Here’s everything you need to know about the antifa network that’s trying to solidify a Nazi-punching movement. Diana Johnstone on antifa in theory and in practice. “Antifa isn’t a hobby or a fad”: Sarah Jones interviews Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. In month after Charlottesville, papers spent as much time condemning anti-Nazis as Nazis. White nationalists are trying to “dox” every antifa activist they can. Antifa has a rapid response team that targets alt-Right organizers. GOP candidate Michael Snyder says Vegas shooting was probably an antifa attack on Trump supporters (and more).

From the Platypus Review, Mark Kazanski, Bernard Sampson, Gloria Rubac, Gus Breslauer on anti-fascism in the age of Trump. Is nonviolence — or fighting back — the answer to far-Right thuggery? As Trump incites violence, the Left needs a counter-strategy. We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascism and racism — but we also have an ethical obligation to do so in a way that doesn’t help the fascists and racists more than it hurts them.


From Public Seminar, Andreas Huyssen on Breitbart, Bannon, Trump, and the Frankfurt School: A strange meeting of minds. Steve Bannon is a Swiss-cheese philosopher. Steve Bannon’s nationalism isn’t about the economy, stupid: If Bannon cared about his economic agenda, he would want Trump to work with Democrats — but he doesn’t, because he only cares about immigration. There is seemingly nothing Breitbart executive chair and GOP insurrectionist Steve Bannon enjoys more than declaring war. Faster, Steve Bannon, kill, kill. Steve Bannon’s insurrection might also be an anti-impeachment strategy. Bannon: Trump ended insurer subsidies to “blow up” Obamacare. Don’t be afraid of Steve Bannon.


Rosemary Lyster (Sydney) and Robert R. M. Verchick (Loyola): Protecting the Power Grid from Climate Disasters. After Trump travel ban, Chad pulls troops from Boko Haram fight in Niger. UNESCO gets first Jewish director, day after U.S. leaves over “anti-Israel” bias. Obamacare subsidies may continue despite Trump’s worst efforts. The opioid epidemic: How Congress and drug company lobbyists worked to neutralize the DEA. Despite clear risks, Santa Rosa neighborhood that burned down was exempt from fire regulations. This year’s latest major hurricane, Ophelia, is headed for Ireland. Trump given a subpoena for all documents relating to assault allegations. “Used to think it was an exaggeration, but there really is one for everything”.


Violence, threats, begging: Monica Hesse and Dan Zak on Harvey Weinstein’s 30-year pattern of abuse in Hollywood. Sarah Polley on the men you meet making movies. An empire unto himself: When it comes to sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein is old-school — but Trump has changed the rules of the game. Watching Harvey Weinstein fall, Trump’s accusers feel frustrated. It’s not just the powerful: Privilege lets predatory men get away with a lot, be they rich and famous or not. Hollywood’s inequality enabled Harvey Weinstein: Abuse flourishes in hierarchical milieus like the film industry — only democratic counter-institutions can stop it. Want to stop sexual predators like Weinstein? Stand up to bullies. Study finds 75 percent of workplace harassment victims experienced retaliation when they spoke up.


Trump is letting Congress determine the Iran deal’s fate — here’s what it can do. Trump loves to hate the Iran deal, despite not knowing what it is. Certifiable nonsense: Trump’s speech on the Iran deal might be his most dishonest, and also his most damaging. Trump just started a nuclear crisis with Iran. Trump’s Iran announcement backfires. Trump alienates America’s allies and hands Iran a victory. Iran: We will stick to nuclear deal if Europe does. EU will stand by Iran nuclear deal: Diplomats say there is strong consensus in EU not to be swayed by Donald Trump. From the International Crisis Group, a statement on saving the Iran nuclear deal, despite Trump’s decertification. Don’t believe the hype: Trump is not “decertifying” the Iran deal (and more).

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