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Fascism in India: Who’s ‘in charge’ of 1.4 billion?

Reading Time: 8 minutes There’s something fascinating, if also disturbing, about Western incuriosity around the world’s largest democracy. 1.4 billion of our world’s 7.8 live in India, a country a third the size of the US, which has under a quarter of India’s population. How can the fortunes of so many mean so little? Nevertheless, India exists in the […]

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The GOP Sustained Assault on Democracy

Reading Time: 11 minutes There are some really terrible moves being made by the GOP at all levels of politics in the US. This has arguably been going on for decades, but most pointedly so since Trump’s election in 2016. There is a very good case to suggest that the GOP is following the Viktor Orban playbook in Hungary. […]

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“Post-Truth Is Pre-Fascism”

Reading Time: 7 minutes Post-truth is pre-fascism, and Trump has been our post-truth president. When we give up on truth, we concede power to those with the wealth and charisma to create spectacle in its place. Without agreement about some basic facts, citizens cannot form the civil society that would allow them to defend themselves. If we lose the institutions […]

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UK chaplains attempt to whitewash the Bible after Trump’s stunt

Reading Time: 5 minutes YESTERDAY I concluded op-ed for Spain’s Euro Weekly News by saying ‘Black Lives Matter is important to me because I have seen first-hand what happens when people believe the opposite. But I think the destruction of statues of long-dead imperialists and slave-traders is a dangerous distraction and plays directly into the hands of fascists.’ I […]

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Jewish group slams BBC over ‘Nazi pug’ documentary

Reading Time: 3 minutes A BBC Three documentary called The Nazi Pug: Joke or Hate? has been condemned a Jewish group in Glasgow. The programme follows Markus Meechan, known on YouTube as Count Dankula, as he debates his conviction for recording a dog raising its paw to statements including “gas the Jew.” It became available online today (Monday). Meechan, […]

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Muslims and the media targeted at Trump’s ‘fascist’ rally

Reading Time: 3 minutes A PREDOMINANTLY white crowd of thousands, many in red ‘Make America Great Again’ hats, yesterday (Wednesday) encouraged ‘a receptive’ Donald Trump  to illegally deport one of his political opponents, who is a black Muslim American woman. When the President turned his guns on Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) –who came to this country as a Somali […]

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Fascists and Christian extremists unite for World Congress of Families

Reading Time: 5 minutes THE World Congress of Families, a coalition of far-right politicians, conservative activists and religious leaders, was staged this weekend Verona, Italy, turning the ‘city of love‘ into a centre of hatred directed at Muslims, feminists and LGBTQ communities. The congress’s 13th meeting was endorsed by the regional authority and Italy’s deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, […]