How Can the European Left Deal with the Threat Posed by Xenophobia?
Steering Committee of Unite Against Fascism and former member of the European Parliament
There is a rising tide of Racism and Xenophobia sweeping across the EU, whose electoral face range across from the Fascist Right (Golden Dawn) and Fascist ‘Lite’ (Le Pen’s Front National) onto the Right Populists of Britain’s UKIP. Its public face is mainly, but not exclusively, urban as the horrors of terrorist attacks are utilised to promote islamophobia, spiralling on to anti- semitism and the promotion of racial and religious hatred. Who are these people, who supports them and how can they be combatted?
This City Talk was co-sponsored by the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Victoria.