IS FASCISM RISING IN THE USA? How to Know and What to Do About It - A talk by Mark Bray, author of the recently published ANTIFA, which covers the history of anti-fascist movements from the 1920s to the present

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3:30 pm

320-105, Geology Corner Map

Sponsored by:
Peace+Justice Initiative at Stanford

•How did fascism gain power in Europe between the world wars? How did anti-fascists organize and struggle? Why did they fail to stop the rise of Hitler and Mussolini and all that followed?

•Do we face comparable circumstances today? Hate groups have spiked and come out in the open dramatically since last November. Is “fascism” the right word for such identity-based hatred and violence, with state collusion?

•Should fascists be denied public platforms for their speech and recruiting?

•Who should be called a fascist? What about the “free speech” debate?

•What tactics are right for resisting fascism in our own time and place? Physical confrontation? Nonviolence? Any means necessary?

• Is all this overblown alarmism, given the strength of American democratic institutions?

Mark Bray is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe who was one of the organizers of Occupy Wall Street. He is the author of Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street, and the co-editor of Anarchist Education and The Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Critical Quarterly, ROAR Magazine, and numerous edited volumes. He is currently a lecturer at Dartmouth College.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
320-105, Geology Corner Map

Free and open to the public


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