Arm Yourself Against White Nationalism
Remember the moment you realized Santa wasn’t real? Or the time you learned that baby carrots are carved from big carrots?
Well, this is what it’s been like for many a white person in the South Sound area as they’ve learned about white nationalism’s stronghold in the Pacific Northwest. Patriot Front? Proud Boys? All these alliterations can make your head spin. But, if you’re someone who wants to actively fight these racist ideologies, it’s important to educate yourself not only on the who, what, where, and when, but also on the how.
Thanks to the anti-racist, anti-fascist work of many many many people, we have a list of recommended podcasts and books.
Podcasts On Fascism in Washington:
Nov 2018: Move to Tacoma Interview “Tacoma Against Nazis”
June 2018: Interchangeable White Ladies Podcast “Beat the Heat AND Nazis”
May 2018: Channel 253 Adult Civics Happy Hour “Who are the Nazis in Your Neighborhood”
Podcasts On Fascism in General:
How to be an Antifascist with Mark Bray, author of Antifa: the Antifascist Handbook
Anti-Fascism and Carceral State feat. Lorenzo Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin
Stopping Fascism Today w/ Shane Burley and Alexander Ross
Slate Presents: Standoff--What Happened at Ruby Ridge
“In 1992, hundreds of armed federal agents surrounded a family of white separatists in a ramshackle mountaintop cabin. Eleven days later, three people were dead—and the story of Ruby Ridge was just beginning. Journalist Ruth Graham explores a tragedy that’s become a foundational myth for the modern right, and finds some frightening lessons about power and paranoia.”
Bundyville. From Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Bundyville" is a seven-part series chronicling the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West.
The Ex-Worker Podcast by CrimethInc
Socialist in Congress; David Renton on Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League
To Add to Your Bookshelves:
Alt American: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David Neiwert
Against the Fascist Creep by Alexander Reid Ross
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson