• The Far Right, the Hard Right, and Our Fight Against Them

    The massacre of worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh by a far-right shooter and the election of fascist politician Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil on the same October weekend were a double blow to people on the left who understand the significance of these events. The high-profile public debate in Toronto between David Frum … Keep reading »

  • Reading Europe’s Fault Lines

    Notes from Europe as hard-Right populism enters Queen’s Park The rapid marching of the right in electoral politics, intellectual circles, and on the streets has become an undeniable feature of European politics. Once believed to be relegated to the dustbin of history, the electoral success of figures such as Marine Le Pen in France, Matteo Salvini … Keep reading »

  • The Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism – An interview with Henry A. Giroux

    Mark Karlin (MK): Why is it important to have an historical understanding of fascism to shed light on the age of Trump? Henry A. Giroux (HG): The conditions leading to fascism do not exist in some ethereal space outside of history. Nor are they fixed in a static moment in the past. As Hannah Arendt … Keep reading »

  • Bill Fletcher Jr. – Trump, Right-Wing Populism, and the Future of the Labour Movement

    Toronto – 2 June 2017 Bill Fletcher Jr. gave the keynote address at the 4th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies. Bill Fletcher Jr. has been an activist since his teen years. Upon graduating from college he went to work as a welder in a shipyard, thereby entering the labour … Watch video »

  • Launching the Socialist Register 2016: The Politics of the Right

    Toronto — 14 January 2016. It is becoming increasingly clear that we are at one of those historical moments that compel socialists to undertake a serious calibration of the political forces amassing on the right. This stems partly from the electoral breakthrough far-right parties have made in Europe as the global financial crisis and unrelenting … Watch video »

  • Neoliberalism and the Far Right

    Toronto — 24 September 2014. Presentations by: Greg Albo is co-editor of Socialist Register. Bill Fletcher Jr is co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor.