with Jeff Sparrow & Tony McAleer / chaired by George Megalogenis
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Tony McAleer spent 15 years as a leader, recruiter and propagandist for North American white supremacist groups. His long and arduous journey back from hate is documented in his book The Cure for Hate. The Christchurch massacre prompted Jeff Sparrow to investigate the politics of hate and fascism, and the threat they pose. The result is Fascists Among Us. A timely discussion about the motivations and strategies of the far right, and how individuals are drawn into a world of violent extremism.
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Tony McAleer is an international speaker, change maker, and father of two. A former leader in the North American white supremacist movement, he has since made it his mission to help people leave hate groups, and is the co-founder and Board Chair for the non-profit organisation Life After Hate. The Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacist’s Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion is his first book. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor, and broadcaster. He writes a regular column for The Guardian and contributes regularly to many other Australian and international publications. He is the author of a number of books, including Money Shot: a Journey into Porn and Censorship; Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right and his most recent book, Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre.
George Megalogenis is an award-winning author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. His most recent book is The Football Solution, a paean to his beloved Richmond Football Club.