Video: My Descent into America’s Neo-Nazi Movement — And How I Got Out
At 14, Christian Picciolini went from naïve teenager to white supremacist — and soon, the leader of the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. How was he radicalized, and how did he ultimately get out of the movement? In this courageous talk, Picciolini shares the surprising and counterintuitive solution to hate in all forms.
Andrea Mazzarino: How the War Came Home, Big Time
For the Proud Boys to say that they reject racism and venerate housewives did little more than provide them with a veneer of social acceptability, even as they planned armed counter-rallies in progressive cities like Providence and Portland with the explicit purpose of inciting violence among Black Lives Matter protesters and their allies.
Mark Gruenberg: Trump’s message to white supremacists — It’s OK to gun down protesters
The danger that more armed right-wing thugs will take to the streets and shoot people is now a very real threat all across the country.
Rahima Nasa: Four Men Arrested Over Unrest During 2017 “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville
The four are members or associates of the Rise Above Movement, a white supremacist group based in Southern California, prosecutors say. . . Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced they had … Continue reading →
James E. Hawdon: Over the years, Americans have become increasingly exposed to extremism
Extremism has always been with us, but the internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people. Whether it’s the deadly “Unite the Right” … Continue reading →
Chris Hedges: How ‘Antifa’ Mirrors the ‘Alt-Right’
Editor’s note: A Berkeley, Calif., rally organized by a right-wing group turned violent Sunday after arrival of a group that carried an anarchist banner. Behind the rhetoric of the “alt-right” … Continue reading →
Matthew Chapman: UN Issues Rare Warning about Racism in America
A United Nations committee on racism flagged America for a rare formal warning usually reserved for developing nations experiencing ethnic violence. Despite Donald Trump’s campaign promises to restore international respect … Continue reading →
Aviva Chomsky: How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
Protesters are eager to expend extraordinary energy denouncing small-scale racist actors. But what about the large-scale racist actors? As white nationalism and the so-called “alt-Right” have gained prominence in the … Continue reading →
Greg Thielen: The Work of True Freedom
I recently moved back to Arizona, the state where I was raised, from California, to help my mother take care of my father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. My … Continue reading →
Alison R. Parker: Mother of Heather Heyer urges action — “If I gotta give her up, we’re gonna make it count.”
In a poignant and rallying message, Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, spoke beautifully about her daughter’s life — and how all of us can honor her … Continue reading →
Eva-Maria Simms: Fascism is never democratic
It was St. Patrick’s Day weekend in 2016, and I was out in my garden digging the ground in preparation for the spring planting season. The day was warm, and … Continue reading →
Zenobia Jeffries: Charlottesville Was Not a “Protest Turned Violent,” It Was a Planned Race Riot
Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are? In July of last year, after The New York Post ran … Continue reading →
Video: Liberal Redneck — Virginia is for Lovers, not Nazis
. “I’m absolutely disgusted by this weekend in Charlottesville. But I maintain….love will prevail y’all.” Trae Crowder is an American comedian and author. Crowder grew up in rural Celina, Tennessee, near … Continue reading →
Jon Queally: White Supremacists demonstrate at U. of Virginia. Deadly violence ensues.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Saturday as far-right groups and counter-protesters clashed on the streets of Charlottesville. A vehicle plowed through a crowd of peaceful protesters in … Continue reading →