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Christchurch terrorist discussed attacks online a year before carrying them out, new research reveals

Five years on from the attacks, a detailed investigation of the shooter’s online radicalisation shows he was openly posting about his plans. Why was it missed and what can we learn?
On 27 October 2022, Elon Musk posted “The bird is freed” on Twitter. A year later, some “NatCon” (conservative nationalist) accounts have been restored, but X remains selective. Koshiro K/Shutterstock

From Twitter to X: one year on, are white supremacists back?

When Elon Musk took control of Twitter, many were concerned about the reappearance of extremist accounts. In retrospect, X has shown itself to be selective.
Experts say the rise in far-right ideologies globally and social media influencers like Andrew Tate have impacted school age students.

Why are school-aged boys so attracted to hateful ideologies?

Host Vinita Srivastava explores why racist, homophobic and sexist attitudes are increasingly showing up in school-age boys – and what we can do about it.
Dressed in orange prison garb, Payton Gendron is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 10 Black people in Buffalo, N.Y. Derek Gee/Buffalo News/Pool via Xinhua

Today’s white working-class young men who turn to racist violence are part of a long, sad American history

Throughout US history, racist attacks against racial minorities were committed by white men grappling with their masculinity and social status.
Special counsel Jack Smith delivers remarks on an indictment against former U.S. President Donald Trump on Aug. 1, 2023. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A brief history of the Ku Klux Klan Acts: 1870s laws to protect Black voters, ignored for decades, now being used against Trump

One of the charges against Donald Trump dates back to the 1870s and was designed to give the federal government the power to ensure states held free and fair elections.
Former U.S. president Donald Trump returns to his plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Aug. 3 after pleading not guilty to charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The U.S. at a crossroads: How Donald Trump is criminalizing American politics

The 2024 U.S. presidential election should be about more than Donald Trump’s legal travails. It should be a choice between democracy and the further criminalization of American politics.
A social media narrative that anti-racism and equity work is to blame for a high school principal’s death could mean challenges ahead for equity workers. (Christina Wocintech/Unsplash)

Why a Toronto high school principal’s death is wrongly linked to anti-racist training

The media storm that is building on equity work after the death of a Toronto school principal will test Canadians’ commitment to doing the work needed to be done to address racism.
Trans rights are under attack in the U.S. Here, Jamiyah Morrison, 19, of Riverdale, Md., left, has rainbow makeup touched up by Niaomi Moshier, 21, while attending Transgender Day of Visibility rally in March in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Listen: Trans scholar and activist explains why trans rights are under attack

This year, there are more than 400 active anti-trans bills across the U.S. What do things look like in Canada? Are we a safe haven or are we following those same trends?
Edmonton Oilers left wing Evander Kane is congratulated after scoring his third goal against the Seattle Kraken during the third period of an NHL hockey game on March 18, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

What a viral meme about Evander Kane can tell us about white supremacy in hockey

The viral Kane vs. Karen meme invites the viewer to see the parallels between the actions of a white female hockey fan, surrounded by white onlookers, towards a Black player surrounded by referees.
A member of the Ku Klux Klan shouts at counterprotesters during a July 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va., calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

White power movements in US history have often relied on veterans – and not on lone wolves

An expert in American history explains the white power movement, its impact on veterans and women and how the Vietnam War was the impetus for extremist groups to gain new members.
Justice Paul Rouleau, who headed the Public Order Emergency Commission last year, tables his report on Monday about the inquiry’s findings into national security issues and the so-called Freedom Convoy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Emergencies Act inquiry report should tackle the racist origins of national security

Approaches to security issues in Canada today need to learn from the dire histories of what happens under the banner of national security.

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