What the left are missing in the fight against fascism

 

“I believe in punching Nazis, I think it’s a fun day out for all the family, but…”


20 September 2018  Subscribe on YouTube


11 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS VIDEO ↑


 

1. We need to take this fight against fascism seriously because

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“It’s not about morality its about preventing the next atrocity now.”

 

2. I believe in punching Nazis

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“But not everyone is going to be comfortable pursuing that kind of action and there needs to be other things that they can participate in.”

 

3. The problem with anti-fascists movements

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“For too long we’ve been marginal, we’ve treated it like a sub-culture, we’ve not thought about how we take it mainstream.”

 

4. What the Black Panthers can teach us about fighting the far-right today

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“They worked with the most vulnerable and marginal people in society.”

5. Salvini’s vision is bloody, he wants streets to street ethnic cleansing of Roma

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“But people don’t give a shit because he’s a friendly neighbourhood kind of guy and they see it in their neighbourhoods everyday.”

 

6. The left needs to be seen in neighbourhoods everyday

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“We need to look like the kind of people that are capable of bringing a community together.”

 

7. If Momentum want to be anything other than the Progress of the left

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“They need to start doing this community work that isn’t directly related to getting people out to vote Labour.”

 

8. Paki-bashing doesn’t feed your kids

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“Austerity has exacerbated racialised outcomes but fundamentally hate won’t put food on the table.”

9. Fans Supporting Foodbanks: ‘Hunger doesn’t wear club colours’

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“…they coordinated food collections and distributions through local mosques. I think that’s a phenomenal way of bringing people together.”

10. The left needs to stop fighting each other

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“We need to have a sense of scale and perspective and realise these are fights that we can win.”

11. We are in a better position in the UK than any other European country to defeat the far-right

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“…and that is down to Jeremy Corbyn.”

 

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