In 1936, British citizens defeated fascism in the famous Battle of Cable Street. Almost a century later, far-right fascist forces are back. Cable Street explores the current global rise of the far-right and fascism: what is driving this phenomenon, where is it leading, and how can progressives and the left respond?

#28 – Is Transnationalism the Answer to Defeating Far-Right Authoritarianism? w/ Daphne Büllesbach

January 22, 2019

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Borders define our world, for good and bad. Far-right authoritarian leaders and political parties increasingly use borders as a weapon to further their own quest for power.

Unfortunately, progressive responses have verged on outright adoption of that frame, delineating groups as friend and enemy based on where they were born. Results show adopting these ideas tend to help far-right parties.

My guest Daphne Büllesbach from European Alternatives believes the transnationalism is the answer to far-right authoritarianism. We explore what this means in the context of Europe, whether it’s possible and what transnationalism looks like in practice. We also discuss the upcoming European elections and the chances for a progressive alternative.

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Geoff Sharpe

Geoff is the host of Cable Street and co-founder of The Cable.