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The Threat of Fascism and
How to Fight it

With author Christoph Vandreier, German Trotskyist and prominent opponent of fascism

The Socialist Equality Party (US) will be holding a major meeting series in April featuring Christoph Vandreier, Deputy National Secretary of the Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) and author of the newly released book Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany, (Mehring Books, 2019) available for pre-order purchase.

Vandreier is a widely respected leader of the fight against fascism in Europe, and his US speaking tour is a significant political event. The meeting series is titled, “The threat of fascism and how to fight it.” In Germany, the scene of the holocaust and Hitler’s Nazi movement, a neo-Nazi party, the Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD), is now the country’s main opposition party, with 91 seats in the federal legislature and high-level support within the state apparatus and academia.

The meetings will address the role of the SGP in exposing the network of pro-fascist academics and state intelligence operatives who are paving the way for the far-right. The meeting series will also take up the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today.

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Berkeley, California
Monday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.
UC Berkeley Moffitt Library Room 101
350 Moffitt Library, Berkeley CA 94720
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San Diego, California
Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
San Diego State University Student Union, Templo Mayor
6075 Aztec Cir. Dr., San Diego, CA 92182
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Detroit, Michigan
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
Wayne State University Student Center, Room 258
5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
University of Michigan Weiser Hall Room 182
450 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wednesday, April 17, time TBA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location TBA
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New York, New York
Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
New York University Global Center Lecture Hall 95
238 Thompson St., New York, New York 10012
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    Last week the Ecuadorian government illegally terminated political asylum for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, inviting British police into the country’s London embassy to arrest him. After nearly seven years of confinement Assange now faces the possibility of a year in a UK prison and extradition to the US.

    Assange is in grave peril. The Trump administration is pressing for his extradition to the US where he will be indicted on fabricated charges and face a severe prison sentence or even the death penalty.

    Assange has become a target because he did what journalists are supposed to do—expose the truth. Along with Chelsea Manning, who remains in prison for refusing to testify against the WikiLeaks publisher, Assange exposed the crimes that emerged out of wars launched on the basis of lies, which have led to the deaths of more than one million people

    Everyone involved in the persecution of Manning and Assange stands guilty of a monstrous attack on fundamental democratic rights, without even the pretense of due process.

    It is the working class, the broad mass of the population, that must be mobilized to defend Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and all class war prisoners. The demand for their freedom must be a rallying cry for the global working class.

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    University of Florida
    Thursday, April 18, 12PM
    Reitz Union, SAI 2108

    University of Michigan
    Thursday, April 18, 7PM
     North University Building, Rm 1505

    University of Minnesota
    Thursday, April 18, 6PM
    Walter Library Rm 204A

    San Diego State University
    Tuesday, April 23,  6PM
    Student Union, Templo Mayor

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Wednesday, April 24, 7PM
    Building 4, Rm 145

    University of California Los Angeles
    Thursday, April 18, 6PM
    Rolfe, Rm 3120

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