Iljin-Mode in Russland: Putins braune Metaphernschleuder

Seit 2004 sind Iljins „Unsere Aufgaben“ zu einer unerschöpflichen Zitatenquelle für die Reden des russischen Präsidenten geworden. Je feierlicher der Anlass, desto höher die Wahrscheinlichkeit, in seinen Reden auf Iljin zu stossen.


Right Sector’s Leader in Lviv: Nazism, Criminality, and International Connections

Just as most of Ukrainian far right, Taras “Hummer” Bobanych does not conceal his neonazi and racist views. Apart from conveniently confirming Russian government’s allegations of fascism in Ukraine, the far right here are openly calling for a military coup and installation of a “real junta”.


Separatisten a̶l̶l̶e̶r̶ ̶L̶ä̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ vereinigt euch! Zwei Moskauer „Dialoge der Nationen“ im Vergleich – Teil 1

Die erste der beiden bis dato abgehaltenen „Separatisten-Konferenzen“ fand am 20. September 2015 statt. Angekündigt waren insgesamt elf Delegationen, die zwar aus unterschiedlichen Ecken des Planeten anreisten, aber dennoch überdurchschnittlich separatistische Bewegungen aus den USA, und keine einzige aus Russland repräsentierten.


Trump, Brexit, Syria… and conservative leftism

It seems clearer as time goes on that these three strands of conservative anti-imperialism, conservative populism and anti-rationalism/intellectual populism go together, that holding one of these viewpoints is a very good predictor of holding the others.


Who runs Azov’s new party?

It’s hard to suggest who has the real power in the party. So we’ll try to identify a few people from Biletsky’s inner circle, who might be real party leaders or fundraisers.


Against “conservative leftism” : Why reactionary responses to neoliberalism fail

Red-brown politics, like fascism, also tends to reject logic and science, promoting traditional/pre-capitalist ways of living and working, including traditional gender roles and sometimes “back-to-the-land” rejection of technology.


Adventures of Russian Right Radicals in the Ukrainian War

This article provides a picture of the participation of the Russian far right in this military conflict from both sides


Communist Youth of Poland: Against the “black monkey” and the “Banderist pig”

„It is impossible to mix Islam with Marxism which is a materialistic ideology but I think that mixing Shariah law with some elements of planned economy would be a great system for the whole world civilisation, especially for the Middle East”


Borotba: Ukrainian “communists” working for Surkov

The recently leaked emails from the office of Russian president’s administration contain information on the cooperation between a Ukrainian Stalinist group and the Kremlin in 2013-2014. Borotba, which became an icon of “anti-imperialism” for many Western left, turned out to have received money from an imperialist government and cooperate with far-right groups. Read more at Reft&Light.


“Revanche”: who was behind the emergence of “Tradition and Order” (part 2)

The second part of the article about the new far-right party recently created in Ukraine explores the complicated relations and conflicting patronage networks defining the course of competition in the far right political field and framing the agenda of the competing forces.


“Revanche”: opposition nationalists pledge their cooperation with the authorities (part 1)

At the end of August 2016, a presentation of the new right-wing movement “Tradition and Order” took place in Kyiv. “Tradition and Order” targets a nationalistic audience, which means it will inevitably encounter competition from existing parties, namely the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda, the Right Sector and others.

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Referendum in Hungary: The Art of Questioning

The referendum per se does not have the power to change anything on the deals made in the EU. But it is a good indicator of the public attitude to the current political situation and the decreased number of determined Fidesz and Jobbik supporters.


Time to Party for Azov

This autumn, a new far-right political party will appear in Ukraine. The Civic Corps of Andriy Biletsky’s Azov regiment announced that the party’s constituent congress will be held on October 14. Azov party can become a new player in Ukrainian parliamentary politics, possessing a wide base of mobilized and ideologically motivated supporters.

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Misanthropic Division: A Neo-Nazi Movement from Ukraine and Russia

Misanthropic Division’s ideological premises include national socialism and anti-Sovietism, white racism and European traditionalism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and sexism. The subtitle of their official webpage reads: “Revolt Against the Modern World”.

National sovereignty as an economic right and solution: Third position in Serbia

They serve to maintain the never-ending state of emergency, under which national and state interests are constantly threatened. The core capitalist processes and regulations are safe in such environment, since any emancipatory narrative can be swiftly crushed on the grounds that it does not focus primarily on the national interests.

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Protests against Inter: the far-right impose their agenda, interior minister may be involved

It is obvious that the “street far-right” are trying to illegally and forcefully dictate their own ideological sympathies. Their patrons who have interest in the matter, make excuses for aggressive behavior of the far-right, and it increasingly legitimizes Nazis in social and political spheres.


Trump and the Third Position

Third position fascism’s championing of anti-capitalism is perhaps one of its most nefarious components. Its appeal to those on the Left as well as to those “insurgent workers and declassed strata” arises due to an aporia of the Left, where anti-capitalist movements are unable to sufficiently distinguish themselves from these fascist anti-capitalist movements.


Ukrainian Jews and the national idea in the post-Maidan Ukraine

The time of Maidan was decisive for the Ukrainian Jewry, as far as many of them for the first time felt belonging to the country and its history. Still, the presence and active participation of the right-wing organization in the Maidan protests raised the question of anti-Semitism in these groups.