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Neo-Nazi Activism and Terrorism in the UK and Germany: Social Movements, Radicalisation, and the New Media

CARR Director – Prof. Matthew Feldman presents: A decade after David Copeland: Neo-Nazi ‘broadband terrorism’ in the UK The threat posed by terrorism today is changing rapidly – as have methods of study of this phenomenon, including analysis of radicalisation and the ‘terrorist cycle’. This presentation takes a qualitative approach to one aspect of contemporary… Continue reading “Neo-Nazi Activism and Terrorism in the UK and Germany: Social Movements, Radicalisation, and the New Media”

Islamophobic Far-Right Counter-Jihad Movement Has Expanded

The radical right Counter-Jihad Movement has grown increasingly decentralized as it pushes Islamophobic rhetoric online. Following the events of 9/11, a strong cross-border anti-Muslim narrative started to emerge. The narrative refers to liberal values ( e.g. liberties, human rights, and religious and political freedoms) of the Western societies, as a civilizational inheritance that need to be protected.… Continue reading “Islamophobic Far-Right Counter-Jihad Movement Has Expanded”

Italian Populists Use Social Welfare to Ignite a “War Between the Poor”

Matteo Salvini’s League party takes advantage of the frustration felt by Italians living in poverty to fuel xenophobia and hatred toward immigrants. Since Matteo Salvini took over the leadership of the Northern League party (rebranded as the League before last year’s elections) in late 2013, the focus of his harsh political campaigns shifted from southern… Continue reading “Italian Populists Use Social Welfare to Ignite a “War Between the Poor””

The Architect of America’s Racist Anti-Immigration Movement is Dead

John Tanton, who over 40 years almost single-handedly built the American anti-immigration movement around a core of rancid white nationalism, is dead. He was 85, and he left a legacy of racist opposition to immigration that, among other things, has been fully embraced by the president of the United States. Tanton died last week in… Continue reading “The Architect of America’s Racist Anti-Immigration Movement is Dead”

The DFLA: a(nother) new UK far right movement?

Britain’s far-right undertow turns hostile currents against ethnic and religious minorities into a tsunami of hatred. Pause a moment to register two unloved anniversaries. This spring marks a decade since the first anti-Muslim street movement, the English Defence League (EDL), emerged on British streets. Slowly but surely, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), now a… Continue reading “The DFLA: a(nother) new UK far right movement?”

Antisemitism: A Social Barometer of Historical Proportions

Roughly 80 Jewish graves were vandalised in Quatzenheim, France, this week. Eight British MPs left the Labour Party complaining of an entrenched culture of antisemitism. In the United States, where memories of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting are still fresh, vandals broke the windows of a synagogue in Brooklyn this week and the antisemitism scandal surrounding… Continue reading “Antisemitism: A Social Barometer of Historical Proportions”

Trolling Has Been Part Of Right-Wing Movements Throughout History

In his recently published Alt-Right (London: Pluto Press, 2018) Mike Wendling provides a detailed analysis of the alt-right as it exists almost exclusively in cyberspace. The alt-right achieved prominence during the 2016 presidential election campaign thanks largely to Breitbart and its then editor Steve Bannon. Wendling calls attention to the phenomenon of ‘trolling.’  Anonymous ‘trolls’… Continue reading “Trolling Has Been Part Of Right-Wing Movements Throughout History”

Book Review: Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo by Paul Jackson

Whilst investigations into the British far right have continued to boom over recent years, one aspect which has been underexamined – in contrast to the numerous studies of Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists – is neo-Nazism. Through his study of Colin Jordan, easily Britain’s most influential and longest-serving neo-Nazi, Paul Jackson has… Continue reading “Book Review: Colin Jordan and Britain’s Neo-Nazi Movement: Hitler’s Echo by Paul Jackson”

I Was Blocked On Social Media By Tommy Robinson: Now Twitter Are Removing His Hate

Britain First is a ‘radical right’, ultra-nationalist movementthat promotes anti-Muslim hostility and has incited racial and religious hatred. The group has been led until recently by Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding, both of whom are now serving a prison sentence for religiously aggravated hate speech that incited anti-Muslim hatred. Despite numerous concerns raised above about… Continue reading “I Was Blocked On Social Media By Tommy Robinson: Now Twitter Are Removing His Hate”

Dr Matthias Wasser

Specialist research areas Intellectual history of the far right, political economy of fascism Available for consultation in the following areas Third sector/charity engagement; government consultancy; and editorials. Profile Matthias Wasser, PhD, completed his doctoral studies in Comparative-Historical Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018. Under the mentorship of Dr. Roberto Korzeniewicz, he… Continue reading “Dr Matthias Wasser”