Over the course of the current decade, every passing year seemed to indicate a far right movement which was growing in numbers, cultural reach, political influence, and in its preparedness for violence.
But 2018 was the year in which a broad, people-powered movement – or more accurately a movement of movements – showed how effectively they could fight back.
Across the English-speaking world politicians sat on their hands or offered “both sides” narratives of far right violence. Law enforcement either dragged their feet or turned their weapons on the right’s opposition.
But activists routed around these blockages and found ways to shut down the far right – whether or not they identified as antifascists.