Spencer’s London Speaking Dates: Tues & Weds, Nov 15th & 16th

My German speaking tour went very well, and i’ll be in London for a couple talks next week:

Tuesday, November 15: London
The U.S. Radical Right in the Age of Trump
7-9 PM
London Activist Resource Center
62 Fieldgate St, E1 1Es

Wednesday, November 16: London
U.S. Left/Right Crossover Movements
1-2:30 PM
Birbeck University
School of Social Science, History and Philosophy
28 Russell Square
Dreyfus Room (Room 202)

The U.S. Radical Right in the Age of Trump
In the United States, the campaign of Donald Trump has been a huge catalyst for the radical right. Patriot movement paramilitaries publicly brandish weapons to force the privatization of public lands and intimidate Muslims and refugees. Rightists are attacking Black Lives Matter protests with firearms, and violence has skyrocketed at counter-protests against fascists. White Nationalism is having its biggest growth in decades, and now includes new faces: intellectuals, hipsters, prison gangs, and Third Positionists. How will Trump’s presidency affect the furthest reaches of the far right? How will U.S. antifascists respond?

U.S. Left/Right Crossover Movements
In the last decade, many new forms of left/right crossover movements have developed in the English-speaking world. This includes the spread of new forms of Third Positionism, Julius Evola’s influence, popular mobilizations against finance capital, conspiracy theories, doctrines of racial separatism on the Left and Right, the spread of anti-semitism, and the popularity of Sovereign Citizen pseudo-legal theories. In music, there has been a spread of Rock Against Communism, fascist neofolk, and black metal (NSBM) bands. What do these movments say about the Left and Right as distinct political forms, and how have traditional political actors responded to them?

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