Lia Haro & Romand Coles: “Eleven Theses on Neo-Fascism and the Fight to Defeat it”

‘We also need new surges of radical creativity that can generate a complex ecology of democratic sensibilities, alternative solidarities, political modes, and relationships that move beyond the ruts of rote protest politics. Here, we offer eleven theses on emergent neo-fascism and a receptive, full-bodied politics that can vitalize a formidable demos to defeat the regime.

11. We propose immediate mobilization around an expansive, active and transformative notion of sanctuary as a magnetic symbol that can interweave receptive, muscular and radical democratic practices to “defibrillate” the heart of the demos and rapidly undermine the all-out assault of the neo-fascist regime while building a foundation for revitalizing democracy.’