Right-wing extremism is a growing movement, as the world saw during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Shouldn’t Ottawa security forces have learned lessons from Jan. 6?
About 10% of the Oath Keepers are active-duty military, and around two-thirds are retired military or law enforcement.
A representative survey of American adults finds broader support for violent insurrection than many would like to think.
Justin Trudeau has a reputation as a youthful progressive outside of Canada, but among right-wing Canadians online, he’s despised — and he’s been confronted with hostility on the campaign trail.
In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, how political violence has been organized in other areas of the world that can help us anticipate the future of right-wing extremism.
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.
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.
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.
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform’s undoing.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where hate speech thrives.
Many people are concerned about far-right extremism. But they may not understand the real threat.
Is right-wing violent extremism the new fifth wave of modern terrorism? If so, there’s no doubt the impacts of COVID-19 will only help accelerate the radicalization of its adherents.
Many militia members have championed the importance of individual rights, but have also backed a president who is now threatening the kind of crackdown they fear.
They’re not really protesting – they’re hoping to find an opportunity to spark violence and trigger a war between black and white Americans.
My assessment is that there are about 150 to 300 core right-wing activists in New Zealand. This might sound modest – but proportionate to population, it’s similar to extremist numbers in Germany.
Australia is under increasing threat from right-wing terrorism, and to properly combat it we need to understand it and offer better alternatives for those drawn to it.
Trump will survive the impeachment process in 2020, no matter what malfeasance comes to light. The Republicans will protect their man at all costs.
Groups promoting right wing extremism, like the Antipodean Resistance and the Lads Society, have recently dominated headlines, but they are far from the sum of the extreme right in Australia.
The recent massacre at a New Zealand mosque is a traceable, direct outgrowth of an American white nationalist movement that insists immigrants and people of color are a threat to ‘white civilization.’