¡No Pasarán!: Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis

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Edited by Shane Burley, foreword by Tal Lavin, afterword by David Renton

AK Press

10/25/2022, paperback

SKU: 9781849354820


¡No Pasarán! is an anthology of antifascist writing that takes up the fight against white supremacy and the far-right from multiple angles. From the history of antifascism to today's movement to identify, deplatform, and confront the right, and the ways an insurgent fascism is growing within capitalist democracies, a myriad of voices come together to shape the new face of antifascism in a moment of social and political flux.

Contributors include: Kim Kelly, Geo Maher, Hilary A. Moore, Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Emily Gorcenski, Maia Ramnath, Alexander Reid Ross, Matthew N. Lyons, Abner Häuge, Margaret Killjoy, Michael Novick, Jeanelle K. Hope, Maxililian Alvarez, Emmi Bevensee, Frank Miroslav, Ryan Smith, Leila al-Shami, Shon Meckfessel, Patrick Strickland, Mike Bento, Mirna Wabi-Sabi, Benjamin S. Case, Joan Braune, and Margaret Rex.


"Academics and pundits have made careers out of debating the definition of fascism. We are deluged with books, each bearing its own definitions, prognoses, caveats, and warnings, only to be bumped off the bestseller list by the next self-proclaimed fascism expert. ¡No Pasarán! is not that book. These writer-activists understand fascism to be a many-headed hydra that defies typologies and strongman tropes and can only be apprehended in the dialectic of resistance. Antifascism is not an exercise in abstract thinking but an active, collective struggle for a new world. This book will get dog-eared and dirty, but not by gathering dust." Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

"Shane Burley's multifaceted compendium of writings on antifascist resistance and the far right considerably advances the breadth of resources available to researchers and activists. Drawing on many of the leading voices at the cutting edge of antifascist theory and scholarship, ¡No Pasarán! skewers the popular one-dimensional interpretation of antifascism to reveal how our struggle must challenge all forms of oppression if we are to ever truly build a world free from fascism." — Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook 

“Looking across history and around the world, ¡No Pasarán! is a must-read for today's antifascists. These voices call us to embrace solidarity and self-defense and never abandon the fight for a better world as we confront the looming threat of far-right authoritarianism. This compendium of stories and analyses from the frontlines of antifascism will help us meet the daunting demands of our era with clarity, bravery, and camaraderie in the struggle.” — Dan Berger, author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

"This is one of my favorite kinds of book, an indispensable resource for creating a world where it would be useless. Equal parts handbook, history and theory, it is both an excellent overview of militant struggles against fascism and a powerful weapon for the fights to come." — Vicky Osterweil, author of In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action

About the Contributors:

Shane Burley is an author based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse and Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It (AK Press, 2017), and has appeared in a number of other anthologies and journals. His work has been featured in places such as NBC News, Al Jazeera, The Baffler, The Independent, Jacobin, The Daily Beast, Bandcamp DailyJewish CurrentsHaaretz, and Full Stop.

David Renton is a barrister, historian, and antifascist activist. His previous books include The New Authoritarians and Fascism: History and Theory. He is based in London, England.

Tal Lavin, is author of Culture Warlords and has had bylines in The New Yorker, The New RepublicNew York Times Book ReviewWashington Post, the Village Voice, and more. Lavin lives in New York.