Tag: Antisemitism

How COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left. Part 2: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum

This part of the series describes what is truly the heart of red-brownism; a seemingly chaotic, and even contradictory populist blend of (ultra-)nationalists with mixed or unclear left/right political alignments. This is where you find things that just boggle and shock the brain but nonetheless, as we will see, are, for some actors, part of… Continue reading “How COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left. Part 2: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum”

Semantics Matter: Why I Spell Antisemitism Without The Hyphen

In April 2015, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance issued a memorandum to Microsoft addressing the spelling of ‘antisemitism’, often rendered as anti-Semitism in its auto-correct feature. This article outlines why the hyphen is causing such a debate, and, by detailing the historical context of the term, emphasises the implications the use of this conjoiner can… Continue reading “Semantics Matter: Why I Spell Antisemitism Without The Hyphen”

Holy war in the city of knives: anti-semitism and football on the streets of Krakow

In Krakow, what seems like blatant anti-Semitism is often normalised as nothing more than football-related banter. I’ve seen enough episodes of Copa90’s ‘Derby Days’ by now to know that every city has its own unique footballing rivalry. But when Krakow’s two top-flight teams Wisła and Cracovia meet in the city’s local derby, there’s a lot more… Continue reading “Holy war in the city of knives: anti-semitism and football on the streets of Krakow”

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?”

Busloads of Antifa Protestors: Rumors, Racism, and Moral Panics

From 1791 to 1804, the Haitian Revolution took place. Spurred by slave revolts, the revolution led to the founding of an independent state ruled by non-whites, and more importantly, formerly enslaved people. The people of Haiti liberated themselves from their white colonizers, challenging long-held white European beliefs about the agency of Black people and their… Continue reading “Busloads of Antifa Protestors: Rumors, Racism, and Moral Panics”

The antisemitic turn of the “Alternative for Germany” party

The relatively new party known as the Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD) and its relationship to right-wing extremism have been the subject of a great deal of intensive discussion among political and social scientists. While one stream of research focuses primarily on the strategic aspects of the AfD, such as its populist rhetoric… Continue reading “The antisemitic turn of the “Alternative for Germany” party”