Karin speaks to Matthew McGregor from Hope Not Hate, a charity dedicated to combatting extremism, about the rise of far right groups and ideas in America. What is behind the spike in often racist and conspiracy laden right wing activism? How can and should we respond to it? What dangers do they represent in the run-up to the election and in the post election period, especially if the results are uncertain?
Some of the resources that Matthew mentions in the episode can be found here:
Researcher and Expert on US Extremism: https://twitter.com/MelissaRyan
Anti-Defamation league: https://adl.org
A Social Justice Think Tank Doing Research on Far Right Extremism: https://politicalresearch.org
And as always - the best way to combat the far right is to make sure your voice is heard at the ballot box.
For Americans Abroad: https://www.votefromabroad.org/
For Americans back home: https://www.vote.org/
Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/democratically/message