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Sunday, June 13 • 8:35pm - 9:30pm
Conspiracy theories, antisemitism and the far-right: current and historical perspectives

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We are not strangers to right-wing antisemitism here in Australia. Nazi sympathisers were active on these shores before WWII, war criminals came here after the Holocaust, and an Australian National Socialist Network exists today. Today, right-wing antisemites peddle conspiracy theories about Jewish influence over just about everything. But what is the connection between a yellow star and the COVID-19 vaccination? What do Jews have to do with Flat Earth theory? Welcome to a deep dive into the racial politics and antisemitism of the far-right in 2021. The internet has turbocharged these conspiracy theories and COVID-19 has resuscitated long-held white supremacist postulations about Jews as state enemies. Join historian Lynne Swarts, political staffer Liam O'Callaghan and communal leader Jeremy Jones for an examination of the long and disturbing history of antisemitic tropes, and their usage today.

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Sam Koslowski

Sam is the co-founder of The Daily Aus - a social-first media company with a daily audience of over 100,000 millennials. Before being a full-time founder, he was a corporate lawyer at one of Australia's top firms. He's worked in social media innovation, as a refugee advocate, and... Read More →

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Jeremy Jones

Speaker, writer, researcher, photographer and South Sydney Rabbitohs tragic. Having held the most senior elected and professional positions in the Australian Jewish community, the first Jewish recipient of the Australian Human Rights Medal and People of Australia Ambassador, holds... Read More →
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Liam O'Callaghan

Liam is the current Chair of the Social Justice Committee of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and a current advisor and speechwriter to a Federal Labor Senator. He has always been intrigued by conspiracy theories from what happened at the Dyatlov Pass to who is actually behind QA... Read More →
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Lynne Swarts

Dr. Lynne Swarts is a cultural and intellectual historian, and a Research Affiliate in the History Department, University of Sydney and Research Associate, UTS. Her book, Gender, Orientalism and the Jewish Nation: Women in the Work of Ephraim Moses Lilien was first published by Bloomsbury... Read More →

Sunday June 13, 2021 8:35pm - 9:30pm AEST
  Society and politics