The Headlines: March 29th Update

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GPAHE’s Project 2025 Blog: March 20th Update

This blog series tracks the latest activities of Project 2025 organizations backing this initiative. Explore the series, recognized by various news outlets as a helpful resource for unraveling and comprehending the ramifications of this authoritarian agenda.

Last week we published our third entry. Here we look at Project 2025 supporters’ war on DEI, some of the false information Christian Nationalists and others are disseminating about Haitian “cannibals,” and C-FAM’s attendance at a “Woodstock for baby-killers.” We also hear from Project 2025 supporters in their own words. 

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The Brazilian Report: Explaining Brazil #286: How Brazil’s far-right operates

“You have groups that are similar to the Neo-Nazi active clubs, which is a transnational movement of guys who basically work out and want to fight a race war. And unfortunately, Brazil, like the United States, many other countries, has a lot of violence coming from these Neo-Nazi movements, including violence by young people in schools and so on. So that’s something  that is very similar.” – Heidi Beirich discussing the historical context of Brazil’s political climate which frames how the far-right operates in the country today. 

GPAHE’s take: Earlier this month, we released our latest Country Extremist Report on Brazil, chronicling the history of Brazil’s far-right movement, detailing the country’s own form of fascism, Brazilian Integralism, and exposing the extremist groups bolstered by former President Jair Bolsonaro. GPAHE has tracked the growth and proliferation of far-right movements across the world through its country report series. We have deep knowledge of how these groups are organized and how they operate both in the shadows and in the mainstream. Read more of our country reports to grasp the extent of this transnational, far-right movement.

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Alabama Reflector: Fearing political violence, more states ban firearms at polling places

“This month, New Mexico became the latest state to restrict guns where people vote or hand in ballots, joining at least 21 other states with similar laws — some banning either open or concealed carry but most banning both…There is broad bipartisan support among voters to ban firearms at polling places. According to a 2022 poll of more than 1,000 adults commissioned by the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, nearly 80% of Democrats and more than half of Republicans and independents polled thought guns should be banned at polling places. Overall, 63% of adults surveyed supported a ban.”

GPAHE’s take: We conducted this poll in 2022 to investigate if rising fear among Americans was limiting their participation in political activities. We found apprehensions about political violence made Americans feel potentially unsafe while casting ballots, a fear that has resurfaced in this election year. GPAHE just reported on the presence of Proud Boys members at polling locations during Super Tuesday this month. We are deeply concerned that these orchestrated efforts to intimidate voters may escalate in the coming months and potentially culminate in acts of violence. GPAHE will continue to monitor. 

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MaktoobMedia: Over 100 organisations declare Hindu supremacy matter of “acute concern” in US

“The declaration, released on Monday by Savera – an interfaith, multiracial, anti-caste coalition of Indian American and partner civil rights groups – warned that the Hindu supremacist movement ‘now finds itself in a deepening alliance with various facets of the American far-right,’ and pledged to take action to combat its spread in the United States.”

GPAHE’s Take: GPAHE is proud to join leading organizations in pledging to oppose and combat the growing influence of Hindu supremacy. Last summer, we collaborated with more than a dozen other signatories to compose a letter addressed to Meta demanding that the tech giant categorize the Indian group Bajrang Dal as a dangerous organization and prohibit its presence on all Meta platforms. This call to action stemmed from Bajrang Dal’s documented role in inciting violence and perpetrating mass atrocities against vulnerable Indian caste and religious minorities. 

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