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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...
    Far-right extremist Ammon Bundy has entered the race to become governor of Idaho, even though he's banned from setting foot inside the state capitol.  The anti-government militiaman filed the initial paperwork Friday to run in the 2022 gubernatorial primary, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office.  Campaign documents reveal he will run as a Republican, pitting him against several other GOP candidates...
    Far-right ex-cop Loren Culp announced Thursday that he would challenge Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse, who is one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump in January. Culp, who was the GOP’s 2020 nominee for governor, made it very clear he’d be making his campaign all about that vote: After accusing the incumbent of having a “spine made...
    A member of the Proud Boys guards the front stage as another member of the proud boys gives a speech during a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon, on June 26, 2020. Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Fresno police officer was fired after an internal investigation confirmed that he was a member of 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...
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, left, ordered a 60-day stand-down in all branches of the military to begin the work of rooting out right-wing extremists—and right-wing pundits are predictably unhappy. Predictable as ever, conservatives are gearing up to defend their increasingly extremist voter base in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection by trotting out their timeworn “bloody shirt” trope—you...
    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...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge after he was accused of selling machine gun conversion devices online to followers of a far-right extremist movement. Timothy John Watson entered the plea Tuesday to possession of an unregistered firearm silencer in federal court in Martinsburg. Several other charges were dropped under a plea...
    Loading the player... According to a recent report, the brother of Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt is allegedly tied to an extremist far-right militant group. Chris Pratt’s brother, Daniel “Cully” Pratt, is a sheriff’s deputy of Solano County, and he also has a decorative wood carving business. While many of his carvings feature the many...
    The police officer brother of Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt supports a far-right group connected to the Capitol riot, according to a series of social media posts unearthed by a local reporter. Chris Pratt, 41, is close to his older brother Daniel, known as Cully, a sergeant in the Solano County sheriffs office in California. Cully Pratt has a side...
    Far-right extremist convicted of murdering German politician
    "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin said on Wednesday that Republicans can either ditch the GOP and start a new party or embrace far-right extremism, but seemed to leave little room in-between.  "There is no rift in the current Republican party. This is a far-right extremist party," Hostin said when scolding Republican lawmakers who voted that President Trump’s impeachment trial is unconstitutional now...
    The bizarre story of Capitol rioter Riley June Williams is a full-circle moment for Russia as it looks for new ways to shore up its own influence by fueling the democracy-destabilizing ascendancy of a globally networked radical right. The big picture: Five years ago, Russia used a network of bots and strategic hack-and-leak operations to embolden an unwitting U.S. far...
    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...
    The FBI on Monday searched the Huntington Beach apartment of a far-right extremist who previously claimed to have attended the riot at the U.S. Capitol. FBI agents searched an apartment on Viewpoint Lane around 10 a.m., said Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. Eimiller said the search resulted in unspecified items being removed, but...
    When Donald Trump tweeted out an invitation to his followers to join a mass protest on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.—“Be there, will be wild!”— many took it as a direct order. However, ahead of the demonstration, timed to take place at the Capitol to stop the Senate from certifying the election results, internal tensions threaten to undermine some far-right...
    Photo by Dave DeckerAt a Friday Trump campaign rally at Florida’s largest retirement community The Villages, a man wearing a Proud Boys hat was spotted repeatedly flashing the “White Power” hand gesture directly behind the president’s podium. At one point the president says “We have made America proud again.” The man then responds by throwing up the gesture, while smirking...
    Boogaloo Bois waiting at the area of Friday night's rioting on May 30, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Photo Access / MediaPunch /IPX Men who identify as Boogaloo Bois, known for wearing Hawaiian shirts and wielding rifles at police brutality protests across the US, have been linked to several crimes.  With a name based on the title of...
    (CNN) — Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan warned Friday of the increasing threat for political violence and that “words have consequences,” a day after an alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap the state’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was revealed. “I hope that this got a lot of people’s attention and we can all take a deep breath and really think about...
    Washington (CNN)Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan warned Friday of the increasing threat for political violence and that "words have consequences," a day after an alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap the state's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was revealed."I hope that this got a lot of people's attention and we can all take a deep breath and really think about how...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.” “Almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing,” said Trump, whose exchange with Democrat Joe...
    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t clearly condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.” “Almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t clearly condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.” “Almost everything I see is from the left wing, not from the right wing," said Trump, whose exchange with Democrat...
    (CNN)As another anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks approaches, we are reminded of how far we've come in the fight against global terrorism. Al Qaeda's devastating blows 19 years ago targeting America's political, economic, and military summits turned us into a more vigilant nation, determined to prevent any future attacks against the homeland. In these intervening years, we have...
    Twitter has banned the accounts of far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers and its founder, Stewart Rhodes. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the group is one of the US’s largest anti-government movements. It claims to have tens of thousands of members, many of whom identify as former law enforcement and military. The group recently tweeted there would be “open...
    A Salem, Oregon, police officer detains Trenton Wolfskill, 37, of Eugene, after he apparently assaulted a Black Lives Matter protester at a Proud Boys rally on the steps of the Oregon Capitol. It wasn’t easy to tell the difference Monday in Oregon City, Oregon, between the mainstream supporters of Donald Trump who came streaming in to the Portland suburb...
    People in the United States are unwittingly being indoctrinated online by extremist groups just as the the coronavirus pandemic makes them more susceptible to right- and left-wing radicalization, potentially leading to a surge of domestic attacks in coming years. Domestic terrorism was named by the Department of Homeland Security’s acting Secretary Chad Wolf this week as a top national...
    PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister vowed Saturday to fight “hateful ideology” after far-right extremists posted photos of a protest outside the offices of a Black lawmaker. The lawmaker, Sira Sylla, tweeted a photo of the small demonstration along with the words “You will never affect me.” The photo showed five white men holding placards and a banner that read:...
    PARIS (AP) — France’s interior minister vowed Saturday to fight “hateful ideology” after far-right extremists posted photos of a protest outside the offices of a Black lawmaker. The lawmaker, Sira Sylla, tweeted a photo of the small demonstration along with the words “You will never affect me.” The photo showed five white men holding placards and a banner that read:...
    BERLIN (AP) — German police are conducting raids on sites linked to a far-right group after the country's top security official deemed it extremist. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer banned the group Nordadler, which means ‘Northern Eagle,’ early Tuesday. His office said the police raids were carried out in four German states. It said the group acted mainly online, spreading far-right...
    BERLIN (AP) — German police are conducting raids on sites linked to a far-right group after the country’s top security official deemed it extremist. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer banned the group Nordadler, which means ‘Northern Eagle,’ early Tuesday. His office said the police raids were carried out in four German states. It said the group acted mainly online, spreading far-right...
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