PACIFIC NORTHWEST ANTIFA NOTES // #33456835

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What constitutes a definition of fascism and fascist governments has been a complicated and highly disputed subject concerning the exact nature of fascism and its core tenets debated amongst historians, political scientists, and other scholars since Benito Mussolini first used the term in 1915.

A significant number of scholars agree that a “fascist regime” is foremost an authoritarian form of government, although not all authoritarian regimes are fascist. Authoritarianism is thus a defining characteristic, but most scholars will say that more distinguishing traits are needed to make an authoritarian regime fascist.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Similarly, fascism as an ideology is also hard to define. Originally, it referred to a totalitarian political movement linked with corporatism which existed in Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. Many scholars use the word “fascism” without capitalization in a more general sense, to refer to an ideology (or group of ideologies) which was influential in many countries at many different times. For this purpose, they have sought to identify what Roger Griffin calls a “fascist minimum”—that is, the minimum conditions that a certain political movement must meet in order to be considered “fascist”.[3]

Scholars have inspected the apocalyptic, millennial and millenarianism aspects of fascism.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definitions_of_fascism
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The word “Fascist” is used with great ease and lightness in our own time. It’s applied as a kind of “cult insult.” Someone or something is Fascist when trying to impose arbitrary laws or rules on others. In recent history, Fascism was a mystical ideology and political movement, one founded by Benito Mussolini in Italy during the period between the two world wars. By extension, the word has been used to refer to Nazism and other totalitarian movements. What do contemporary “Fascisms” have in common with the historical ones?

The question was taken up by the recently deceased Italian novelist and semiotician, Umberto Eco, who plunged into the word “Fascist” to clarify some of its implications. Eco distinguished this, for example, from Hitler’s Nazism, although he conceded that the “fascist game can be played in many ways, and the name of the game doesn’t change.”
http://www.faena.com/aleph/articles/umberto-eco-a-practical-list-for-identifying-fascists/
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Will Sommer // Kashuv, who rose to fame on the right as a vocally pro-gun survivor of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was set to attend Harvard in 2020 after taking a gap-year off from school. But Kashuv announced Monday in a lengthy Twitter thread criticizing Harvard that the university pulled his admission in a letter citing concerns about “maturity and moral character,” an apparent reference to the racial slurs.

Kashuv said on Monday that he doesn’t know where he will go to college now, adding that he turned down “huge scholarships” at other schools in favor of the Ivy League titan.

Harvard University declined to comment.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/kyle-kashuv-parkland-survivor-has-harvard-admission-pulled-over-racial-slurs

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Chisinau: Moldovan antifascist Pavel Grigorchuk was ordered released from Detention Center PU-13 and put under home detention (similar to house arrest in the U.S.) on June 17.
 Now we must fight to have all restrictions dropped on his movement and political activity.

We continue to demand the release of the other political prisoners of the Plahotniuc regime, medical care for those facing health crisis, and an end to the torture conditions imposed on prisoners by the old regime.

Via Free Pavel Grigorchuk
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// Halton police have released new photos of a suspect they’re hoping to identify who’s embroiled in “displaying hate-motivated images” at various locations in Burlington.

The man is believed to be between 18 to 25 years of age, average build. He is seen in the photos wearing an Under Armour Jacket, grey t-shirt and carrying a grey-orange-black Adidas backpack.

Investigators say he’s also been seen at times wearing a blue baseball cap.
https://globalnews.ca/news/5391089/police-share-photos-of-suspect-believed-to-be-involved-in-6-hate-crimes-reported-in-burlington/
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The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund was set up four years ago to be something anti-fascists and those fighting against bigotry could rely on to help out when help was needed the most. Here are two more examples from this month of this in action: If you’ve been following us for a while, then you’re […]

via Always Got Your Back. — The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund

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