Best of the Left Podcast : #1519 International Fascist Movement on the Move

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Air Date 10/8/2022

Today, we take a look at the recent elections in Italy, Brazil and Sweden where far-right parties are either taking power or looking to maintain it as well as the parallels to our own politics including moderate conservatives helping to legitimize the far right while delegitimizing elections.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Fascist Brothers of Italy Party takes power in Italy - The Mehdi Hassan Show - Air Date 10-2-22

Why the American right wing is racing to embrace Italy's next prime minister.

Ch. 2: Italian Fascism w/ David Broder - Jacobin Show - Air Date 9-30-22

Our own European editor David Broder explains what Giorgia Meloni and the Brothers of Italy's victory means for Italy.

Ch. 3: Fascist Brothers of Italy Party takes power in Italy Part 2 - The Mehdi Hassan Show - Air Date 10-2-22

Why the American right wing is racing to embrace Italy's next prime minister.

Ch. 4: Fascism scores another victory with Italian election - The Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 9-26-22

Conservatives in the US have been courting the extreme right on and off all along

Ch. 5: The Stakes Are High - In The Thick - Air Date 10-4-22

"The candidates and their vision for Brazil’s future could not be more different, but the trends underpinning this election are an echo of global experiences,” reports Roberta S. Braga for the ISPI.

Ch. 6: Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad: A Lula Victory in Brazil Could Help Save the Planet - Democracy Now! - Air Date 9-30-22

Noam Chomsky joins us from Brazil with Vijay Prashad just back from Brazil to discuss Sunday’s Brazilian election between Brazil’s far right president Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Ch. 7: Brazil Votes For Democracy While SCOTUS Does Not - The Muckrake Political Podcast - Air Date 9-4-22

Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the ramifications of the Brazilian election for president, as Bolsonaro loses by 5 points and is priming the country to reject the second round election later this month.


MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 8: Rise of the Swedish far right w/ David Broder - Jacobin Show - Air Date 9-30-22

Jonas Pontusson joins us to unpack the strong electoral showing of the Swedish far right.

Ch. 9: Fascism scores another victory with Italian election - The Rachel Maddow Show - Air Date 9-26-22

A history lesson on the rise and fall of fascism in Europe and what it says about the path we're all on today.


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 12: Final comments on the big problem with small misunderstandings


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SHOW IMAGE:

Description: Photo from 2014. Far-right Italian politician (and newly elected Prime Minister) Giorgia Meloni stands in front of a backdrop with the Italian tricolor flame, a symbol of the neo-fascist political party in Italy. She is a white woman with straight blond hair. She is wearing a leather jacket and smiling with her arms crossed.

Credit: “Giorgia Melone 2014” by Jose Antonio, Wikimedia Commons | License: CC Attribution 4.0 International | Changes: Black vignette

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