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White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of Fossil Fascism

May 17, 2021 Andreas Malm Season 2 Episode 13
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of Fossil Fascism
Show Notes

Far right politics invariably comes to the fore in conjunctures of deep crisis.  Since the financial crisis of 2007-8, far right parties and fascistic groups have grown in strength in Europe and across the rest of the world.  Parties ranging from Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Marine Le Pen's National Rally in France, and dictators like Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil demonize immigrants and minorities, pinning the blame of all the nation's ills on those deemed "outsiders".  But what do these far right groups do and say on ecology? How do they interact with a global environmental calamity, and how do we fight back?

Acclaimed author Andreas Malm makes his triumphant return to the podcast this week to discuss his new book, White Skin, Black Fuel: On the dangers of Fossil Fascism, co-authored with the Zetkin Collective. We explore the connections between modern fascism and European interwar fascism, the tactics and strategies of these groups, what factors enable them, how we struggle with them and how we win.

Links
White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of Fossil Fascism
https://www.versobooks.com/books/3812-white-skin-black-fuel

Koalas heading towards endangered status.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/2 5/sliding-towards-extinction-koala-may-be-given-endangered-listing-as-numbers-plummet

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