In this episode of the IGD podcast, we caught up with historian, anarchist, and author Mark Bray, who recently published Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook, and is also the author of Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall-Street. Bray is in the middle of a tour across the US, and shares his thoughts about the the kinds of people who are coming out to his talks, what kinds of questions they are asking, and how things have changed since Charlottesville.
We then discuss the recent bombshell from Buzzfeed which exposes clear links between the billionaire Mercer family, Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, and neo-Nazi and white nationalist organizers. We also talk about the media spectacle surrounding antifascism, what it continues to get wrong about the movement, and the push by the far-Right to rely on conspiracy theories to promote their agenda. We end by thinking critically about our present historical moment and what anarchists should keep in mind while engaging in broad antifascist organizing.
Music: Maced Alaska (Remix) and Stray From the Path.