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An anti-fascist message from the shadows of Central and Eastern Europe

In this long read Czech Antifa explain their perspective on the Ukrainian conflict, critique primarily Western logics surrounding much of the debate which has emerged, and address what they see as forms of colonial hangover which have hamstrung responses to Russian imperialism. Russian imperialism brings fascism and genocide, disguised in the language of anti-fascism, to

France: Far-right mob attack gay bar and left-wing hangout in masked rampage through Le Mans

On Saturday night, a mob of forty far-right militants, carrying iron bars, baseballs bats and batons, rampaged through the city of Le Mans, France attacking the city’s only gay bar, as well as well-known left-wing haunt, Le Lézard. The riot followed a demonstration in the town by far-right monarchist group Action Française. While Action Française

Interview: Juliusz Lewandowski, queer antifa artist

“Right now, we fight in hell.”

As Poland’s oldest squat faces eviction, George F. met with queer painter and ex-worker Juliusz Lewandowski to discuss the upcoming antifascist art festival Rokantyfazystowski and how the themes of eroticism and anxiety, solidarity and sexuality are expressed through his innately political artwork.

Brief thoughts on the recent antifascist demo in London

Respect to everyone who organised the antifascist demo in London last night and to everyone who turned out. It was really good and necessary that it happened. There had been quite a lot of hype about the violence the far-right were going to dish out. So extra kudos to the people that participated anyway. As

The cringeworthy naivety of Nick Cave

In a recent interview Brighton based artist Nick Cave had a rant about what he describes as ‘woke culture’. It is presently very fashionable for rich men over the age of fifty to sneer at right-on millennials. So to see him jumping on the band wagon came as little surprise and was greeted with a

Is Antifa going in the hinterlands?

Note: for anyone who hasn’t yet encountered it, “the hinterland” is a term used by American writer Phil Neel to refer to places outside the big metropolitan centres of the global economy – see this interview for more on the concept. 12 Rules for What, a new-ish antifascist podcast, recently published an article in Freedom

The Unmasking Antifa Act: Behind the Mask of History

On the 86th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street where anti-fascist Londoners fought and stopped fascists marching through the primarily Jewish section of East London, it’s important to know the history of anti-fascism and the current surge in fascism. In a recent interview with author and organizer scott crow on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson