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Strategies to defend abortion access: three essays.” Three Way Fight, July 2022.

No longer a gendarme for the West: Simon Pirani on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” Three Way Fight, June 2022.

Abortion, the Christian right, and antifascism.” Three Way Fight, May 2022.

Caution doesn’t make us safe: A review of PRA’s report on the MAGA movement.” Three Way Fight, February 2022.

“The U.S. Far Right’s Politics of Gender.” In Male Supremacism in the United States: From Patriarchal Traditionalism to Misogynist Incels and the Alt-Right,” edited by Emily K. Carian, Alex DiBranco, and Chelsea Ebin. Routledge, 2022.

“‘Create a fire in you to fight injustice’: How some Christian theocrats co-opt liberatory themes.” Three Way Fight, September 2021.

Review of Robyn Marasco’s ‘Reconsidering the Sexual Politics of Fascism’.” Three Way Fight, July 2021.

The far right has entered a period of regrouping.” (Text of presentation to the June 22 panel, “Mapping Online Extremism and the Far Right.”) Three Way Fight, June 2021.

Network Contagion Research Institute: helping the state fight political infection left and right.” Three Way Fight, May 2021.

After the Storm: The U.S. far right is at a crossroads.” The Progressive, April/May 2021.

Fighting the Far Right in the US: news from the frontline.” Webinar with Kristian Hernandez, Kazembe Balagun, and Matthew N. Lyons, sponsored by transform! europe, April 2021.

Making Sense of Fascism (zine). Screwston Anti-Fascist Committee, March 2021.

Battling Cerberus: 3-Way Fight on Fascism, Capitalism & The State.” Interview with Matthew Lyons and Xtn by Matt Dagher-margosian, Asia Art Tours, March 2021.

The Far Right in the U.S. and its Potential Impact.” Online Town Hall sponsored by Speak Out Now, February 2021.

“Behind the Capitol Storming: Breaking Down the New Far Right,” Part 1 and Part 2. Interview with Matthew N. Lyons and Xloi. Out-FM, WBAI radio, February 2021. Transcription of Part 1 published on Three Way Fight, March 2021.

Review of The Trouble With National Action by Mark Hayes.” Three Way Fight, February 2021.

Insurgent Supremacists and the evolution of Trumpism.” Three Way Fight, January 2021.

Broken windows fascism.” Three Way Fight, January 2021.

French translation: “Une analyse antifasciste de l’attaque du Capitole.” La Horde, January 2021. Same text reposted as “Le fascisme de la fenêtre brisée.” Three Way Fight, January 2021.

Lockdowns, The Insurgent Far-Right & The Future Of Antifascism: A Conversation With Three Way Fight.” Interview with Matthew Lyons and Xtn. It’s Going Down, December 2020.

Book Review: Spectres of Fascism” (edited by Samir Gandesha). Public Eye. November 2020. Published by Poliitical Research Associates.

Elections and Political Possibility in the United States and New Zealand.” Interviews with Matthew N. Lyons, Enzo and Sara, and Ani White. Transnational Solidarity Network podcast, S1E2, November 2020.

Resisting Trump’s Coup.” Three Way Fight, September 2020.

Understanding the Multifaceted Far-Right Movement.” Interview by Allen Ruff. A Public Affair, WORT-FM radio (Madison, WI), September 2020.

Trump, the far right, and the return of vigilante repression.” Three Way Fight, September 2020.

Cooptation as ruling class strategy.” Three Way Fight, June 2020.

Threat or model?: U.S. rightists look at China.” Three Way Fight, April 2020.

Far rightists divided on coronavirus and Trump.” Three Way Fight, March 2020.

Noel Ignatiev’s conflicted antifascism.” Insurgent Notes, March 2020.

Trump, Iran, and the right-wing anti-interventionists.” Three Way Fight, January 2020.

Fascism and the Far-Right (Part 2).” Interviews with Diana Garvin and Matthew N. Lyons. Treyf podcast, Episode 44, October 2019.

Review of ‘Anti-Fascism Beyond Machismo’ by Petronella Lee.” Three Way Fight, October 2019.

Some thoughts on fascism and the current moment.” Three Way Fight, July 2019.

Finnish translation: “Ajatuksia fasismista ja sen nykytilanteesta.” Varisverkosto, April 2020.

Book Review: Bring the War Home by Kathleen Belew.” Three Way Fight, May 2019.

The Christchurch massacre and fascist revolutionary politics.” Three Way Fight, April 2019.

Meditations on a dead fascist.” Three Way Fight, March 2019.

“Jack Donovan and Male Tribalism.” Chapter 15 of Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Beyond the New Threat to Liberal Democracy, edited by Mark Sedgwick. New York: Oxford University Press, February 2019.

Trump’s shaky capitalist support: Business conflict and the 2016 election.” Three Way Fight, February 2019.

Ammon Bundy, the refugee caravan, and Patriot movement race politics.” Three Way Fight, December 2018.

Insurgent Supremacists: Author Q&A with Matthew N. Lyons.” Interview by David Neiwert. Political Research Associates, December 2018.

Principal enemy: demystifying far right antisemitism.” Three Way Fight, November 2018.

Insurgent Supremacist: An Interview With Matthew N. Lyons on Antifascism, Anti-Imperialism, and the Future of Organizing,” Anti-Fascist News, October 2018.

Discussion of Insurgent Supremacists, interview by Rob Seimetz, Moving Forward, Progressive Radio Network, September 2018.

Discussion of Insurgent Supremacists, interview by Christina Aanestad, The Sunday Show, KPFA radio, September 2018.

“‘Racial dissidents have lost the ability to organize openly’: Alt-rightists on Trump, ICE, and what is to be done.” Insurgent Notes, reposted to Three Way Fight with updated links, August 2018.

Matthew N. Lyons at the Peace and Justice Studies Association 2018.” Plenary address, Peace and Justice Studies Association conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2018. PM Press blog.

Matthew N. Lyons – Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State & Empire.” Interview by Joy LaClaire, Forthright Radio, August 2018.

Donald Trump Uses Right-Wing Populism to Unite Divergent Groups.” Interview by Mark Karlin. Truthout, July 2018.

The Far Right Regards Human Inequality as ‘Natural.'” Excerpt from Introduction to Insurgent Supremacists. Truthout, July 2018.

Die ‘Alt-Right’ will USA zu Ethnostaat umwandeln.” Interview by Gabriel Kuhn. Junge Welt. July 2018. English-language version published as “The alt-right wants to replace the USA with an ethno-state.” Three Way Fight, July 2018.

Insurgent Supremacists – a new book about the U.S. far right.” Three Way Fight, April 2018.

Major report on red-brown alliances from new anarchist website.” (Review of “An Investigation into Red-Brown Alliances: Third Positionism, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, and the Western Left.”) Three Way Fight, February 2018.

Fascism Today Conversation
Part 1: Matthew N. Lyons interviews Shane Burley. Three Way Fight, December 2017.
Part 2: Shane Burley interviews Matthew N. Lyons. Three Way Fight, March 2018.

On the Alt Right:
•   Review of George Hawley, Making Sense of the Alt-Right. H-Ideas, H-Net Reviews. January 2018.
•   “The Alt-Right: History, Ideology, and the Future of a Fascist Movement.” Podcast interview with Matthew N. Lyons by Eric Draitser. Stop Imperialism series on Patreon. 13 November 2017.
•   “An Alt Right Update.” Poliitical Research Associates. 7 August 2017.
•   “The alt-right hates women as much as it hates people of colour.” The Guardian. 2 May 2017.
•   “How the ‘Alt-Right’ Builds On Earlier Far-Right Upsurges.” teleSUR. 10 February 2017.
•   “The Origins and Politics of the Alt-Right.” Interview by Sasha Lilley. Against the Grain. KPFA radio. 6 February 2017.
•   “Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The Origins and Ideology of the Alternative Right.” Available online from Political Research Associates, January 2017; and as lead essay in the book Ctrl-Alt-Delete: An Antifascist Report on the Alternative Right from Kersplebedeb Publishing,  February 2017.
•   “Matthew Lyons on the Insurgent Far-Right, Trump, and #DisruptJ20” (podcast). It’s Going Down, January 2017.
•   “Alt-right: more misogynistic than many neonazis.” Three Way Fight, December 2016.
•   “Calling them ‘alt-right’ helps us fight them.” Three Way Fight, November 2016.
•   “AlternativeRight.com: Paleoconservatism for the 21st Century.” Three Way Fight, September 2010.

Review of John B. Judis, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics.” Public Eye. Spring 2017. Published by Poliitical Research Associates.

Red Skies at Night article on far right anti-imperialism.” Three Way Fight, October 2016.

On Donald Trump and fascism:
•   “Making America Worse.” Three Way Fight, July 2016. This is the text of a talk I gave at the event “Trump, White Supremacy, Fascism? Building New Resistance Movements!” on June 25, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York. An unedited video of the whole event is available here. My talk starts at around 50:25.
•   “Trump: ‘anti-political’ or right wing?” Three Way Fight, March 2016.
•   “Fascist revolution doesn’t turn back the clock: a reply to Alexander Reid Ross on Trump.” Three Way Fight, January 2016.
•   “Trump’s impact: a fascist upsurge is just one of the dangers.”Three Way Fight, December 2015.
•   “On Trump, fascism, and stale social science.” Three Way Fight, October 2015.

Jack Donovan on men: a masculine tribalism for the far right.” Three Way Fight, November 2015.

Oath Keepers, Ferguson, and the Patriot movement’s conflicted race politics.” Three Way Fight, August 2015.

The LaRouche network’s Russia connection.” Three Way Fight, July 2015.

Dylann Roof’s white nationalism.” Three Way Fight, June 2015.

A few websites that monitor the Right.” Three Way Fight, May 2015.

Moscow conference draws fascists, neo-Confederates, U.S. leftists.” Three Way Fight, February 2015.

Mythologizing the Holocaust.” Three Way Fight, August 2014.

Anti-state politics on the far right.” Talk at A-Space Anarchist Community Center, Philadelphia, June 2014.

Reading ‘The Solstice’ — Kasama on right-wing mass movements.” Three Way Fight, June 2014.

Frazier Glenn Miller, Nazi violence, and the state.” Three Way Fight, May 2014.

On Ukraine, Three Way Fight, February-March 2014:
•   “U.S. fascists debate the conflict in Ukraine
•   “Who are Ukraine’s fascists?
•   “Ukraine’s upheaval: between fascists, neoliberals, and Kremlin tools

Beyond ‘I Have a Dream.’” History Matters for Kids, January 2014.

Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent by Thomas B. Allen (review).” History Matters for Kids, January 2014.

Review of Interface articles on the far right, Three Way Fight, December 2013-January 2014:
•   “Part one — Autonomous Nationalists
•   “Part two — ecology and localism

Christmas Truce of 1914.” History Matters for Kids, December 2013.

Greek fascism at a crossroads.” Three Way Fight, October 2013.

Philip Pullman as history teacher: the Sally Lockhart novels.” History Matters for Kids, June 2013.

Matthijs Krul on Nazi settler colonialism.” Three Way Fight, May 2013.

42: a movie about Jackie Robinson.” History Matters for Kids, April 2013.

Rosie the Riveter national park explores World War II home front history.” History Matters for Kids, April 2013.

Far rightists divided over Hugo Chávez.” Three Way Fight, March 2013.

The war curriculum.” History Matters for Kids, March 2013.

Rape, the state, and the far right in India.” Three Way Fight, February 2013.

Feds + Corporate America versus the Occupy movement.” Three Way Fight, January 2013.

Liberal counterinsurgency versus the paramilitary right.” Three Way Fight, November 2012.

On Golden Dawn (Greek neonazi party), Three Way Fight, October 2012:
•   “Golden Dawn’s fascist ideology
•   “Golden Dawn violence and police collaboration.”
•   “White nationalists praise Golden Dawn.”

Conservatism studies: on the value and limits of academic history.” Three Way Fight, January 2012.

Rightists woo the Occupy Wall Street movement.” Three Way Fight, November 2011.

ALEC: Tool of business interests, but which business interests?” Three Way Fight, October 2011.

Kathryn Joyce: A Feminist Who Reports on the Christian Right.” Three Way Fight, August 2011.

Anders Breivik, Mainstream Islamophobia, and the Far Right.” Three Way Fight, July 2011.

Right-Wing Movements 101.” Talk at a political study retreat in Monroe, N.Y., 5 June 2011.

Liberalism’s Limits: A review of Burghart and Zeskind’s Tea Party Nationalism.” Three Way Fight, May 2011.

Rising Above the Herd: Keith Preston’s Authoritarian Anti-Statism.” New Politics website, April 2011.

AlternativeRight.com: Paleoconservatism for the 21st Century.” Three Way Fight, September 2010.

Bringing the Elite to Jesus.” Review of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, by Jeff Sharlet. New Politics 13, no. 1, Whole Number 49 (Summer 2010).

‘Bring on the bulldozers and let’s plant trees’: The Story of Labour Zionism.” Co-authored with Nava EtShalom. Upping the Anti no. 7 (October 2008).

Two Ways of Looking at Fascism.” Socialism and Democracy issue 47 (vol. 22, no. 2; July 2008): 121-156.

Hindu nationalism: an annotated bibliography of online resources.” June 2008 (links updated October 2014).

Is left anti-Zionism anti-Jewish?” Three Way Fight, November 2007.

Islamic fundamentalism and the three-way fight: an exchange.” Dialog with Bromma. Three Way Fight, October 2007.

Not Just a Smear Tactic.” Review of The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere: Making Resistance to Antisemitism Part of All of Our Movements, by April Rosenblum, Upping the Anti no. 5 (October 2007): 198-204. An unedited draft of this review under the original title, “Not Just a Right-Wing Smear Tactic,” was published on the JVoices blog in August 2008.

Is the Bush Administration Fascist?,” New Politics 11, no. 2 (Winter 2007). Listen to a radio interview with me on the same topic: Interview by Sasha Lilley. Against the Grain. KPFA, 27 December 2006.

On Hezbollah and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, Three Way Fight, August-October 2006:
•   “Defending my enemy’s enemy
•   “Further thoughts on Hezbollah
•   “Right-wing anti-imperialists are not promoting feudalism: A reply to Michael Karadjis

Critiquing neocons and scapegoating Jews: An exchange with a ‘heartland Democrat.'” Three Way Fight, May 2006.

“Christian Rightists and Neocons: A 25-Year Alliance.” Panel presentation. Philadelphia Anti-War Forum, Philadelphia, Pa., 27 October 2005.

“Notes on Women and Right-Wing Movements,” Parts One and Two. Three Way Fight, September 2005.

Fragmented Nationalism: Right-Wing Responses to September 11 in Historical Context.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 127, no. 4 (October 2003): 377-418.
 Published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Republished in Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free Political Prisoners, ed. Matt Meyer. Oakland, Calif.: PM Press, 2008.

Homeland Security: Low-Intensity Conflict Targets Non-Citizens.” Public Eye 17, no. 1, (Spring 2003): 13-17. Published by Political Research Associates.

“Deportations Not Bombs.” Z Magazine 16, no. 1, (January 2003): 36-40.

“Parasites and Pioneers: Antisemitism in White Supremacist America.” In Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! Feminist Visions for a Just World, ed. M. Jacqui Alexander, Lisa Albrecht, Sharon Day and Mab Segrest. Berkeley, Calif.: EdgeWork Books, 2003.
 For an online excerpt from this essay, see “Why I oppose Zionism.”

Why I oppose Zionism.” Excerpted from “Parasites and Pioneers: Antisemitism in White Supremacist America,” in Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! Feminist Visions for a Just World, ed. M. Jacqui Alexander, Lisa Albrecht, Sharon Day and Mab Segrest. Berkeley, Calif.: EdgeWork Books, 2003.

Review of Confronting Fascism: Discussion Documents for a Militant Movement, by Don Hamerquist, et al. Turning The Tide, December 2002.
 Turning The Tide is published by People Against Racist Terror.

Review of Suburban Warriors: The Origins of The New American Right, by Lisa McGirr. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 126, no. 2 (April 2002): 359-360.
 Published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

“The Grassroots Movement in Germany, 1972-1985” In Nonviolent Social Movements: A Geographical Perspective, ed. Stephen Zunes, Lester R. Kurtz, and Sarah Beth Asher. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

“Business Conflict and Right-Wing Movements.” In Unraveling the Right: The New Conservatism in American Thought, ed. Amy E. Ansell. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1998.

Repression and Ideology: The Legacy of Discredited Centrist/Extremist Theory.” Co-authored with Chip Berlet. Original title: “One Key to Litigating Against Government Prosecution of Dissidents: Understanding the Underlying Assumptions.” Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report 5, nos. 13-14 (Jan./Feb. and Mar./Apr. 1998).
Published by the National Lawyers Guild and West Group.

Review of Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States, by Sara Diamond. Z Magazine, February 1996, 61-63.

What is Fascism?: Some General Ideological Features.” In Eyes Right!: Challenging the Right Wing Backlash, ed. Chip Berlet. Boston, Mass.: South End Press and Political Research Associates, 1995. Online version includes December 2016 postscript.

“Militia Nation.” Co-authored with Chip Berlet. The Progressive, June 1995, 22-25.

“Where Does the Christian Right Get Its Politics From?” Speech to the annual meeting of the Broome County Coalition for Free Choice, Binghamton, N.Y., 12 February 1995.

Sex, Lies, and Co-Counseling.” Activist Men’s Journal, August 1993. Archived version.

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