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Workshop68 Middle Street
Workshop68 Middle Street

Conspiracy theories and the socialism of fools

Date
Tue 24.09.19
Timings
1pm – 2:30pm

Conspiracy theories are everywhere: on the internet, in the manifestos of mass shooters, in the mainstream media, in the halls of Westminster. What actually is a conspiracy theory? How do they work and who wins when they triumph? How do they shape our politics in a time of global crisis? And how do we tackle conspiracy thinking? In this interactive presentation, we will work through a few key cases around xenophobia, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and even ecological anxiety as we work out how to answer these questions and sharpen our political understanding and power.

Speakers

Ajay is a co-founder and director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, a teaching and research institute offering community-based education that is accessible and fits with the everyday lives of working adults

Eleanor Penny is a writer, essayist, editor, poet and broadcaster. She is also an editor at Novara Media.

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Dania Rajendra is a writer and trainer, and the new Director of the national Anti-Amazon Coalition

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