Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley is the primary leader of the Liberty State secession movement, though its organizers tried to distance themselves from him this week. Image from: David Neiwert
The people promoting the creation of a “Christianity-based” 51st state carved out of what is currently eastern Washington have begun moving beyond just talking about it and planning for it.
Border crossers in the Sonoran Desert leave water bottles behind on the Mexico side. Image from: David Neiwert
Priorities! Leaving water for migrants is bad. Right wing extremism is AOK, according to the FBI.
Mourners gather in El Paso at a memorial for the victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a local Walmart by a white nationalist who targeted Hispanics. Image from: Getty Images
Russia is spreading far-right terrorism. They're using the internet. How do we stop it?
Image from: Scott Olson/Getty Images
The rising tide mass killers are popping up in an endless sequence now, all with common characteristics and influences.
...but sneers at the idea he's racist.
Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni, British Columbia, poses with an Airsoft replica rifle in an image he posted to a Steam account. Image from: RCMP Handout
Where were they radicalized? Online gaming sites' chat platforms.
One of the many "Patriot" protesters in Salem, Oregon, on Thursday, supporting a rally by logging truckers protesting a cap-and-trade bill in the state Senate. Image from: Seth Cotlar photo (used with permission)
Militiamen themselves turned out in numbers this week to remind everyone once again that the distance between their brand of “Patriot” extremism and the mainstream Republican Party in Oregon is very tiny indeed.
Militiamen from the Pacific Patriots Network used their flag-draped rigs to intimidate locals in Burns, Ore., during the Malheur Wildlife Refuge standoff in January 2016. Image from: Getty Images
Not only has one of these legislators threatened to kill state policemen, but now some of the very same militiamen involved in the Malheur standoff have announced they plan to rise to these senators’ defense.
The image which Twitter cannot understand. Image from: Verso Books
Tolerance and intolerance are analogous to matter and anti-matter: They cannot exist in the same place, but Twitter has the solution all wrong.
This is the profile image that Twitter is demanding I remove to end my account suspension. I won't. Image from: Verso Books
The cover of my book, Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right, is now being equated to actual hate speech that I report on.