading the Car Wash corruption probe, resigned saying Bolsonaro wanted control over investigations.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 25 April 2020
The manifest failure of the Modi government to protect the population from the ravages of the pandemic and its economic fallout have led the BJP to vilify and scapegoat Muslims.
By Miguel Andrade, 22 April 2020
As COVID-19 spread uncontrolled across the country, Bolsonaro delivered a fascist rant in front of hundreds of supporters gathered at Brazil’s Army headquarters.
22 April 2020
By Barry Grey, 18 April 2020
Having announced his plan for the state-by-state reopening of the economy, Trump is seeking to mobilize his far-right base to press for a rapid lifting of barriers to corporate profit-making.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro sacks health minister as Amazonian capital of Manaus is first to face health collapse
By Miguel Andrade, 17 April 2020
Federal and local health authorities in Brazil have widely admitted losing control of the COVID-19 spread, and now Bolsonaro expects a new minister to provide a veneer of rationality to his neglect of the disease
How the Social Democratic Party supported the far-right
By Peter Schwarz, 2 April 2020
The Kapp Putsch is of burning contemporary relevance at a time when Germany’s bourgeoisie is once again turning to militarism, a right-wing extremist party is represented in the federal parliament and all state parliaments, and far-right terrorist networks operate unhindered within the state apparatus and the army.
By Peter Schwarz, 1 April 2020
Hungary’s parliament passed an emergency law on Monday that grants Orban unrestricted dictatorial powers.
By Markus Salzmann, 30 March 2020
Following the declaration of a state of emergency on March 11, the country’s parliament is to be effectively abolished with the introduction of an “Emergency Ordinance Act.”
30 March 2020
Media investigations into leaked forum messages reveal neo-Nazi Atomwaffen recruiter is an active duty Navy sailor
By Jacob Crosse, 16 March 2020
Leaked messages from a defunct neo-Nazi forum establish that aviation machinist David Cole Tarkington spent years recruiting members into the fascist outfit before joining the military.
By Tom Peters, 14 March 2020
While many questions remain unanswered about the fascist massacre of 51 people in Christchurch, the Labour-led government has continued to foster xenophobia and embolden extreme right-wing groups.
14 March 2020
13 March 2020
The WSWS has received a letter from writer and director Andrew Birkin in response to its review, posted on March 11, of Speer Goes to Hollywood .
By Peter Schwarz, 11 March 2020
Just two days after he was elected minister president of Thuringia, the Left Party’s Bodo Ramelow ensured that the AfD obtained one of the vice president positions in the state parliament.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 9 March 2020
More than 10,000 people are trapped in the Greek-Turkey border area, unable to move backward or forward.
By Alejandro López, 9 March 2020
The pseudo-left is complicit in the dispatching of police to Greece, where far right thugs are attacking refugees with the complicity of the government.
German government incites racism with commemoration of right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau, refugee policy
By Peter Schwarz, 9 March 2020
The state has not “underestimated” the danger posed by the far-right, but rather systematically incited and encouraged it.
By Ulrich Rippert, 6 March 2020
One month after Free Democratic Party (FDP) politician Thomas Kemmerich was elected Thuringia state premier with the votes of the extreme right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), his predecessor, Left Party leader Bodo Ramelow, is back in office.
Right-wing extremist accused of murdering German politician Walter Lübcke suspected in another attempted murder
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 6 March 2020
It is impossible to say where the neo-Nazi milieu ends and where the German state begins.
By Gregor Link, 27 February 2020
German police arrested 12 right-wing extremists who were actively preparing mass murder against refugees, Muslims and political opponents.
By Peter Schwarz, 26 February 2020
More than 24 hours after a man drove his car into a carnival procession in the small town of Volkmarsen, the investigators are conducting themselves with unusual restraint.
By our reporters, 25 February 2020
Many demonstrators pointed to the complicity of the security agencies and the right-wing policies of all the establishment parties, which paved the way for the neo-Nazi terror.
Following right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau
By Johannes Stern, 24 February 2020
The strengthening of the state apparatus, which is dominated by far-right networks, will be aimed above all at intimidating and suppressing widespread hostility to militarism and fascism.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 February 2020
Shortly before the right-wing extremist terrorist attack in Hanau, the Hesse state government sent posters to all schools slandering opponents of fascism and capitalism as “ left-wing extremists .”
By our reporters, 22 February 2020
People in over 50 cities have taken part in spontaneous vigils and demonstrations in memory of the victims of the fascist attack in Hanau.
By David North, 22 February 2020
Princeton University has never explained the reasons for and nature of its collaboration with Jörg Baberowski, who has exploited his position at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany to rationalize Nazi crimes and legitimatize extreme right-wing politics.
SGP deputy chairman speaks on the Hanau terrorist attack
By Christoph Vandreier, 22 February 2020
Socialist Equality Party Deputy Chairman Christoph Vandreier spoke at a vigil at the Brandenburg Gate after a right-wing terrorist killed eight people in Hanau, Germany.
By Thomas Scripps, 22 February 2020
Sabisky’s resignation is meaningless and all the questions now being raised in the media about “vetting processes” are irrelevant.
22 February 2020
After the massacre in Hanau
By Peter Schwarz, 21 February 2020
A right-wing extremist terrorist shot and killed nine people in the German city of Hanau on Wednesday evening.
“One must not forget”: A musical tribute in Berlin to Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra persecuted by the Nazis
By Verena Nees, 21 February 2020
A moving concert paid tribute to four Jewish members of the Deutsche Oper orchestra who were forced into exile or murdered after Hitler came to power in 1933.
By Johannes Stern, 20 February 2020
The German government is defending the right-wing extremist professor after he threatened and physically attacked IYSSE spokesperson Sven Wurm on the campus of Berlin’s Humboldt University.
By Clara Weiss, 19 February 2020
Under conditions of staggering social inequality and rising class tensions, the harsh punishment is aimed at intimidating all opposition to the Russian state from the left.
By our correspondents, 18 February 2020
“Not with us! No pact with fascists—never and nowhere!” This was the main slogan for the mass demonstration which took place in the East German city of Erfurt on Saturday, February 15.
By Johannes Stern, 17 February 2020
In his opening speech at this year’s Munich Security Conference, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) stressed that the ruling class in Germany is determined to promote the return of militarism by all means.
Germany’s Left Party appeals for cooperation with Christian Democrats and Free Democratic Party in Thuringia
By Peter Schwarz, 17 February 2020
Although it was the target of the AfD in Thuringia, the Left Party has responded with evasions, concealing the truth, appeasement, and stretching out the hand of cooperation to the CDU and FDP.
By Alex Lantier, 15 February 2020
Allied with the reactionary Macron government, #MeToo demands the censorship of Polanski’s brilliant account of the anti-Semitic frame-up of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, which was a seminal event in modern French history.
President of Berlin’s Humboldt University defends Professor Jörg Baberowski’s physical assault on left-wing student
By Christoph Vandreier, 15 February 2020
With her declaration of sympathy and refusal to clearly condemn the attack, Kunst has provided violent right-wing extremists with a blank cheque to intimidate and attack their political opponents at the university.
Spectre of the 1930s
By David North and Johannes Stern, 14 February 2020
Last week’s decision by the Christian Democratic Union in the federal state of Thuringia to elect a state premier together with the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany exposes the filthy state of German politics.
By Markus Salzmann, 13 February 2020
For many years the Green Party presented itself as a left-wing, liberal political alternative. Now in government the party is pressing ahead with an anti-social, authoritarian course.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 10 February 2020
In the lawsuit against Bruno D, several of the co-plaintiffs have stressed the significance of the trial, given the current resurgence of far-right extremism and fascism in Germany, Europe and worldwide.
IYSSE spokesperson submits disciplinary complaint against right-wing extremist professor at Humboldt University in Berlin
By Sven Wurm, 10 February 2020
Following a physical attack by Professor Jörg Baberowski on Sven Wurm, the IYSSE spokesperson at Humboldt University, Wurm filed an official disciplinary complaint with the university administration.
By Peter Schwarz, 8 February 2020
Twenty-four hours after being elected with the support of the far-right AfD, CDU and FDP as minister president of the state of Thuringia, Free Democrat politician Thomas Kemmerich announced his resignation.