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#extremism

Akshay
35 minutes ago

@AkaSci

A family member of mine loves spreading hatemongering anti-Muslim fake news on WhatsApp.

My father got angry once: “why are you spreading this nonsense item? It’s obviously fake!”

She said: “Who cares if it’s true or false? The story tells you what Muslims are really like!”

#Extremism #Hate #FarRight #India #Islamophobia #Racism

Bongolian
42 minutes ago
Freedom2B
1 hour ago

"Trump wrote a new page of the coup playbook: if you can't get the military to cooperate with your takeover attempt, you have a civilian army at your disposal."
-Ruth Ben Ghiat

#trump
#violence
#hate
#extremism
#military
#propaganda

Freedom2B
2 hours ago

Why hello there, Covid and hate crimes spikes.

"Donald Trump is heading to Michigan Wednesday to speak to autoworkers at auto supplier Drake Enterprises in Clinton Township."
-Detroit News

#trump
#Michigan
#union
#uaw
(It is a non-union shop.)
#covid
#hate
#violence
#extremism
#StateOfDemocracy
#ZeroDaysSinceWhiteNonsense
#disinformation
#Election2020
#MIpol
@michigandemocrats

"It’s not just that we are governed by minority rule, as we’ve experienced with the Senate filibuster for the past two and a half years. We’re officially in a new era, where the shots are being called by a small cabal of radicals, or even by a single obstructionist senator.

And that is a dangerous and fundamentally undemocratic thing."

~ Jay Kuo and Big Picture

#Republicans #MinorityRule #shutdown #extremism #CultureWars

https://thinkbigpicture.substack.com/p/mccarthy-tuberville-gaetz-gop-minority

SCENOR | The Science Crew
1 day ago

AUSSTIEG AUS RECHTSEXTREMISMUS. der Newsletter von Vielfalt Mediathek mit wertvollen Leseempfehlungen dazu - und mehr: ➡️ https://archive.newsletter2go.com/?n2g=v0wmvepv-x6x7b3b5-16sl

#reco_dar @modus_zad #extremism @TwitchDE @discord @tiktok_de @GIFCT_official @GNET_research

Suki
2 days ago

A minority of haters should not and cannot control the rights of our country.

RALLY FOR TRANS YOUTH

Activists and supporters gather at the Manitoba legislature Sunday during the Rally for Trans Youth. The event started with speeches at the legislature and was followed by a march down Broadway to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Winnipeg Free Press, 2023-09-25 John Woods
#protecttranskids #trangender #transphobia #extremism #humanrights #CanPoli #parentalrights

An important OpEd from Charlie Angus.

“I suggest establishing an online registry of domestic extremist activity. The RCMP would be mandated to track online threats, and identify the people making them (if possible); these persons would be informed that they are being placed on a registry of potentially violent extremists. It may help some think twice about threatening or following through.”

#Canada #Extremism #Fascism #Disinformation #cdnpoli

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/death-threats-jordan-peterson-and-me-my-journey-into-the-world-of-pitchfork-politics/article_7a0bae9a-9bed-5f17-b742-377ed69d5875.html

#LibDems in #conference#censorship#row with #antitrans #women’s #group demanding #specialtreatment.

“Essentially they are, misrepresenting the facts to try and make themselves look like victims because they don’t want to follow the same rules as everyone else has to.”

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #UK #Tories #TERFS #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Hategroups #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #TERFIsland #TERFFails
https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/09/25/liberal-democrat-women-trans-lgbtq/

Kevin
2 days ago

Quick reminder that the #Republicans are calling for closed door #DeathPanels to make massive cuts to #SocialSecurity and #Medicare benefits.

The #RSC #budget calls for an immediate 31% cut in Social Security payments to elderly #Americans.

While cutting Social Security and Medicare the Republicans are also calling for more tax cuts for #billionaires.

You really can’t make this up.

#uspol #uspolitics #politics #usa #extremism #oligarchy #democracy

https://socialsecurityworks.org/2023/09/19/a-closed-door-commission-is-a-death-panel-for-social-security/

«A new report from a #German think tank has detailed a rise in #FarRight #extremism across the country – this as memorials to victims of the #Nazis raise the alarm about an uptick in #vandalism and threats.»

#Holocaust
#StopNazism
#StopFascism

https://www.euronews.com/2023/09/25/german-far-right-extremism-on-the-rise-as-holocaust-memorial-sites-defaced#Echobox=1695614699

Arena Cops 🇺🇦✌
3 days ago

@Ann1944 @epistatacadam @PaulNickson A defensive democracy needs to be able to defend against those, who want to abuse it to remove it!

German interior ministry bans German chapter of Texas-originating right-wing white supremacist extremist organization "Hammerskins".

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/20/germany-bans-neo-nazi-group-hammerskins-deutschland-us-extremism
#RuleOfLaw #DefendDemocracy #DefensiveDemocracy #DefendTheConstitution #DefendAmerica #AccountabilityMatters #JusticeMatters #Extremism #Terrorism #EnemiesOfTheConstitution

Janice Selbie
4 days ago

Many formerly normal people get sucked down rabbit holes & #radicalized because they spend excessive amounts of time online. Those who have already traded in #criticalthinking for a #magicalthinking (AKA religious Believers) are also easy prey for #extremism. CNN Explores QAnon Family Members' Trauma: 'These People Are Lost' https://www.thewrap.com/cnn-qanon-anderson-cooper-trump-maga-jfk-jr/

“The GOP completely gone off its rocker—incapable of passing House spending, ranting and raving at AG, cooking up ludicrous and baseless impeachment, unable to greet Zelensky with joint session. This is not normal. This is egregious. You'd think the reporting would reflect it.”

~ Jennifer Rubin as cited by Heather Cox Richardson

#Republicans #dysfunction #extremism #MAGA #RepublicansinDisarray

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-21-2023

"Texas continues to be a hotbed for extremism and antisemitism, driven by the heavy presence of white supremacist and anti-LGBTQ+ groups that are headquartered or active in the state.

That’s according to a report released Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League that examined nearly three years of 'alarming levels of extremist ideology and activity' in Texas, and suggested a handful of policies to combat the growing problem."

~ Robert Downen

#Texas #extremism #hate

https://www.texastribune.org/2023/09/21/texas-hate-crimes-extremists/

"Even the compulsively both-sides-are-at-fault national media has had to acknowledge in this case that the GOP are screwing things up all on their own, without any help from Democrats."

~ Noah Berlatsky

Remember the "Dems in disarray" meme the media peddled for, oh, years, focusing exclusively on the Democrats?

Yes, I do, too.

#Republicans #disarray #dysfunction #extremism #CultureWars #PoliticsofGrievance #shutdown #McCarthy #RepublicansinDisarray

https://www.publicnotice.co/p/house-republicans-mccarthy-defense-bill-disaster

Wesley Fryer (he/him)
6 days ago

(1/3) “Parent Rights” groups and voices in our communities like “Moms for Liberty” are having an outsized impact on school curriculum via local as well as national politics these days.

#ConCW #politics #polarization #radicalization #COVID #MediaLit #extremism #conspiracy #ConspiracyTheory

These groups focus on book bans, anti-LGBTQ policies, #CultureWar issues, etc. Different social media platforms (esp Facebook) play a HUGE role amplifying these voices.

I just subscribed to Teddy…

Ewan Donnachie
6 days ago

6% of Germans say they want a dictatorship with a single strong party and a "Führer" 😡

And quite a few more share far-right views.

#Politics #Germany #Democracy #Extremism

https://ard.social/@tagesschau/111102241194430708

Flipboard News Desk
1 week ago

The hard right, once fringe, is gaining power and popularity across Europe, Latin America and elsewhere.

Axios has a collection of stories on the topic, noting "Immigration, inflation and the rising cost of climate policy are creating potent new targets for populism."

https://flip.it/9E3lW1

#FarRight #RightWing #Extremism #Politics

Joshua Wood
2 weeks ago
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Texas Observer Lives!
3 weeks ago

“I’ve thought increasingly about my great-grandfather and his ignoble legacy as I’ve settled into life in #Texas, where the Confederate cause is memorialized on statues, flags, and street signs. ...”

In our magazine, Editor-in-Chief @gabrielarana confronts the #racism in his family tree, and reflects on how it filters his view of our state's monuments to a white supremacist past: https://www.texasobserver.org/chinese-immigrants-confederate-monuments-racism-history/

#history #politics #WhiteSupremacy #Fascism #extremism #GOP #USpol #CivilWar #Newstodon

A newspaper clipping showing a portrait of a Mexican-American man, José-María Arana. He has a graying moustache and is wearing a suit.
Nonilex
3 weeks ago
Arena Cops 🇺🇦✌
4 weeks ago

@ewolff Rules the United States might want to adopt, 78 years after their sons & daughters gave their very best to defeat Nazism & racism thousands of miles away from home — but not at home.

#DefendDemocracy #StandWithHumanity #DefendTheConstitution #Extremism #PublicOffice

Texas Observer Lives!
4 weeks ago

Please also follow our Special Investigative Correspondent, Steven Monacelli @stevanzetti

#news #extremism #journalism #JournoLife #nonprofit

Flipboard News Desk
4 weeks ago

Another Proud Boy sentencing today: Ethan Nordean gets 18 years in prison, tying for the longest jail time so far for a Jan. 6 rioter.

AP reports "Nordean was 'the undisputed leader on the ground on Jan 6,' said prosecutor Jason McCullough."

https://flip.it/YNqWx0

#ProudBoys #Jan6 #EthanNordean #Extremism #News

Flipboard News Desk
4 weeks ago

The Proud Boy who smashed through a window to the U.S. Capitol with a police riot shield on Jan. 6, 2021, allowing the first wave of rioters to storm the building was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

CNN reports on Dominic Pezzola: https://flip.it/rz5GLd

#ProudBoys #Jan6 #Congress #USPolitics #Extremism #News

Flipboard News Desk
4 weeks ago

Two former leaders of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group were sentenced to more than a decade each in prison Thursday for spearheading an attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

AP reports: https://flip.it/G2COoJ

#ProudBoys #Jan6 #Extremism #JoeBiggs #USPolitics #News

GhostOnTheHalfShell
4 weeks ago

The Devils you know.. LOL

#RightWingWatch #humor #uspol #extremism

2 min video

because it had to be said.

https://youtu.be/ApHIzHlpzTg

ZhiZhu
1 month ago

@e_urq

“Our goal is to take down the #education system as we know it today,” Bohlinger said"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/08/29/michael-farris-homeschoolers-parents-rights-ziklag/

Here's a #thread of the WaPo article:
https://newsie.social/@ZhiZhu/110972808002361971

And here's a #GiftArticle #GiftLink so you can read the whole article even if you don't have a subscription:
https://wapo.st/3svRzn7

#Religion #Christian #Extremism #Education #USA #News

Screen shot of a Mastodon post with the text:
"For decades, Farris — a conservative Christian lawyer who is the most influential leader of the modern home-schooling movement — had toiled at the margins of American #politics. His arguments about the harms of public education... had left many unconvinced.

Now, speaking on a confidential conference call to a secretive group of #Christian millionaires seeking, in the words of one member, to “take down the #education system as we know it today,”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/08/29/michael-farris-homeschoolers-parents-rights-ziklag/

#USPol #USA #News
ZhiZhu
1 month ago

"ADF lawyers would file #lawsuits they hoped would lead to a #SupremeCourt ruling that declared a constitutional right to vouchers for private and home #schools. As a result, Ziklag’s education committee estimated in one document, the public education system could lose about $238 billion a year — a third of its total funding.

“Our goal is to take down the #education system as we know it today,” Bohlinger said"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/08/29/michael-farris-homeschoolers-parents-rights-ziklag/

#Religion #Christian #Extremism #USA #News

Text from article:
It was a version of the argument he had been making for 40 years, but the stakes were almost inconceivably larger. Hanging in the balance were not the preferences of a tiny community of home-schoolers but the fate of tens of millions of children in America’s public schools.

Farris had recently set up a Center for Parental Rights at ADF. Bohlinger laid out the plan on the donor call: ADF lawyers would file lawsuits they hoped would lead to a Supreme Court ruling that declared a constitutional right to vouchers for private and home schools. As a result, Ziklag’s education committee estimated in one document, the public education system could lose about $238 billion a year — a third of its total funding.

“Our goal is to take down the education system as we know it today,” Bohlinger said in one of the videos reviewed by The Post.
ZhiZhu
1 month ago

" Ziklag, a group devoted to expanding Christian influence over American culture and #government.

Membership in the organization... is restricted to people with a net worth of at least $25 million, according to a page on Ziklag’s website...

The group envisions schools that welcome prayer and “a conservative, biblical worldview in #science, humanities and the arts,” according to a Ziklag document"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/08/29/michael-farris-homeschoolers-parents-rights-ziklag/

#Education #Religion #Extremism #USA #News

Text from article:
In May 2021, Farris attended a gathering of conservative activists at which former attorney general William P. Barr denounced public schools’ “indoctrination with a secular belief system” that is “antithetical to the beliefs and values of traditional, God-centered religion.”

Farris was approached after the speech by Peter Bohlinger, a Southern California real estate magnate who helps lead Ziklag, a group devoted to expanding Christian influence over American culture and government.

Membership in the organization — named after a town in the Bible that David used to organize raids against enemies of the ancient Israelites — is restricted to people with a net worth of at least $25 million, according to a page on Ziklag’s website that was viewed by The Post but has since been made private. The group envisions schools that welcome prayer and “a conservative, biblical worldview in science, humanities and the arts,” according to a Ziklag document that was among several recordings and other materials obtained by Documented and shared with The Post.
ZhiZhu
1 month ago

"But his most famous confrontation with public school officials came during a 1986 trial in Tennessee... born-again Christians who argued their children should not be required to read “Rumpelstiltskin,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and other material that they said undermined their religious beliefs.

...the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that merely exposing children to ideas did not violate their rights."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/08/29/michael-farris-homeschoolers-parents-rights-ziklag/

#Religion #Extremism #USA #News

Text from article:
But his most famous confrontation with public school officials came during a 1986 trial in Tennessee. His clients were born-again Christians who argued their children should not be required to read “Rumpelstiltskin,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and other material that they said undermined their religious beliefs.

A federal judge agreed, ordering that the children could opt out of the school’s reading lessons. But the decision in the case, Mozert v. Hawkins, was reversed by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that merely exposing children to ideas did not violate their rights. When the Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal, Farris was crushed.
ZhiZhu
1 month ago

"Farris, 72, has a long track record of taking stands on the right. He argued in 2003 for the authority of states to criminalize gay sex, a position the #SupremeCourt rejected in the landmark case Lawrence v. Texas. He aided the legal effort to keep #Trump in power by overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election and has urged... expanding the #political and cultural power of conservative #Christians."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/08/29/michael-farris-homeschoolers-parents-rights-ziklag/

#Religion #Extremism #USA #News #LGBTQ

Text from article:
Farris, 72, has a long track record of taking stands on the right. He argued in 2003 for the authority of states to criminalize gay sex, a position the Supreme Court rejected in the landmark case Lawrence v. Texas. He aided the legal effort to keep Trump in power by overturning the results of the 2020 presidential election and has urged what he calls a “Joshua Generation” of young home-schoolers to “engage wholeheartedly in the battle to take the land,” expanding the political and cultural power of conservative Christians.
Texas Observer Lives!
1 month ago

From the #Austin Chronicle:
Right-Wing Extremists Harass McCallum High Students at School: They told kids they’re going to hell
https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/news/2023-08-24/right-wing-extremists-harass-mccallum-high-students-at-school/

#news #politics #USpol #Texas #extremism #fascism #transphobia #schools

Texas Observer Lives!
1 month ago

Earlier: “The central premise is that God wants you to be healthy and wealthy.” And that Christian nationalists should rule the world, of course.

From Special Investigative Correspondent @stevanzetti https://texasobserver.org/these-christians-think-god-needs-you-rich-and-to-rule-the-world/

#Extremism #religion #news #politics #USpol #Fascism #Christianity