Yeah Nah Pasaran! #130 w Lydia Khalil on The Rise of the Extreme Right : September 1, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Lydia Khalil [Twitter]. Lydia is inter alia a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute, an Associate Research Fellow at Deakin University and the author of a new book, Rise of the Extreme Right: The New Global Extremism and the Threat to Democracy (Penguin, 2022):

… what exactly is right-wing extremism and how is its potential for violence growing? Why is it a global problem? How does it threaten democracy and what should we do about it? Rise of the Extreme Right will answer these questions while situating Australia within the global threat landscape.

See/hear also : Lydia Khalil @ GNET | Why is right-wing extremism on the rise?, ABC Religion & Ethics Report, August 24, 2022 | Great Replacement was here long before social media, Jamie Seidel, Cosmos, May 27, 2022 | The terror arrests you missed, 7am (The Saturday Paper), May 21, 2021.

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

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #129 w Tom Tanuki on freedumb/conspiracy/borders : August 25, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Tom Tanuki [Twitter]. Inter alia, Tom is ‘a writer, satirist, foghorn and pest’. We spoke to him about a recent case of alleged child kidnapping and the influence of fringe conspiracies on the anti-lockdown movement (see : Sov cit child abduction ring?, August 17, 2022) and a little about Avi Yemini’s adventures in Aotearoa; Tom’s latest for Independent Australia is Neo-Nazi pub incident more complex than it seems (August 13, 2022).

4.30pm, Thursday, August 25, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #128 w Beatriz Buarque on the AltRight & Conspiracies : August 18, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Beatriz Buarque [Twitter]. Beatriz is the founder of Words Heal the World, a journalist and a doctoral researcher in politics at the University of Manchester. We spoke to Beatriz about the AltRight and digital culture, fake news and the truth industry, antisemitism and conspiracist phantasies.

See also : Why Some Far-Right Circles are Contributing to Vladimir Putin’s Disinformation Campaign, GNET, March 22, 2022 | Antisemitic conspiracy fantasy in the age of digital media: Three ‘conspiracy theorists’ and their YouTube audiences, Language and Literature, Vol.30, No.1, 2020.

4.30pm, Thursday, August 18, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Nazi Trouble at The Irish Times Pub in Melbourne

[Update (August 12, 2022) : Neo-Nazi pub incident more complex than it seems, Tom Tanuki, Independent Australia, August 13, 2022.]

The Irish Times Pub in Melbourne has inadvertently become the centre of a trans-national campaign in support of a small handful of local neo-Nazis and the site of an alleged exortion:

A Melbourne publican claims a neo-Nazi extorted hundreds of dollars from him after a staff member recognised a far-right tattoo [a sonnenrad] on the shoulder of a patron and spat in their drink.

The neo-Nazi members have been bragging on secret and encrypted social media channels populated with right-wing supporters that The Irish Times Pub manager … handed over $651 after they threatened the pub with complaints to regulators and flooded Google with negative reviews.

See : Neo-Nazi allegedly extorts pub owner after barman spits in beer, David Estcourt and Nick McKenzie, The Age, August 11, 2022.

Named in the report are Jimeone Roberts, Neil Erikson and Stefanos ‘Stefan’ Eracleous, all members or associates of Tom Sewell’s neo-Nazi groupuscule ‘National Socialist Network’.

Last week, Roberts featured in Man who displayed swastikas avoids jail by ‘an absolute whisker’ (Adam Cooper, The Age, August 1, 2022):

Magistrate David Starvaggi told Roberts he avoided jail by “an absolute whisker”, and ordered he complete an 18-month community correction order. He said he would have jailed Roberts had he not pleaded guilty. “This is one of the most disgusting, vile, repugnant acts of anti-Semitism and racial behaviour that I have ever seen,” Starvaggi said.

Erikson is a veteran neo-Nazi serial pest who is currently appealing a jail sentence for disrupting a church service (Churchgoers ‘traumatised by Erikson abuse’, Emily Woods, The Canberra Times, August 2, 2022):

Parishioners at a queer-friendly Melbourne church refuse to go back inside a room where far-right extremist Neil Erikson spouted homophobic abuse three years ago. Erikson crashed a Mother’s Day service at the Metropolitan Community Church in Hawthorn in May 2019 with two women, live-streaming the ordeal to his followers online. A few minutes after a bible discussion began, Erikson got up from his seat and, while standing in front of about 20 parishioners, asked: “Does your church marry Sodomites?” He hurled further abuse, including “you’re not Christians you’re a bunch of “fa***ts”.

Eracleous is another relative veteran, gaining a smol degree of notoriety recently for burning the Aboriginal flag in a propaganda video (Neo-Nazi unmasked as former Young Liberal, Nick McKenzie, The Age, February 2, 2022) which:

… began to gain traction with mainstream news outlets, largely because it singled out Greens senator Lidia Thorpe, who is also Indigenous. The senator’s name, alongside a vicious racist slur, was written on a sign behind the men.

The neo-Nazis have spent considerable time and energy since the incident on August 2 organising in defence of Eracleous, Erikson and Roberts, inter alia encouraging their supporters in Australia and overseas (especially Ukraine) to flood the pub’s socials with negative reviews: an interesting case study in cross-national campaigning by neo-Nazis on Telegram.

No doubt there will be continuing fallout from the incident and the neo-Nazi response to it, and I hope that anti-fascists in Melbourne and elsewhere continue to pay close attention to their antics.

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #127 w Priyamvada Gopal on Insurgent Empire : August 11, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Priyamvada Gopal [Twitter]. Priyamvada is Professor of Postcolonial Studies in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge and the author of Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent (Verso, 2019):

Insurgent Empire shows how Britain’s enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. What is more, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the United Kingdom.

Priyamvada Gopal examines a century of dissent on the question of empire and shows how British critics of empire were influenced by rebellions and resistance in the colonies, from the West Indies and East Africa to Egypt and India. In addition, a pivotal role in fomenting resistance was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, right at the heart of empire.

Much has been written on how colonized peoples took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. Insurgent Empire sets the record straight in demonstrating that these people were much more than victims of imperialism or, subsequently, the passive beneficiaries of an enlightened British conscience—they were insurgents whose legacies shaped and benefited the nation that once oppressed them.

See also : Empire of Dissent, The Place, Race and Critical Theory Reading Group (PRCT), Sydney Review of Books, June 14, 2022 | Behind the UK government’s false flag ‘free speech’ campaign, Priyamvada Gopal, Al Jazeera, December 15, 2021 | Insurgent Empire by Priyamvada Gopal review – a superb study of anticolonial resistance, Miles Taylor, The Guardian, July 11, 2019 | The Anarchist Inquisition: Assassins, Activists, and Martyrs in Spain and France, Mark Bray, Cornell University Press, 2022 /// Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination, Benedict Anderson (Verso, 2007).

4.30pm, Thursday, August 11, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #126 w Jessie Daniels on Nice White Ladies : August 4, 2022

Please note that last week we re-played a previous episode, an interview with Seyward Darby.

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Jessie Daniels [Twitter] about her recent book Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It (Seal Press/Hachette Australia, 2022). Jessie is a writer, professor, innovator, change agent, queer and democracy advocate who was recently interviewed by ‘The Sunday Show’ on Social Media and White Racial Socialization (July 31, 2022). See also : Dark Money Is Driving Today’s “Concerned Moms” Attacking Anti-Racism in Schools, Alyssa Bowen and Jessie Daniels, Truthout, November 21, 2021.

4.30pm, Thursday, August 4, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #125 w Brooke Binkowski on fact-checking, disinformation & borders : July 21, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Brooke Binkowski [Twitter]. Brooke is a journalist and managing editor of TruthOrFiction.com, ‘a non-partisan website where Internet users can quickly and easily get information about eRumors, fake news, disinformation, warnings, offers, requests for help, myths, hoaxes, virus warnings, and humorous or inspirational stories that are circulated by email.’ You can read some of Brooke’s writings at Dame magazine and many others.

See also : Standing on the shoulders of giants (on Chip Berlet) in Exposing the Right and Fighting for Democracy (Routledge, 2021) | ‘They don’t care’: Facebook factchecking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties, Sam Levin, The Guardian, December 13, 2018.

4.30pm, Thursday, July 21, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #124 w Dr Gerard Gill on x-pollinating fascists & conspiracists, elections & more : July 14, 2022

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Gerard Gill [Twitter], an extremism researcher, professional dilettante and friend of the orb spiders. We spoke to Gerard about the recent history of the far-right in Australia, the impact of the pandemic and its electoral fortunes.

See also : Nazis, Conspiracists, and the Australian Federal Election, GNET, June 20, 2022 | Fascist cross-pollination of Australian conspiracist Telegram channels, First Monday, Vol.26, No.12, December 2021 | Knowledge practices in Abahlali baseMjondolo, Interface, Vol.6, No.1, May 2014.

4.30pm, Thursday, July 14, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #123 w Katherine Stewart on Christian Nationalism in the United States : July 7, 2022

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On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Katherine Stewart [Twitter]. Katherine is a journalist and the author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism (Bloomsbury, 2020):

For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that seeks to gain power and to impose its vision on all of society. America’s religious nationalists aren’t just fighting a culture war, they are waging a political war on the norms and institutions of American democracy.

Katherine also recently penned ‘Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next’ for The New York Times (July 5, 2022): The shape of the Christian nationalist movement in the post-Roe future is coming into view, and it should terrify anyone concerned for the future of constitutional democracy.

4.30pm, Thursday, July 7, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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Yeah Nah Pasaran! #122 w Heron Greenesmith on the right & anti-LGBTQI politics in the United States : June 30, 2022

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Above : ‘At The Mercy Of This Journey’ via Stephanie McMillan

On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Heron Greenesmith [Twitter]. Heron is currently monitoring anti-LGBTQI rhetoric as a Senior Research Analyst at Political Research Associates and teaching Queerness and the Law as an adjunct Professor at Boston University School of Law. We spoke to Heron about recent, increasingly violent campaigns against transgender people in the United States, the role of the Christian right in supporting those campaigns, dis- and mis-information, Roe v Wade and more.

See also : How paranoia over trans rights became catnip for QAnon and the far right, Io Dodds, The Independent, June 27, 2022 | With Roe Falling, LGBTQ Families Fear They’ll Be the Supreme Court’s Next Target, Hannah Murphy, Rolling Stone, June 24, 2022 | The Narrative on Trans Rights Is Being Shaped by Right-Wing Media, Alejandra Caraballo and Heron Greenesmith, Teen Vogue, March 17, 2022.

4.30pm, Thursday, June 30, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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