Making an Antifascist Community [PODCAST]

Shane Burley
1 min readJan 2, 2023

I joined Patrick Farnsworth at the Last Born in the Wilderness podcast, one where I have appeared five or six times over the past five years. We got into a discussion about the future, what kind of community actually stops the advance of the far-right, and why the left needs to change if they want to win the war.

Shane Burley returns to the podcast to discuss ‘No Pasarán!: Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis,’ published this fall through AK Press. [The link on my website is wonky… listen wherever you listen to podcasts!]

In catching up since our last interview, I ask Shane to clarify where the far-right stands in a “post-Trump” context. What inroads have far-right, and explicitly fascist, ideologues made in political discourse and policy in the United States over the past two years? How coherent is the far-right agenda and who are their targets? What are the paths to power? And most importantly, how can various subcultural spaces, as well as rural and urban communities, each build effective resistances to this threat? ‘No Pasaran,’ with its broad collection of voices, provides some of the most comprehensive answers to these questions.

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Shane Burley

Filmmaker and author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It. His work is featured at Jacobin, In These Times, Salon, Truthout, etc. @Shane_Burley1