SOURCE: The Hill
Proud Boys' Convictions for Seditious Conspiracy Won't End the Far Right Threat
by Tom Mockaitis
Despite the conviction of leading organizers of the January 6 attack on the Capitol (which aimed at overturning Joe Biden's election), the extreme right will remain a threat, partly because of the flourishing of online channels for hate and partly because the Republican Party has framed the insurrection as legitimate political expression.
Belew to Maddow: Fascist Groups are "Nationwide Paramilitary Army"
Kathleen Belew, an expert on white nationalist paramilitary groups, talks with Rachel Maddow about why individual incidents with racist extremist groups should be seen as part of a single, larger groundswell.
Far Right Extremism, Paramilitarization, and Misogyny – Statement of Alexandra Stern to the January 6 Committee
by Alexandra Minna Stern
The alt-right groups represented at the Capitol on January 6 drew organizing power from online communities where grievance politics around race and gender flourished. Key features were heavy doses of irony that gave deniability to violent rhetoric and extreme misogyny.
SOURCE: Washington Post
D.C. Attorney General to Sue Proud Boys, Oath Keepers for Role in January 6 Assault
"The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., cites the modern version of an 1871 law known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, which was enacted after the Civil War to safeguard government officials carrying out their duties and protect civil rights."
Revisiting Portland a Year after the Rioting
Elliott Young, a history professor and police reform advocate, is among the Portand residents interviewed about the state of the city a year after destructive protests over police violence drew the far left, far right, and federal law enforcement to the city.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Proud Boys Leader Says He Burned Black Lives Matter Banner Stolen From Church During Demonstrations In D.C.
Enrique Tarrio claims that his destruction of the banner was not motivated by racial bigotry but by the supposed terrorization of the nation by the Black Lives Matter movement.
SOURCE: New York Times
Why ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Should Set Off Alarm Bells
by Kathleen Belew
"What binds these disparate groups is that they espouse the violent defense of white supremacy."
The Proud Boys Are Part of America's Long History of Vigilante Violence. Here’s What to Know About the Group's Origins
Although he would later claim not to know about the "Proud Boys" far-right gang, Trump's debate comments could be seen as a "green light" for political violence, says historian Kathleen Belew.
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