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Fascism

A political system characterized by extreme nationalism. When it emerged in the early 20th century, it rejected both left-wing and right-wing thought and advocated a system in which the citizens of a nation work together for a common goal (usually under the command of a strong leader). Fascism is noted for corporatist economic policies, in which interests of the state, businesses and workers cooperate to set policies. It is strongly associated with racism and/or expansionism.
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"Every time the British Union Of Fascists (BUF) tried to organise in Scotland - whether it was Glasgow, Edinburgh, Wishaw, Aberdeen, Motherwell or Wick - anti-fascists would oppose them.
Continuing this trend in South Asia, the incumbent Indian government is often accused of having fascist leanings.
Antifa is not part of the government and thus it cannot meet the definition of fascist. However, it does try to forcibly suppress the opposition with violence.
One by one fascist government targeting the voice of dissent , govt is afraid of these dissent voices & they have only solution kill or jail them .
The first chapter of Chang's book speaks of fashion: the aesthetic extensions of the body that threatened the fascist expectations of fecundity and motherhood.
The deadly confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017, between the neo-Nazis and the Antifa "Black Bloc" provided the intense optics needed to drill home the repetitious message of the street demonstrators and media commentators for the past year: Republicans, conservatives, Trump supporters (and white people in general) are racist, fascist Nazis, and Donald Trump is the racist, fascist, Nazi-in-chief.
The UAF mouth aggressive rhetoric about 'smashing fascism' off the streets yet refuse to physically engage fascists: in September, 2010, the SWP cancelled an anti-EDL meeting in Newcastle following right wing threats, rather than putting out a call out for local anti-fascists to defend it.
Since then we have been warned about 'Islamofascism', and Al Qaeda and ISIS are denounced by Western politicians and commentators as"fascists." Although Mideastern zealots have picked up the hate-filled anti-Jewish rhetoric of European fascists " with the infamous"Protocols of the Elders of Zion" enjoying a new lease on life in Arabic " some observers have questioned whether there is any real sense in applying such a specifically European concept as fascism to"the House of Islam." ISIS fighters are bloodthirsty religious fanatics, but not nationalists at all.
In an interview with Haaretz last August, Sternhell lashed out against the Israeli bombing of Gaza, which he compared to the behavior of interwar fascists. He asserted that the fascist danger "reached a new peak in Israel during the Gaza operation" and that Israel is now fraught with fascist thinking of the kind that permeated France when Hitler's armies invaded in 1940.
As for the people of South Wales supporting the fascists, most who got into the civil war in Spain joined the International Brigade against Franco's fascists.
Among the first take-overs by the fascists is that of mass media and communication.