Behind the Insurrections

Behind the Insurrections

In the wake of the January 6th insurrection in D.C., Robert Evans and co-host Propaganda take a look at fascist insurrections throughout history. They also unpack the evolution, successes, and failures of antifascists in Italy, Germany, and Spain.

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February 4, 2021 82 mins

In the early 1930s a consortium of America's wealthiest men conspires to overthrow President Roosevelt and institute a fascist state. This is the story of how they almost succeeded.

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The most direct precursor to January 6th, 2021 was a fascist assault on the French Capitol on February 6th 1934. Today we talk about that and, as a bonus, French Jeffrey Epstein.

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The incredible, heartbreaking story of the antifascist struggle in Spain.

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January 26, 2021 99 mins

In this episode, we discuss the birth of Fascism in Spain and how it led to the first great armed conflict between Fascism and Democracy: the Spanish Civil War. 

FOOTNOTES:

  1. https://www.amazon.com/Fascism-Spain-1923-1977-Stanley-Payne/dp/0299165647/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fascism+in+spain&qid=1611636892&sr=8-1
  2. https://libcom.org/history/spanish-civil-war-osprey-book-collection
  3. https://www.marxists.org/archive/...
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January 21, 2021 44 mins

In Part Two, we continue to discuss Hitler's disastrous beer hall putsch.

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Travel back to the very birth of fascism in this episode about the March on Rome. You'll learn how the first trailblazing fascist dictator took power and destroyed a democracy.

FOOTNOTES:

  1. https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2018/02/01/benito-mussolini-the-fascist-march-on-rome/
  2. https://www.wnyc.org/story/cautionary-lessons-mussolinis-march-rome/
  3. https://www.wkms.org/post/history-democracy-mussolinis-rise-power-italy#stream/0
  4. h...
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January 13, 2021 1 min

The insurrection on January 6th, 2021, was just the latest in a long line of fascist attempts to take power. Many of these were successful. And by learning their history, and the historic successes and failures of the antifascists who opposed them, we can better prepare ourselves for the future.

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