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The many faces of the radical right and how to counter their threat

A whole ecosystem has grown up around the radical right as it has surged in visibility this century. The radical right can lay claim to its own stable of media personalities and political superstars, not to mention the social media platforms and political parties that cater to them. Its growth has been powered, in part,… Continue reading “The many faces of the radical right and how to counter their threat”

How COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left. Part 2: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum

This part of the series describes what is truly the heart of red-brownism; a seemingly chaotic, and even contradictory populist blend of (ultra-)nationalists with mixed or unclear left/right political alignments. This is where you find things that just boggle and shock the brain but nonetheless, as we will see, are, for some actors, part of… Continue reading “How COVID and Syria Conspiracy Theories Introduce Fascism to the Left. Part 2: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum”

Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Two): What Exactly is the “Radical Right”?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Guest Dr. Eviane Leidig joins Right Rising to break down some key terms used by scholars when talking about the “radical right.” Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, Eviane helps us with concepts like “extreme,” “radical,” and “far right,” and gives us some examples of right-wing groups that fit into these categories. But… Continue reading “Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Two): What Exactly is the “Radical Right”?”

Countering the Radical Right in the UK: Personal and Professional Experiences of Radical Right Extremism

Following the arrest of one of its UK based followers last year, an organisation described by the Home Secretary as a “vile white supremacist group” that targeted young and vulnerable people online, became the most recent organisation to be proscribed under UK laws. Led by a 13-year-old based in Northern Europe, the organisation advocated the… Continue reading “Countering the Radical Right in the UK: Personal and Professional Experiences of Radical Right Extremism”

QAnon has gone from fringe conspiracy to full-blown cult

Attempts to ban and censor the group have only given it more power and helped usher in a new era of the far right. On 12 August, Donald Trump endorsed a congressional candidate from Georgia, the victor in a Republican primary runoff held the previous day. Like an alarmingly increasing number of congressional hopefuls and… Continue reading “QAnon has gone from fringe conspiracy to full-blown cult”

Semantics Matter: Why I Spell Antisemitism Without The Hyphen

In April 2015, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance issued a memorandum to Microsoft addressing the spelling of ‘antisemitism’, often rendered as anti-Semitism in its auto-correct feature. This article outlines why the hyphen is causing such a debate, and, by detailing the historical context of the term, emphasises the implications the use of this conjoiner can… Continue reading “Semantics Matter: Why I Spell Antisemitism Without The Hyphen”

How COVID and Syria Conspiracies Introduce Fascism to the Left. Part I: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum

Introduction Why is a supposedly US veteran’s organization, co-founded by someone active with the National Socialist Movement, spreading conspiracies about COVID-19 and Syria? Why is that same organization in collaboration with multiple foreign intelligence agencies while trying to frame it so as to appeal to western anti-imperialists? Welcome to the weird and, at times, shocking… Continue reading “How COVID and Syria Conspiracies Introduce Fascism to the Left. Part I: The Red-Brown Media Spectrum”