Fascism

In order to combat fascism, it is first necessary to understand it"Marxists are scientific socialists who understand that any successful cure of a disease depends upon a precise diagnosis. We do not bandy about words like 'fascist' as mere terms of abuse. In order to combat fascism, it is first necessary to understand it." — From What is Fascism? And is it an imminent threat today?Fascism is something of a bogeyman in modern society, and has an almost mythical character in bourgeois public opinion. But despite constant talk of it, very little is said about why it happened and how it may or may not happen again.

Fascism is really the death agony of capitalism and the “distilled essence of imperialism”. The fascists in Germany, Italy, Spain and other countries were only able to come to power on the back of defeats of the working class. Ultimately, the madness of fascism expresses the historic crisis and dead-end of capitalism that had arrived by the early 20th Century, alongside the inability of the working class to take power and replace capitalism with a workers’ state, due to the corruption of their leadership, in the form of both reformism and Stalinism. Fascism could and should have easily been avoided had the working class possessed a militant and united leadership prepared to take power.

Title Created Date Author
[Video] Rob Sewell launching 'Germany 1918–1933: Socialism or Barbarism' in Sweden 11 January 2019 Rob Sewell
[Video] Fighting Fascism and the Far Right 13 December 2017 Marie Frederiksen
What is Fascism? And is it an imminent threat today? 18 May 2017 Rob Sewell
Capitalism: a history of horror without end [Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4] 21 March 2017 Fred Weston
[Video] Hitler and the Rise of Fascism in Germany 09 March 2017 Hans-Gerd Öfinger
[Video] Fascism: What it is and how to fight it 12 December 2016 Adam Booth
Fascism in America? Fight Racism with Socialism! 17 November 2016 John Peterson
[Book] Germany: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution 21 July 2013 Rob Sewell
The Battle of Stalingrad – How the Soviet Union defeated the Nazis 04 February 2013 Alan Woods
[Audio] Jorge Martín on the Spanish Revolution 05 July 2012 Jorge Martín
The Spanish Revolution Betrayed 23 November 2011 Alan Woods
[Audio] Jorge Martín on the Spanish Revolution 05 October 2011 Jorge Martín
1936: The Battle of Cable Street 04 October 2011 Sam Ashton
“Trade unions” in fascist Italy 29 August 2011 Fred Weston
Norway: Tears and candle-lights cannot stop the fascists! Time to face hard with hard! 03 August 2011 Marie Frederiksen
Trotsky and the Spanish Revolution 14 October 2009 Pierre Broué
The Stalin-Hitler Pact 24 August 2009 Ben Peck
[Audio] The Spanish Revolution 05 January 2009 Alan Woods
[Video] Spanish Revolution: 70 Years Later 18 December 2008 John Peterson
Winston Churchill: a modern myth – Part two 20 October 2008 Harry Whittaker
[Audio] Fascism and the Rise of Nazism 12 February 2008 Mick Brooks
[Audio] Alan Woods speaking on the Spanish Revolution 05 September 2006 Alan Woods
Trotsky: The Struggle against Fascism in Germany - Introduction to the Spanish edition 01 March 2004 Alan Woods
Italian Futurism and Fascism: How an artistic trend anticipated a counterrevolutionary tendency 23 April 2003 Alan Woods
British Trotskyism in the Second World War 15 July 2002 Ted Grant
After the French and Dutch Elections: Is there a threat of Fascism in Europe? 20 May 2002 Alan Woods
Trotsky and the struggle against fascism in Germany 15 May 2002 Phil Mitchinson
The Spanish Revolution 1931-39: The National Question in the 1930s 15 February 2002 Eloy Val del Olmo
Introduction to The Spanish Revolution 1931-37 18 July 1995 Rob Sewell
7. Fascism's Rise to Power 01 October 1988 Rob Sewell
How Trotsky and the Trotskyists confronted the Second World War 07 September 1985 Pierre Broué
[Ted Grant] The Spanish Revolution 1931-37 18 October 1973 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] The Spanish revolution—past and present 27 October 1972 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Fascism menacing Germany? 06 January 1960 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] The menace of fascism 29 June 1948 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Wall Street victory in Italy 12 May 1948 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] German Workers Vote Labour—Demonstrate Opposition to Nazism 18 November 1946 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Allied Troops End “Non-Frat” Order 19 July 1945 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] T.U.C. helps Goebbels—Labour and Stalinist Leaders Betray German Working Class 28 November 1944 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] National Question [in Europe] 26 October 1944 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] The Coming German Revolution 07 October 1944 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Churchill Preparing Peace of Revenge 21 July 1944 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Churchill’s Support Crumbling 23 March 1944 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Fascism collapsing - Europe’s Revolution has begun 25 August 1943 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Second Front Will Not End Fascism 01 July 1943 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Wainwright and Doriot — Birds of a feather 02 December 1942 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] New allies of Communist Party 14 September 1942 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Stalin Threatens New Turn – Anglo-USA Imperialists Fear Soviet Victory 18 March 1942 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Why USSR is suffering reverses - Internationalism has been abandoned 11 November 1941 Ted Grant
[Ted Grant] Defend the Soviet Union - Fascism Can Only be Defeated by International Socialism 14 July 1941 Ted Grant