Safety Through Solidarity A Radical Guide to Fighting Antisemitism

Shane Burley (Author); Ben Lorber (Author)

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Publisher: Melville House
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 288
Released: June 4, 2024
ISBN-13: 9781685890919

Antisemitism is on the rise today. From synagogue shootings by white nationalists, to right-wing politicians and media figures pushing George Soros conspiracy theories, it’s clear that exclusionary nationalist movements are growing. By spreading division and fear, they put Jews, along with other marginalized groups and multiracial democracy itself, at risk.

And since the outbreak of war in Gaza, debates around antisemitism have become more polarized and high-stakes than ever. How can we stand in solidarity with Palestinian civilians seeking justice, while also avoiding antisemitism—and resisting those who seek to conflate the two? How do we forge the coalitions across communities that we need, in order to overcome the politics of division and fear?

Using personal stories, historical deep-dives, front-line reporting, and interviews with leading change-makers, Burley and Lorber help us break the current impasse to understand how antisemitism works, what’s missing in contemporary debates, and how to build true safety through solidarity, for Jews and all people.

 

Shane Burley is also the author of Fascism Today and Why We Fight, and editor of No Pasarán!

 

Safety through Solidarity places the struggle against antisemitism where it belongs: within a larger constellation of struggles against oppression in all its forms. Scholarly, historical, and politically razor-sharp, this landmark work from Burley and Lorber is an essential tool for fighting back against right-wing efforts to weaponize the rhetoric of ‘antisemitism’ for racist agendas.” —Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

“Shane Burley and Ben Lorber are two of the most passionate, committed and thoughtful people combating fascism today, and this is just one more installment in their vital work against the cruel march of dark forces in our era.” —Talia Lavin, Author of Culture Warlords

“I don’t think this book could come at a better time… Safety Through Solidarity is not just an appeal to avoid falling into a trap, it also recognizes how much stronger we all are when we do so. Most importantly, Burley and Lorber show how to build that strength against such odds. Everyone needs to read this book.” —Daryle Lamont Jenkins, One People’s Project

 

 

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