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We Can’t Combat Right-Wing Terrorism Until We Define It

There have been many definitions of the far-right, but it really comes down to three components: Cultural Nationalism, White Nationalism, and White Supremacy. To solve a problem, we must first define it. As mantras go, it is indisputable and yet we find ourselves stumbling over terminology when trying to understand and define ‘far-right terrorism’ and… Continue reading “We Can’t Combat Right-Wing Terrorism Until We Define It”

“Get in the bin!” The far right ‘guarding’ British monuments

Introduction Across the globe, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has held major protests in order to show opposition against practices of institutionalised racism and police brutality. In Britain, just like in many other countries, a variety of (mostly) peaceful demonstrations have taken place in order to show solidarity with the movement. These demonstrations have… Continue reading ““Get in the bin!” The far right ‘guarding’ British monuments”

Incels: Alienated Men And Violence In The Digital Age

The online subcultures driving “incels” grew more concerning after Canada pursued terrorism charges for incel-related violence. We must analyze them. As the world was forced into lockdown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Lee Moyer’s documentary “TFW No GF” was released online, its focus on an internet subculture of predominately young, white men… Continue reading “Incels: Alienated Men And Violence In The Digital Age”

The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism

The logo plays a crucial role in creating a brand identity for radical-right parties. Bearing in mind that gaining access to political power remains the focus of all political parties, they not only attempt to acquire political power within government but, more importantly, actively work toward its acquisition and maintenance. In this effort, political parties… Continue reading “The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism”

Could There Be Violence In The 2020 Election?

With the US facing widespread polarization and divisiveness, and President Trump’s rhetoric growing increasingly violent, the question must be asked. Advocates of democratic elections have often maintained that the ballot box is really a substitute for the gun and the bomb. Open and competitive elections offer citizens a means of determining who governs and for… Continue reading “Could There Be Violence In The 2020 Election?”

Is Antifa the Answer to Today’s Fascism?

Hardly new concepts, anarchism and antifascism are often mistakenly associated with chaos and violence. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and antiracist protests, US President Donald Trump, whom scholars and journalists alike are finally coming around to openly discuss as fascist, declared that the United States “will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” Trump blamed the looting… Continue reading “Is Antifa the Answer to Today’s Fascism?”

Why did Heidegger emerge as the central philosopher of the far right?

Heidegger’s philosophy has legitimised the far right’s regional environmentalism, populism and cultural racism. On 28 May 2020, Björn Höcke, the leader of Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland in the state of Thuringia published a glossy picture of himself on his Facebook profile. On the photo, one can see him sitting on a park bench… Continue reading “Why did Heidegger emerge as the central philosopher of the far right?”

Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?

For white people to stay silent and do nothing is to remain complicit in the racist structures that one claims to want to change. Many black writers are no longer speaking to white people about race – they have had enough of explaining the issues over and over again. And, as we have seen in… Continue reading “Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?”

COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada

COVID-19 has sparked anti-Asian racism in countries around the world. In echoes of its anti-Asian history, Canada is among them. Just like many other white-dominated countries, Canada has seen a rising tide of anti-Asian racism since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘Traumatized’ by the spread of another virus of the same family in 2003 (SARS-CoV), COVID-19… Continue reading “COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada”