Fascism and Neoliberalism in the Age of Secession

Join us for a panel discussion with authors Eva Cherniavsky (Neocitizenship), Shane Burley (Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It), and Alexander Reid Ross (Against the Fascist Creep), moderated by Charu Charusheela of UW Bothell. This event is a part of Red May Seattle.

Secession -- the founding of a new community by breaking off from an existing state -- is an idea that comes both in a Left version (anarcho-commune) and a Right version (white identity state). Under neoliberalism, the state itself has been seceding from its former functions like funding public works and providing a social safety net. How will these opposing forces interact both globally and in the future?

EVA CHERNIAVSKY is Assistant Professor of English and adjunct faculty in Women's Studies at Indiana University. Her articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly, Genders, and Discovering Difference: Contemporary Essays in American Culture.

SHANE BURLEY is a writer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It (AK Press). His work as appeared in places such as Jacobin, AlterNet, In These Times, Political Research Associates, Waging Nonviolence, Labor Notes, ThinkProgress, ROAR Magazine and Upping the Anti. Follow him on Twitter: @shane_burley1.

ALEXANDER REID ROSS teaches geography at Portland State University. He is the author of Against the Fascist Creep and the editor of Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab. His articles have appeared at sites like ThinkProgress, The Ecologist and the Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security. Project Censored recognized his work for Media Democracy in Action in Censored2016.