The fight against fascism
Auschwitz liberation commemorated in Poland amid state-led campaign for historical revisionism and war
By Clara Weiss, 28 January 2020
Duda’s and Steinmeier’s condemnations of fascism and anti-Semitism stands in stark contrast to the political record of their own governments.
By Tom Peters, 25 January 2020
The soldier was a leading member of the Dominion Movement, which espoused the same fascist ideology as the Christchurch terrorist who killed 51 people in March 2019.
By Tomas Castanheira, 22 January 2020
Alvim delivered his speech flanked by a Brazilian flag and a cross and with a Wagner opera that was reportedly Hitler’s favorite playing in the background.
By Stefan Steinberg, 22 January 2020
The film is an adaptation of the book by Judith Kerr, the German-born British writer, published in 1971 and the first part of her Out of the Hitler Time trilogy.
By Marianne Arens, 11 January 2020
The fact that a Jewish pianist cannot perform publicly without protection indicates the extent of the current turn to the right in German politics.
By Tomas Castanheira, 8 January 2020
The Bolsonaro government, which denounces every form of social protest as “terrorism”, has remained silent about the firebombing, signaling tacit support for fascist violence.
By Tom Peters, 8 January 2020
The arrested soldier was initially questioned following the Christchurch terrorist attack in March 2019, in which a fascist gunman killed 51 people.
By Thomas Scripps, 3 January 2020
The Johnson government is an expression of the global rise of authoritarian and far right forces, sponsored by the ruling class as a necessary bulwark to confront social unrest and growing socialist sentiment.
By Kevin Reed, 18 December 2019
The publication of a glowing portrayal of Nazi war criminal Joachim Peiper by the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corp’s Facebook page exposes a constituency within the military for fascism.
By Matthew Taylor, 12 December 2019
New Jersey police believe that two assailants deliberately targeted a Kosher grocery store in an attack on Tuesday.
By Paul Bond, 12 December 2019
The publication by the Sun of an article charging that Corbyn is the centre of a “hard-left extremist network” is part of an authoritarian turn by the ruling class.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 7 December 2019
Maassen’s article contains a thinly-veiled call for building a fascist movement to crush working class opposition to social inequality and militarism.
By Justus Leicht, 30 November 2019
The decision is tantamount to a ban, depriving the organisation of tax concessions vital to fund its work.
By Marianne Arens, 9 November 2019
A leader of the CDU said in an interview that, in his opinion, the AfD was “a conservative party” and were “not all Nazis.”
By Christoph Vandreier and Johannes Stern, 2 November 2019
Hundreds of Hamburg students have protested against the return of Bernd Lucke, founder of the far-right Alternative for Germany, to their university in the past two weeks.
An open letter to all members of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 19 October 2019
Bernhard Kempen is using his position as president of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers to defend the right-wing extremist historian Jörg Baberowski.
By Ulrich Rippert, 12 October 2019
The reality is that the “ideological inciters” of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.
By Patrick Martin, 31 July 2019
Two processes are intersecting in the explosion of violence in America: the long-term impact of social decay and militarism, and the deliberate incitement of fascistic sentiments by President Trump.
By Tom Hall, 30 July 2019
Trump’s aim is to stoke up a civil war atmosphere to justify dictatorial measures.
Gunman motivated by white supremacist ideology
By Kate Randall, 30 July 2019
An examination of this and other heinous mass shootings points to the type of forces Trump and his fascistic advisers seek to rally against the working class.
By Robert Stevens, 30 July 2019
Once inside the privately-owned Arndale shopping centre, the far-right mob turned one of its central atriums, Exchange Court, into the venue for a political rally.
By Roger Jordan, 20 July 2019
Trudeau’s theatrics notwithstanding, his government is an enthusiastic accomplice of Trump in implementing some of his administration’s most reactionary and belligerent policies.
By Eric London, 17 July 2019
Trump is proceeding according to a deliberate political strategy worked out with the White House’s fascist brain trust.
By Johannes Stern, 6 July 2019
The 2018 report by the secret service again describes the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei as “left-wing extremist” and an “object for surveillance.”
By Tom Peters, 2 July 2019
The media has given extraordinary publicity to Coalition NZ, founded by the fundamentalist Destiny Church, which held an anti-Muslim rally at the site of the Christchurch terrorist attack.
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 24 June 2019
Although the authorities were aware of the activities of police officers involved in far-right networks two years ago, the group was allowed to continue unhindered.
By Tom Peters, 24 June 2019
The trial was a test case for anti-democratic legislation that can and will be used to suppress mounting social opposition from the working class.
By Alejandro López, 17 June 2019
If Franco is rehabilitated, it is because powerful factions of the ruling class are considering another break with legality and democratic forms of rule, in order to defend their wealth.
Despite decline in vote
By Martin Nowak, 8 June 2019
Voters in eastern Germany showed their strong opposition to the established political parties in the European elections held May 26.
By Martin Nowak, 8 June 2019
The trigger for the protests was the candidacy of library director Barbara Lenk for the AfD in a local election
By Markus Salzmann and Peter Schwarz, 7 June 2019
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen swore in a “government of experts” Monday to run government affairs until new parliamentary elections planned for this autumn.
7 June 2019
The meeting will discuss the issues raised by events at Cambridge University, providing a rebuttal of the claims made by Carl’s defenders and proposing a socialist perspective with which to take on the right-wing ideologues.
By our reporter, 30 May 2019
“The return of fascism, of authoritarian rule, of dictatorship and war is an international phenomenon,” the book’s author, SGP Deputy National Secretary Christoph Vandreier, stressed.
“The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
By Christoph Vandreier, 21 May 2019
The WSWS makes the full recording of Vandreier’s April 11, 2019 lecture available.
By Sybille Fuchs, 10 May 2019
The use of the painting and its interpretation by the AfD is an amalgam of historical falsification, outright lies and racist agitation, which can quite rightly be compared with the techniques used by the Nazis.
By Tom Peters, 8 May 2019
The latest revelation further discredits claims by the Australian and New Zealand governments and police that Tarrant was a lone gunman whose attack could not have been prevented.
By Tom Peters, 8 May 2019
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 International May Day Online rally delivered by Tom Peters.
By Christoph Vandreier, 8 May 2019
We are publishing here the text of the speech to the 2019 International May Day Online Rally delivered by Christoph Vandreier.
By Jacob Crosse, 4 May 2019
Recent independent investigations have shown that multiple white supremacist groups are operating freely across all branches of the military.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Niles Niemuth, 20 April 2019
An armed militia calling itself the United Constitutional Patriots posted videos of its members detaining hundreds of migrants at the New Mexico border, in actions seemingly coordinated with the Border Patrol.
By Miguel Andrade, 20 April 2019
In face of fierce popular reaction, the ruling elites in New York have been forced to disassociate themselves from the fascistic Brazilian president.
“If you agree with our analysis, you’ve got to decide what you’re going to do.”
By David North, 20 April 2019
North, the Chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, urged a meeting of students and workers at Wayne State University to build the Socialist Equality Party in order to fight against the threat of fascism and war.
The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It
By our reporters, 20 April 2019
Christoph Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, and WSWS chairman David North concluded their lecture tour with a well-attended meeting at New York University.
Over 140 attend lecture by Christoph Vandreier in Michigan on “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
By our reporters, 17 April 2019
Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, and WSWS chairman David North related the arrest and persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the global turn to authoritarianism.
By Wolfgang Weber, 13 April 2019
The new law would provide the three intelligence agencies with almost unlimited powers to monitor and spy on domestic and foreign citizens.
By Mike Head, 13 April 2019
The ASIO director-general’s testimony raises further questions about how the violent plans of an Australian fascist supposedly went unnoticed by the state agencies.
Princeton University provides $300,000 in funding for right-wing historian and propagandist Jörg Baberowski
By David North, 10 April 2019
Jörg Baberowski, the extreme right-wing historian and chairman of the Department of East European Studies at Berlin’s Humboldt University, was invited by Princeton University in March to participate in a closed conference-seminar on the subject of “Dictatorships in Transition.”
By Gabriel Black, 10 April 2019
Christoph Vandreier spoke to an audience of 70 university students and workers, in the first of six meetings on “The Threat Of Fascism And How To Fight It”
By Hayden Johns, 8 April 2019
The push for Brenton Tarrant not to face terrorism charges is part of efforts to suppress discussion about the political motivations behind the March 15 massacre.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 April 2019
Under Netanyahu, Israel has become a pole of attraction for right-wing ideologues, ultra-nationalists and neo-fascists the world over.
By Marianne Arens, 6 April 2019
The fascists, who feel emboldened by the Italian government, enjoy little support among the population.
Youth and students speak in support of upcoming meetings series: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality - US, 5 April 2019
This speaking tour is a major political event and is taking place against the backdrop of a global promotion of extreme right politics by bourgeois parties around the world.
By Hayden Johns, 2 April 2019
The fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand, advocates the anti-immigrant, nationalist policies of the trade unions.
By Patrick Martin, 1 April 2019
The Trump administration is cutting off $600 million in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, while threatening to devastate the economy of Mexico by closing the US-Mexico border.
Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists
By Dietmar Gaisenkersting, 1 April 2019
According to research by weekly Die Zeit, the AfD parliamentary group employs at least 27 activists and supporters of right-wing organizations. Die Zeit speaks of a “Nazi network inside the German Bundestag.”
David North to address public meetings with Christoph Vandreier: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It”
1 April 2019
North and Vandreier will jointly address meetings in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan; Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.
By Jerry White, 29 March 2019
Workers discussed the New Zealand massacre and upcoming meetings on how to fight fascism, featuring Christoph Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the German Socialist Equality Party.
By Tom Peters, 27 March 2019
There are serious unanswered questions about how fascist terrorist Brenton Tarrant was able to prepare and carry out the March 15 attack in Christchurch without any interference from police or intelligence agencies.
By Tom Peters, 26 March 2019
The decision is a major attack on democratic rights aimed at covering up the political roots of the March 15 terrorist attack and suppressing discussion about the danger of fascism.
By Sven Wurm and Marianne Arens, 26 March 2019
A memorial service in the Chemnitz football stadium for a deceased neo-Nazi shows how closely the far-right scene, the establishment parties and state organs collaborate.
By our reporters, 26 March 2019
David North and Christoph Vandreier addressed a Saturday public meeting on “The lessons of the 1930s and the struggle against the far right today,” organised by Mehring Verlag at the Leipzig Book Fair.
By our reporters, 26 March 2019
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with some of the students and workers who attended Saturday’s public meeting, organized by Mehring Verlag.
By Kate Randall, 23 March 2019
The anti-Semitic incident in Fall River took place just days after the March 15 attack at two Muslim mosques in New Zealand.
By our correspondents, 23 March 2019
David North introduced the new German edition of The Heritage We Defend at the Leipzig Book Fair on Saturday.
“I think it’s the capitalists who are doing this”
By our reporters, 22 March 2019
For the last two weeks, members of the SEP and IYSSE have been speaking with workers and youth throughout Leipzig about today’s meeting, “The lessons of the 1930s and the fight against the extreme right.”
By Paul Mitchell, 21 March 2019
The attacks were preceded by the claim of Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, head of the UK’s Counter Terrorism Policing, that “there is no intelligence linking these appalling events in Christchurch to the UK.”
By Miguel Andrade, 21 March 2019
The tragic school shooting has exposed the Brazilian establishment’s indifference to the social distress engulfing wide layers of the population.
By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 20 March 2019
The question must be raised: has the far-right been allowed to operate freely because it enjoys sympathy and support from the police and intelligence agencies in Australia and New Zealand?
By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2019
Trump hailed the “shared values” between his government and that of a former military officer, who praises the Brazilian military dictatorship that jailed, tortured and murdered tens of thousands of workers and students.
By our reporters, 20 March 2019
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to attendees at the launch of the English-language edition of Why Are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany at London’s Foyles bookshop.
By James Cogan, 19 March 2019
Anti-immigrant demagogy has been used by the ruling class internationally to divide the working class and scapegoat migrants for social inequality.
By our reporter, 19 March 2019
Why Are They Back? by Christoph Vandreier documents the promotion of the extreme right in Germany and the ICFI’s struggle against it.
By Tom Peters, 18 March 2019
The gunman prepared and carried out the terrorist atrocity on behalf of an international network of fascists and white supremacists.
By Tom Peters and John Braddock, 16 March 2019
The attack is the outcome of the rise of far-right, fascistic networks that have developed around the world, with the collusion of the state apparatus.
Socialist Equality Party April meeting series: “The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it”
By our reporters, 5 March 2019
Vandreier is the deputy national secretary of the Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei (SGP) and author of the newly published book, Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany.
Updated: Letters oppose barring of SEP panel on the fight against fascism from Historical Materialism conference
19 February 2019
The World Socialist Web Site will continue to post new letters as they come in protesting the decision of the organizers of the Socialism in Our Time conference.
By Chris Marsden, 18 February 2019
The granite plinth supporting a large bronze bust of Marx was daubed with anti-communist slogans on Friday night, marking the second attack on it by fascists in the past fortnight.
ISO and DSA bar Socialist Equality Party panel on the fight against fascism from upcoming Historical Materialism conference
By Joseph Kishore, 15 February 2019
The conference organizers censored a presentation by Christoph Vandreier, deputy national secretary of the Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei, who has played a leading role in the fight against the resurgence of neo-Nazism in Germany.
By Clara Weiss, 31 January 2019
The sight of a rabble of Nazi trash desecrating the memory of those who perished in Auschwitz is sickening and must be answered. But the response must be informed by an understanding of the inextricable link between capitalism, the crisis of bourgeois democracy and fascist reaction.
By Peter Schwarz and Andre Damon, 26 January 2019
On Wednesday, deputies from the neo-fascist Alternative for Germany walked out of a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in the state parliament of Bavaria.
By the IYSSE at Humboldt University, 17 January 2019
Baberowski is using his Twitter and Facebook accounts to incite his right-wing periphery against students who criticize his racist and reactionary statements.
Lessons of 1933 and the fight against fascism today
By our reporters, 16 January 2019
Some 60 students attended the meeting at Humboldt University to discuss the rise of the Nazis, the lessons of history and a socialist perspective to oppose fascism and war today.
By Margot Miller, 10 January 2019
The Manchester attack is the second on RMT members in the last six months.
By our reporters, 17 December 2018
The student parliament unanimously passed a resolution defending the International Youth and Students for Social Equality against attempts by the right-wing extremist Alternative for Germany to disrupt its meetings.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 December 2018
Netanyahu’s hailing of Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Salvini as a “great friend of Israel” demonstrates the affinity between the Zionist state and neo-fascism.
By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2018
Macron’s attempt to rehabilitate Pétain is an unabashed appeal to the far right, which he is cultivating as a base of support amid rising opposition among workers.
By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Germany), 11 October 2018
Student organisations from Humboldt University and across Germany published an open letter denouncing the cooperation of the university administration with the far right and its attacks on students’ social and democratic rights.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 September 2018
The 52nd Historikertag (Historians’ Conference) September 25-28 in Münster takes place under conditions where historical questions have assumed immense significance.
By Anthony Torres, 19 September 2018
The trial was above all a whitewash of the close ties between the police and the neo-fascist thugs who fatally assaulted a left-wing, anti-fascist student.
By the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 4 September 2018
Moral outrage is not enough to stop the fascist mob: it is necessary to understand the political roots of its resurgence.
By Andrea Lobo, 22 August 2018
Fascist thugs marched on Saturday in several major parks and avenues armed with knives, bats and Molotov cocktails to attack Nicaraguan migrants.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality and Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 9 August 2018
The IYSSE and SGP condemn the attack by university President Sabine Kunst against the Student Council at Humboldt University and her complicity with the far-right Alternative for Germany.
By Francis Dubois, 4 August 2018
Unsubmissive France is advancing out a populist, anti-worker policy compatible with police repression.
By Christoph Vandreier, 1 May 2018
Baberowski has not only denounced his colleagues, he has threatened them.
By Christoph Vandreier, 27 March 2018
The veteran journalist Edith Kresta has spoken out again “moral sectarianism” in relation to far-right positions and against the stigmatization of xenophobic prejudices.
An Open letter from the International Youth and Students for Social Equality to the editors of German daily Tageszeitung
12 March 2018
The following letter was sent by the IYSSE to the editors of the German daily Tageszeitung, after it published a defence of right-wing extremist professor Jörg Baberowski and defamed his critics.
By Clara Weiss, 14 November 2017
The fascist forces demonstrating in Warsaw have been strengthened and even armed by both right-wing governments in Europe, and US imperialism.
By Patrick Martin, 17 October 2017
The heart of Trump’s speech was to boast that his administration was turning back the clock on social progress made since the 1950s.
Meeting Wednesday evening at the Technical University of Berlin
By our reporters, 5 July 2017
In a joint statement for the meeting, the participating organisations make clear that what is at stake is not a personal dispute, but fundamental political questions.
By Peter Schwarz, 16 May 2017
In the journal Forschung & Lehre (Research & Teaching), Humboldt University Professor Jörg Baberowski claims that Hitler was an “armchair perpetrator who did not want to know about the bloody consequences of his deeds.”