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 respond?

#23 – Fighting Fascism w/ Mark Bray

In this episode of Cable Street, I talk to Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, about the rise of fascism around the world.

#22 – A Path Forward for Refugees w/ François Crépeau

How do we build political support for refugees and asylum seekers?

#21 – Brazil’s Trump, But Worse w/ Alex Hochuli

Brazil is about to elect a fascist as President.

Episode #20 – Deutschland Dabbles with the Far-Right

Is Germany at risk of a far-right take-over? Short answer - yes.

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Episode #19 – Branding The Far Right

In episode #19, Geoff talks to cultural sociologist professor and far-right expert Cynthia Miller-Idriss about how the far-right uses branding to normalize their ideas and messages.

Episode #18 – Free Speech in the Age of Internet Monopolies

How do we reconcile free speech, internet monopolies and stopping far-right ideas from spreading? That's the question Geoff tries to answer with guest Yasha Levine.

Episode #17 – Queer Eye for the Alt-Right Guy?

What does the show Queer Eye have to do with the alt-right? Quite alot.

Episode #16: Why Did Progressive Parties Abandon Working Class Voters?

In the 1990s, progressive parties turned away from working-class policies and embraced more rightwing ideas. So why did this happen? And how has this shaped opinions about progressive policies.

Episode #15: Is Abdul El-Sayed the Answer to Far-Right Populism?

Is a 33-year-old progressive Muslim doctor the answer to far-right populism? On August 7th, Michigan Democrats will choose their candidate for Governor. The race is between establishment Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer, and Abdul El-Sayed, a man many are calling the face of a new progressive vision for America.

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Geoff Sharpe

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

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