Yeah Nah Pasaran! #143 w Dr April Anson on Ecofascism : December 1, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Dr April Anson [Twitter]. April is an Associate Professor at San Diego State University, and (as part of the Anti-Creep Climate Initiative) the co-author of Against the Ecofascist Creep:

Sometimes we wish we could solve the world’s problems with a *snap* of our fingers, even though we know it’s never that simple: compound problems require compound solutions. Still, accelerating climate crisis and the unwillingness of global leaders to take meaningful climate action can breed nihilism – likely we’ve all witnessed it in students, colleagues, family members, and even ourselves. With such nihilism, though, sometimes comes a notion that mass violence could be a viable environmental solution. This specter of ecofascism looms in pop-cultural imaginations as a malevolent threat for some and a tantalizing fantasy for others.

We spoke to April about the relationship between ecological and fascist thought, colonialism and political crisis, and more besides.

See also : “Master Metaphor”: Environmental Apocalypse and the Settler States of Emergency, April Anson, Resilience: A Journal of Environmental Humanities, Vol.8, No.1, 2020 | Ecofascism – are far-right extremists the new environmentalists?, Science Friction, ABC Radio National, July 29, 2022.

4.30pm, Thursday, December 1, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2023 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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