Italy Leading in Neo-Fascism and Anti-Fascism
Neofascist Giorgia Meloni will be the next Italian Prime minister. I feel I have to write about this being in Rome, but I am clueless as to how it happened (I wasn’t optimistic a year ago – I was expecting authoritarian xenophobe demagogue Matteo Salvini to be the next Italian prime minister — I guess the photo of him wearing a Vladimir Putin T-shirt when on Red Square might have cost him the authoritarian but not that authoritarian vote).
A much more pleasant topic and amazing coincidence is that I have just seen 2 translated versions of the Italian anti fascist anthem “Bella Ciao” on Twitter.
One sung in Ukrainian by Ukrainian soldiers in a trench
and one sung in Farsi by Iranian women who are not wearing Hijabs.
I didn’t even know it was translated.
Looking for the original I find the youtube category [bella ciao Iran]
Also note that the Ukrainians were Tweeted to my attention by Ali Hadji Jafari (resident of Burlington Vermont of course).
Seems there could be a fifth international* to deal with the nationalist cough really racist cough international. Obviously the international headquarters are simultaniously in Kyiv, Tehran and Burlington.
* the 4th international was Trostkyite.
It looks like Sweden is right up there.
How the Far Right Bagged Election Success in Sweden
NY Times – Sep 17
Campaigning on issues like immigration, religion, crime and the cost of environmental rules, the (inaptly named?) Sweden Democrats, a party with neo-Nazi roots, built its support.