Podcast: Understanding (Anti-)Fascism w/ Shane Burley

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.

You can listen to it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, Radio Public, Pocket Casts, Castro and RSS.

Shane Burley’s books and series recommendations:

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One response to “Podcast: Understanding (Anti-)Fascism w/ Shane Burley”

  1. […] Syrians in Revolution and War and, together with Shon, she co-wrote the chapter of No Pasarán: Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis (edited by Shane Burley, also a previous guest of the pod) on this topic. You can also check […]

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