Green Left Show #5: Understanding the rise of QAnon and other contemporary conspiracy theories

February 28, 2021

How do conspiracy theories grow and take hold in society? What gives them so much power? And how can we counter the loss of solidarity in our society and rebuild communities in a time of increasing precarity both online and in the real world?

Jono Mi Lo, Aleks Wansbrough, Fred Fuentes and Dirk Kelly look at what a left response to the rise of QAnon, the Trump adjacent alt-right internet phenomenon that encouraged people to storm the US capital, and other contemporary conspiracy theories could look like.