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Pro-Kremlin Propagandist Ties to White Nationalist Movement Deeper Than Previously Known

Thu, 09/14/2023 - 13:20
Hatewatch reviewed new materials indicating that Charles Bausman, the pro-Kremlin propagandist who disappeared to Moscow in the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, involved himself in the American white nationalist movement years before previously thought.

When Moms for Liberty 'Flips' a School Board

Tue, 09/12/2023 - 09:57
First came policies that eliminated safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students and restricted racially inclusive reading materials. Then, the Pennridge School Board voted to hire Vermilion Education, a Michigan-based consulting company with limited experience and questionable curriculum standards.

Libertarian Leak: Extremist Ties, Anti-LGBTQ+ Remarks, GOP Collaboration

Thu, 08/31/2023 - 10:26
A leak of Libertarian Party leadership communications reveals crude remarks – including a talking point from anti-LGBTQ+ conspiracy theories and discussions of the Colorado Libertarian Party’s collaboration with the GOP – and raises questions about the party’s adherence to Federal Election Commission rules.

Jan. 6 Participant Who ‘Fled to Russia’ Hasn’t Come Home

Tue, 08/29/2023 - 10:12
Pro-Kremlin propagandist Charles Bausman has reemerged as a media commentator in Russia since leaving behind nearly $1 million in property following the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in Washington, D.C., Hatewatch found.

Orthodox Priest, Jan. 6 Participant Supports Russian Government Scheme Enticing Conservatives To Move to Russia

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 11:43
An American Orthodox priest who collaborates with pro-Kremlin propagandist Charles Bausman has been lobbying Russian lawmakers to encourage Western conservatives to immigrate to Russia, Hatewatch has learned.

Libertarian Party’s Far-Right Leadership Worries Takeover Turning Into ‘Disaster’

Fri, 08/18/2023 - 07:24
A year after the far-right Mises Caucus took over the Libertarian Party, its membership and financial numbers are down. Some state parties, including New Mexico, Virginia and Massachusetts, have splintered or disaffiliated from the national party. Leaked documents Hatewatch obtained show the Libertarian National Committee is squabbling and worried that their takeover is “turning into a disaster.”

Constitutional Sheriff Mack Sent Mark Lamb Video From Probe of Son’s Alleged Child Sex Abuse, Email Shows

Thu, 08/17/2023 - 10:30
Constitutional Sheriffs leader Richard Mack emailed a video related to an investigation into his son’s alleged child abuse to Pinal County, Arizona, Sheriff Mark Lamb in 2021 to ask if law enforcement could investigate the child’s mother. The information came from public records Hatewatch obtained. This is the second known child abuse investigation into Rich Solon Mack, Richard Mack’s son. Rich Mack faces charges for alleged child abuse in Kentucky.

Hosting Company Used by Extremists Received $3 Million in Bitcoin After 2021 Hack

Thu, 08/17/2023 - 07:39
An unidentified source sent Epik, a web services company that caters to a far-right customer base, nearly $3 million worth of bitcoin one day after hackers announced that they had broken into the company’s servers, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Data Lab found.

Constitutional Sheriffs Advertise With Lamar Billboards

Thu, 08/10/2023 - 06:43
The extremist Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association placed billboards on Iowa’s highways after signing a deal with Lamar Advertising. Constitutional Sheriffs leader Richard Mack then pitched a national billboard campaign to collaborators, including Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. It was one of many times Mack reached out to Lamb for collaboration, according to emails Hatewatch obtained.