Calls to ban far-right groups should be treated with caution. Anything that drives extremism further underground risks making the situation worse.
ASIO is changing the language it uses to describe violent threats, because it says the current labels, such as "left", "right" and "Islamic" are no longer fit for purpose.”
The U.S. Capitol remains on lockdown, defended by the National Guard.
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New members are joining and some are leaving – as right-wing groups reorganize, scholars of the movement foresee increased polarization, with a risk of more violence.
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.
Inspiration for a mob of angry white men?
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Long overlooked in the West, the Byzantine Empire has recently picked up interest among far-right and conspiracist circles. A historian of medieval culture explains what white supremacists get wrong.
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.
Rioters carrying white supremacist symbols were inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Different groups carried their own symbols at the riot, but they all share a common idea.
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.
The people who attacked the U.S. Capitol building lived up to their word to engage in violence.
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Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.
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Far-right Trump supporters are afraid American democracy has been overturned by their left-leaning 'opponents', even as they themselves actively undermine liberal democratic values and institutions.
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.
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The platform also took down another 2,000 communities, including left-leaning groups. The move comes just months ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
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.
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
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.
‘It’s gone from being a minority issue to one that affects us all’: the former home secretary, Savid Javid, in a speech on counter-extremism on July 19.
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A survey by the Commission for Countering Extremism revealed many don't feel able to define extremism – or found the government's definition helpful.
Glen Mashinini, the head of South Africa’s electoral commission announces the 2019 elections results.
The recent election has shown again that the extremism which worries democrats in much of the world has little traction in South Africa.
Yellow vest protesters espouse far-right ideologies including opposing immigration. Anti-immigrant attitudes like these threaten economic growth in Saskatchewan. Here a Twitter snap from a yellow vest protest in Saskatoon against the UN GCM and Carbon Tax on Dec. 8, 2018.
Far-right yellow vest extremists in Saskatchewan could jeopardize Saskatchewan's efforts to grow and attract immigrants.
The Constitution is interpreted differently by the alt-right.
The growing number of self-taught, right-wing experts on the Constitution believe not only in the rights of white people, but have a comprehensive – if not comprehensible – view of the Constitution.
A supporter of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro shouts at journalists gathered in front of the Brazilian National Conference of Bishops in Brasilia, where the presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT), Fernando Haddad, is holding a meeting with Catholic leaders, on October 11, 2018.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public's trust and their image of "truth tellers"? Brazil provides a few examples.