Swiss Federal councillor Ueli Maurer has struggled to find a place for his right-wing party.
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Switzerland is a key case study for understanding how a global health crisis affects the stability of well-established democratic institutions and shifts political debates.
The government's definition of extremism falls short of what's needed, but new definitions could make things more complicated
Leftwing YouTubers are aiming to get their videos in front of viewers who typically watch far-right content, by mimicking their keywords and hoping the site’s algorithms will do the rest.
A member of the Proud Boys at a rally in Melbourne in January 2021.
The time has come to deal with hateful extremism before it manifests as violent extremism. This includes having a public register of hate incidents.
There were women among the crowd that marched to the Capitol and stormed the building.
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To distill the violent insurrection at the US Capitol into a tale of angry male rage is to overlook the threat that women in the mob posed.
Some 25,000 National Guard troops protected Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration due to fears of a far-right extremist attack.
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Far-right extremists in the US have the potential to mount a coordinated, low-intensity campaign of political violence. It wouldn’t be the country’s first experience with domestic terror.
Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
In recent decades, musicians have been quick to object to the use of their material by the far-right.
After rioters outside the US Capitol sang Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’, here are more global instances when history has sounded a little out of tune.
On January 6, 2021, Donald Trump addressed his supporters in Washington. Shortly afterwards, thousands of them will forcibly enter the Capitol.
In his January 6 speech in Washington DC, Donald Trump urged his supporters to force their way onto Capitol Hill, is a perfect compendium of his inflammatory populist rhetoric.
Protest against lockdown in Michigan, April 2020.
Extremists are playing on people's health fears to normalise their views.
Members of the boogaloo have taken to wearing Hawaiian shirts.
The boogaloos, a far-right community, have taken to wearing Hawaiian shirts. This co-option is far from the spirit of the shirt, which signifies respect for all animated or inanimate beings.
A member of the far-right Boogaloo Bois group walks next to protestors in Charlotte, N.C., on May 29, 2020.
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They're not really protesting – they're hoping to find an opportunity to spark violence and trigger a war between black and white Americans.
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.
A former education secretary says universities need to choose between being "engines for equality" or "engines of inequality".
Members of far right group Generation Identitaire march in Paris in November 2019.
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The audio version of a long-read article on how we’re living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.
Ste Hayes, pictured left, is the focus of a Hollyoaks storyline exploring the radicalisation of LGBT individuals into the far right.
For the past year, Hollyoaks has portrayed the far right radicalisation of a gay character, highlighting the embrace of a different kind of recruit
The Berlin Wall in October 1988.
East Germans feel alienated and powerless. They see themselves as second-class citizens, while outsiders live high on what is rightfully theirs.
Supporters of the anti-Islam party Pegida attend a rally in Copenhagen on January 19, 2015.
The perception of an immigrant threat in Europe is often thought to be driven by rising numbers of asylum seekers, but research indicates that political and media discourses are often the driving factor.
In the city of Beersheva, election banners promote Likud and Netanyahu in Russian and Hebrew as of September 15, 2019.
Immigrants and their descendants residing in the poorest peripheral cities of the state are the main supporters of the right, and Netanyahu in particular.
Anti-#MeToo sentiments were so common in this author’s story she decided to write about it.
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A feminist scholar wrote about her online dating experiences. She wasn’t expecting the avalanche of negative anti-feminist comments.