'We are the Village Green Preservation Society': A comparative examination of British and American Far Right's use of Environmental discourse

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsConference Presentation


A talk exploring the ways in which the British Far Right, in particular the Third Way movement of the late 1980s through to early 2000s, had sought to engage with and use the environmental movement as a call for recruitment and radicalisation to action. This was compared and contrasted with the approach taken from the late 2000s to the late 2010s by the US-based National Socialist Movement and their creation of paramilitary and even para-state functions through specific programs of action that were framed against an environmental backdrop. The talk drew upon on a recent chapter in Visualising Far Right Environment, as well as research in the Searchlight Archive.
Period8 Oct 2023
Event titleCOMFAS: Radicalization to Violence: Paramilitarism in Fascism and the Radical Right
Event typeConference
LocationVienna, AustriaShow on map


  • Environmentalism
  • Far Right
  • National Socialism Movement
  • Radicalism
  • Extremism
  • Paramilitarism
  • Radical Right
  • Third Way
  • National Socialism