Fighting Fascism, Rejecting Liberalism: A Conservation with Natasha Lennard

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In this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with radical journalist, writer, and teacher, Natasha Lennard, author of the new book from Verso Press, Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life. The book contains essays on both the personal and the political, while also covering social movements and struggles from Black Lives Matter, to Standing Rock, the J20, antifascism, and beyond. The book asks fundamentally what it means to “live a non-fascist life,” while also critiquing neoliberal ideology and the world that it creates along with the barriers it solidifies against creating real change.

Natasha is a contributing writer for the Intercept, an editor at Commune magazine, and her work has appeared regularly in the New York Times, Nation, Esquire, Vice, Salon, and the New Inquiry, among others. She teaches Critical Journalism at the New School for Social Research and coauthored Violence: Humans in Dark Times with Brad Evans.

Along with discussing the book and the social movements that it touches on, we also discuss Lennard’s career within journalism, becoming a target of Breitbart, what’s changed within the media landscape under Trump, and the future of grassroots anti-capitalist media projects.

More Info: Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life, Natasha Lennard at the Intercept, on Twitter, and Commune Magazine