Michael Edison Hayden

Is the Mainstream Media Ignoring a White Nationalist Terror Spree?

Federal prosecutors recently announced charges against three men from rural central Illinois with bombing a Minnesota mosque and attempting to bomb a women's health clinic, but many Americans didn’t hear about it due to a paucity of media attention, critics suggest. The arrests, which were handed out on Tuesday and related to events that took place…

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The Alt-Right Is Struggling Mightily to Recruit Women, and with Good Reason

Arrest Helps Underscore the Abuse of Alt-Right Women

In the world of white nationalism, Matthew Heimbach is an important player. ... the time that he and his group protested a women’s march in Knoxville, Tennessee in January, he told Newsweek that the policies of his group were built to “empower women to their God-given honorable place ...

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Is the Alt-Right on the Verge of Collapse?

Alt-Right Movement Hit By Infighting and Defection

The white supremacist, alt-right movement that rose during the presidential campaign of President Donald Trump appears to be splintering. Kyle Bristow, an attorney and key ally to alt-right leader Richard Spencer said this weekend he was dropping out of politics a day before he was slated to host a white nationalism-themed conference in Detroit, Michigan. As…

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Why the Alt-Right Could Be More Dangerous Than Ever Before

Alt-Right Is Fractured, May Be More Dangerous Than Ever

On the morning of October 28, white nationalists and neo-Nazis assembled in Shelbyville, Tennessee for the first part of a “White Lives Matter” rally. The 200 white men and about a dozen white women arrived dressed in black, and shouted across a row of police at the group of antifascist protesters, nearly double in size, who…

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Nazi Website Daily Stormer Is 'Designed to Target' Kids

The editor of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer acknowledged on a white supremacist radio show that the true purpose of the conspiracy site is to radicalize children as young as 11 into holding extremist beliefs. "My site is mainly designed to target children” for radicalization, the editor, Andrew Anglin, said Saturday on Radical Agenda, a radio…{C}

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This Infamous Neo-Nazi May Actually Be Jewish

A reclusive neo-Nazi who co-runs the white supremacist Daily Stormer website , and recently said Jewish children "deserve to die," has Jewish relatives on “both sides of his family,” his mother told Newsweek. Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, who handles the technical side of Stormer alongside editor Andrew Anglin, said on a podcast last month that Jews were…

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This Republican Congressional Candidate Is Enormously Popular Among Anti-Semites

Anti-Semites Are Big Fans Of Republican Paul Nehlen

A Republican Congressional candidate running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan is now championing the work of a white nationalist academic who portrays Jews as a scheming enemy of Western civilization. Paul Nehlen's endorsement of Kevin MacDonald's book, The Culture of Critique, on Tuesday appeared to double down on previous posts that embraced anti-Semitic and white…

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The Alt-Right Is Melting Down in the Wake of Roy Moore's Stunning Defeat

For the so-called alt-right movement, which spans white nationalists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, the fall after Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama Senate race was precipitous and loud. Organizers in the movement had made an alliance with Moore, a hardline conservative with unsavory allegations of pedophilia hovering over him, and hours before the election many of…

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Counter-Protesters Overwhelm Nazi Rally at the White House

Editor's note: As this ThinkProgress piece explains, the counter demonstration on Sunday was organized by the DC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America and consisted mainly of their members. Only a few antifa demonstrators were present at the protest.

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Right-Wing Media Are Already Spinning a Vile New Conspiracy Theory About the Texas Church Massacre

For anyone monitoring America’s far-right, it was only a matter of time before Devin Patrick Kelley, the man identified as the Sutherland Springs, Texas, shooter, became “antifa.” Antifa, a leftist protest movement with no organizational hierarchy whatsoever, was blamed for the mass shooting in Las Vegas by Alex Jones’ conspiracy website Info Wars. They were responsible…

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