Fear and violence on the growing far right edges of Europe: Listen to Liz Fekete on @thisishellradio
Institute of Race Relations director Liz Fekete examines the rise of the nationalist right across Europe - filling a void left by neoliberal-imposed austerity, feeding off structural racism imposed by the state through war, and pushing society (and the capitalist class) towards authoritarianism to protect its fragile, crumbling order. "We have failed as an anti-racist movement. We have failed because we are also guilty of abandoning those communities. Our anti-racist movement should have been there for 10, 20 years in the old mining communities, in the old docklands communities. We should have been there on the ground, challenging people and winning people. We have lost that community base, so we have a responsibility too."
Liz is author of "Europe’s Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right" from