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Canadian lawmakers have voted to label the Proud Boys as a terrorist group

Members of the Proud Boy near Black Lives Matter Plaza on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Canada's parliament has voted to designate the Proud Boys, the far-right US group, as a "terrorist entity." The motion calls on the Canadian government to formally designate the Proud boys as terrorists. The group, which played a prominent role in the Capitol riot in Washington, DC, has been labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Visit Business Ins...
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The far right’s favorite registrar is building ‘censorship-resistant’ servers

“The digital divide is now a matter of life and death for people who are unable to access essential healthcare information,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres in June 2020. Almost half the global population currently has no internet access, and many who do cannot freely access all information sources.  Freedom House, which tracks internet restrictions worldwide, says the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a dramatic decline in global internet freedom. It found that governments in...
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A Chapter of the Oath Keepers Militia Group Is Raising Money Through Amazon Smile

Militia members are tapping at least one revenue stream through Amazon’s charity partnership program, Amazon Smile. As of Tuesday evening, Amazon shoppers can choose to donate 0.5% of their purchase costs to the Indiana chapter of the armed anti-government group Oath Keepers, one member of which was just charged with…Read more...
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Trump and the mainstreaming of racism in American politics [long read]

The mob that ransacked the Capitol at President Donald Trump’s behest on January 6th brought together various sorts of extremists deeply committed to sustaining Trump’s presidency by any means possible, including violence if necessary. Yet, in addition to their loyalty to Donald Trump, many of these extremists were also united by an ideology of white nationalism, driven by a strong sense of white racial identity and hostility toward racial outgroups. This fact was clear from the many white natio...
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Prosecutors are looking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions, saying he was spotted out with Proud Boys flashing white-power signs

Kyle Rittenhouse at an extradition hearing on October 30 in Waukegan, Illinois. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool Kenosha County prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday seeking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions. The move comes after Rittenhouse, 18, was spotted at a bar after posting $2 million bail in November. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse was fraternizing with members of the Proud Boys and flashed a white-power hand sign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kyle Rittenhous...
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Parler moves to Epik, a domain registrar known for hosting far-right extremist content

SOPA Images / Getty Images Parler registered its domain with Epik, a company known for hosting other far-right websites including Gab. Epik said in a statement released Monday that though Parler registered its domain with the company, the companies had not been in contact.  Parler has denied allegations that it has become a haven for the far-right, but threats related to the Capitol insurrection thrived on the platform.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After Amazon Web...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger called Republicans 'spineless' in a video comparing the attack on the US Capitol to the rise of Nazi Germany

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the European Premiere of "The Last Stand" at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Former California GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday called members of the Republican Party "spineless" following the siege of the US Capitol last week.  In a lengthy video posted on Twitter, the actor and politician compared the insurrection in Washington, DC, to the rise of Nazi Germany, blasting Republicans who enabl...
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House Speaker Pelosi said the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol chose 'their whiteness over democracy'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the violence of the pro-Trump rioters who breached the US Capitol building on Wednesday.  "It was an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country, led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy. That's what this is about," Pelosi said, according to the Associated Press. Pelosi also warned that President Donald Trump will be removed from...
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These are the Republican lawmakers facing calls for resignation after they attended the Trump rally ahead of the Capitol riot

Supporters of President Donald Trump entered the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Days after last week's riot at the US Capitol, lawmakers have condemned the violence exhibited during the riot. Others have referred to the rioters as "patriots" and displayed support for their actions. Rioters were emboldened not just by President Donald Trump, who was pleading them to protest the election results, but also by the Republican rally attendees, which...
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Several Well-Known Hate Groups Identified At Capitol Riot

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Members of the ultranationalist street gang known as the Proud Boys were easy to spot at the protests that flared across the United States throughout 2020, often in the middle of a brawl, typically clad in black and yellow outfits. But in December, as the group’s leaders planned to flood Was...
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Two private institutions revoked Trump's honorary degree following the Capitol siege

President Donald Trump. Getty Lehigh University and Wagner College both announced on Friday that they would revoke President Donald Trump's honorary degrees. Trump received the honorary degree from Lehigh in 1988 after speaking at the institution's commencement ceremony. He received a degree from Wagner in 2004. Both Lehigh and Wagner cited the violence that rose out of the attempted coup at the US Capitol on Wednesday as reasons for revocation.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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"Pickles has a comfortable relationship with nihilism.... 'I grew up in the punk-rock scene,' he said. 'And Trump was like punk rock. It’s, like, anti-establishment.'"

"He attended the University of Florida, where he was an English major and a liberal. 'I’ve taken basket weaving and read about the Black prison experience,' he said, with a snicker. (In his shop, Fat Enzo’s, murals of Mark Twain and Hunter S. Thompson share wall space with Huey Long.) He explained that after his father died, in 2015, he sought out new male camaraderie. The Proud Boys filled a vacuum. He claims to have joined not because they are a hate group (as designated by the Southern Povert...
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A day before the riot at the Capitol, people received a call from a group of Republican attorneys general urging them to 'march:' report

Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty The fundraising arm of a national Republican attorney general group sent out robocalls the day before the deadly riot at the Capitol urging people to "march," according to NBC News.  "At 1 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal," a voice on the call said.  Pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday after the president encouraged them to protest the...
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Several groups of extremists stormed the Capitol today. Here are some of the most notable individuals, symbols, and groups present.

A supporter of President Donald Trump confronts police as Trump supporters demonstrate on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Mike Theiler/Reuters A pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, bringing extremist iconography and some regalia associated with far-right or white-supremacist groups. Some rioters wore clothing associated with the conspiracy-theory g...
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Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler posed for a photo with a former KKK chief - but says she didn't know who he was

A composite image of Chester Doles in 1992 and Sen. Kelly Loeffler on December 13, 2020. Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images/Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Sen. Kelly Loeffler has been photographed with Chester Doles, a former head of the Ku Klux Klan and member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. Doles posted a selfie of them at a rally for Loeffler in Dawsonville, Georgia, on Friday, on the Russian social-media site VKontakte.  The image was reshared on Twitter by a Jewish advocacy group...
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Clashes broke out between Trump supporters, Proud Boys, counter-protesters, and police after thousands gathered in DC to contest the election results

Members of the Proud Boys and counter-protesters stand off near Black Lives Matter Plaza on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Clashes broke out between protesters, counter-protesters, and police following a day of pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC on Saturday. The DC Mayor's office said at least 23 arrests were made and at least eight people were hospitalized, local Fox 5 DC reported. Two days before the electoral college vote is expected to solidify Presid...
Tags: Politics, News, Protest, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Rally, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Election 2020

Trump supporters rally to overturn the 2020 election, even as the courts continue striking down lawsuits contesting the results

"We came here to fight for our freedom," said Melissa Regan from Pike County, Ohio. "We are tired of the corruption, of the stealing of this election." Andrew Lichtenstein/Business Insider As President Donald Trump continues to falsely insist he won the presidential election, his supporters are rallying behind him. They gathered in droves today in Washington, DC, to defend Trump's unsubstantiated accusations of mass voter fraud that have been disproven many times over the last month. Presi...
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Mayor Condemns Placerville Proud Boys Chapter: ‘We Don’t Want You In Placerville’

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Protesters Call On Placerville Leaders To Take Action After Proud Boys Crash Charity Event

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Dispatch 46: ANTIFA in Atlanta – Proud Boys, MAGA: YOU ARE AT WAR

ANTIFA LARPer in Atlanta (all photos Michael Yon) 28 November 2020 Washington, D.C. I made the photograph above in Atlanta on Saturday, 21 November 2020. Today is Saturday, 28 November. I am back in Washington to prepare for White House visit on Tuesday. Just why I get so many invitations like this is anyone’s guess. My guess: In America, if you work hard, you will be rewarded. Unless someone steals your life and labors. Who worked harder during this election? One side worked hard t...
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The White House press secretary said more than 1 million attended a demonstration in support of Trump, but it was more likely thousands

People participate in the “Million MAGA March” in Washington, D.C. Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump marching to protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany significantly exaggerated the number of people who attended a protest in Washington, DC, in support of President Donald Trump. McEnany said "more than one MILLION" people attended the "Million MAGA March" on Saturday. It's unclear exactly how m...
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White supremacist group talked about paramilitary training in secret vetting calls

Young men hoping to join a White supremacist group spoke about hosting paramilitary trainings and how to legally bring firearms to those events, according to secret recordings of vetting calls published by the Southern Poverty Law Center Thursday.
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Russia could exploit its ties with US white nationalist groups to encourage election violence, experts warn

Russian right-wing ultranationalists hold a march in Moscow on November 4, 2009. The sign says "the desire of my blood is a call for action." ALAEXEY SAZONOV/AFP via Getty Images Russia could exploit its influence with white nationalist groups in the US to foment election day violence, terrorism experts have told Business Insider.  In recent years, the Russian Imperial Movement has formed ties with US white nationalists, and spread racist propaganda and conspiracies on social media. The mo...
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Secret audio recordings detail how white supremacists seek recruits from military, police

Southern Poverty Law Center published audio recordings revealing how a neo-Nazi group aims to recruit from military and police to train for race war.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Boots On For The Boogaloo: A Journey Into The Dark Web Of White Supremacy

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is excerpted from Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin. Copyright © 2020. Available from Hachette Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. In the summer of 2019, white supremacists felt constrained by widely publicized — if in practice halfhearted—attempts to curb the spread of racist and conspiratorial rhetoric on mainstream social-media sites like Twitter, Facebook,...
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Suspects accused of targeting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have a history of ties to self-styled militias. Here's what you need to know about these extremist groups.

People take part in a protest for "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine" at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on April 15, 2020. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged six men on suspicion of conspiring to kidnap the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and incite violence against the government.  Many of these members have a history of ties to anti-government, extremist movements.   Here's what you need to know about the so-called militias ...
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22 books on race and white privilege that will show you what's really happening in America right now

Thomonique Moore is a 2016 graduate of Howard University, founder of Books&Shit book club, and an incoming Masters' candidate at Columbia University's Teacher's College. Thomonique Moore During the first 2020 presidential debate, President Donald Trump did not denounce white supremacy when asked to by his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, and debate moderator Fox's Chris Wallace. Instead, he told the far-right group, Proud Boys (designated a "hate group" by civil righ...
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Amazon removes 'stand back and stand by' merchandise

Amazon has pulled merchandise featuring the words "stand back" and "stand by," a phrase now associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right collective that the Southern Poverty Law Center says is a hate group.
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Amazon removed listings for Proud Boys shirts using President Trump's 'stand back and stand by' quote

A Trump supporter looks on during clashes between the Alt-Right Proud Boy group and Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon on August 22, 2020. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Amazon removed listings on Wednesday for shirts featuring a logo for the far-right group the Proud Boys. Trump's quote "stand back, stand by" from Tuesday night's presidential debate was on the merchandise. Amazon subsequently removed the items, a company spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. "All seller...
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Trump to campaign in New Jersey as white supremacy row continues – US politics live

Biden raises record funds after Trump ‘train wreck’ debateDebates format to be overhauled after calamity in Cleveland Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 11.27am BST Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar appears confident on social media this morning that the state isn’t going to turn red in November.Goodbye. 11.25am BST Jason Wilson has further reporting on the far right in the US for us this morning:The far-right Proud Boys group whom Donald ...
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