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New American Nazis: Inside the White Supremacist Movement That Fueled Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting | Democracy Now! – Neo-Nazis are on the rise in America. Nearly a month after a gunman killed eleven Jewish worshipers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we look at the violent hate groups that helped fuel the massacre. On the same day that shooter Robert Bowers opened fire in the synagogue, a neo-Nazi named Edward Clark that Bowers had been communicating with online took his own life in Washington, D.C. The man’s brother, Jeffrey Clark, has since been arrested on weapons charges. The brothers were both linked to the violent white supremacist group Atomwaffen.

Ronald Kuykendall // Political class factionalism and the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party – Media Diversified – The right-wing ideological wave encapsulating Europe has been attributed to the 2008 Great Recession that created fears of white economic displacement along with political disaffection with establishment politicians and parties. The fear and anxiety were then transferred to issues of immigration, cultural liberalization, and perceived threats to national sovereignty and security by right-wing groups, politicians, and political parties. They seized the opportunity and took advantage of this mood to create a narrative which served to explain the crisis not as a failure of capitalism and neoliberal government complicity, but as a consequence of liberalization which opened the door to mass immigration, racial diversity, and cultural tolerance which then threatened white hegemony and white privilege.

Michael German // What We Don’t Get About the Far Right | Brennan Center for Justice – Treating far-right violence as a purely domestic issue deprioritizes these crimes on the national security agenda. It also ignores the international reach of militant white supremacist groups and obscures the greater threat posed when governments become enthralled with exclusionary nationalism, which mobilizes popular support by stigmatizing groups of “others” — often identified by race, religion, or ethnicity — as national enemies.

First, many of the ideologies, philosophies, and theologies that underpin the white supremacist movement in the United States did not originate in this country. American white supremacists are influenced by British Israelism, a 19th century interpretation of Christianity that cast Anglo-Saxons as the true Israelites of the Bible; ancient Norse and Icelandic religions; and German National Socialism, which gave Nazis their name, among others. These ideologies justified the horrors of colonialism, slavery, exclusionary immigration policies, racial segregation, and state-sanctioned discrimination.

The Politics of the Gilets Jaunes in France, is the Far-Right only at the Fringes? | Tendance Coatesy – “Police Force. We hope that you will not touch French people in Gilets Jaunes. If you feel you need exercise you can start by going into the Estates and defend yourself against the scum of 10 to 16 years old when they spit and attack you instead of doing nothing about it.”

Today le Monde leads with the claim that the Gilets Jaunes movement is running out of steam ahead of its Saturday March on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris.

Argentina arrests 12 ′anarchists′ in bomb attacks ahead of G20 | News | DW | 15.11.2018 – Officials say that one woman, suspected of involvement in the first incident, was injured on Wednesday when a bomb went off at the mausoleum of an Argentine police chief killed by anarchists 100 years ago. The second incident involved a bag of explosives thrown at the house of a judge. The device did not go off and was later detonated by authorities.

Fascist infiltration in Australian government party | Dear Kitty. Some blog //

By Oscar Grenfell in Australia:

Fascist group exposed in youth wing of Australia’s National Party

22 November 2018

An Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) “Background Briefing” program last month exposed a fascistic group inside the youth wing of the rural-based National Party, which is in coalition governments with the Liberal Party at the federal level and in a number of states.

Members of the group had been permitted to join the New South Wales (NSW) state branch of the Young Nationals and were elected to executive posts in the organisation. Following the ABC program, the executive of the NSW Nationals banned 22 members for life and prohibited members from involvement with a number of extreme right-wing parties and organisations. It was a damage-control operation.

According to “Background Briefing,” individuals associated with the “alt-right”, the umbrella term for a far-right and fascistic movement, joined the Nationals in late 2017 and early 2018.


James Purtill // How groups like Proud Boys have a lot in common with radical Islam – Hack – triple j – We’ve being writing about the Proud Boys lately because its founder, Gavin McInnes, plans to visit Australia on a ‘comedy tour’ next month.

It looks like the tour is going ahead despite the FBI listing the group as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”. Members are up on riot, gang assault and weapons charges after a street brawl with anti-fascist protesters in New York last month.

On Thursday, McInnes formally quit the Proud Boys, although it’s not clear what this will mean for the group, which is pretty loosely organised anyway.

The former head of Australian Border Force, Roman Quaedvlieg, says the government should deny McInnes an entry visa, as it has done in the past for holocaust deniers, pick up artists, anti-vaxxers, and preachers of radical Islam. He says there is a strong risk he will incite violence.

Fascist infiltration in Australian government party | Dear Kitty. Some blog //

By Oscar Grenfell in Australia:

Fascist group exposed in youth wing of Australia’s National Party

22 November 2018

An Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) “Background Briefing” program last month exposed a fascistic group inside the youth wing of the rural-based National Party, which is in coalition governments with the Liberal Party at the federal level and in a number of states.

Members of the group had been permitted to join the New South Wales (NSW) state branch of the Young Nationals and were elected to executive posts in the organisation. Following the ABC program, the executive of the NSW Nationals banned 22 members for life and prohibited members from involvement with a number of extreme right-wing parties and organisations. It was a damage-control operation.

According to “Background Briefing,” individuals associated with the “alt-right”, the umbrella term for a far-right and fascistic movement, joined the Nationals in late 2017 and early 2018.

The program stated they had discussed infiltrating “mainstream” political parties in a closed Facebook group called “The New Guard”.

The name is significant. The New Guard was a paramilitary and political organisation founded in NSW in 1931. Modelled on fascist movements in Europe and promoted by sections of the political establishment, its members, including former soldiers, carried out violent attacks on socialist and left-wing organisations, and discussed plans for a coup against the NSW Labor government of Premier Jack Lang.

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