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Insurgent Supremacists: Confronting the U.S. Far Right
April 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Insurgent Supremacists: Confronting the U.S. Far Right, with author Matthew N. Lyons.
11:00 a.m. Service: Antifascist researcher Matthew N. Lyons will speak about his recent book, Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire. This work examines a broad array for far right currents, from neonazis to christian theocrats, and from the Patriot movement to the alt-right, looking at their development, politics, interactions, and impact on the wider political landscape. Matthew argues that these “insurgent supremacists” bolster established systems of oppression but also challenge the existing political order.
Matthew N. Lyons has been writing about right-wing politics for over 25 years. His work focuses on the interplay between right-wing movements and systems of oppression, and responses to these movements by leftists, liberals, and the state. He writes regularly for Three Way Fight, a radical antifascist blog, and his work has also appeared in the Guardian, New Politics, Socialism and Democracy, teleSUR, Upping the Anti, and other publications. In addition to his 2018 book, Insurgent Supremacists, Matthew contributed the title essay to the book Ctrl-Alt-Delete: An Antifascist Report on the Alternative Right (2017) and is coauthor with Chip Berlet of Right-Wing Populism in America (2000). He is co-trustee of the Lorraine Hansberry Literacy Trust, which stewards the literary legacy of the late playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry.
Music by Irene Kessel & Godfrey Muwulya