Fighting the Far Right in the Biden Era: Discussion on Sunday, Jan. 24
New Politics is co-sponsoring an important online discussion, hosted by the Tempest Collective, of how the Left can organize to fight the Far Right under the incoming Biden administration.
The event will be on Sunday, January 24th at 2:00 pm ET/ 11 am PT. Register here.
More information, including a list of speakers, from the Tempest website:
The events on January 6 made the threat of a growing far right painfully clear. Compared with responses to the historic Black Lives Matter protests last summer, they also exposed the abject racism of U.S. policing and the sympathy of many officers for white supremacy. Some will take comfort in the humiliation of Trump and the ascension to power of the Biden administration. But will he and his establishment “grown-ups” even try to sweep up the mess that bullhorn racism and forty years of carceral neoliberalism have created?
The Tempest Collective, along with many others on the left, answer with an emphatic “no”. No one is coming to save us but us! This public forum brings together activists from the U.S. and beyond to strategize how we can best fight an incipient fascism. Together we will interrogate the forces that brought about this moment as well as the coalition, tactics, and organizing forms we need—not only to defeat the Right and demoralize their followers, but to challenge the decrepit racial capitalism that bred Trump in the first place.
Justin Akers Chacón, educator and union activist in the San Diego-Tijuana border region, member of the Puntorojo editorial collective, and author of No One is Illegal (with Mike Davis), Radicals in the Barrio, and The Border Crossed Us: The Case for Opening the US-Mexico Border (forthcoming)
Elizabeth Lalasz registered nurse, steward with National Nurses United, Tempest Collective, Chicago DSA Labor Branch
David McNally Cullen Distinguished Professor of History & Business, University of Houston and Editor-in-Chief of Spectre magazine
Jeb Purucker co-chair of Santa Cruz DSA
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