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From Kashmir to a controversial citizenship bill and the supression of dissent, the first year of Narendra Modi's second term has been busy.
South Africa’s new sex education curriculum is seen by some as infringing on the rights of parents.
Objections raised about the school syllabus by parents, schools and civil society point to a bigger problem with the state.
A photo from Nov. 10, 1938, showing Jewish shops in Berlin destroyed by Nazis is placed at the same location 80 years later.
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About 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and deported to concentration camps in the German Reich in the immediate aftermath after Kristallnacht, the night of the Broken Glass, in November 1938.
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Spanish dictator Francisco Franco no longer has a place in the Valley of the Fallen.
Participants in the Women’s March gather near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January 2018.
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The United States is exhibiting several of the signs that have historically resulted in uprisings and revolutions. Is another American revolution looming?
Hitler and Mussolini – dismantling democracy.
Parliaments were and remain institutions of frustrating negotiation and very often unpalatable compromise. They also represent an imperfect but significant check on the abuse of power.
An Indian child wears a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a campaign rally on April 7, 2019. India is entering its latest round of polling on May 6.
India’s elections are not about policy issues. Instead, they have zeroed in on the leadership of Narendra Modi and, through him, the legitimacy of Hinduness as India’s new dominant ideology.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at an election rally.
The EFF's militarised aesthetic is more than a sideshow. It forms a key part of its spectacle-oriented brand of politics.
By obsessing over labels, we avoid having to confront more difficult questions.
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler before attending a conference in Munich, Germany.
It was 100 years ago this month that Benito Mussolini created the fascist party in Italy. Today, his life offers cautionary lessons for contemporary politics.
Still from Rome, Open City (1945)
In this video, Bruce Isaacs looks at Rome, Open City. Made in 1945, it was Roberto Rossellini's neorealist response to the end of German occupation, and Italy’s history of Fascism under Benito Mussolini.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
U.S. President Donald Trump is seen at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 22, 2018.
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Donald Trump's relentless nods to fascism in his rhetoric requires us to form a language of resistance, rooted in compassion for others, justice and the confrontation of the forces of tyranny.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media outside of the White House.
Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth'.
In this February 2016 photo, people wave German flags in Erfurt, central Germany, during a demonstration initiated by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
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The political power of Germany's Russian community is significant, and it's helped fuel the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party known as the AfD.
The primary legacy of Nazism was the second world war, which led to the deaths of more than 50 million people.
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?
Many people have criticised the BBC for inviting alt-right ideologue Steve bannon on to Newsnight.
Is public discourse in the UK shifting to the right? It certainly seems to be.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon holds a news conference with National Front party leader Marine Le Pen in the northern French city of Lille in March 2018.
Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
A ‘no border wall’ sign is held during a rally to oppose the wall the US government wants to build.
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Conflicts about policing the border have erupted in much of the world. How people respond depends on the many distinct visions of what borders are meant to be protecting.
We obsess over whether Trump is a fascist.
If we don't, we risk missing what's really important.