Shane Burley

The 'Alt-Right' Is Building a White Nationalist Mass Movement With 'Operation Homeland'

The "alt-right" didn't really enter the spotlight of mainstream US culture until it dropped back into the gutter. For the first years of its infancy, from the founding of "" in 2010 until the popularization of the #AltRight hashtag in early 2015, members had focused on trying to rehabilitate the image of white nationalism.

Keep reading... Show less

Young Fascists on Campus: Turning Point USA and Its Far-Right Connections

On Nov. 22, 2017, Joel Valdez and Blair Nelson, two members of Turning Point USA and both students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joined Gavin McInnes on his program, "Get Off My Lawn." The young "conservatives" excitedly promoted their appearance on his show earlier in the week. McInnes, who is founder of the Proud Boys, has been thoroughly investigated by the Southern Poverty Law Center and describes himself as a "western chauvinist." He has become a leader in the "civic nationalist" contingent encircling the so-called "alt-right." McInnis interviewed Valdez and Nelson about their encounter with a fellow student on campus on November 16, asking Nelson, "Why did you not punch him in the face?"

Keep reading... Show less

How White Nationalists Hide in Academia

Even in the world of academia, a punchy headline can be everything.

Keep reading... Show less

Will the Alt Right Produce the Next Timothy McVeigh?

Last weekend, the Rocklands Farm in Poolesville, Maryland gave the boot to Richard Spencer and his white nationalist think tank, the National Policy Institute, midway through their scheduled conference. "Throughout our history of hosting private events, we have never had to ask a group to leave," the owners' statement read. “However, yesterday, November 19, we discovered that a private event held here was, in reality, a gathering of an organization that is strongly in opposition to our values.”

Keep reading... Show less

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.