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Hack Uncovers Names Behind Far-Right Sites

Anonymous releases information on those behind extremist Epik domains

(Newser) - People aligned with extremist websites have started to feel the repercussions since a major hack revealed their identities. On the other side, for those who work against extremism and hate groups, the data dump is a boon. The information was published by Anonymous, a hacking group, after an attack on...

Judge Sentences Extremist to Read Better Literature

A 21-year-old in England was sentenced to start with Pride and Prejudice

(Newser) - It’s probably not the first time someone told Ben John to read a book already. John, 21, was recently sentenced to read something more enriching than white supremacist literature or a recipe for making a bomb, Vice reports. He was found guilty of possession of information useful for preparing...

Cops: 13-Year-Old Wanted to Attack Vegas Synagogue, News Network

Estonian boy was allegedly 'Commander' of international neo-Nazi group Feuerkrieg Division

(Newser) - He called himself "Commander” online. He was said to be the leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major US news network. He was also just 13 years old. The boy who led Feuerkrieg...

After Fans Protest, a YouTube Star Nixes a Big Donation

'PewDiePie,' accused in the past of racism, anti-Semitism, was going to give $50K to the ADL

(Newser) - YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, better known as "PewDiePie," seemed to want to rehab his image after people accused him of putting up racist and anti-Semitic content on his channel. And so the 29-year-old Swede vowed earlier this week to donate $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate...

Right-Wing Manifesto Is Winning 'Hearts and Minds'

It's called 'Bronze Age Mindset'

(Newser) - Heard of Bronze Age Mindset? Then you know about a right-wing author who's tossing gasoline on the fire of America's culture war, Politico reports. Penned anonymously by Bronze Age Pervert, the self-published book combines Nietzchean philosophy with reverence of the masculine and disgust for liberal impulses in Western...

Cops Use 'Flash Bang' Devices to Clear Protests

Police also make arrests during clash of demonstrators in Portland

(Newser) - Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Oregon, deployed "flash bang" devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters, the AP reports. Just before 2pm, police in riot gear ordered people to leave an area downtown, saying demonstrators had thrown rocks...

Germany: Group Plotted to Bomb Mosques, Refugees

4 being held on terrorism charges

(Newser) - German authorities conducted raids across the country today, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers. Police arrested three men and a woman accused of leading the group during raids by some 250 investigators on homes in...

Right-Wing Terrorists: As Dangerous as Muslim Ones

They've killed more people since 9/11, Peter Bergen points out

(Newser) - The alleged killers in the Las Vegas massacre appear to have been motivated by right-wing ideology—they left a "Don't Tread on Me" flag at the scene of the crime—which sadly doesn't make them terribly unique. Since 9/11, right-wing extremists have killed 37 people in the...

Germany Opens Neo-Nazi Trial
 Germany Opens Neo-Nazi Trial 

Germany Opens Neo-Nazi Trial

Beate Zschaepe accused in 10 murders, mostly of immigrants

(Newser) - Beate Zschaepe, the last surviving member of a Neo-Nazi trio accused of 10 murders between 2000 and 2007, goes on trial today in Munich, in a case that is riveting Germany. Zschaepe is charged in the killings of eight Turkish immigrants , a Greek immigrant, and a German police officer, but...

Polish Cops Clash With Far-Right Protesters

132 arrested after Warsaw violence

(Newser) - More than 100 people were arrested in Warsaw yesterday after Poland's Independence Day celebrations turned ugly for the second year in a row. Right-wing extremists holding a parade to rival those of left-wingers and government supporters hurled firecrackers and chunks of concrete at police in the Polish capital, Reuters...

Europe Flirts With Breivik's Anti-Immigrant Message

Right-wing politicians like the philosophy, deplore the violence

(Newser) - The European right has widely rebuked Anders Behring Breivik for his violence, but also thinks the Norwegian killer had something of a point, reports Reuters . Many European conservatives—like Italian politician Mario Borghezio—were already echoing the language of extremists like Breivik to criticize the growing Muslim presence there. "...

Madonna Swastika Infuriates Right-Wing Politician

France's Marine Le Pen vows to sue if Nazi sign appears on her photo again

(Newser) - A furious über right-wing French politician is threatening to sue Madonna if she repeats a swastika stunt in an upcoming Paris concert. The always-provocative singer flashed a slideshow at an Israeli concert last week showing a portion of Marine Le Pen's face, a white Nazi symbol etched between...

Conservative Think Tank: Mess Is the GOP's Fault

Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist slammed for radicalizing Washington

(Newser) - Washington is more dysfunctional than it has been in 40 years, and while Democrats have deserved their share of the blame over the years, today "the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party," write Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein in the Washington Post . What makes...

Tax Firm, Radio Stations Join Limbaugh Exodus

9 companies, Hawaiian AM, Mass. FM stations Rush away

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is still hemorrhaging advertisers—and now beginning to lose radio stations as well—in the wake of his "slut' comment. Online tax advice operation Tax Resolution Services yesterday joined AOL in deserting the uber-conservative, bringing to at least nine the number of sponsors who have dumped his...

Feds Set Sights on 'Sovereign Citizens'

Anti-government extremist movement 'has absolutely exploded'

(Newser) - "Sovereign citizens" believe local, state, and federal laws don't apply to them; some don't believe in police authority, and are willing to use force to escape it. That has resulted in the killings of six police officers since 2000, including two in a shootout in 2010 that...

London Cops Clash With 1K Right-Wing Protesters

1,500 come out in counter-demonstration

(Newser) - Ignoring a government ban on marches in London, hundreds of far-right activists held a protest in the capital today and some clashed with police. It was the first large-scale protest in London since a wave of looting and riots shook it and other major British cities in early August . Police...

Norway Nabs Extremist With Weapons Cache

Right-winger has no connection to mass killer Breivik

(Newser) - Mere weeks after a Norwegian massacre left 77 people dead , Norway's police say they have apprehended a right-wing radical who stored weapons and explosives at his Oslo home. There's no apparent link to mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, however. Police are investigating the suspect for "possession of...

Breivik Confesses to Norway Massacre

Suspect published 1,500-page manifesto

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old right-wing nationalist suspected of killing at least 92 people in Norway on Friday, apparently left behind a 1,500-page manifesto and a 12-minute video detailing his bizarre beliefs, reports the New York Times . The document, titled “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” and posted...

Republicans Have Gone Dangerously Negative
Republicans Have Gone Dangerously Negative
EJ Dionne

Republicans Have Gone Dangerously Negative

We must not reward extremism in November

(Newser) - Republicans have gone insanely negative this year, on the theory that “in an election, a solid ‘no’ usually beats an uneasy ‘yes, but,’” writes EJ Dionne of the Washington Post . Democrats, after all, used the same principle to win big in 2006 and 2008, telling...

Sharron Angle: We're Headed for Armed Revolt

Second Amendment lets people protect selves from 'tyranny'

(Newser) - Democrats have fielded no shortage of crazy talk from Sharron Angle, the GOP candidate taking on Harry Reid, but here’s a doozy. In January, Angle actually floated the possibility of an armed conservative insurrection, Greg Sargent of the Washington Post reports. Asked about the Second Amendment on a right-wing...

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