Tag: right-wing terrorism

‘Press the Reset Button:’ Right-Wing Extremism in Germany’s Military

The Scandal In June 2020, German newspapers first reported a disturbing – but perhaps unsurprising – scandal involving special forces of the German Federal Army (Bundeswehr), the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK). A young officer of the KSK had written a letter to the German Minister of Defence, Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer (CDU), outlining what he chastised as… Continue reading “‘Press the Reset Button:’ Right-Wing Extremism in Germany’s Military”

“The Black Carlos”: The story of Italian right-wing terrorist Stefano Delle Chiaie (Part III: The Autumn of the “Black Carlos”)

The Man Hunt While Stefano Delle Chiaie was busy in South America, Italy’s law enforcement apparatus—particularly after the reform of the Italian secret service in 1977—intensified attempts to find and arrest the presumed mastermind behind the global right-wing terrorist network. However, despite the information they received and several national and international arrest warrants for the… Continue reading ““The Black Carlos”: The story of Italian right-wing terrorist Stefano Delle Chiaie (Part III: The Autumn of the “Black Carlos”)”

Personal Public (Death) Threat I: How the German Far Right tries to intimidate and silence journalists

The annual report of “Reporters Without Borders” shows that global press freedom is in decline, even though less journalists were killed in 2019. While Mexico and Syria remain the most deadly countries for journalists (ten murdered journalists in each country) in 2019, China, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are the countries with the highest number of… Continue reading “Personal Public (Death) Threat I: How the German Far Right tries to intimidate and silence journalists”

“The Black Carlos”: The Story of Italian Right-Wing Terrorist Stefano Delle Chiaie

Rome, 12 September 2019: Mourners are raising their arms in the Roman salute and singing the hymn of the former neo-fascist organization National Vanguard (Avanguardia Nazionale; AN) while a coffin is carried into the early medieval church San Lorenzo fuori le mura in Rome. Many have come to pay their last respects to their former… Continue reading ““The Black Carlos”: The Story of Italian Right-Wing Terrorist Stefano Delle Chiaie”

Trump Says White Nationalism Isn’t A Growing Threat. He’s Lying.

After a radical right-wing terrorist murdered 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, President Trump downplayed the threat of white nationalism – a threat he has helped to fuel. Updated March 16, 2019: The death toll of the New Zealand terrorist attack has now risen to 50 and President Trump has since defended Fox News host… Continue reading “Trump Says White Nationalism Isn’t A Growing Threat. He’s Lying.”