Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

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Were His Social Media Rants Free Speech or Illegal Threats?

The trial of Brendan Hunt, an avid Trump backer and New York City resident, will be one of the justice system’s first attempts to grapple with the events of Jan. 6.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunt-brendan, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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Why Trump Is Still Their Guy

You don’t hear his name as much. But as far as the G.O.P. is concerned, the former president rules.

#arceneaux-kevin-vin, #black-people, #haley-nikki-r, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters, #whites

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How Democracy Faces a Rising Threat Splitting Republicans and Democrats

The country is increasingly split into camps that don’t just disagree on policy and politics — they see the other as alien, immoral, a threat. Such political sectarianism is now on the march.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #geisel-theodor-seuss, #iraq, #ireland, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j

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Alex Jones Faces a Reckoning

Dan Friesen and Jordan Holmes turned their Infowars-skewering podcast into a business. In the post-Trump era, they’re documenting Mr. Jones’s reckoning.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Oath Keeper Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate in Jan. 6 Riot Inquiry

The plea by a member of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers was the first to be entered publicly by any of the more than 400 people who have been charged so far in the attack.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #schaffer-jon-ryan-1968, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Oath Keepers Member Pleads Guilty and Will Cooperate in Inquiry

The guilty plea by the Oath Keeper, Jon Ryan Schaffer, 53, of Indiana, was the first to be entered publicly by any of the more than 400 people who have been charged so far in the riot.

#oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #schaffer-jon-ryan-1968, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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Republicans Question Spy Agencies’ Work on Domestic Extremism

Agency officials say they are analyzing information, not collecting intelligence on Americans.

#domestic-violent-extremism, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #haines-avril-d, #house-committee-on-intelligence, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stewart-christopher-d-1960, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods

Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don’t worry if it is true.

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Pentagon Announces New Steps to Weed out Extremism in Troops

Defense Department officials acknowledge that rooting out far-right extremist thinking from a military of 1.3 million active-duty troops will be an uphill slog.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #black-people, #defense-department, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #whites

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Capitol Rioters Face the Consequences of Their Selfie Sabotage

Joe Biggs and his fellow Proud Boys left an incriminating social media trail for federal investigators before and during the Capitol attack on Jan. 6.

#biggs-joseph-1984, #content-type-personal-profile, #infowars, #justice-department, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Fears of White People Losing Out Permeate Capitol Rioters’ Towns, Study Finds

Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic white population were the most likely to produce insurrectionists.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #minorities, #oath-keepers, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Netanyahu Gets First Crack at Forming New Government in Israel

After a fourth inconclusive election in two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still has no easy path back into office. But he has more of a chance than his opponents.

#corruption-institutional, #israel, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Biden Steps Up Federal Efforts to Combat Domestic Extremism

The administration has taken a series of steps to prioritize dealing with white supremacists and militias, especially after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

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One Republican’s Lonely Fight Against a Flood of Disinformation

After losing an ugly congressional race last year, Denver Riggleman is leading a charge against the conspiracy-mongering coursing through his party. He doesn’t have many allies.

#conspiracy-theories, #content-type-personal-profile, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #republican-party, #riggleman-denver, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sasquatch-bigfoot, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

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London Police Officer Convicted of Membership in Neo-Nazi Group

Benjamin Hannam, 22, is the first British police officer to be convicted of a terrorism offense, according to the local news media. He joined the neo-Nazi group National Action in 2016 and became a police officer in 2018.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #great-britain, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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Charlottesville Can Remove Confederate Statues, High Court Rules

Monuments to the Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are not protected by state law and can come down, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

#charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #decisions-and-verdicts, #jackson-stonewall, #lee-robert-e, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #supreme-courts-state, #virginia

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‘Babylon Berlin,’ Babylon America?

How watching a TV show about Weimar Germany can help us interpret our own era.

#berlin-germany, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #television, #trump-donald-j, #weimar-germany

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He’s a Famous Evangelical Preacher, but His Kids Wish He’d Pipe Down

The Rev. Rick Joyner has called on Christians to arm themselves for civil war. But his children would be on the other side.

#christians-and-christianity, #content-type-personal-profile, #evangelical-movement, #families-and-family-life, #joyner-rick-1949, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Far-Right Extremists Move From ‘Stop the Steal’ to Stop the Vaccine

Extremist organizations are now bashing the safety and efficacy of coronavirus vaccines in an effort to try to undermine the government.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump May Start a Social Network. Here’s My Advice.

Recast your past failures at successes, engage in meaningless optics, and other tips from the Silicon Valley playbook.

#parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #trump-university, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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On Google Podcasts, a Buffet of Hate

The platform’s tolerance of white supremacist, pro-Nazi and conspiracy theory content pushes the boundaries of the medium.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hate-speech, #jones-alex-1974, #podcasts, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media

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Justice Dept. Links Oath Keepers and Proud Boys Ahead of Capitol Riot

A member of the Oath Keepers militia said he was communicating with the far-right Proud Boys, prosecutors said, making their first link between the groups.

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Israel Election: Do-Over Vote Looks Likely to Leave Another Stalemate

With 90 percent of ballots counted, the results of the latest election point to another possible stalemate. That has prompted some soul-searching about the state of the country’s democracy.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #elections, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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How Anti-Asian Activity Online Set the Stage for Real-World Violence

On platforms such as Telegram and 4chan, racist memes and posts about Asian-Americans have created fear and dehumanization.

#4chan, #asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Indictment Details Proud Boys’ Group Chat Before Capitol Riot

Prosecutors detailed a chat among group members on the eve of the insurrection by a pro-Trump mob.

#biggs-joseph-1984, #donohoe-charles, #justice-department, #nordean-ethan, #proud-boys, #rehl-zach, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tarrio-enrique, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New Report Warns of Rising Threat of Domestic Terrorism

President Biden requested the intelligence community complete the assessment shortly after taking office, and his administration has made fighting domestic terrorism a priority.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #homeland-security-department, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Proud Boys Leaders in Four States Are Charged in Capitol Riot

Prosecutors accused prominent members of the far-right nationalist group of conspiring together in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.

#biggs-joseph-1984, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nordean-ethan, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Police Shrugged Off the Proud Boys, Until They Attacked the Capitol

Two Proud Boys accused of leading a mob to Congress followed a bloody path to get there. Law enforcement did little to stop them.

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Can France’s Far Right Win Over the ‘Beavers’? One Mayor Shows How

In the southern city of Perpignan, voters who had long built a dam against the far right turned in the last election. Some wonder whether it’s a harbinger of things to come.

#aliot-louis, #elections, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #perpignan-france, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #voting-and-voters

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Epoch Media Casts Wider Net to Spread Its Message Online

The company’s ties to more than a dozen sites illustrate how conservative media companies are branching out after Facebook and Twitter began stiffer policing of false information.

#computers-and-the-internet, #epoch-times, #facebook-inc, #falun-gong, #news-and-news-media, #right-on-times-website, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sagebook-social-network, #social-media, #twitter, #youmaker-website, #youtube-com

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F.B.I. Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Riot

A leader of the far-right group separately said he had been in touch with Roger Stone, but an official said it was not the same contact investigators found through electronic communications records.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stone-roger-j-jr, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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FBI Finds Contact Between Proud Boys Member and Trump Associate Before Capitol Riot

A leader of the far-right group separately said he had been in touch with Roger Stone, but an official said it was not the same contact investigators found through electronic communications records.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #stone-roger-j-jr, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Prosecutors Call Him a Murderer. To Ukraine He’s an Asylum Seeker.

A complex legal battle in Kyiv is shedding light on the Americans who seek battle experience with far-right paramilitary units in Ukraine — and on the F.B.I.’s efforts to monitor them.

#defense-and-military-forces, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #kyiv-ukraine, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #right-sector-ukraine, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #ukraine

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Germany Places Far-Right AfD Party Under Surveillance for Extremism

It is the first time in Germany’s postwar history that a party represented in the federal Parliament has elicited this level of scrutiny as a potential threat to democracy.

#alternative-for-germany, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #germany, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Domestic Terrorism Threat Is ‘Metastasizing’ in U.S., F.B.I. Director Says

Christopher A. Wray condemned the Capitol riot and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that agents had opened 2,000 domestic terrorism inquiries in recent years.

#antifa-movement-us, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #justice-department, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #wray-christopher-a

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The Military’s Extremism Problem Is Our Problem

Yes, veterans were involved in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. But this isn’t just the military’s problem to solve.

#draft-and-recruitment-military, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

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Far-Right Groups Are Splintering in Wake of the Capitol Riot

The breakdown of larger organizations sets the stage for small groups or lone offenders, who are more difficult to track.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #three-percenters, #united-states

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Merrick Garland Faces Resurgent Peril After Years Fighting Extremism

The fallout from the Capitol attack and the shadow of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing are likely to take center stage at the confirmation hearings for President Biden’s pick for attorney general.

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More Oath Keeper Suspects Charged in Capitol Riot Plot

Prosecutors say they were part of a military-style “stack” that stormed the Capitol.

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Justice Dept. Confronts Increasingly Complex Capitol Riot Inquiry

Additional prosecutors and agents around the country have been assigned to the investigation as officials try to manage it and stave off a backlog in the courts.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #justice-department, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Germany Is Treating a Major Party as a Threat to Its Democracy

Alternative for Germany may be deemed a “suspected case” of extremist activity. The United States should take note.

#alternative-for-germany, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma

Black congressional staff members said the attack brought back memories of how they had tried to avoid people they felt could be prone to racist violence — only to find them at their place of work.

#belford-remmington, #black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #house-of-representatives, #mcknight-jabir, #mcquerry-mike-1970, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Democracy Is Weakening Right in Front of Us

Is political technopessimism our new future?

#artificial-intelligence, #balkin-jack-m, #computers-and-the-internet, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuboff-shoshana

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N.A.A.C.P. Sues Trump and Giuliani Over Election Fight and Jan. 6 Riot

The civil rights group brought the suit on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, with other Democrats in Congress expected to join as plaintiffs.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #ku-klux-klan, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #oath-keepers, #presidential-election-of-2020, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Police Forces Have Long Tried to Weed Out Extremists in the Ranks. Then Came the Capitol Riot.

At least 30 law enforcement officers from around the country took part in the rally on Jan. 6 that preceded the riot. Many are now being investigated.

#attacks-on-police, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #police, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #west-chris

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Parler, a Social Network That Attracted Trump Fans, Returns Online

After being cut off by Amazon and other tech giants, Parler worked for weeks to find a way to get back on the internet.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #matze-john, #mercer-rebekah-a-1973, #mobile-applications, #parler-llc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Donald Trump’s Impeachment Legacy: Violent Extremism

Whether or not Mr. Trump is convicted, the extremism that flourished under his administration is embedded in our politics.

#cassidy-bill-1957, #impeachment, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j

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Oath Keepers Plotting Before Capitol Riot Awaited ‘Direction’ From Trump, Prosecutors Say

The suspects discussed conveying “heavy weapons” into Washington and began to train for “urban warfare” even before Election Day, court papers said.

#caldwell-thomas-edward, #crowl-donovan, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #justice-department, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #three-percenters, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watkins-jessica-marie

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What Do ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ Mean to the G.O.P.?

These politicians are still bowing to their alpha — Trump.

#impeachment, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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