Reaction across the Americas from Bolsonaro to Trump. Presentations by Ana Saggario Garcia, Ray Kiely, and Ruth Felder. Recorded in Toronto, 28 March 2019. Watch video »
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 »
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 »
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 »
We Will Not Let the Virus of Hate Spread Hate crawled up from the sewers of Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday and flooded the streets with thousands of white men bearing torches and chanting unbelievable hatred. Many thought we were past such horrors, that the days of torches and pitch forks held high by angry white men … Keep reading »
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 »
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 austerity continue to take their … Watch video »
Moderated by Greg Albo. Presentations by: Geoff Eley Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, University of Michigan Gaspar M. Tamas Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary’s dissident philosopher, ex-MP Liz Fekete Executive Director of the Institute of Race Relations, UK Recorded in Toronto, 16 February 2015.
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.