Giorgia Meloni gestures during the handover ceremony with outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi at Chigi Palace in Rome in October 2022. Meloni, whose political party with neo-fascist roots secured the most votes in Italy’s national election in September, took office as the country’s first far-right leader since the end of the Second World War.
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The so-called New Right is aiming for an ideological renewal of right-wing politics by focusing on cultural identity and the politics of belonging. Here’s why that’s so ominous.
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Citizens’ social media is a form of alternative media that challenges both mainstream media and right-wing propaganda.
Detail of the cover of the new book featuring art by Norman Catherine.
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This book succeeds well in describing and criticising, through many examples, how whiteness works.
People in Western Ukraine walking to the Polish border.
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The intensifying conflict in the Ukraine has raised the issue of racism not only in Ukraine, but Europe. Three specific and related dimensions of racism are evident in this complex conflict.
Virginia National Guard troops in front of the U.S. Capitol building, Feb. 5, 2021.
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Some 5,000 National Guardsmen will stay in Washington to protect the Capitol into March, according to the Pentagon. The Guard is seen as a reliable peacekeeping force – but it wasn’t always that way.
Farewell to a ‘Patriot’, Trump supporters saluting at a memorial for Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed during the riot at the US Capitol on January 6.
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The word ‘patriot’ has a particular meaning to many Americans. But some of them took their idea of patriotism a bit far on January 6.
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What to publish on incendiary issues is a complex matter, but journalists needn’t believe that not publishing, when there is a good reason, violates and inviolable right.
Militia members associated with the Three Percenters movement conducting a military drill in Flovilla, Ga., in 2016, days after Trump’s election. After his 2020 defeat, Three Percenters were involved in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
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A leaked database shows at least 10% of the far-right Oath Keepers militia is active police or military – people professionally trained in using weapons and conducting sophisticated operations.
Among the new president’s top priorities should be restoring faith in institutions and science.
Trump supporters have staked a claim to the US Constitution and the founding era of the country in their battle against what they perceive as an ‘illegitimate’ government.
Protest against lockdown in Michigan, April 2020.
Extremists are playing on people’s health fears to normalise their views.
A protester during an anti-mask rally on July 19 in Indianapolis, Indiana, against the mayor’s mask order and the governor’s extension of the state shutdown.
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A constitutional law scholar says that the arguments made by anti-mask protesters that the Constitution protects their freedom to go maskless are just wrong.
Protesters in Berlin demand that the 1904-1908 mass killings in Namibia be recognised as the first genocide committed by Germany.
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The culture of remembrance in Germany is viewed by many as exemplary. But it has some grave shortcomings.
Joey Gibson, leader of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, addresses a crowd on April 19, 2020, in Olympia, Washington, insisting the state lift restrictions put in place to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.
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Militant far-right groups are always looking to appear legitimate and to recruit more Americans to their causes.
Donald Trump at a press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on April 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.
An analysis of the expressions used by Donald Trump to designate Covid-19 sheds light on his political calculations and on the evolution of his relationship with China in recent weeks.
Thumbnails from “Alt-Right” YouTube channels.
Digital Methods Initiative, 2017
Researchers have been able to track how radical communities on the fringes of the web essentially manufacture conspiracy theories.
Mike Burgess, the head of ASIO, warns there are more foreign agents operating in Australia than at the height of the cold war - and many of them have the capability, intent, and persistence to cause significant harm.
Trad wives are drawn to retro 1950s images of women as “happy housewives”
The Tradwife movement confounding feminist critics is a reaction to our overburdened times.
Competing voices: alt-media personalities Tom Harwood of Guido Fawkes, left, and Ash Sarkar of Novara Media.
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A new genre of political media is influencing people that mainstream commentators seem unable to reach.
It’s a mistake to see Trump as unique or his success as something that could only occur in America.
Trump lives by the maxim that you can get away with almost anything as long as you’re not boring. This doesn’t make him an outlier – he’s emblematic of our contemporary pop culture.