This is an episode with writer and filmmaker Shane Burley, editor of the must-read book published by AK Press: “No Pasarán! Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis.” It is an anthology of antifascist writing that takes up the fight against white supremacy and the far-right from multiple angles. From the history of antifascism to today’s movement to identify, deplatform, and confront the right, and the ways an insurgent fascism is growing within capitalist democracies, a myriad of voices come together to shape the new face of antifascism in a moment of social and political flux.
Burley is also the author of a number of books incl. Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse (AK Press, 2021) and Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It (AK Press, 2017).
No Pasarán also features Leila Al-Shami and Shon Meckfessel, authors of a chapter on the links between White supremacists and tge Assad regime. Both Leila (previous guest of the pod) and Shon are upcoming guests on the topic.
Shane Burley’s books and series recommendations:
- Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream by Leonard Zeskind
- Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew
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