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    The right is using hatred of transgender people to build political power. Openly transphobic rhetoric has heated up on the right recently. GOP members of Congress, state lawmakers, governors, former President Donald Trump, and conservative organizations have all spread misinformation about transgender equality to create a bogeyman for their own...
    Loading the player... Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6, but the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day. More than three dozen members and associates across both the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been charged with crimes. Some...
    Some experts see parallels between the fallout from the Capitol riot and the schisms that divided far-right groups after the 'Unite the Right' white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. Donald Trump's lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists, and militants on Jan. 6,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen 2020 election united right-wing supporters, conspiracy theorists and militants on Jan. 6. But the aftermath of the insurrection is roiling two of the most prominent far-right extremist groups at the U.S. Capitol that day. Dozens of members and associates across the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers have been...
    A weekend gathering billed as a Second Amendment rally in Salem led to far-right groups tied to the Jan. 6 Capitol invasion taking control of a public park. The Saturday event, promoted online as "May Day 2A Rally," saw 100 to 200 attendees at Salem's Riverfront Park in a show of support for their Second Amendment rights. The Proud...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland's Justice Department has placed far-right extremist violence atop its priority list, one of many quiet changes under the Biden administration. Quietly and with little fanfare, the Biden administration has been taking all the right steps early in its tenure in confronting the threat of right-wing extremist violence and its spread—a mandate handed to Biden by the...
    The New York Times Far-Right Extremists Move From ‘Stop the Steal’ to Stop the Vaccine Adherents of far-right groups who cluster online have turned repeatedly to one particular website in recent weeks — the federal database showing deaths and adverse reactions nationwide among people who have received COVID-19 vaccinations. Although negative reactions have been relatively rare, the numbers are used...
    Police use tear gas around the Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters rioted. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images An Oath Keepers member said he organized an "alliance" with the Proud Boys and Three Percenters. The messages, obtained by prosecutors,...
    Right-wing pundits like Tucker Carlson claim immigrants cause environmental damage on the U.S.-Mexico border, but celebrate the construction of Donald Trump's border—the environmental damage from which is considered "incalculable.": Tucker Carlson has never been one to shy away from using extremist or even white-nationalist talking points, as he demonstrated recently while rolling out the right’s latest rhetorical vehicle for leveraging...
    Far-right groups are mad at South Dakota governor for not being anti-trans enough
    While saving lives, Chris Post sometimes feared for his own. During 20 years as a paramedic, he was assaulted and had weapons brandished on him. He learned how to handle himself in hostile environments, investing in protective equipment and working to de-escalate situations.  About a decade ago, he switched careers, becoming a photojournalist for WFMZ in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He expected...
    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. far-right and white supremacist groups sharply stepped up their distribution of racist or anti-Semitic fliers, posters banners and other forms of physical propaganda last year, according to a study released on Wednesday. The Anti-Defamation League said it logged a total of 5,125 cases last year, compared with 2,724 in 2019. Its study focused...
    Ethan Nordean, center, leads a cluster of Proud Boys and other MAGA marchers toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The arrests and indictments in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are now up to 257 and counting. And as they continue to mount and the evidence in these cases becomes public, we’re starting to get a clearer...
    Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies is regularly quoted in Associated Press news stories as an expert on immigration, while the stories ignore CIS's hate-group status and parrot his false information without any correction or context. Hate groups in America have learned one big lesson this past decade: If you don a suit and tie and open an...
    The QAnon conspiracists who joined forces with vigilante militiamen and street-brawling Proud Boys to invade the Capitol on Jan. 6 have increasingly become part of the post-Trump insurgency in the weeks afterwards. The question about the QAnon cult that lingers in many people’s minds is, “Where will they turn as the multiple failures of Q predictions begin to mount and their...
    Seditionists have their own armies, but may be as much a danger to each other as to their enemies. While Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene fights for her political career in Washington, D.C., her extremist allies back in Georgia are preparing for a new phase in their battle to remake America into a fascist state. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that...
    Canada on Wednesday designated the Proud Boys a terrorist entity, giving the government the power to seize the far-right extremist group's property and treat crimes committed by its members as acts of terror. Members of the group have in recent weeks been charged in connection with their role in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol –...
    By Aaron Morrison | Associated Press During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks, a move that has made adherents of white nationalist and neo-Nazi ideologies more difficult to track. In its annual report, released Monday, the Southern...
    By AARON MORRISON, Associated Press During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks, a move that has made adherents of white nationalist and neo-Nazi ideologies more difficult to track. In its annual report, released Monday, the Southern Poverty...
    During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks, reflecting a splintering of white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups that are more difficult to track. In its annual report, released Monday, the Southern Poverty Law Center said it identified 838...
    Loading the player... During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks, reflecting a splintering of white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups that are more difficult to track. In its annual report, to be released Monday, the Southern Poverty...
    A week after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, believers in the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory were looking for new hope. “I think Trump is gone,” one wrote on the messaging platform Telegram. “If you think about it, he never said most of what we expected, Q said it, etc. We were putting phrases together and trying to read into things. Trust...
    Most of the insurrectionists who invaded the U.S. Capitol on January 6, including Jake "QAnon Shaman" Angeli, center, referred to themselves as "Patriots." Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal reports, is mulling the idea of forming a third party in his own political image, and calling it the “Patriot Party.” The report cites White House insiders who said the departing...
    Supporters of President Donald Trump take over balconies and inauguration scaffolding at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Law enforcement are taking a closer look at how extremist groups may have organized violence ahead of the Capitol insurrection.  Members of the Proud Boys, Three Percenters, and...
    Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, KKK, and members of the alt-right hurl water bottles back and forth against counter demonstrators on the outskirts of Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. We’ve seen it all unfold before: the growing presence of white supremacist rhetoric online, racist flyers promoting far-right rallies and marches, Confederate...
    The Conversation Police, soldiers bring lethal skill to militia campaigns against US government Militia members associated with the Three Percenters movement conducting a military drill in Flovilla, Ga., in 2016, days after Trump’s election. After his 2020 defeat, Three Percenters were involved in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImageThousands of police and soldiers...
    A French citizen transferred over $500,000 in Bitcoin, before committing suicide, to various far-right groups that were seen at the Capitol riot. On Dec. 8, a computer programmer from France named Laurent Bachelier sent $250,000 in Bitcoin to Nick Fuentes, a far-right political commentator and Holocaust denier, according to the Wall Street Journal. The other $270,000 was split among various...
    Two Army National Guard members were removed from their posts as part of the mission to secure President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday after they were found to have ties to far-right fringe groups, two top officials said, according to the Associated Press. The Army official and intelligence official said that no plot against Biden was found, and declined to...
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    A French computer programmer sent about $522,000 in bitcoin to far-right American activists before he died by suicide last month, according to reports. Laurent Bachelier — a Paris-based developer who espoused right-wing beliefs online — made the payments on Dec. 8, a day before he published a blog post revealing that he had taken his own life after suffering from...
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    Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty After President Donald Trump and some of his far-right allies were banned from social media platforms, fringe users are seeking private places to gather away from the scrutiny of content moderation. Messages in groups on platforms like Telegram show far-right extremists hoping for additional violence ahead of President-elect Joe...
    PARIS (AP) — A French computer programmer transferred more than $500,000 in Bitcoin to far-right activists just before his death last month, including some involved in last week’s riot in Washington, researchers said Friday. Chainalysis, a firm that investigates Bitcoin transactions, found that the majority of the 22 transactions on Dec. 8 went to Nick Fuentes, a far-right Internet influencer...
    (CNN Business)Groups and individuals spreading lies about the 2020 election and calling to protest the outcome have continued to hide in plain sight on Facebook, even as COO Sheryl Sandberg this week tried to downplay the platform's role in the Capitol riots. From altering the names of their online forums to abusing the core features of Facebook's own services, conspiracy...
    Protesters who claimed to be members of the far-right Proud Boys gather with other Trump supporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Some Republican congressional leaders, including U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, Mo Brooks and Paul Gosar, along with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined President Trump in trying to pin the violent...
    Some of the rioters who stormed the US Capitol last week communicated with each other through walkie-talkie social media app Zello, which has become popular among militias, according to a report. At least two members of the mob used Zello to talk with other people who appeared to be inciting them from other locations, The Guardian reported, citing audio and...
    'QAnon has been calling on this kind of madness for years.' The storming of the U.S. Capitol is a jarring but natural product of years of violence and hateful rhetoric stoked by disinformation and conspiracy theories, experts on far-right extremism said as they pored over images of Wednesday's riot. Members...
    Flowers are seen on the graves of the Christchurch's terror attack victims at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch on August 24, 2020. Sanka Vidanagama/AFP/Getty Images The shooter who killed 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, was radicalized by watching YouTube videos, a new report found. New Zealand's Royal Commission of Inquiry, published Tuesday, found that the gunman's "exposure"...
    Facebook has frozen the accounts of members of a British historical re-enactment society after mistaking them for a US far-right militia group.  Wimborne Militia recreates historic battles from the 17th century including the 1685 Monmouth Rebellion and helps out with other local events - including recently turning on a town's Christmas lights. But five of its 60 members have had...
    GUN-TOTING militias are arming themselves across America as they fear a coming "Civil War" as Joe Biden prepares to become president. Hundreds of far-right groups have sprung up across the US and are ramping up recruitment in the fallout from the highly charged election and the coronavirus pandemic. 14Protesters in military fatigues stand at the Capitol building in Salem...
    Far-right groups descended upon the Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. Saturday for the “Million MAGA March,” where they protested the results of the 2020 presidential election and made baseless claims of voter fraud. Hide Much to attendees’ delight, President Donald Trump made a brief appearance before the marches got underway. Hide Notably, some of the loudest attendees at the...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters of all stripes, including right-wing and far-right groups, rallied in Washington, DC, on Saturday to protest the election results.Smaller groups of counter demonstrators gathered downtown and near the Supreme Court in support of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory -- which the President has falsely described as fraudulent.Many groups that attended the rally...
    A wide array of far-right groups and Trump supporters are planning to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday amid heightened tensions over the results of the presidential election. The mix of demonstrators gathering in downtown Washington, D.C., where they’ll be met with counter-protesters, is sparking fears that the events could turn violent. The main rally -- known by various unofficial...
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Far-right supporters in Poland clashed with police Wednesday during an annual Independence Day march in Warsaw that went ahead despite a ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic. Many participants turned up in cars and on motorbikes to observe social distancing. But others marched on foot, and threw firecrackers at police in riot gear. ...
    Talia Lavin, a self-described “schlubby, bisexual Jew living in Brooklyn,” was disguised as Ashlynn, a hot, gun-toting Aryan blonde, on a chat group for white supremacists when she attracted the attention of David, a Ukrainian Nazi who was big on terror against Jews, Blacks and Muslims. The duo flirted online for months, until David sent a photo of his car,...
    On Sept. 24, British fashion brand Fred Perry released a statement on its website and social channels, announcing that the company would no longer be selling its $95 polo shirts with a gold and black laurel design to the United States and Canada. The reason: The shirt had been adapted as a uniform by far-right group the Proud Boys. “That...
    On Sept. 24, British fashion brand Fred Perry released a statement on its website and social channels, announcing that the company would no longer be selling its $95 polo shirts with a gold and black laurel design to the United States and Canada. The reason: The shirt had been adapted as a uniform by far-right group the Proud Boys. “That...
    Members of the Proud Boys right-wing extremist group arrive at a pro-Donald Trump rally in Oregon in September 2020. AP Photo/Andrew Selsky Far-right extremists have been in the news, with an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor and rallies like the one the Proud Boys held in Portland in September. With a hotly contested election underway in a polarized...
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