This week we have Mark Bray to talk all things in the world of anti-fascism following a slew of recent fascistic events. We touch on Bolsonaro's election in Brazil, and cover some of the points raised in Bray’s book Antifa, which if you haven’t read is an excellent history of European and American anti-fascist movements starting with those who opposed the German and Italian forms of fascism and moving into the modern era.
MARK BRAY is a political organizer and historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe. He is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House 2017), Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street (Zero 2013), The Anarchist Inquisition: Terrorism and Human Rights in Spain and France, 1890-1910 (forthcoming), and he’s the co-editor of Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader (which just came out on PM Press). His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Boston Review, and numerous edited volumes. He is currently a lecturer at Dartmouth College.