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Raising Their Banner High: Fascism, Imperialism, and Anti-Communism at the Capitol Hill Riots

Raising their banner high: Fascism, imperialism, and anti-communism at the Capitol Hill riots

This multicultural dimension of an overtly white supremacist demonstration is not a contradiction: rather, it reflects the convergence between imperialism abroad and fascism at home. Liberal commentators expressed self-righteous dismay at the vandalizing of “our” “iconic symbol of democracy,” worrying about what the events would do to the U.S.’ hallowed image as the shining “city […]

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President Roosevelt and T.V. Soong, foreign minister of China, purchases from Postmaster General Walker some of the new five-cent stamps symbolizing freedom and democracy in both the United States and China. The stamp carries pictures of President Lincoln and Sun Yat-Sen, first president of China, and a Chinese inscription (Photo: Library of Congress)

Qiao Collective on challenging U.S. aggression on China, the role of the Western left

On the domestic front, the U.S. propaganda machine mostly works instead to position China as this great, menacing oriental Other. We’ve seen this during the COVID-19 pandemic in Trump’s rhetoric about the “China virus” and in Biden’s attempts at one-upmanship.

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