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Authoritarianism Study/Action Group

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Donald Trump and William Barr

Armed militias threaten elected officials in Democratic states, with open Administration encouragement.  As Trump faces potential defeat in November due to his bungling of the COVID pandemic, he is firing inspector generals, assaulting the rule of  law, distributing PPE based on political criteria, and whipping up his reactionary, racist base with ever more explicit threats.

Is the United States threatened by fascism, and if so what should the peace and progressive movement do to answer the threat?   What are the international dimensions of the situation and what historical precedents are applicable?

The recently formed Authoritarianism Study/Action Group, initiated by Massachusetts Peace Action, invites you to join us to study and discuss these burning questions.  We have scheduled three study meetings, which will be conducted by Zoom, and are also working on webinars with leading movement voices.   After that the group’s path will be decided by the members.

To join the group, please fill this form.


May 30, 5:00pm – Two articles

A Dangerous Turning Point” by Max Elbaum and

An Illiberal Democracy if Trump Wins Again” by Van Gosse

June 13, 5:00 pm

Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right by Walden Bello (excerpts to be provided – you don’t have to find the book)

June 27, 5:00 pm

Readings from Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich by Peter Fritzsche.



May 30
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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