Fascism

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22
Jul

How World War II scientists invented a data-driven approach to fighting fascism

by Annalee Newitz
Ars Technica
6/3/2016

If you've ever taken a personality test, it was probably in a lifestyle magazine ("What kind of adventurer are you? Take this quiz to find out!") or maybe at the behest of a friend who's a Meyers-Briggs believer. But these fluffy diversions have a serious, often dark history. In fact, one of the earliest personality tests was developed during World War II to determine who might become an authoritarian and join the Nazi movement.

Sun
13
Dec

The Secret Behind Donald Trump’s Popularity

Mickey Z. -- World News Trust

Dec. 13, 2015

What if I told you about a nativist rally in which a charismatic white man drew a massive crowd of avid followers, using hate speech to whip them into a racist frenzy before pledging to cleanse America of a foreign threat -- all while 1,300 local policemen stood guard outside the building? 

You’re probably thinking: Trump.

Fri
06
Nov

Against Fascism! Against Borders! – Report from No Fixed Abode Antifascists

Adam Lawrence Barr
Editor at Freedom Press
October 17, 2015

Fri
06
Nov

Vermont UE Marches Against Klan

By Morgan True, VTDigger

BURLINGTON VT— Racist fliers delivered to the homes of at least two black residents [in Burlington, Vermont] have sparked an outpouring of frustration over persistent racial inequality in a predominantly white state that views itself as a bastion of liberalism.

Close to 200 people attended a rally Thursday night on Church Street outside City Hall to speak out against hatred and demand a greater focus on racial justice. Vermonters of color who spoke said racial bias is replete in their interactions with institutions and individuals in ways that are overt and unintentional.

Unequal treatment for people of color is evident in employment, housing, education and most visibly in their interactions with law enforcement and the criminal justice system, they said.

Fri
21
Aug

The Plague of American Authoritarianism

by Henry Giroux
CounterPunch
August 21, 2015

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