7/6 Fascism Persists In Italy; Israel “Mows The Lawn” In Jenin w/ David Broder, Amjad Iraqi

July 6, 2023

The MR Crew is back with an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks to David Broder, Europe editor at Jacobin, to discuss his recent book Mussolini’s Grandchildren: Fascism in Contemporary Italy. Then, she speaks to Amjad Iraqi, editor at 972 Magazine, to discuss the recent escalation of violence by the Israeli military in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin. First, Emma runs through this weekend’s headlines, including Biden’s student debt pivot, the Mar-a-Lago warrant, Trump’s fundraising, mass shootings in the US, labor action, and environmental updates, before diving into Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ recent killer legislative move. David Broder joins as he first runs through updates on recent turmoil in France in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed teenager, tackling the history of over-policing Black and migrant communities in Europe, and how the French and European far-right is turning this issue into one of heterogeneity and immigration, with little to no pushback from Macron and the center. Next, Broder shifts his focus back to Italy, as he walks Emma through the normalization of far-right political figures, from Berlusconi to Meloni, and how the growth of the clearly-fascist wing of the American GOP has given an excuse to ethnonationalists worldwide. Stepping back, Broder dives into how right-wing Italians are grappling with their country’s history with fascism, and the attempt to repaint their role during WW2 as victims of communist violence rather than oppressors aligned with the Nazis, before they wrap up the interview by looking deeper at Giorgia Meloni’s cult-of-personality and how her womanhood is used symbolize the greater eugenicist underpinnings of fascism. Amjad Iraqi then joins as he and Emma walk through the past few weeks of increasing genocidal violence against Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jenin. After tackling the significant escalation that Israel took by bombing the West Bank, Iraqi walks through the actual process of violence and settlement that occurred in Jenin, the toll on the Palestinian population, and the increasing violence of Israeli apartheid.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they talk with Scott from Baltimore about the Baltimore PD’s complete mishandling of a mass shooting this weekend, discuss the future (or lack thereof) of social media as Twitter’s fall is all-but assured, Ron DeSantis’ response to backlash to his homophobia, and the unsurprising revelation of Eric Adam’s lies. Charlie Kirk brings out the classic White Supremacist hits in a discussion of affirmative action, and Anthony from Long Island discusses his victory in a Brookline, MA election, plus, your calls and IMs!

Check out David’s book here: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745348025/mussolinis-grandchildren/

Check out Amjad’s work at +972 here: https://www.972mag.com/writer/amjad/

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join

Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow

Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/

Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/

Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/

Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:







Check out Matt’s show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning

Subscribe to Brandon’s show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse

Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/

Check out Matt Binder’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder

Check out Ava Raiza’s music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/

The Majority Report with Sam Seder – https://majorityreportradio.com/

Past Episodes

It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with Sarah Jaffe, fellow at the Type Media Center  based in New Orleans, to discuss her recent piece for In These Times entitled “In Tough Loss, the High-Profile UAW Campaign at Mercedes-Benz in Alabama Falls Short.” Then, Sam checks in on some news stories he’s been ...
It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day. But first, they speak with Mark Joseph Stern, senior writer at Slate, to discuss some of the recent developments at the Supreme Court. First, they run through updates on Biden’s criticism of the ICC’s Israeli ...
It's ESVN Week #84 and it is a solemn one. Emma & Bradley break down the NBA playoffs now that it's down to the final 4 teams (sans Knicks). They also check in on the NHL playoffs and Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker's week of controversy! Follow Emma and Bradley on ...