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Emergence of the far right

Noam Titelman Wiebke Hansen Marley Morris
17 July 2017
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Brown group: results of first iteration

TO TACKLE THE FAR RIGHT WE NEED TO:

 

* DEVELOP NEW SPACES FOR GROUP CONTACT / ENGAGEMENT

* RECOGNIZE SUPPORT FOR THESE PARTIES IS STRUCTURAL AND SYSTEMIC, NOT SIMPLY BASED ON IGNORANCE AND SELFISHNESS

* ADDRESS ISSUES OF IDENTITY AND SELF-CONFIDENCE

THE WORD ‘EMERGENCE’ USED IN THE TITLE, IS MISLEADING BECAUSE IT ALREADY EXISTS.

OTHE THAN THAT WE ARE PRETTY MUCH AGREED ON THE ISSUES IDENTIFIED BELOW AND WILL CONTINUE TO FURTHER EXPAND AND FOCUS ON THEM.

 

* LANGUAGE:

POLITICIANS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ‘LANGUAGE’

 

POPULISTS AND HOW TO REACH THEM

 

* FIGHTING IS BETWEEN THE POOR AND NOT-SO-POOR TO MAINTAIN PRIVILEGES

* PARENTS’ EXPERIENCES DRIVE THE GENERATION THAT FOLLOWS

* EXTREMISM AND MISINFORMATION AND ROLE OF THE MEDIA

* INTERACTION WITH THE YOUNG TO INFLUENCE

* RACISM EXISTS WITHIN THE SAME RACE / COMMUNITY AND AMONGST THEM

* THE ROLE AND RECOGNITION OF INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM

 

Brown group: results of second iteration

* WE NEED TO HAVE A DISCOURSE TO PERSUADE PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE AND THE UNDECIDED.

* WE NEED TO PROTECT AND EXPAND PUBLIC SPACES AND FOSTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIXED ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND VIEWPOINTS.

* WE NEED TO FIND AN IDENTITY DISCOURSE THAT INCLUDES IMMIGRANTS.

* WE SHOULD PRIORITIZE COMMON STRUGGLES BETWEEN MIGRANTS AND LOCALS (EG LABOUR RIGHTS)

* PROGRESSIVES SHOULD RECOGNIZE THAT IMMIGRATION IS AN ISSUE.

* WE SHOULD FOSTER MUTUAL EMPATHY BETWEEN NEWCOMERS AND THOSE WHO FEAR THEM.

* WE NEED TO GIVE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PEOPLE WHO FEAR MIGRANTS BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY ARE COMPETING WITH THEM FOR JOBS AND SOCIAL SECURITY.


Brown group: results of third iteration and final statement


TO TACKLE THE FAR RIGHT WE NEED TO:

* DEVELOP NEW SPACES FOR GROUP CONTACT / ENGAGEMENT

* RECOGNIZE SUPPORT FOR THESE PARTIES IS STRUCTURAL AND SYSTEMIC, NOT SIMPLY BASED ON IGNORANCE AND SELFISHNESS

* ADDRESS ISSUES OF IDENTITY AND SELF-CONFIDENCE


THE WORD ‘EMERGENCE’ USED IN THE TITLE, IS MISLEADING BECAUSE IT ALREADY EXISTS.

OTHE THAN THAT WE ARE PRETTY MUCH AGREED ON THE ISSUES IDENTIFIED BELOW AND WILL CONTINUE TO FURTHER EXPAND AND FOCUS ON THEM.


* LANGUAGE:

POLITICIANS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ‘LANGUAGE’

POPULISTS AND HOW TO REACH THEM



* FIGHTING IS BETWEEN THE POOR AND NOT-SO-POOR TO MAINTAIN PRIVILEGES

* PARENTS’ EXPERIENCES DRIVE THE GENERATION THAT FOLLOWS

* EXTREMISM AND MISINFORMATION AND ROLE OF THE MEDIA

* INTERACTION WITH THE YOUNG TO INFLUENCE

* RACISM EXISTS WITHIN THE SAME RACE / COMMUNITY AND AMONGST THEM

* THE ROLE AND RECOGNITION OF INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM


ADDRESSING THE POLITICS OF:

1) GOODNESS

2) ANGER

3) POWER


REQUIRES:

* INCLUSIVE PATRIOTISM

* GRASS-ROOTS ACTION


* AND THESE SOLUTIONS MUST NOT INVOLVE BUILDING A WALL.

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