Subjects Archives: Philosophy

  • Thailand: Anti-government PAD Thugs Want Dictatorship to Replace Democracy

    Bangkok International Airport has now been closed by fascist thugs from the anti-government “People’s Alliance for Democracy” (PAD).  The PAD are demanding that the elected government resigns.  This is despite the fact that the government has the backing of the majority of the Thai population and even the majority of Bangkok citizens.  This backing has […]

  • India: Fighting Fascism

    Last month, the New Delhi-based human rights group Anhad, along with some 90 other organizations, held a two-day national convention on the theme, ‘Countering Fascism: Defending the Idea of India’.   It was attended by scores of social activists from various parts of the country.  Predictably, it received hardly any mention in the so-called ‘mainstream’ […]

  • Neoliberalism and Hindutva: Fascism, Free Markets and the Restructuring of Indian Capitalism

    Over the 1980s and 1990s we witnessed the simultaneous rise of two reactionary political projects, Hindutva and neoliberalism, to a position of dominance in India.  Such a combination is not unusual, in that neoliberalism is usually allied with and promoted by socially reactionary forces (such as the hyper-nationalism of the “bureaucratic-authoritarian” dictatorships in Latin America, […]

  • Bolivia: Indigenous Government Defies US-backed Fascists

    Relative calm has returned to Bolivia following a three-week offensive of violence and terrorism launched by the US-backed right-wing opposition denounced by Bolivian President Evo Morales as a “civil coup.” This campaign of terror, centered on the four resource-rich eastern departments (Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, and Tarija) known as the media luna (half moon), was […]

  • The Rise of Food Fascism: Allied to Global Agribusiness, Agrarian Elite Foments Coup in Bolivia

      Like many third-world countries, Bolivia is experiencing food shortages and rising food prices attributable to a global food marketing system driven by multinational agribusiness corporations.  With sixty percent of the Bolivian population living in poverty and thirty-three percent in extreme poverty, the price of the basic food canasta — including wheat, rice, corn, soy […]

  • The Christmas Pogrom in Orissa and the Growing Threat of Hindutva Fascism

      Analytical Monthly Review, published in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, is a sister edition of Monthly Review.  Its February 2008 issue features the following editorial. — Ed. In the aftermath of the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, many of our friends persuaded themselves that the high tide of the danger of Sangh Parivar-BJP fascism had passed. […]

  • Flirting with Fascism on CNN Headline News: Host Glenn Beck Threatens Muslims with Concentration Camps

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