Hope Not Hate

Hope Not Hate

HOPE not hate seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities, building resilience against the politics of hate and fear, at a national and grassroots level and this podcast explores the myriad of ways it does so. Email our Producer at jake@hopenothate.org.uk for tips, feedback, and opportunities.

Episodes

April 19, 2021 35 min

With today being the deadline for voter registration, Roxana Khan-Williams, Liron Velleman and Nick Spooner got together to discuss the barriers to registering to vote and why young people should make sure they cast their vote at elections. HOPE not hate partnered with the NEU for the voter registration campaign, so Roxana also heard from the NEU's General Secretary, Kevin Courtney, on what they've been up to during the cam...

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The MP David Lammy discusses the worrying new trends in the far right as highlighted in the State of Hate report for 2021. David introduces the key themes facing antiracists and offers suggestions of how to make Hope happen.

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This week saw the launch of 'State of Hate: Far-Right Extremism in Europe' - a colossal report which explores the state of far-right extremism across Europe. Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher at HOPE not hate, Simone Rafael of Amadeu Antonio Foundation in Germany and Daniel Poohl of EXPO in Sweden all met with HOPE not hate's Activism and Operations Officer, Afrida Chowdhury, to discuss what the new report -- made with hel...

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February 10, 2021 24 min

While the number remains, thankfully few, younger and younger people are being pulled into the extreme far right, they are being groomed online, and sometimes initiating their own cells. This alarming trend is something that HOPE not hate are aiming to curb.

Signs of Hate is a publication from HOPE not hate that brings a greater awareness to teachers, that they may be able to identify radicalization, by giving them a knowledge of th...

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Nick Ryan spoke with activist lawyer Pam Horowitz on her new book, and the life she spent with the activist in the civil rights movement -  Julian Bond.

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January 27, 2021 23 min

Holocaust denial continues it's ugly transmission, adapting even during an unprecedented health emergency.

Joe Mulhall spoke to the Council of Christians and Jews on the subject of the mutating shape of Holocaust denial today. 

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Nick Ryan spoke with activist and author Joel Goza on the history of ideas that deeply entrench racism in American life.

Joel is the author of America's Unholy Ghosts on racism in American faith and politics and is currently working on his second book Rebirth of a Nation: Reparations and Making an Anti-Racist America.

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Campaigns and Operations Officer Afrida was joined by Joe Mulhall, Nick Lowles and Matthew McGregor to discuss the deep roots of yesterday's attack on American democracy.


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This roundtable conversation is a reminder on the importance of combatting discrimination against muslims, worldwide.

HOPE not hate researcher Safya Khan-Ruf was invited to speak alongside Dr. Jennifer Phillipa Eggert, Cllr. Jas Athwal, Mufti Ahmed Peerbhai in a wide discussion on Islamophobia and anti-muslim hatred today.

The meeting was chaired by Yusuf Patel MBE,  with thanks to London Borough of Redbridge, the League of British M...

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December 11, 2020 79 min

Want to learn from the Biden for President digital team? We had a great session with them - and you can listen to the podcast here.

The Biden team faced off against the Trump campaign’s self-styled “death star” digital operation and won. They did it with innovative tactics, great content, and a lot of heart - from the candidate on down. But how did they approach their work? What worked well (and what didn’t)? And what can other camp...

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If you want to know how Joe Biden beat Donald Trump, this podcast is for you. We talked to two of the Biden team about how they organised - and what we can learn. It’s a must-watch (and don't forget to tag anyone you know who does campaigning).

**Here’s all the background**

The Biden for President campaign faced a stiff challenge in 2020: how to mobilize people in such huge numbers that an incredibly rare political event could be...

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Want to learn from Joe Biden's campaign team? They faced online smears, sophisticated digital attacks, and social media companies who couldn't or wouldn't stem the tide of lies. HOPE not hate supporters heard directly from some of the team tasked with combating this wave of disinformation. Joe Biden's digital director Rob Flaherty, Becca Rinkevich, Director of Digital Rapid Response for Biden for President, and Timo...

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With the US heading to the polls in one of the most fractious elections ever,  and many fearful about far right & militia violence, Nick Ryan speaks to former head of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Heidi Beirich, about the scale of the far right threat facing us today.

https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/magazine/usa2020/

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October 30, 2020 38 min

Following the publication of the EHRC report into antisemitism in the Labour Party, we're joined by Peter Mason of the Jewish Labour Movement, Jemma Levene from HOPE not hate, and the Labour MP Stella Creasy. They talked to our campaigns director Matthew McGregor about the report itself, and where the fight against anti-Jewish racism goes from here.

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Campaigns director Matthew McGregor asks Jess Morales Rocketto the question everyone wants to know- "Will we win?" the coming election in the United States.

A community organiser in the USA for the National Domestic Worker's Alliance and Care in Action, Jess spoke with Matthew McGregor about the impending election that is really a battle for the future of liberal democracy in the USA.

Jess identifies the reasons for Hope,...

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Ruth Smeeth (Vice Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement) and Matthew McGregor (Campaign director at HnH) discuss Ruth's highly personal experiences of antisemitism in the Labour Party and the deep problems that have lead up to the EHRC's investigation.

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October 23, 2020 27 min

The false QAnon conspiracy theory features aspects of ancient antisemitic narratives, its rise and spread across the globe has also seen its transformation into ever more virulent, localised forms. This should be alarming to antifascists everywhere.

A major new piece of research from Gregory Davis and David Lawrence is discussed and read here by Joe Mulhall.

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Journalist, Author and Playwright Paul Mason spoke with Joe Mulhall about the recent prosecution of the Greek Neo-Nazi Party, their sudden rise, and what the significance of the verdict means for antifascists combatting resurgent fascism internationally.

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Caleb Cain and Cynthia Miller-Idriss join Nick Ryan for a conversation about the far right online ecosystem, and discuss their mutual work in challenging it.

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Joe Mulhall dives back into the HOPE not hate archive for the second in our new series, this time reading new work from Simon Murdoch looking at the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, an important part of our movement. Simon investigates if the arguments between anti-racists and antifascists could better be resolved through a mutual understanding against the common enemy. 

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