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(en) US, New pamphlet: Beating Fascism: Anarchist anti-fascism in theory and practice

Date Sun, 23 Oct 2005 21:28:48 +0200

"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
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

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

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