Right Wing Extremism

Report Shows How The Radical Right Gets Its Financing From Mainstream Sugar Daddies
White nationalists such as Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute (seen here with Nathan Damigo of Identity Evropa) get much of their funding from ostensibly mainstream sources. Image from: Getty Images

Report Shows How The Radical Right Gets Its Financing From Mainstream Sugar Daddies

People often wonder where the radical right—the neo-Nazis and white nationalists and alt-righters—get their funding, besides the occasional online fundraiser. The truth is somewhat bland but disturbing.
Bureau Of Land Management Director's Deference To 'Constitutionalists' Creates Chaos In The West
William Perry Pendley's policies directing Bureau of Land Management officials to defer to 'constitutionalist' sheriffs in the rural West is contributing to chaos and fear around federal lands policy in the West. Image from: Screengrab/YouTube

Bureau Of Land Management Director's Deference To 'Constitutionalists' Creates Chaos In The West

The Trump administration has been quietly empowering far-right extremist ideology on public lands in the West, two recent investigative reports inform us.
Alaska Militiaman's Sentence In Plot To Murder Judge, Officers Reduced By 10 Years
In a video posted on the Peacekeepers Militia site in 2011, Schaeffer Cox described how he intended to kill law enforcement officers if they tried to arrest him. Image from: Image from Peacekeepers Militia video

Alaska Militiaman's Sentence In Plot To Murder Judge, Officers Reduced By 10 Years

A onetime Alaska militia leader sentenced in 2012 to 26 years in prison for masterminding a plot to murder federal agents and local police officers saw his sentence reduced by 10 years this week, thanks to an appellate court ruling.
Oregon Log-Truck Drivers Jam Salem To Protest Cap-And-Trade Bill, With Militiamen Joining Along
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)

Oregon Log-Truck Drivers Jam Salem To Protest Cap-And-Trade Bill, With Militiamen Joining Along

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.
Oregon Militiamen Vow To Defend The Scofflaw Republican Senators From Arrest By Oregon Troopers
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

Oregon Militiamen Vow To Defend The Scofflaw Republican Senators From Arrest By Oregon Troopers

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.
White House Blesses Online Radicalization, Extremism And Hate
In Charlottesville, extremists organized online shout "Jews will not replace us!" Image from: Twitter

White House Blesses Online Radicalization, Extremism And Hate

By their refusal to sign onto an international agreement to stamp out hate speech and extremism online, the Trump administration has blessed the actions of their most ardent "very fine" supporters. At what cost?