Month: November 2019

Guest Blog: The catalyst for the EDL: March 2009 Luton – a terrible mistake

As a Special Branch officer I watched the anti-Islam protest movement, the English Defence League (EDL), develop in 2009, I was struck by their apparent strategic acumen, not something normally associated with the far-right or football-related gang. The traditional Special Branch role of providing chief officers with intelligence on public order had slipped down the… Continue reading “Guest Blog: The catalyst for the EDL: March 2009 Luton – a terrible mistake”

Russia Needs a New National Idea

After the collapse of the USSR, Russia, abandoning socialism as a path of development, also abandoned communist ideas, but didn’t replace them with new ideology. With the coming to power of President Vladimir Putin, right-wing organizations in Russia gradually lost their influence. This happened mainly because of the suppression of pro-fascist organizations by force and due… Continue reading “Russia Needs a New National Idea”

Are we witnessing the rise of a new terrorist trend?

Manifestos and livestreaming seem to be the new trend in radical right terrorist attacks. Halle is the latest in a string of terrorist attacks inspired by radical-right ideology. It follows the same pattern as its predecessors: a manifesto appears online along with a livestream of the attack. Is this becoming the new modus operandi of… Continue reading “Are we witnessing the rise of a new terrorist trend?”