The Headlines: March 8th Update

SHARE

SHARE

Tru Blu Politics Podcast: Episode 9: Special Guests Heidi Beirich, PhD and Wendy Via (Global Project Against Hate and Extremism) 

“Project 2025 is not just an American endeavor, this is a coordinated effort from a number of far-right actors, in a number of countries.” Wendy Via, on the global rise of the far-right 

GPAHE’s take: We’ve been ringing this alarm for a while now. Project 2025 is not a drill. We’ve seen legislative action, particularly in the past few years, to dismantle democracy and strip groups of civil and human rights, and we can’t let this societal backsliding continue. Keep an eye out for a new weekly feature from GPAHE tracking the activities of Project 2025 and the organizations behind it.

_________________________________________________________________________

NEW from GPAHE: Russia Hosts Large Far Right Conference Attacking LGBTQ+ Rights, “Russophobes,” and “Globalists” 

In late February, while the global far right was busy meeting in Washington, D.C. for the CPAC 2024 conference, an array of “anti-Western” factions, featuring leaders from Europe, North America, and South America, convened at dual conferences in Moscow’s Lomonosov innovation cluster. 

These meetings focused on backing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, targeting the LGBTQ+ community, opposing “Western hegemony,” and denouncing Western “russophobia,” giving the opportunity for the 300+ representatives to cross-pollinate far-right ideology and strengthen their unity. 

__________________________________________________________________________

Air Force Times: Military Times survey: ‘Alarming’ percentage accept conspiracies 

“The survey put readers to the test. It asked respondents to identify several posts on X, formerly Twitter, as being real or false information. Many of them were correct with their responses, but there was confusion among hundreds about what was real or false.”

[Wendy] Via, who has conducted extensive research on disinformation and extremism, said voluntary surveys were a helpful way to understand people’s thinking, but it was important to take into account the demographics of who responded. ‘For the folks who are willing to sit down and take a survey online, it’s usually because they have something to say,’ Via said.”

GPAHE’s take: GPAHE has highlighted the perils of rampant online disinformation, which extends beyond digital platforms and fuels violence. We’ve drawn parallels between this issue of disinformation online and the great replacement conspiracy theory, emphasizing in Congressional testimony how veterans are vulnerable to recruitment tactics employed by extremist groups. 

____________________________________________________________________________

Unicorn Riot: As Neo-Nazi ‘Active Club’ Grows, Charges Against Its Founder Dismissed

“Highlighting the growth of Active Clubs, a prominent global violent neo-nazi group with nearly 50 chapters in the United States, more than 100 new symbols for the group have been added to the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism’s (GPAHE) database. Evolving from what was once the alt-right Rise Above Movement (RAM), Active Clubs have been especially active in its targeted recruitment of mostly young white men online.”

GPAHE’s take: Last week, we covered RAM supporters’ alarming call for violence following the release and subsequent re-arrest of their founder, Robert Rundo. This neo-Nazi organization has evolved from its roots in Southern California into an new Active Club movement with almost 150 chapters worldwide, often collaborating with other racist groups such as the Proud Boys. Their capacity to incite and endorse acts of violence is profoundly concerning.

1600 900 Global Project Against Hate and Extremism
Start Typing
Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

GPAHE uses cookies to collect information and give you a more personalized experience on our site. You can find more information in our Privacy Policy.
Stay connected with GPAHE
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Close
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Stay connected with GPAHE
Thank you for subscribing!
Thank you for subscribing.
Join Us in The Fight Against Global Extremism.
Stay connected with GPAHE and get the latest on how hate and extremism are threatening our safety and democracy.
Subscribe To Our Free Newsletter!
You can unsubscribe at any time.
Join Us in The Fight Against Global Extremism.
Stay connected with GPAHE and get the latest on how hate and extremism are threatening our safety and democracy.
Subscribe To Our Free Newsletter!
You can unsubscribe at any time.