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What is Fascism? - Presentation & Discussion
Date Monday February 13
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books, 2444 DURANT AVENUE (@ Telegraph Ave.) Berkeley CA 94704
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Angry and agonizing over what is happening and why? Come, bring your friends, confront what America is becoming, join the discussion.

WHAT IS FASCISM?

Fascism is the exercise of blatant dictatorship by the bourgeois (capitalist-imperialist) class, ruling through reliance on open terror and violence, trampling on what are supposed to be civil and legal rights, wielding the power of the state, and mobilizing organized groups of fanatical thugs, to commit atrocities against masses of people, particularly groups of people identified as “enemies,” “undesirables,” or “dangers to society.”

At the same time—and this can be seen through studying the examples of Nazi Germany and Italy under Mussolini—while it will likely move quickly to enforce certain repressive measures in consolidating its rule, a fascist regime is also likely to implement its program overall through a series of stages and even attempt at different points to reassure the people, or certain groups among the people, that they will escape the horrors—if they quietly go along and do not protest or resist while others are being terrorized and targeted for repression, deportation, “conversion,” prison, or execution. -http://www.revcom.us
Added to the calendar on Sunday Feb 12th, 2017 1:31 PM