Fighting Eco-Fascism

Sunday, 15 September 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
A Wondervogel group from Berlin c. 1930. Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R24553 / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Fighting eco-fascism: an environmentalism without nature

We often think of environmental politics as inherently progressive and humane.

But from more mainstream far right parties with a presence in national parliaments to marginal but equally dangerous lone actors and dispersed groups organising on the internet, environmental questions are growing in importance and are becoming central to their political platforms.

The environmental movement with a liberatory outlook needs to be vigilant against the increased use of ecological concerns by rightwing governments and fascist groups alike.

This week on Earth Matters, we speak to Nic Beuret, an academic and activist based in the UK who has written on the issue of the far right and ecological politics in the era of climate change.

Earth Matters #1209 was produced by Teishan Ahearne and Alex Kakafikas.

Image credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R24553 / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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