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
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