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IREHR’s Leonard Zeskind conducted a workshop on fighting the racist, anti-Semitic and anti-democratic far right at the Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s “30th Anniversary Annual Meeting” on August 22 in Columbia, Missouri.

Zeskind recounted the family farm crisis of the early and mid-1980s, and described the broad-based coalitions that tackled the anti-Semitic far right that targeted farmers during that time. At the request of workshop participants, the topic of contemporary far right racist, anti-Semitic and bigoted groups was broached to good effect. The Missouri Rural Crisis Center was founded in 1985 to defend family farmers, and today it has a program of building economic and social justice for farmers and rural people in Missouri.

Devin Burghart

Author Devin Burghart

is vice president of IREHR. He coordinates our Seattle office, directs our research efforts, and manages our online communications. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin is frequently quoted as an expert by print, broadcast, and online media outlets. In 2007, he was awarded a Petra Foundation fellowship. more...

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