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Confronting the North American Far Right: Battling Across Borders

Almost two years on from Trump’s electoral defeat, it is clear that the resurgence of the far-right in North America is far from over. Militarized white nationalist, xenophobic and misogynist forces have capitalized on the pandemic and the deepening economic crisis to mobilize new support. Three leading anti-fascist thinkers and activists share their analysis on the nature of the threat, the ways the far-right have used race, migration, and transphobia to organize, and what strategies the left needs to tackle this new hydra.

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The Risks of Online Radicalization in the COVID-19 Era

Within the span of a few weeks, the social and academic lives of over 91% of the world’s youth have been completely upended, as 1.5 billion students’ schools have closed, leading to an unprecedented shift in youth online engagement. In the U.S. alone, over 55 million children now spend much of their days online in […]

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The Battle for Another World

The far right is increasingly active globally—at the level of governments, through civil society, and in the digital sphere. According to academics, researchers, and activists interviewed in this report, this threat to democracy and internationalism is urgent.

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Vox: A New Far Right in Spain?

For the longest time, Spain seemed like the lucky exception to the new European normalcy: the rise of a new far right consisting of more or less populist forces on the right of the political spectrum. The conservative Partido Popular (PP) covered a broad spectrum of the political field, including its right margin. This changed with the Andalusian elections in December 2018, when the new VOX party entered the regional parliament, playing a pivotal role in flipping the region after 37 years of social-democratic rule (since the establishment of regional autonomy in 1982).

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The Far Right in Government: Six Cases From Across Europe

We are currently witnessing a tidal change in global politics. The far right, which seemed to be on the retreat for decades, has staged a huge comeback. From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Narendra Modi in India, from Jarosław Kaczyński in Poland to Viktor Orbán in Hungary, from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey to […]

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No Far Right: Reporting Back

Report from the Strategies Against the Far Right Retreat From June 15-18, 2017, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office held a retreat in Stony Point, New York. The goal of the retreat was to identify the array of rising far right formations across North America and Europe, and to discuss tactics and strategies to counter […]

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A Love-Hate Relationship: Far-right parties and the European Union

The European right is gaining strength: Marine Le Pen has turned the Front National into France’s strongest party; Victor Orbán subdues Hungary and closes off the country’s borders against refugees; Heinz-Christian Strache’s Freedom Party of Austria—with their anti-foreigner rhetoric—obtained “fantastic” results; and Frauke Petry has already led the Alternative for Germany in some states to […]

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