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Beating Fascism

Beating Fascism

Anarchist Anti-Fascism in Theory and Practice

Anna Key (Editor), uenaventura Durruti (Contributor), Rudolf Rocker (Contributor), Errico Malatesta (Contributor)

  • Publisher: Kate Sharpley Library
  • Format: Pamphlet
  • Binding: pam
  • Pages: 52
  • Released: Mar 9, 2006
  • ISBN-13: 9781873605882


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. Includes contributions from Errico Malatesta, Rudolf Rocker, Buenaventura Durruti, Fighting Talk and Anti-Racist Action plus an interview on 'Anti-fascism now' and suggestions for further reading.

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