Archive for 'Nazis'
If the economy does decline where will this middle class anger then go? Without a left wing or socialist working class alternative it could go further and further to the right…The need right now is to build a socialist alternative.
Socialist Worker UK looks at how the growing threat of fascism across Europe can be challenged as Unite Against Fascism holds its annual conference in London
Last week the mining companies sent a shot across the bows of the Labor Party government with advertisements purporting to show how they really do pay a lot of tax. According to the ATO statistics for 2009/10 73% of mining companies were non-taxable. The mining industry has the highest percentage of non-taxpayers of any industry – about 12% higher than the average.
Tell me again Labor why we can’t tax these corporate bludgers as they plunder our resources?
The seemingly good Australian economy means that the fascism, the politics that dare not speak its name, has found no large following here, yet. However the enthusiastic response to Wilders’ lies about ‘Islamification’ and the rest of the vile filth this man spews forth show that the seeds are there for a re-birth of fascism in Australia built around anti-Muslim vitriol and a fear and hate campaign against Islam.
Hitler’s rise to power was the greatest defeat in the history of the working class, and we are told all kinds of myths about how it happened. Donny Gluckstein in Socialist Worker UK uncovers the real story—and looks at how we can stop it happening again
This verdict is a blow to the Islamophobes who hoped to rehabilitate themselves after the Norway massacre shone a spotlight on their sickening propaganda. But it is not enough by itself. The capitalist crisis is already creating social conditions that can help the far right grow in Europe. We can see this most chillingly in Greece with the rapid electoral rise of Golden Dawn’s neo-Nazi thugs. All of this underlines that building resistance to austerity has to be combined with exposing and confronting those who share Breivik’s hateful beliefs.
The massacre of Sikhs in Oak Creek is not “senseless.” It is a predictable consequence of a society where racism and bigotry has been allowed to fester, magnified by the officially sanctioned demonization of Arabs, Muslims and others of Persian and Asian descent. By virtue of their skin color, religion and clothing, people from these groups are perceived as a supposed “threat” to security, and they are scapegoated as part of the so-called “war on terror” carried out by both parties.
Out they come, the free speech fundamentalists, defending the ‘right’ of fascist leader Nick Griffin to appear on BBC TV. They shall have emblazoned on their banners ‘Free speech for fascists’ as the Nazis imprison them. And possibly, given their tendency to acquiesce to power, these apologists for capital and exponents of parliamentary cretinism will bow before Hitler’s children if they grow [...]
The British National Party’s ultimate aim is the destruction of democracy. That is why we need to physically confront the Nazis wherever they try to organise.
We need a united anti-fascist movement that takes the nazis on and prevents them from ever getting to the size when our rulers can be tempted to hand them power.