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The multipolar spin: how fascists operationalize left-wing resentment. Read what the @splcenter & @MaxBlumenthal don't want you to read here: web.archive.org/web/2018030922…
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"​During his recent tour of Europe, disgraced former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared “Italy is in the lead.” /1 #antifa #Fascism
Amid the historic resurgence of the Italian far right that returned right-wing populist Silvio Berlusconi to prominence, Bannon fantasized about “the ultimate dream” of unifying the anti-establishment Five Star Movement with the far-right League (formerly the Northern League)- /2
-through a populist movement. #Bannon’s international vision of nationalist populist movements is locked into the #Kremlin’s geopolitical ideology of a “multipolar world.” #Antifa #Fascism /3
The League is tied through a cooperation pact to Putin’s #Russia, and its deputy in charge of relations with foreign parties, Claudio D’Amico, explicitly called for a “multipolar world” in #Katehon, a think tank created by fascist ideologue Aleksandr Dugin. #antifa #Fascism /4
Following the ideological line #Dugin put forward in his text, Foundations of Geopolitics, #Katehon calls for uniting a “#Eurasian” bloc in constant struggle against “#Atlanticist” countries. #antifa #Fascism /5
For #Dugin, the “21st century gamble” is to create a “multipolar” confederation of “Traditionalist” regional empires united under #Russia sovereignty that will overthrow the “unipolar” empire of “postmodern” democracies. #antifa #Fascism /6
Shortly after Putin’s election in 2000, the Kremlin released a set of foreign policy guidelines calling for a “multipolar world order” against the “strengthening tendency towards formation of a unipolar world under financial & military domination by the USA.” #antifa #Fascism /7
Escalating with the Ukrainian Orange Revolution in 2004, the #Kremlin’s production of soft-power networks throughout #Europe and the United States involves- think tanks, loans, forums, propaganda outlets and cooperation agreements with far-right parties -- #antifa #Fascism /8
--like the Austrian Freedom Party and League. From #Russia to #Iran to #WesternEurope and #US., this international movement uses conspiracy theories and “gray material” to warp political spectrum into a populist referendum along “geopolitical” terms set by #fascist engagées. /9
Red and brown polarities: As a recent major report on syncretic networks exposed, the modern fascist movement’s obsession with geopolitics emerged in force amid the post-Cold War antiglobalization movement. #Antifa #Fascism /10
In 2002, a front group formed out of the U.S.-based Workers’ World Party known as the International Action Center joined forces with the Assisi-based “Campo Antimperialista.” #Antifa #Fascism /11
As #Duginists infiltrated the Campo, opening a journal called #Eurasia that garnered the influential involvement of Campo participant Costanza Preve, the International Action Center continued their cooperation. #antifa #Fascism /12
Soon, a similar Russian group called the Anti-Globalist Resistance began to repost the #Campo’s dispatches. Sharing support for #Milosevic with the Campo and the International Action Center, the Anti-Globalist Resistance emerged simultaneously-- #Antifa #Fascism /13
-- with the same tendency to fight globalization by linking far-right to hard-left. In 2008, they brought the #Campo to #Moscow for the third “All-Russia Anti-Globalist Forum,” introduced by long-time U.S. fascist Lyndon #LaRouche. #Antifa #Fascism /14
The next year’s conference included #Duginist leaders like Leonid #Savin and retired General Leonid #Ivashov, along with #LaRouche and Holocaust denier Israel #Shamir. #Antifa #Fascism /15
The #Campo and Anti-Globalist Resistance drew more anti-globalization activists into their syncretic orbit; in 2012, a group came together at a Campo Antimperialista event in Assisi & developed what would become the #Syria Solidarity Movement. #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /16
The movement’s steering committee came to include top figures from groups from the U.S. hard left, including the Workers World Party, its affiliate, #ANSWER and a spinoff of the latter group called the Party of Socialism and Liberation. #antifa #Fascism /17
After changing their name to the Anti-Globalization Movement of #Russia, the group drew people from the #Syria Solidarity Movement’s network to a conference called the “Right of Peoples to Self-Determination and Building a Multipolar World” in 2014. #Antifa #Fascism /18
A delegate from the International Action Center attended, along with delegates from another Workers World Party front group called United Anti-War Coalition, including an editor with the Black Agenda Report named Margaret #Kimberly. #Antifa #Fascism /19
Among the conference’s other attendees were Michael #Hill of the neo-Confederate League of the South and the Texas Nationalist Movement, as well as the far-right Republika of Srpska and National Bolshevik Italian Communitarian Party. #Antifa #Fascism /20
The following year, the Anti-Globalization Movement of #Russia met with a purported Cherokee Nation elder named “#Mashu White Feather” and a representative of the #Uhuru Movement, also connected to the Black Agenda Report. #Antifa #Fascism /21
They then organized a state-funded conference that drew members of the fascist Italian group #Millenium, Mutti’s associate Antonio #Grego, and a leading member of the far-right #Rodina party, -- #Antifa #Fascism /22
-- as well as representatives of #separatist groups like the #Texas Nationalist Movement and the #Catalan Solidarity for Independence party. #Antifa #Fascism /23
The now-notorious troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, would later invite the Texas Nationalist Movement to join an armed, Islamophobic protest launched by the fake “Heart of Texas,” while also inciting counter-protestors. #Antifa #Fascism /24
This network map shows the flow of movement building from parties to front groups to participation in and creation of syncretic coalitions. #Antifa #Russia #Fascism /25
The #Syria connection: The Syria Solidarity Movement lists on its steering committee a host of syncretic figures like #Duginist, Navid Nasr and an Australian representative of the fascist-modeled Syrian Social Nationalist Party affiliate, Mussalaha. #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /26
Before a report revealed her associations with Global Research, Ron Paul and the right-wing British Constitution Party, conspiracy theorist @VanessaBeeley held a position on the steering committee as well. #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /27
As editor at the alt-right conspiracy theory site, #21stCenturyWire, #Beeley’s repeated conspiracy articles attempting to link #WhiteHelmets to al Qaeda & @GeorgeSoros earned her a visit with #Assad in Damascus and senior #Russia officials in Moscow;- #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /28
--however, they have been thoroughly debunked. A defender of right-wing Hungarian pres Viktor Orban, #Beeley promotes antisemites like Gilad #Atzmon & #Dieudonné, speaking at a conference hosted by the latter in partnership w notorious Holocaust denier Laurent Louis. #Antifa /29
Regardless, the Syrian Solidarity Movement and the associated Hands Off Syria Coalition recommend Beeley’s work. #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /30
Along with members of the Syria Solidarity Movement, delegates who attended the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia’s “Multipolar World” conference sit on the Hands off Syria Coalition’s steering committee. #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /31
Showing its commitments and affinities, in January 2016, the #HandsOffSyria Coalition published a “Multipolar World Against War” statement signed by the leader of the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia, Alexander #Ionov. #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /32
Similarly, the #HandsOffSyria Coalition website publicizes self-described #Marxist, Tim #Anderson, who has an interesting record of attending far-right conferences. #Antifa #Assad #Fascism /33
In 2015, Anderson attended the far-right #Brandherd Syrien Congress, and the next year he was at Defend Our Heritage’s #Leura Forum, chaired by a leader of far-right party Alternative for Germany. #Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism /34
Following that, #Anderson’s pet project, Center of Counter Hegemonic Studies, convened a conference that brought in Paul #Antonopoulos, an editor for the #Duginist website Fort Russ. #Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism /35
The Hands Off Syria Coalition advertises Anderson’s book, The Dirty War on Syria, which is published by syncretic conspiracist site Global Research. #Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism /36
Multiple “Research Associates” of #GlobalResearch sit on the “scientific committee” of the #Campo-linked #Duginist journal #Geopolitica, and the site lists as its “partner media group” the #VoltaireNetwork. #Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism /37
Publishing #LaRouchite and #Duginist articles, the #VoltaireNetwork boasts the Syrian Social Nationalist Party’s Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs as its Vice President. #Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism /38
One of the #VoltaireNetwork’s leading contributors is Mikhail #Leontyev, an associate of #Dugin who has moved from prominent media personality to the role of spokesman for Russian state oil company, #Rosneft.
#Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism /39
The Syria Solidarity Movement publishes #VoltaireNetwork articles by founder Thierry #Meyssan, a contributor to #Campo-linked journal #Eurasia who associates with Holocaust deniers and open fascists, among others. /40
#Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism
#HandsOffSyria Coalition steering committee member Issa #Chaer joined #Meyssan on a panel at Second New Horizons conference in #Iran in 2012. Conf speakers that year included World Workers Party member Caleb #Maupin, Alt Right journo Tim #Pool. /41
#Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism
Holocaust denier Kevin #Barrett, and #Duginists like #VoltaireNetwork associate Mateusz #Piskorski, German editor Manuel #Ochsenreiter, Leonid #Savin, and Claudio# Mutti the leading fascist infiltrator of the Campo Antimperialista. /42 #Antifa #Russia #Assad #Fascism
Multipolar propaganda: According to metrics search engine BuzzSumo, most leading articles w the terms “multipolar world” & “multi-polar world” in the title come from an interconnected network of sites, including Global Research, The Duran & Sign of the Times. #Antifa #Fascism /43
With an estimated six million unique daily views per month, the biggest and most influential in this network is the #Russian state-run media site Sputnik News. #Antifa #Russia #Fascism /44
Billing itself as pointing “the way to a multipolar world that respects every country’s national interests, culture, history and traditions,” #Sputnik frequently publishes #Piskorski, #Ochsenreiter, -- /45
#Anitfa #Russia #Fascism
--Mutti’s fellow Campo infiltrator Tiberio Graziani, commentator Andrew Korybko and Fort Russ editor Joaquin Flores. /46
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
Furthermore, #Sputnik has joined #RT in consistently using dubious sources affiliated with the Syria Solidarity Network to attack the #WhiteHelmets and throw doubt on the #Assad regime’s war crimes, for instance its use of chemical weapons. /47
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
A syncretic hub on #Sputnik, anti-imperialist John #Wight’s podcast, “Hard Facts,” promotes the same figures associated with the pro-#Assad network in the West, including #Beeley, #Anderson, and #Nasr. /48
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
Perhaps most interestingly, #Wight also hosted trans-national far-right figure, Edward #Lozansky during the 2016 election and again early the next year.
/49

#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
With more than 30 years of involvement in the U.S. and #Russia far right, #Lozansky is perhaps most known as the creator of the American University in Moscow. / 50
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
Boasting a number of Fellows involved in pro-Kremlin media outlets like The #Duran, #RT and #RussiaInsider, -- /51
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
-the #AmericanUniversity in Moscow appears to be an ideological center in the concerted social media campaign associated with the Internet Research Agency to boost anti-Clinton, pro-Kremlin propaganda in the U.S. /52
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
#Lozansky also hosts conferences with known fascist ideologues and an annual “Russia Forum” featuring far-right politicians and left-wing media operators from #Russia and the #USA. /53
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
During both of his pro-#Putin, pro-#Trump interviews with #Lozansky on “Hard Facts,” #Wight advocated “a multipolar alternative to the unipolar world,” --- /54
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
--- insisting, “we’re talking about a struggle for a multipolar world to replace the unipolarity that has wreaked so much havoc since the demise of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s.” /55
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
The leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, #Becker regularly hosts Fellows of the American University in Moscow on his #Sputnik podcast, “Loud & Clear.” /56
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
“Loud & Clear”’s Lozansky-affiliated guests include far-right PR man Jim #Jatras, Mark #Sleboda of the #Dugin-founded Center for Conservative Studies, the Ron Paul Institute’s Daniel #McAdams and Alexander Mercouris of the syncretic conspiracist site, The #Duran. /57
#Antifa
The program also provides a platform to a variety of explicitly far-right guests, including #OathKeepers founder Stewart #Rhodes, antisemite Alberto #Garcia Watson, alt-right opportunist Cassandra #Fairbanks and militia movement leader Larry #Pratt. /58
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
Aside from marginal guests, Loud & Clear can bring on some heavy hitters. During his two appearances on “Loud & Clear” in late 2017, bestselling author @MaxBlumenthal called the red-brown radio show “the finest public affairs programming. / 59
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
“I am increasingly turning to RT America for sanity.” - @MaxBlumenthal. No stranger to Sputnik, he also went on “Hard Facts”, claiming that notorious #ISIS militant Mohammed Emwazi was ushered into the Syria conflict by the CIA via a “rat line” from KSA. /60
#Antifa #Fascism
This cursed Venn diagram suggests that certain syncretic groups exist as containers for the intersection of right and left wing groups, ideologies. /60
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
Highway to the #Grayzone: Around the same time he went on “Loud & Clear,” #Blumenthal appeared on Tucker #Carlson’s FOX News show to defend #RT — his second time on the far-right show that year. /61
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
.@MaxBlumenthal’s RT appearances have been praised by white nationalists like Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., who murdered three people outside of a Jewish Community Center in 2014, so his courting of the right on #FOX drew considerable backlash. / 62
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
Two months later, @MaxBlumenthal offered up a staunch defense of “#Russia’s position in the world” to author Robert #Wright in an interview on #bloggingheads. / 63
#Antifa #Assad #Russa #Fascism #Blumenthal
Admitting that #Putin’s Russia remains far from left-wing, @MaxBlumenthal justified support for the country’s authoritarian conservative government as “part of the multipolar world.” / 64
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal
“If you believe in a multipolar world,” @MaxBlumenthal told #Wright, “you believe in détente, you believe in diplomacy.” / 65
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal
He specifically mentioned #Becker’s Party for Socialism and Liberation and groups like it, arguing that they “tend to get all the major issues right regardless of their ideology or agenda.” / 66
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal
.@MaxBlumenthal was not as clear of a spokesperson for #Kremlin geopolitics before he appeared at the same #RT gala as disgraced former National Security advisor Michael #Flynn and the Green Party’s Jill #Stein in December 2015. / 67
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal
During that occasion, he joined a panel called “#Infowar: Will there be a winner” alongside Alt Right anti-Semite Charles #Bausman of Russia Insider. / 68
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal
A month later, @MaxBlumenthal’s pro-#Kremlin position crystalized with the founding of the #Grayzone Project. / 69
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal
#Grayzone is a collaborative project also featuring journalist @BenjaminNorton , who cosigned the #HandsOffSyria Coalition’s points of unity statement along with #Beeley and others. /70
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal #Norton
After going on “Loud & Clear” with #Duginist Mark #Sleboda and #Infowars regular, Ray #McGovern, @BenjaminNorton plugged the Party for Socialism and Liberation on a podcast episode titled “#HandsoffSyria.” / 71
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal #Norton
With other #Grayzone contributors, @BenjaminNorton has been criticized for downplaying war crimes and helping publicize false theories about rebels contaminating #Damascus’s water supply. /72
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism #Blumenthal #Norton
When reached for comment, @BenjaminNorton retorted, “I know your goal is to outlandishly smear anyone who opposes US imperialism and is to the left of the Clintons as a ‘crypto-fascist,’ while NATO supports actual fascists whom you care little about.” /73
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
#Anonymous also tried to reach out to @MaxBlumenthal's fellow #Grayzone Assad/ Russia propagandist @BenjaminNorton for comment however that conversation was promptly shut down. /74
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Blumenthal #Norton #Fascism
Grayzone is perhaps best known for @MaxBlumenthal’s controversial two-part article attacking and defaming the #WhiteHelmets, which brought accusations of plagiarism from #Beeley. / 75
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Blumenthal #Norton #Fascism
#Grayzone contributor and RT employee @RaniaKhalek had, #Beeley insisted, “pumped me for information on the [#WhiteHelmets] and then @MaxBlumenthal wrote the article.”/ 76
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Blumenthal #Norton #Fascism
#Anonymous also reached out to @MaxBlumenthal's fellow #Grayzone Assad/ Russia propagandist @RaniaKhalek for comment however that conversation was promptly shut down. / 77
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Blumenthal #Norton #Fascism
While #Blumenthal may have repeated some of #Beeley’s theories, Beeley cannot be seen as a credible source. Regardless, #Khalek has since used a questionable interview sourced from Beeley as evidence that the #WhiteHelmets “were deeply embedded in al Qaeda.” / 77
#Antifa #Fascism
#Grayzone recently announced their move from independent news site @AlterNet to @TheRealNews Network, a left-wing site with a penchant for 9/11 truther inquiries. Neither #Blumenthal nor #Khalek responded to efforts to reach them for comment. / 78
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
Right uses left: Through its amplification of an interlinked, multi-centered network organized around institutions like #Lozansky’s American University in Moscow & #VoltaireNetwork & conferences like Moscow’s “Multi-Polar World” & $Tehran’s “New Horizons,”- /79
#Antifa #Fascism
--syncretic networks associated with #Dugin’s #Eurasianist ideology have combined distortions and ambiguities into a geopolitical narrative meant to confuse audiences and promote authoritarian populist opposition to liberalism. /80
#Antifa #Fascism
The “gray measures” used to deny the #Kremlin’s influence operations may seem dubious when delivered through channels like #Sputnik that are, themselves, political technologies of far-right political influence. /81
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
When cycled through “narrative laundering” of secondary and tertiary networks enhanced by #trolls and coordinated influence operations, however, propaganda is “#graywashed” of its dubious sources and presented as cutting-edge journalism. /81
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
As shown with Figure 3 [n/a], think tanks like #Katehon and connected #Russian Institute for Strategic Studies develop strategies for media spin and online promotion through influence groups and #botnets. /82
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
These think tanks engage in feedback loops w Russian state media channels and linked syncretic news sites, amplified through social media with the help of botnets, and eventually reaching more legitimate sources often freed of their dubious sourcing. /82
#Antifa #Russia #Fascism
Recent study from Data & Society called Media Manipulation & Disinformation Online:“Online communities are increasingly turning to conspiracy-driven news sources, whose sensationalist claims are covered by the mainstream media, which exposes more of the public to these ideas"/83
A cursed conceptual model made in #Vensim intended to present the workings of "Graywashing." /84
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
The problem with #multipolarism, aside from assuming polarity as a useful prescription, may be that it supports not the emergence of #Russia as a world power but the rise of the #Kremlin’s authoritarian conservative political ideology. /85
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
In this, #multipolarists tend to support other authoritarian regimes and movements from #Iran to #Syria to #Italy. /86
#Antifa #Assad #Russia #Fascism
Although anti-imperialists may believe that these measures land them on the right side of history, taking stock of the fascist movement suggests that the strategy of opposing a liberal order through red-brown populist collaboration makes the left a willing accomplice. /87 #Antifa
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