What FASCISM Means
FASCISM MEANS THE DESTRUCTION OF LIBERTY
In the Fascist States of Italy, Germany and Austria:—
The Trade Unions have been suppressed. The worker has been deprived of all his rights. He is denied the right to negotiate and the right to combine.
Political parties have been suppressed. Only one party is allowed — the Fascist Party. Anti-Fascists are beaten, tortured, murdered or imprisoned without trial.
Liberty of opinion has been destroyed. Newspapers, periodicals and books are the organs of the dictatorship. Distinguished writers, artists and scientists are expelled from the country if they dare to express independent views.
The rule of force has been substituted for the rule of law. The dictator can denounce any act or even passive resistance as "an act hostile to the State," and suspected persons can be arrested or imprisoned without proper trial.
Liberty of conscience has been destroyed. The Churches may not denounce even the worst of crimes. Religious teaching and organisation are not secure.
The freedom of women to work has been destroyed. Women have been reduced to the position of household slaves and mothers of soldiers.
FASCISM MEANS RACIAL PERSECUTION
The Jews in Germany have been beaten, tortured, killed, thrown into concentration camps, and are now being deprived by law of the right to earn a living.