Ignoring Arizona Humiliation, ‘Stop the Steal’ Races Forward

As a Republican review of 2020 votes in Arizona sputtered to a close, Donald Trump and his allies signaled that their attack on the election, and their drive to reshape future elections, were far from over.

#arizona, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

An Experiment to Stop Online Abuse Falls Short in Germany

Despite having one of the world’s toughest laws against online hate speech and harassment, Germany has struggled to contain toxic content ahead of its Sept. 26 election.

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Germany’s Far Right Is Nowhere in the Election. But It’s ‘Here to Stay.’

In the next national Parliament, the far-right Alternative for Germany party is likely to remain a pariah force. But it looks assured, too, of a role in shaping the country’s future.

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As Populists Decline, the Center-Left Sees Hints of a Comeback

A long-struggling political faction has seen surprising gains this year, in part because of changes wrought by the pandemic. Can it hold on to them?

#canada, #elections, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Foreign Terrorists Have Never Been Our Biggest Threat

By 9/11, domestic extremism was already on the rise.

#bush-george-w, #domestic-extremism, #iraq-war-2003-11, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Jan. 6 Riot Proves the Sept. 11 Era Isn’t Over

The domestic attack on the Capitol was a direct result of the war on terror. 

#right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #september-11-2001, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism

From ‘Ku Kluxism’ to Trumpism

Many of the Klan’s tactics are still being used to preserve white supremacy and subjugate racial, ethnic and religious minorities in United States. 

#conspiracy-theories, #ku-klux-klan, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j

McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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The Snake Oil Theory of the Modern Right

How the nutritional supplement business has helped foster extremism.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-alex-1974, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

The Right-Wingers Who Admire the Taliban

For some reactionaries, a victory over “liberalism” is something to gloat about.

#afghanistan, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states

Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump and Allies Over Election Lies and Jan. 6

The suit, which took a broad view of the riot’s origins, was the latest effort to hold former President Donald J. Trump accountable for the Capitol attack.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #oath-keepers, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #three-percenters, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Panel Demands Records of Trump’s Movements on Jan. 6

The request was part of a far-reaching set of documents the select committee sought from seven federal agencies, which suggested the inquiry was focusing on the former president’s role.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #thompson-bennie-g, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Trump Clown Car Has a Smashup in Arizona

The misbegotten Republican recount of Arizona’s 2020 election results is an object lesson about the embarrassing damage to democracy by a sore loser.

#arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #elections, #fann-karen-1954, #maricopa-county-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Even Amid a Crackdown, the Proud Boys Are Still Agitating

At least two dozen members of the Proud Boys face federal charges in the U.S. Capitol siege. But on Sunday, members of the group were mobilizing once again in Oregon.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nordean-ethan, #portland-ore, #proud-boys, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tarrio-enrique

How Our Classrooms Became Battlegrounds

Our schools have long been spaces for right-wing extremist panic to disguise itself as a defense of children.

#black-people, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

Surf Instructor Claims QAnon Made Him Kill His Children, F.B.I. Says

Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, of Santa Barbara, Calif., abducted his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter and took them to Mexico, the authorities said.

#california, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #matthew-taylor-coleman, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #santa-barbara-calif, #surfing

Climate Denial, Covid Denial and the Right’s Descent

It’s not as bad as you thought. It’s worse.

#climate-denial, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

Suspect in Fire at French Cathedral Is Arrested in Killing of a Priest

The arrest of the suspect, a Rwandan asylum-seeker facing deportation, fueled criticism of the government’s immigration laws by right-wing politicians.

#abayisenga-emmanuel, #arson, #asylum-right-of, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #maire-olivier-d-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #priests, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative

In the Republicans’ disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the attack.

#house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump, Covid and the Loneliness Breaking America

Authoritarianism attracts isolated people.

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William H. Regnery II, 80, Dies; Bankrolled the Rise of the Alt-Right

The reclusive heir to a Midwestern textile fortune, he sought, through funding and organizing, to upgrade and update white supremacy.

#deaths-obituaries, #national-policy-institute, #regnery-william-h-ii-1941-2021, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #spencer-richard-b-1978, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It

White evangelicals can’t tolerate becoming just another subculture.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jones-robert-p, #population, #qanon, #religion-and-belief, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #southern-baptist-convention, #united-states, #whites

In Gosar, a Far-Right Extremist Found an Ally in Congress

Representative Paul Gosar’s association with the white nationalist Nick Fuentes is the most vivid example of the Republican Party’s growing acceptance of extremism.

#arizona, #conspiracy-theories, #content-type-personal-profile, #endorsements, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #fuentes-nicholas-j, #gosar-paul-1958, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Fraud Claims, Unproved, Delay Peru’s Election Result and Energize the Right

A month after polls closed, officials have yet to declare a victor in the presidential vote, as they consider Keiko Fujimori’s demand that ballots be thrown out.

#castillo-pedro-1969, #elections, #fujimori-alberto-k, #fujimori-keiko, #lima-peru, #peru, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shining-path, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

On the Path to Day X: The Return of Germany’s Far Right

A timeline of key moments for understanding the far right in modern Germany.

#albrecht-franco, #anti-semitism, #europe, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #hate-crimes, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #western-europe

After 35-Day Manhunt for Far-Right Soldier, Body Is Found in Belgium

Jürgen Conings, 46, disappeared after threatening the government and virologists responsible for the country’s pandemic response.

#belgium, #defense-and-military-forces, #jurgen-conings, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Will Christian America Withstand the Pull of QAnon?

The Southern Baptist Convention appeared more concerned with combating critical race theory than conspiracy theories. 

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No, there is no evidence that the F.B.I. organized the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The term “unindicted co-conspirators” generally refers to individuals for whom there is insufficient evidence to bring charges or who have cut a deal. “Legally, it wouldn’t make sense to call informants co-conspirators,” said one legal expert.

#carlson-tucker, #informers, #news-and-news-media, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

F.B.I. Is Pursuing ‘Hundreds’ in Capitol Riot Inquiry, Wray Tells Congress

In two separate hearings, the F.B.I. director and Pentagon officials answered questions about the failure to adequately prepare for and respond to the Jan. 6 attack.

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Biden Administration Forms Blueprint to Combat Domestic Extremism

The plan synthesizes recommendations throughout the government that would aim to identify extremists in the United States after years of heightened focus on terrorists abroad.

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Israel’s Frail New Coalition Gets a Quick First Test

Less than a day after taking over from Benjamin Netanyahu, the new government was set to decide whether to postpone a far-right march that risks provoking Hamas.

#bennett-naftali, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #israel, #lapid-yair, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Elite German Police Unit Disbanded Over Far-Right Group Chat

The move against the unit in Frankfurt is the latest by German authorities to clamp down on a rise in far-right networks in several state security units and in the military.

#defense-and-military-forces, #frankfurt-germany, #germany, #hesse-germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

6 Men Said to Be Tied to Three Percenters Movement Are Charged in Capitol Riot

The indictment marks the first charges lodged against conspirators linked to the radical gun rights group or involved with planning any of the political events held the week of the attack.

#american-phoenix-project, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hostetter-alan, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #taylor-russell, #three-percenters, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Officials Remove Tile Viewed as Offensive from Detroit Museum-Sponsored Mural

The tile, installed beneath a mural sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts and intended to honor police officers, contained imagery that some associate with a rebuke of racial justice.

#detroit-mich, #detroit-institute-of-arts, #murals, #museums, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #sterling-heights-mich, #symbols

The Left Needs the A.C.L.U. to Keep Defending Awful Speech

Yes, the civil liberties group is divided. What else is new?

#american-civil-liberties-union, #censorship, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #cole-david-d, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #neo-nazi-groups, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #skokie-ill

From Doomsday Preppers to Doomsday Plotters

Far-right movements have long dreamed of a moment that ends society as we’ve known it. Now, experts say, so-called accelerationist thinking is proliferating in ways that could destabilize democracy.

#albrecht-franco, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #nordkreuz, #politics-and-government, #qanon, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #united-states

Israel Security Chief Warns Against Incitement of Conflict as Tensions Mount Before Key Vote

The director of the Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, made a rare public appeal amid fears that a new round of turmoil might disrupt attempts to form a new government.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #jerusalem-israel, #likud-party-israel, #palestinians, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shin-bet

Chipping Away at Democracy

Republicans are attempting to maintain power by redefining democracy backward.

#mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Key Questions on Jan. 6 Capitol Attack May Go Unanswered

The demise of an independent panel to investigate the riot means that the country is unlikely to get a definitive accounting for one of the most serious domestic attacks on the government in history.

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QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests

Fifteen percent of Americans believe that “patriots may have to resort to violence” to restore the country’s rightful order, the poll indicated.

#conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #polls-and-public-opinion, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Day X’ Audio Series Looks at Germany’s Resurgent Far Right

“Day X,” a new five-part audio documentary from The Times, examines the rise of a new brand of extremism, and one shadowy figure in the middle of it.

#alternative-for-germany, #bennhold-katrin, #berlin-germany, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #new-york-times, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republican Cowardice Endangers American Democracy

Why are we on the edge? Blame the careerists, not the crazies.

#conservatism-us-politics, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

German Officer Goes on Trial, Accused of Plotting Far-Right Terrorism

The military officer, known as Franco A., is charged with plotting political murder in a case that has spotlighted networks of far-right extremists inside German security services.

#albrecht-franco, #defense-and-military-forces, #germany, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

Introducing: Day X

A military officer, a faked refugee identity and an alleged far-right assassination plot intended to bring down the Federal Republic of Germany.

#germany, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

How a Jeopardy! Contestant’s Hand Gesture Became Part of a Conspiracy

How hundreds of “Jeopardy!” contestants talked themselves into a baseless conspiracy theory — and won’t be talked out of it.

#anti-defamation-league, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #tufekci-zeynep

Republicans Rewrite History of the Capitol Riot, Hampering an Inquiry

Republicans in Congress are insisting that any investigation into the Jan. 6 attack include an examination of left-wing violence.

#antifa-movement-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #proud-boys, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

White Supremacists Top Domestic Terror Threat, Officials Say

“The department is taking a new approach to addressing domestic violent extremism, both internally and externally,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas told senators.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #garland-merrick-b, #mayorkas-alejandro, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #senate-committee-on-appropriations, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

Efforts to Weed Out Extremists in Law Enforcement Meet Resistance

Oregon, California, Minnesota, Tennessee and Washington, D.C., are seeking to give law enforcement agencies more power to exclude officers with ties to extremist groups.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #state-legislatures