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Canada Is Waging an All-Front Legal War Against Indigenous People

Canada is developing a new image: one of burning churches, toppling statues, and mass graves. There are thousands more unmarked graves, thousands more Indigenous children killed at residential schools, remaining to be unearthed. There can be no denying that this is Canada, and it has to change. But can Canada transform itself for the better? If the revelation of the mass killing of Indigenous children is to lead to any actual soul-searching and any meaningful change, the first order of business is for Canada to stop its all-front war against First Nations.

There’s a new tactic for exposing you to radical content online: the ‘slow red-pill’

The far right is trying to funnel people on Instagram to extreme content with a few simple tricks. Here’s how they do it

I spend a lot of time on Instagram. Not posting stories, but researching Gen Z online political subcultures. That’s how I first stumbled across a content strategy that I’ve dubbed the “slow red-pill”.

Philadelphia bystanders ran the Patriot Front out of town. It won't be the last time.

By Shane Burley, author of "Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It"

The speed with which the community understood the threat and responded highlights, at least anecdotally, a shift in collective awareness toward the threat of white nationalist violence.

Public safety minister acknowledges threat of white supremacist infiltration to Canada’s police forces

OTTAWA — Canada’s public safety minister says he has raised concerns with top law enforcement officials about white supremacists and other extremist groups recruiting local and federal police officers to their causes.
Bill Blair told reporters Friday he has raised those concerns directly with RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and local police chiefs across the country. It is believed to be the first time a senior Canadian official has acknowledged there could be extremists within police ranks.

UK bans fifth neo-Nazi group under terror laws

Members of "The Base" tried to groom teenagers in the UK and elsewhere as recruits

An American neo-Nazi group which is led from Russia is to be banned as a terrorist organisation, the Home Secretary has said.

Priti Patel condemned "evil white supremacist groups, who target vulnerable people across the world".

The Base will be the fifth extreme right-wing group to be proscribed in the UK under anti-terror laws.

Last year BBC Panorama exposed the organisation's recruitments efforts in the UK.

The CPAC conference and the fascist transformation of Trump’s Republican Party

In the aftermath of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held last weekend in Dallas, Texas, a clear warning must be made: Donald Trump is consolidating power over the Republican Party, transforming it from a conservative bourgeois party into a fascist party with a personalist leader and a paramilitary wing.

The Christian Right Is in Decline, and It’s Taking America With It

The presidency of George W. Bush may have been the high point of the modern Christian right’s influence in America. White evangelicals were the largest religious faction in the country. “They had a president who claimed to be one of their own, he had a testimony, talked in evangelical terms,” said Robert P. Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of the 2016 book “The End of White Christian America.”

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Army probe of Ranger unit finds some members 'vulnerable' to extremism

Former acting army commander says 4th Canadian Ranger Group doesn't have a 'problem'

A Canadian army investigation of a troubled reserve unit at the centre of allegations of right-wing extremism identified several members as "vulnerable" and "at risk" of being swept up into "a hateful ideology."

A partly redacted copy of the investigation's complete findings was viewed recently by CBC News.

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