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Clipped from the Anti-Fascist Info Bulletin #251

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Essays on Globalization, Fascism and the Struggle against Capitalism

Anti-Fascist Forum has just published an 88-page booklet examining
right-wing, racist, and demagogic tendencies within the movement against
globalization. Entitled "My Enemy's Enemy: essays on globalization, fascism
and the struggle against capitalism" this booklet brings together a number
of English-language texts which have been available on the Internet for some
time, but not in hardcopy form.

This booklet is available for $5 (Canadian) or $3 (US) from Anti-Fascist
Forum. Please make checks or money orders out to "Anti-Fascist Forum" and
send to:

AFF; POB 6326, Stn. A; Toronto, Ontario; M5W 1P7; Canada.

For details about wholesale pricing, or any other questions, please contact

What follows is a list of texts in this booklet, as well as the short
introduction by Anti-Fascist Forum.

* * *

MY ENEMY'S ENEMY: Essays on Globalization, Fascism and the Struggle against

1. Aryan Politics & Fighting the WTO by J. Sakai
2. "Anti-Globalization": Buchanan, Fulani & Neo-fascist Drift in the US by
Tom Burghardt, AFIB Editor
3. "Millenium Round" of the WTO under fire... from both left and right by
Alain Kessi
4. De Fabel van de illegaal quits Dutch anti-MAI campaign by Eric Krebbers &
Merijn Schoenmakerde
5. Campaign against the MAI potentially antisemitic by Eric Krebbers &
Merijn Schoenmaker
6. Goldsmith and his Gaian hierarchy Eric Krebbers
7. Fabel self interview about quitting the campaign against "free trade" by
Krebbers, Westerink & Schoenmaker
8. Beethoven versus McDonalds by Revolutionary Cells
9. Resisting Global Capitalism in India by Jaggi Singh

* * *

Introduction by Anti-Fascist Forum

Why write an essay exposing troublesome characteristics of the struggle
against globalization, when global capitalism is seemingly more firmly
entrenched than ever? What can be gained from "rocking the boat", even if it
is true that the campaign against the World Trade Organization may contain
certain unsavory elements? Who poses the greatest threat, who should be
enemy number one, a few local demagogues or the barons of international

Far be it from us at Anti-Fascist Forum to argue against fighting the World
Trade Organization and other planning bodies of international capital. But
the reasons why people choose to struggle against the WTO, and the ideas
underlying their fight, are vitally important to all of us who would like to
see capitalism overthrown and class society come to an end.

The authors of these texts, most of which have already been published on the
internet, have all observed reactionary tendencies within the struggle
against global capitalism which go beyond the presence of a few individual
crackpots. While the Left currently dominates on the streets and, to a
lesser degree, in the popular imagination, this is not necessarily a
permanent affair. Without learning the lessons of history and debunking the
pseudo-progressivism of the liberal left, revolutionaries may find
themselves increasingly marginalized in a movement that whitewashes
blood-drenched "local capitalism" and lays the basis for heightened
exploitation around the world.

As we have argued in our magazine, Left-wing weaknesses, both intellectual
and organizational, provide a vacuum that is readily filled by the
far-right. At the very least, the anti-WTO campaign is a good example of
this. In the words of the International Militant Anti-Fascist Network, with
which we are affiliated: "Fascism is not the cause of the Left's collapse
but the punishment for it."
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