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New pamphlet: Beating Fascism: Anarchist anti-fascism in theory and practice

category international | anti-fascism | press release author Monday October 24, 2005 02:48author by KSL - Kate Sharpley Library Report this post to the editors

"Beating Fascism" is a new compilation dealing with the anarchist critique of fascist ideas and the practical ways their deadly authoritarian project has been challenged. It goes from the 'People's commandos' who fought against Mussolini's bootboys, through the Spanish Civil War, to the anti-fascist activists of the eighties, nineties and beyond who took up the challenge from a new crop of boneheads.


Out Now:

Beating Fascism: Anarchist anti-fascism in theory and practice

edited by Anna Key

Anarchists have never hung back in the fight against fascism. This pamphlet covers the physical and ideological battles that anarchists have waged against fascism and its authoritarian dream. It starts with the Arditi del Popolo (Peoples Commandos) against Mussolini's Blackshirts, goes via German anarcho-syndicalists to the Spanish Revolution of 1936. This much can be found (usually well buried!) in the history books. But this pamphlet also uncovers the history of anarchist anti-fascism in fighting against the National Front in Britain in the seventies and the 'No Platform' activities of Anti-Fascist Action & Anti-Racist Action in the eighties, nineties and beyond. Documents from Russia and Australia and an interview with current activists from Britain and North America fill out a comprehensive look at the ideas and practice of anarchist anti-fascism.

Read it and you'll know we don't fight fascism out of loyalty to the current set-up: we want a world without bosses! This reader will give you an insight into the anarchist critique of fascist ideas – and our history of practical opposition to them.

"Know the sort of world you want. Know your enemy and remember this – we have to beat the fascists every time, they only have to beat us once. If they come into power, we are dead and buried. Literally."
– from the 'Anti-fascism now' interview.

52 pages. Contributions from around the world, including: Errico Malatesta, Rudolf Rocker, Buenaventura Durruti, "Fighting Talk" and Anti-Racist Action plus a new interview on "Anti-fascism now" and suggestions for further reading.

Anarchist Sources Series #6 ISSN 1479-9065
ISBN 1-873605-88-9 Price £2.50 + 30p postage / $4
Available now from good book shops or straight from the publisher:
Kate Sharpley Library, BM Hurricane, London WC1N 3XX, UK or
Kate Sharpley Library, PMB 820, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94704, USA
www.katesharpleylibrary.net

From the people who brought you the bestselling "Bash the Fash: Anti-Fascist Recollections 1984-1993" ISBN 1-873605-87-0

Related Link: http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/
author by KSL - KSLpublication date Tue Nov 01, 2005 06:16Report this post to the editors

The interview which ends the pamphlet have been put up on Three Way Fight (the anti-fascist blog who provided one of the interviewees).
Three way fight are at: http://threewayfight.blogspot.com/
The interview is: http://threewayfight.blogspot.com/2005/10/interview-from-beating-fascism.html
check it out!

Related Link: http://threewayfight.blogspot.com/2005/10/interview-fro....html
 
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