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Show #131 The Far Right In Europe

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Nearly 70 years after the fall of the Nazi regime, the far right and even fascism are again a significant threat in Europe. In the May 2014 European Parliament elections, organisations with a range of fascist, racist and anti-migrant ideologies won significant votes in a number of European countries. The National Front topped the poll in France and explicitly Nazi parties won seats in countries like Germany and Greece.

This book is survey of the far right in seven countries of Europe with different political histories: Britain, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden. The survey, by activists and researchers from these countries, reveals a disturbing picture of far-right parties, some with a mass base, which have been able to drag the mainstream political parties to the right. This book is a contribution to understand the nature of the far right, and to develop strategies for the left to confront this threat.

This recording is Author Bernhard Schmid presenting the book ‘The Far Right In Europe’ at Housemans Bookshop.

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SHOW #44 (10.04.12) Stuart Christie

Stuart Christie a Scottish Anarchist writer and publisher. Christie is best known for being arrested as an 18-year old while attempting to assassinate the Spanish dictator General Franco. He was later alleged to be a member of the Angry Brigade, but was acquitted of related charges. We delve in to the past and also we talk about what Anarchists/libertarians face today and what he’s up to these days. To find out more have a listen.

Listen Now: 10th April 2012 Stuart Christie