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Salient. Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 25. October 4, 1976

Confronting Fascist Violence

Confronting Fascist Violence

Jim Turner raised the question of civil liberties and fascist violence and suggested that until a trade union was strong enough to confront such a threat that it should retreat and build up its forces. This was strongly refuted by several speakers from the floor who argued that it was suicidal to retreat and that fascist violence should be met with counter-violence.

History has shown in fascist Italy and Spain that once fascist violence became entrenched it could effectively destroy any progressive movements, for a considerable length of time.

The seminar then concluded with a short speech from the chairman emphasising and summarising the calls to immediate action to fight the threat of-fascist legislation.