Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers, is just one member of a group that seeks to engage in violence against the U.S. government.
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The founder of a violent anti-government group has been sent to prison for seditious conspiracy. Experts explain what that means.
Former U.S. president Donald Trump at a campaign event in Manchester, N.H on April 27, 2023.
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The Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Congress means Trump’s European allies need to carefully gauge their support for him.
Enrique Tarrio, center, stands with other Proud Boys at a 2019 rally in Portland, Oregon.
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Who are the Proud Boys, what do they want and is there a path back into society for these extremists?
The 2022 parliament protests were unprecedented, but something similar could still happen again. What lessons can be drawn from the recent report into police handling of the event?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify in Washington DC, in 2018 concerning revelations about the company’s sharing data with Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm linked to Donald Trump.
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants the world to be more “open and connected”, but his decision to block archiving the company’s social media content argues otherwise.
A protection that is, at least in this Philadelphia park, carved in stone.
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‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It’s often misunderstood, by many Americans. A constitutional scholar explains what it really boils down to.
A QAnon supporter stands outside the White House.
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The mysterious QAnon network is becoming an international movement, and an estimated 22% of Americans back one of its core beliefs.
Protesters who support Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro storm the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil, on Jan. 8, 2023.
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The chaos in Brazil’s capital, along with the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in the US, demonstrate that there is a key human factor in election integrity.
Military police clash with supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro after an invasion to Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images.
Language can provoke violence between groups especially when people paint others as threats.
The Lincoln Memorial as depicted in the first column of 1/6.
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Comic book creators with a history of galvanising social action on America’s streets have created a graphic novel about the US Capitol attacks.
Americans tend to not cross their political divides amicably. New research shows what helps this actually happen.
In-person conversations between Republicans and Democrats lasting just 15 minutes were found to lessen political animus, research shows.
Why deep state conspiracies keep on spinning out of control.
The congressional investigation into Jan. 6, 2021, focused on one man, not the masses.
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The role of then-President Donald Trump and his aides and advisers is important, but there is a lot more to the story of Jan. 6, 2021, than what happened behind closed doors.
A Dec. 19, 2022 meeting of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, DC.
The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report is the latest in a long series of congressional studies that have tried to answer hard questions about government failures and suggest ways to avoid them.
The Jan. 6 House Committee announced four recommended charges against Donald Trump, including conspiracy to defraud the US.
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The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
Looming large over proceedings.
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A House panel made four criminal referrals in relation to Donald Trump’s alleged role in the attack on the Capitol. Convictions might make him an unpalatable candidate but wouldn’t bar him from running.
Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., center, and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, right, take cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Weaknesses in the law governing how elections are run and votes counted in Congress led to the Jan. 6 insurrection. An election law scholar analyzes legislation just passed to fix those problems.
Election workers sort ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 9, 2022, in Phoenix.
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Despite a midterm election largely free of controversy over its legitimacy, a large percentage of Americans distrust elections. And that’s dangerous for democracy.
Members of the Oath Keepers stand in front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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The historic conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one other co-defendant for seditious conspiracy has implications for free speech and the future of the militia movement in the US.
Donald Trump is one of many political leaders through history who has claimed he embodies the voice of ‘the people’ – but which people he means matters quite a lot.
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Some fascists claim that democracy and fascism have the same goal – to give effect to the will of the people. But who the people are is where the ideologies divide.