Mike Macnair speaking at a London Communist Forum fringe at Marxism 2010. He outlines a history of fascism, the left’s varying responses in dealing with it and draws some conclusions on what strategy is needed to to fight reaction today.
What is the nature of today’s BNP? Is its shift to right wing populism electoralism merely a facade for the continued fascist sympathies of leading cadre like Member of the European Parliament Nick Griffin?
Is ‘Unite Against Fascism’ an adequate response to the rise of the BNP or is it a project that has not learnt the lessons of history?
James Turley of the CPGB discusses these questions in talk he gave to the CPGB’s annual school – the Communist University.
For more reading on some of these questions, follow these links:
‘Be Sensible’ – James Turley: cpgb.org.uk/worker/780/letters.php
‘How not to stop the BNP’ – Ben Lewis: cpgb.org.uk/worker/779/hownotto.php