Month: July 2020

Is Antifa the Answer to Today’s Fascism?

Hardly new concepts, anarchism and antifascism are often mistakenly associated with chaos and violence. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and antiracist protests, US President Donald Trump, whom scholars and journalists alike are finally coming around to openly discuss as fascist, declared that the United States “will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” Trump blamed the looting… Continue reading “Is Antifa the Answer to Today’s Fascism?”

Why did Heidegger emerge as the central philosopher of the far right?

Heidegger’s philosophy has legitimised the far right’s regional environmentalism, populism and cultural racism. On 28 May 2020, Björn Höcke, the leader of Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland in the state of Thuringia published a glossy picture of himself on his Facebook profile. On the photo, one can see him sitting on a park bench… Continue reading “Why did Heidegger emerge as the central philosopher of the far right?”

Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?

For white people to stay silent and do nothing is to remain complicit in the racist structures that one claims to want to change. Many black writers are no longer speaking to white people about race – they have had enough of explaining the issues over and over again. And, as we have seen in… Continue reading “Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?”

COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada

COVID-19 has sparked anti-Asian racism in countries around the world. In echoes of its anti-Asian history, Canada is among them. Just like many other white-dominated countries, Canada has seen a rising tide of anti-Asian racism since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘Traumatized’ by the spread of another virus of the same family in 2003 (SARS-CoV), COVID-19… Continue reading “COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada”

Jean Raspail, right wing prophet of ‘identity politics’ has died

Raspail’s influence has expanded beyond the small world of the radical right. Jean Raspail is author of the 1973 ‘Le Camp des Saints’ (The Camp of the Saints), a dystopian novel describing an invasion of immigrants from the Indian Subcontinent who land on the shores of Southern France in a flotilla of boats, then take… Continue reading “Jean Raspail, right wing prophet of ‘identity politics’ has died”

New ISD Study – Networked hate: White Supremacist activity on Telegram

A new study by London-based counter-extremism organisation, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), looks at the connections between white supremacist and pro-terrorist channels on Telegrams. In this CARR insights piece, CARR Practitioner & Policy Fellow and ISD Senior Research Manager Jacob Davey highlights the key findings of the research and what that means for better… Continue reading “New ISD Study – Networked hate: White Supremacist activity on Telegram”

The Brazilian Right’s Fight Against Its Leftist Boogeyman

Despite the Brazilian right’s attempts to distort his legacy, Paulo Freire’s life and work continue to inspire those who believe that education is the key to fighting oppression. The late Brazilian educator Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a prominent figure in the 20th-century critical pedagogy movement and the celebrated author of the ground-breaking 1968 text, “Pedagogy of… Continue reading “The Brazilian Right’s Fight Against Its Leftist Boogeyman”

CARR Research Insight Series: Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems

Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems Alexander Reid Ross and Emmi Bevensee     In the third CARR Research Insight, Alexander Reid Ross and Emmi Bevensee explore historical and contemporary forms of eco-fascism.   Abstract: The white-supremacist Christchurch and El Paso shooter who he influenced both promoted ecological and anti-imperialist tropes… Continue reading “CARR Research Insight Series: Confronting the Rise of Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems”