Proud Boys, militias and QANON: the US far right & antifascism

2:30pm Saturday 18 September

About this session

Donald Trump’s presidency provided the central focus for the factions of America’s most conspiratorial and militaristic far right. With him out of office, and their attempt to turn America’s corrupt electoral system to their advantage and reinstate a failure, the far right has splintered even more. COVID-19 has provided an arena for increasingly bizarre conspiracy theories though, and the Capitol Hill attempted insurrection reminds us of the sinister violence around the edges of this fractious movement.

As well as discussing the politics of these factions the talk will make an argument about the kind of movement we need in response to this using the experience of international responses to the far right.

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