Militant Anti-Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance

Fascism is not a thing of the past. In this era of crisis and austerity, it is growing even stronger. The question is: How do we stop it?


According to M. Testa, the fight against it must be aggressive and unrelenting. Using a mixture of orthodox history, eyewitness accounts, and unflinching analysis, he makes the case for a resolutely militant anti-fascism, one that gives no quarter and tolerates no excuses. Unlike other partisan accounts of contemporary battles against fascism and ultra-nationalism, Militant Anti-Fascism takes us from proto-fascists in nineteenth-century Austria to modern-day street-fights in London, providing a broad context for its arguments and looking at numerous countries over a longer period of time. The result is both a serious historical study and a story of victory and struggle, past and present, designed to inspire and energize militants.


Lay aside, as M. Testa does, your faith in liberal, legislative, and state-approved approaches to today’s fascist threat. Start by reading this provocative and unapologetic overview of militant anti-fascism and the strategies that have successfully confronted the far right when it has reappeared in its many guises.

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About the Author

M. Testa is better known as the anti-fascist blogger “Malatesta,” who has analysed the changing fortunes of the British far right since 2009, particularly the British National Party and the rapid rise and collapse of the English Defence League.
He has also written for the anarchist magazine Freedom and is a member of the Anti-Fascist Network.

Pages: 320
Publisher: AK Press (May 19, 2015)
Language: English

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