August 13, 2017: This syllabus is getting a lot of new reads from people after the fascists murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. As a result, we feel obliged to point out that this was put together immediately following the November 2016 USA presidential election. There has been a lot of writing on fascism since that time, none of which is accounted for in this list.

This note is intended to begin a syllabus of readings, and a list of resources, for people new to antifascist organizing (post-Trump election liberals, often). This note was started before a comrade drew my attention to this excellent list published the day previously.

That list is far more encyclopedic and full than this is intended to be.

This list is intended to provide selected, entry-level, knowledge, terms, and analysis, as well as a bit of history, for those new to antifascist thinking or organizing.

Note that these articles often contain conflicting perspectives on the topics of fascism they consider. We do not endorse any particular perspective associated with any of the pieces referenced, but do consider them all useful to consider, in various ways.

Please comment with resources (links are especially appreciated); I’ll integrate them into this note.

Book-Length Treatments

Online Articles

What is Fascism? How To Recognize It?

Post-Trump Election Writings on the Fascist Threat
Attack the Patriarchy.
On Immigration and Migrant Defense
On Anti-Muslim Movements and Surveillance
Indigenous Solidarity and Defense
Antifascist History
Recommended Antifa Websites & Groups


3 thoughts on “Anti-Fascist Syllabus (Introduction)

  1. Your update says “There has been a lot of writing on fascism since that time, none of which is accounted for in this list.” I would be pleased if you could add the very best of that writing to that list


    1. Thanks, JLS. There is too much to get to quickly. Without wanting to push a particular perspective or analysis (broad, mass-based antifascism is our goal and we believe a requirement of a movement that will win), some quick references for ongoing reading and sources, especially since the election:
      Three Way Fight
      Political Research Associates
      It’s Going Down is a good news service for antifa, and have a page for resources.

      Finally, depending on your location, there may be a local antifa group that has a blog/website. Good luck.


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