Fascism in the 21st century: Is the far right unstoppable?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:30

Fascism in the 21st century: Is the far right unstoppable?

RMIT University, Melbourne

Room & building TBA

Tuesday 28th, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism for the first in our two part lecture series. 

PART ONE: 
In 2017 the far Right seems unstoppable. From Britain to India to the USA Right-wing racist movements, parties and politicians are making gains that threaten already oppressed minorities and the Left. Whether it’s the success of the xenophobic Brexit campaign, the violence of actual fascist parties such as Golden Dawn or the persecution of immigrants by the Trump administration, the far Right appears to be an unstoppable force worldwide.

The Campaign against Racism and Fascism would like to welcome all activists opposed to this global tide of racism, bigotry, homophobia and other forms of oppression to a serious discussion of what we are facing and what we can do in the here and now to stop it in its tracks.

Issues to be discussed include; are we facing a populist Right-wing or fascist threat, what is the difference, do we need a different approach to each of these movements, what can we do to resist and how do we go about organising?

Speakers include:
• Maria Panagioutudu – an activist involved in the grassroots struggle against the fascist Golden Dawn party in Greece.
• Dr Jordy Silverstein – from the Australian Jewish Democratic Society. and the book is Anxious Histories: Narrating the Holocaust in Jewish Communities at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century.
• Chris Di Pasquale - LGBTI Officer for the National Union of Students and student activist.
• Piere Morro – member of Campaign against Racism and Fascism.

More speakers to come.