At the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. in August 2017, neo-Nazi demonstrators marched with symbols from the Middle Ages. Earlier this year, the Christchurch terrorist, who killed fifty-one people at a mosque in New Zealand, included Odin’s cross in his manifesto and made reference to Valhalla in his final social media post. Scholars […]
On today’s pledge drive show, Carousel continues the ongoing conversation about antisemitism with Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Antisemitism: Here and Now. They discuss the rise of antisemitism on both the right and the left, contemporary events like the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the role of free speech, […]
On August 12, 2017, crowds of white nationalists, many carrying flags of Nazi Germany and armed with rifles and torches, descended on Charlottesville, Virginia for a Unite the Right rally organized by Jason Kessler. As the nationalists fought in the street with anti-fascist activists, a struggle that eventually led to the death of activist Heather […]
Allen Ruff is back, and today he’s interviewing Max Elbaum, a historian, activist, and author. Elbaum is a former editor of the radical magazine Crossroads, and author of “Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che” from Verso Books. The two discuss Elbaum’s recent article, “Left Strategy After Charlottesville.”
The domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, has brought important conversations on white supremacy and hate groups to national news. Esty Dinur hosts an open line featuring listener reactions to the recent events.
This weekend’s events in Charlottesville have sparked vigils across the nation, including here in Madison. Last night, Madison residents held a candlelight vigil in support of the victims of the violence that occurred as a result of a white supremacist rally. Mourners gathered at the steps of the State Capitol at sunset. Student reporter Casey […]