Tag: Far-Right

A Pennsylvania Mother’s Path to Insurrection

Before the pandemic, Rachel Powell, a forty-year-old mother of eight from western Pennsylvania, sold cheese and yogurt at local farmers’ markets and used Facebook mostly to discuss yoga, organic food, and her children’s baseball games. But, last year, Powell began…

/ February 2, 2021
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Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms. Why it matters: Because law enforcement…

/ January 17, 2021
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Feeling Betrayed, Far-Right Extremists Have A New Message For Trump: ‘Get Out Of Our Way’

ILLUSTRATION: REBECCA ZISSER/HUFFPOSTFor months, President Donald Trump’s message to his supporters was clear:The election was being stolen from him, and they needed to fight to take it back.So on January 6, during a Trump-promoted rally to “Stop the Steal,” thousands…

/ January 17, 2021
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Armin Laschet elected as leader of Merkel’s CDU party in Germany

Armin Laschet, the centrist governor of North Rhine-Westphalia, was elected on Saturday as the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), defeating the more conservative Friedrich Merz by a 521-466 margin.Why it matters: Laschet is now the most likely…

/ January 16, 2021
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‘The Police Didn’t Know What Was Going to Happen’: 5 Photographers on What It Was Like to Document the Storming of the US Capitol

What has historically been the routine task of ratifying the results of the US presidential election devolved into unprecedented chaos on Wednesday as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, overrunning law enforcement and vandalizing the building in a brazen attempt to interrupt…

/ January 8, 2021
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How Ammon Bundy Helped Foment an Anti-Masker Rebellion in Idaho

Bundy, who was arrested twice in twenty-four hours during the August protests, doesn’t doubt that the coronavirus is contagious or that people are dying from COVID-19. Instead, he points to the pandemic’s pervasive rules and the state’s COVID-19 fatality rates,…

/ December 21, 2020
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“Reminiscent of cross burnings”: Vandals hit Black churches during pro-Trump protests in D.C.

Police are investigating as possible hate crimes the tearing down and burning of a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from two historic Black churches during unrest at pro-Trump protests in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.Why it matters: Saturday's vandalism…

/ December 14, 2020
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In photos: Maskless Trump supporters and counterprotesters face off after D.C. election rally

Violent clashes erupted in Washington, D.C., and Washington state, after supporters of President Trump, many maskless despite face mask mandates, rallied Saturday, refusing to accept that President Trump lost the 2020 election.The latest: In Olympia, Wash., police arrested two suspects…

/ December 13, 2020
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‘They Were Watching Us, Not Watching Our Backs’

Edgar Su / ReutersFlowers and cards are seen at the memorial site outside Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 19, 2019. Earlier this week, the government of New Zealand released a comprehensive report on the 2019 Christchurch massacre,…

/ December 10, 2020
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How the Far-Right Is Dividing Americans With Social Media | Op-Ed | NowThis

Here's how the far right is exploiting social media to divide Americans. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Melissa Ryan, editor of Ctrl Alt-Right Delete thinks the internet is broken. “If social media seems less fun, and less useful, that’s by…

/ July 12, 2018
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Stop Trump, Stop Tommy – Anti-Fascist Assembly Call Out

This is a call out for the London-wide antifascist assembly sent to Freedom by our friends from Plan C. It is important, please read, share, and, most importantly, attend the event. zb This is an urgent call for everyone who…

/ June 26, 2018