Episode 23: Fascism Is The New Black

Episode 23: Fascism Is The New Black

If it feels like we’re on the verge of the breakdown of democracy as we know it, it’s because we are. World over, it’s like the rug has been pulled from underneath our feet. Far right nationalism, racism, sexism, xenophobia, classism and other strata are being used to divide us. The word fascism is experiencing a resurgence – it keeps flying around, and not many people know exactly what it is. People are rebelling against it. But for Kenyans, this is nothing new. It’s just more pronounced now that everyone else is living how we’ve been living.

This week, we discuss the ins and outs of fascism, why it is so dangerous, and what you can do to stop it. Press play!


What is a fascist?

Eternal Fascism: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt By Umberto Eco

The Fascism Factory

How to Listen to Authoritarians (Without Losing Your Mind)

Episode 15: It’s President Trump!

Europe’s new fascism? The far-right leaders hoping to take power in 2017

The Militarization Of Kenya

The Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014

Nyumba Kumi And Institutional Failure In Kenya

How To Be A Kenyan

Episode 22: 5 Myths About Voting

On Voting

Episode 14: Dear Kenyans

The Rise and Rise of Nationalism

Dear Uhuru Kenyatta

Episode 18: Daima Kenya

Flower Girls, Girlfriends and Sexist Discourse: The Politics of the Two-Thirds Gender Bill

Why the World is on Fire

Episode 21: #LipaKamaTender

What Happens Now? Why Fascism Depends on Your Arrogance

Interlude Music: Tawala Kenya: A Song by Mwalimu Thomas Wesonga

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