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  • PBS: Frontline - American Insurrection

    04/13/2021 8:33:11 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 45 replies
    PBS Frontline ^ | 4/13/2021 | A.C. Thompson ProPublica
    Over the last three years, FRONTLINE has collaborated with ProPublica to investigate the rise of extremism in America. In the aftermath of the assault on the U.S. Capitol, FRONTLINE and ProPublica team up again to examine how far-right groups were emboldened and encouraged by former President Trump and how individuals were radicalized and brought into the political landscape.
  • Is Fascism Right-Wing?

    12/13/2020 2:55:50 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 58 replies
    Lone Conservative ^ | 10/14/2018 | NATHAN SHEELEY
    Fascism is most often described by leftist ideologues and talking heads as a philosophy attributed uniquely to the right of the political spectrum. They tend to claim that the inherent authoritarianism present in fascism is a foundational characteristic of mainstream right-wing thought. Not only is this misconception incorrect, but it’s dangerous; the inability to distinguish distinctive ideologies could lead to situations where true warning signs are missed.Many attribute the rise of fascism to Italy’s Mussolini. However, few know the name of the man Mussolini regarded as the father of fascism— Giovanni Gentile. Gentile was an Italian philosopher who was influenced...
  • Far-Right Groups Are Behind Most U.S. Terrorist Attacks, Report Finds (Barf)

    10/25/2020 4:49:47 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 41 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct 24 2020 | Jenny Gross
    White supremacists and other like-minded groups have committed a majority of the terrorist attacks in the United States this year, according to a report by a security think tank that echoed warnings made by the Department of Homeland Security this month. The report, published Thursday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, found that white supremacist groups were responsible for 41 of 61 “terrorist plots and attacks” in the first eight months of this year, or 67 percent. The finding comes about two weeks after an annual assessment by the Department of Homeland Security warned that violent white supremacy...
  • UK Spy Chief Confirms ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Islamists are Biggest Terror Threat – But MSM Hypes ‘Far Right’

    10/18/2020 1:30:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/2020 | Jack Montgomery
    New MI5 director-general Ken McCallum has confirmed that Islamist jihadists remain by far the biggest terror threat in Britain — but the mainstream media has chosen to hype his remarks on the comparatively minor threat from the far-right instead. “Islamist extremist terrorism… by volume remains our largest threat,” the Glasgow born spy boss confirmed in his first public address since taking over Britain’s domestic intelligence agency. “It is still the case that tens of thousands of individuals are committed to this ideology – and we must continually scan for the smaller numbers within that large group who at any given...
  • Repositioning Our Constitution - (We are not right wing!)

    07/09/2020 10:34:05 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 7/9/2020 | Steven Maikoski
    To The Editor: Years ago while the Republicans slept, the Democrats replanted our Constitution on the “right wing” of political measurements. It was the greatest political move in our nation’s history, for suddenly, the Constitution was an off-center philosophy, while radical, anti-constitutional politics became the middle ground, the mainstream. Our politics have followed that map, and the respect for our Constitution has nosedived. This incredible change resulted from simply moving the point of reference, the initial point. To illustrate the power of such a simple move, try it in your accounting. If you moved the decimal point in our dollars...
  • ‘Believe All Women’ Is a Right-Wing Trap

    05/19/2020 11:35:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/19/20 | Susan Faludi
    Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault, and conservatives are having a field day, exultant that they’ve caught feminists in a new hypocrisy trap. A woman, with no corroboration beyond contemporaneous accounts, charges a powerful man with a decades-old crime? Hmm, doesn’t that sound mighty close to Christine Blasey Ford’s complaint against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Yet this time, many liberals who’ve championed the #MeToo movement seem skeptical? Gotcha! Tim Graham, executive editor of NewsBusters: “Where is the #MeToo movement on this story? What happened to their rigid ‘Believe All Women’ boilerplate?” Fox News host Tucker Carlson: “the infuriating,...
  • Why US rightwing populists and their global allies disagree over big tech

    04/17/2020 10:27:00 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 7 replies
    https://www.theguardian.com ^ | Jan 22 2019 | Evgeny Morozov
    The emerging global movement of rightwing populists is guilty of many things but ideological incoherence in choosing their enemies is generally not one of them. Whether it is Steve Bannon bashing Pope Francis, Matteo Salvini attacking the “do-gooders” in humanitarian NGOs or Marine Le Pen venting against the dull technocrats in Brussels, the populists go after a predictable, well-calculated set of targets. If anyone chooses their enemies well, it’s them.
  • This chant brought down the Berlin Wall. Now the far right has stolen it [CNN Biased headline]

    09/01/2019 10:11:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Grainy images of 70,000 protesters in Leipzig carrying candles and chanting "Wir sind das Volk" -- "We are the people!" -- were beamed across the world on October 9, 1989. The rally was a turning point in the fall of the Iron Curtain a month later. Kühne was one of the demonstrators who, in his words, "longed for a free and united country." Then a 21-year-old locksmith working at the state railway company, he said the uprising in his hometown was "the greatest thing I've ever experienced." Today he is again drawing inspiration from Germany's peaceful revolution -- this time,...
  • The Rise of the Chinese-American Right: They Hate Affirmative Action and Support Trump

    07/17/2019 12:44:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2019 | By RONG XIAOQING
    New generations of Chinese immigrants hate affirmative action — and some are beginning to love Trump. On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his controversial plan to reform the meritocratic admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools — the first such meeting since he announced the plan out of the blue a year...
  • Germany has a terrorism problem, foreign minister says [but not Islamic]

    06/21/2019 10:22:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.22.2019 | dv/aw (AFP, dpa)
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for protests against right-wing extremism, claiming in an op-ed published in the Saturday edition of Bild newspaper that Germany “has a terrorism problem.” In the editorial, Maas responded to the recent murder of a German district president, Walter Lübcke, as well as death threats directed towards pro-migrant politicians Henriette Reker and Andreas Hollstein, the mayors of western German cities Cologne and Altena respectively. ”Eighty years after the beginning of World War II, politicians have again become victims of right-wing terrorists. Because of their beliefs. Because of their commitment to our country,” Maas wrote....
  • NYU cancels 'Reporting on the Far Right' journalism class after two students sign up

    05/30/2019 1:17:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/19 | Joe Concha
    New York University has canceled a "Reporting on the Far Right" elective undergraduate class after just two students signed up to take the course. NYU attracted headlines earlier this year after its decision to hire former New Yorker fact-checker Talia Lavin to teach the class. In June 2018, Lavin resigned from the magazine after making a false accusation against ICE agent Justin Gaertner for sporting what she believed was a Nazi tattoo, which turned out to be a 'Titan 2' symbol for former Marine veteran's platoon while serving in Afghanistan. “Canceling the class had nothing to do with Talia’s writings,...
  • In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise

    11/25/2018 7:52:03 PM PST · by Musket · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-25-2018 | Wesley Lowery, Kimberly Kindy, Andrew Tran
    Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism.
  • Don Lemon: 'Right-winger' responsible for synagogue shooting; 'I don't see Democrats killing people'

    10/30/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/18 | Joe Concha
    CNN anchor Don Lemon said Monday night that you can't compare a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who attempted to kill Republican lawmakers last year to a "right-winger" suspected in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the "right-winger" who allegedly sent bombs to the network and Democrats. Lemon added during a panel discussion on his primetime program that he doesn't "see Democrats killing people." The debate began after CNN political commentator Mark Shields argued that assigning blame to anyone but the shooter in the Saturday massacre in Pittsburgh is "outrageous" and "disgusting." Lemon disagreed, stating the Sanders supporter who wounded...
  • Swedish election: PM says voting for anti-immigration SD is 'dangerous'

    09/08/2018 10:55:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC Staff
    Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has begun the final day of the general election campaign by warning about extremism and fascism. Neither his centre-left Social Democrats nor the main centre-right party is likely to win a majority. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) is expected to win around 20% of the vote, becoming the second biggest party in parliament. Mr Lofven said an SD vote was "dangerous" and "counterproductive". He said it was "like trying to quench fire with alcohol", according to the Omni news site. Immigration has been a central issue of the election campaigns. The nationalist SD doubled its...
  • Heavy Police Presence As Right-Wing, Antifa Groups Rally In Portland, Oregon

    08/04/2018 3:08:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters rallied in Portland, Oregon, Saturday as police tried to prevent the gatherings from turning violent as they have before. The rally organized by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was the third to roil Portland this summer. Two previous events ended in bloody fistfights and riots, and one counter-protester was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture.This time, Gibson changed the venue from a federal plaza outside U.S. District Court to a waterfront park so some of his Oregon supporters could carry concealed weapons as they demonstrate. Protesters saw...
  • Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism

    10/19/2015 1:35:41 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 16 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | October 17, 2015 | Nicholas Short
    Delivering remarks on domestic terrorism at an event co-sponsored by the George Washington University’s program on extremism and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin announced on Wednesday the creation of a new position within the Department of Justice (DOJ) aimed at investigating violent extremism. “We are here to talk about combating domestic terrorism, which the FBI has explained as ‘Americans attacking Americans based on U.S.-based extremist ideologies.’ The threat ranges from individuals motivated by anti-government animus, to eco-radicalism and racism,” stated Carlin. He continued, “Homegrown violent extremists can be motivated by any viewpoint on...
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU conservatives debate a rightward shift

    02/24/2018 10:29:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.24.2018 | jcg/jm (Reuters, AFP)
    Senior figures of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) voiced their views on the party’s direction to German media outlets this weekend, ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet selections on Sunday and the party’s vote on the grand coalition agreement, to take place on Monday. While the SPD members vote over whether to join the grand coalition, Merkel’s conservatives are doing some soul searching over whether their party should remain in the center, as it has throughout her leadership, or shift to the right to try and win back lost voters. “Sometimes the conservative element of the conservative bloc could be...
  • Potential contenders in 2018 - Mexico’s new political reality

    02/10/2018 2:25:14 PM PST · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    Canninghouse.org ^ | Jan2018 | Canninghouse
    Since President Enrique Peña Nieto won in 2012, the Mexican presidential elections of 2018 has had one clear contender: Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Not one to give up easily, Mr. Lopez Obrador has twice run for president as candidate of the left-wing party the PRD (in 2006 and 2012) and has already expressed he will do so again, as the Morena candidate. Since its undeniable success in the mid-term elections, Morena, will now have a substantial amount of funding and a visible platform from which to prepare Mr. Lopez Obrador´s candidacy. Regarding Mexico´s three main political parties, there is less...
  • 60 Minutes claims 74% of “extremist-related killings” in US in last 10 years by “right-wing extremis

    12/18/2017 7:39:44 AM PST · by Lera · 66 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Full title : 60 Minutes claims 74% of “extremist-related killings” in US in last 10 years by “right-wing extremists,” not jihadis This is a completely false statistic, designed to foster ignorance and complacency about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat. And the establishment media repeats it, or variations of it, relentlessly. Here is why it is false: 1. It misleads immediately by covering only the last ten years. Why that period? What changed between 2006 and 2007? Why not go back 20 years? Because then the survey period would include 9/11, and would show Islamic jihad terrorists killing...
  • Liberal condescension at college - how can I go on?

    08/19/2017 10:57:46 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 40 replies
    me | 8/19/17 | me
    I work for a college which is very liberal these days, in your face banners and condescending "workshops" open to all frequently, with "diversity credit" (reference below). It's sickening enough. Including having Moochelle Uhbama here the other year. But since Trump was elected, now we get hand-wringing e-mails about "hatred" and that we need to beware of evil right-wing people who cause violence (LOL). Got another one today.