Books may be time-consuming or unavailable for some folks, and our ability to share them far and wide is limited. Here’s a list of online articles available for free, plus archive.org links.
- “Ur-Fascism” by Umberto Eco [mirror link] – an essential description of what fascism looks like.
- “Autocracy: Rules for Survival” by Masha Gessen [mirror link] – avoiding complacency and deceit.
- “Forget ‘Why,’ It’s Time to Get to Work” by Anil Dash [mirror link] – activism and consistency
- “Don’t Let Anyone Tell You It’ll Be Okay” by Craig Martin [mirror link] – a very important debunking of all the rationalization going on around us.
- “A madman has been given the keys to the surveillance state” by Cory Doctorow [mirror link] – a good reminder of why, even if all you do is talk to your niece on Facebook, we need to protect our digital freedom.
- “No, We Won’t Calm Down” by Robothugs [mirror link] – how to avoid shutting out our marginalized allies, and how to recognize when someone is doing it to you
- “The White Flight of Derek Black” by Eli Saslow [mirror link] – a powerful read on what it takes for a person to leave white nationalism behind.
- “How to Help the Cause When You Need Help Yourself” by Carrie Cutforth [mirror link] – helpful reminders for activists with chronic illnesses or mental health issues. Read Spoon Theory, too, if you haven’t, for a helpful framework.
- “On Arguing with the Upper Class” by The Coquette [mirror link] – why arguing with your friends on Facebook isn’t activism and it isn’t like what happened to Derek Black.
- “A People’s History of the Third Reich” by Megan Carpentier [mirror link] – on collective responsibility and commonplace evil.
- This post on fascist tactics from @smarmyanarchist [mirror link] – how to identify white supremacist bullshit and engage with it effectively.