Ep. 103: Goodnight Alt-Right -- Fascism, Anti-Fascism, & You
What ought you do when fascists show up in your town? To help us answer this question we're talking with historian Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, and a Washington, DC-based anti-fascist organizer named Matt. The discussion ranges from the history of fascism and resistance to it, to the right to community self-defense, to free speech.
For more information on anti-fascism though, we do highly recommend you check out Mark's book. Available at all reputable bookstores. https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/antifa/
And as we mentioned there are fascists descending on towns and cities around the United States for various "Unite the Right 2" gatherings on August 12. This is a sequel to the protest last year in Charlottesville famous for Nazis carrying tiki torches and of course the death of Heather Heyer by a right-wing extremist who decided to drive his car into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters. We strong you encourage you to plug into your local organizers about how to resist locally.
If you're looking for such resource in the DC beltway, you can check out Matt's suggestions at ShutItDownDC.org and Smash Racism DC. You can also check out the piece that Matt mentioned on CrimeThinc here:
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