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The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist— Josh Fernandez at Firestorm Books

Antiracist organizer Josh Fernandez discusses his new book, “The Hands That Crafted the Bomb,” with fellow writer Joe Loya, whose own memoir, “The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell,” was published in 2005. Together they discuss their respective histories of conflict with authority, writing as an outlet for rage, and the humanity of “fcked up” people.

ABOUT THE BOOK —– Josh Fernandez is a community college professor in Northern California who finds himself under investigation for “soliciting students for potentially dangerous activities” after starting an antifascist club on campus.

As Fernandez spends the year defending his job, he reflects on a life lived in protest of the status quo, swept up in chaos and rage, from his childhood in Boston dealing with a mentally ill father and a new family to a move to Davis, California, where, in the basement shows of the early ’90s, Nazi boneheads proliferated the music scene, looking for heads to crack.

The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell: https://www.joeloya.ltd/buy

Josh Fernandez joins the show to discuss his new biography “The Hands That Crafted the Bomb: The Making of a Lifelong Antifascist”. Together Josh and Breht have a wide ranging conversation on antifascism, teaching, prison, organizing, parenting, drug and alcohol abuse, and much more. 

Check out the book HERE

Check out an article about Josh from The Real News HERE