Extreme right news update

This 21 September 2019 video from Germany says about itself:

What neo-nazis have inherited from original nazism | (Neo-Nazi Documentary) DW Documentary

What resemblance do today’s ethnonationalistic ideologies bear to those of the rise of the Nazis during the Weimar era? Quite a lot, this documentary shows. Germany’s far-right neo-nazi scene is now bigger than at any time since National Socialism.

History may not repeat itself, but one can still learn from it. …

The film also looks beyond Germany’s borders. How has Europe changed in the last few years and how have far-right movements been able to gain such influence? In the interwar period, democracies across the continent collapsed one after the other like a house of cards. What about today? Riding on the coat-tails of the political party the Alternative for Germany (AfD) the far-right has become a factor in both national and state parliaments, united by nationalist and often racist ideologies directly linked to those of the 1930s. At that time, global economic crisis and mass unemployment drove people straight into the fascists’ arms. So what will happen if crisis strikes now?

The FBI has arrested a U.S. Army infantry soldier on a weapon of mass destruction charge after he reportedly discussed plotting to bomb a major U.S. news network. On Twitter, a member of the Proud Boys defended the plot: here.

A US Army specialist assigned to the First Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kansas was arrested on Saturday by the FBI and charged with one count of distributing information over social media related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. According to federal authorities, Jarrett William Smith, a 24-year-old native of South Carolina, discussed plans to “bomb a major US news network” and destroy cell phone towers, talked about targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, shared detailed information online about how to build an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and discussed killing members of the anarchist and antifascist Antifa organization … Smith was an associate of Craig Lang, a former US army soldier from Ayden, North Carolina who fought with the Right Sector—a neo-Nazi Ukrainian nationalist political party and paramilitary unit—during the Ukrainian crisis of 2014. The affidavit says that Smith had “spoken about his desire to travel to Ukraine to fight with the Ukraine-based violent far-right paramilitary group, Azov Battalion.” The Azov Battalion had a history of war crimes in 2014 including mass looting, unlawful detention and torture and were also known to have worn helmets with swastika symbols and the runes of Adolf Hitler’s infamous black uniformed SS.: here.

FBI ARRESTS ARMY MEMBER OVER BOMB PLOT The FBI has arrested a U.S. Army infantry soldier on a weapon of mass destruction charge after he reportedly discussed a plotting to bomb a major U.S. news network. He had reportedly “spoken about his desire to travel to Ukraine to fight with the Ukraine-based violent far-right paramilitary group, Azov Battalion.” [HuffPost]

White Supremacist Arrested For Threatening Charlottesville Black Lives Matter Co-Founder. Daniel McMahon, a right-wing troll known online as Jack Corbin, is now facing four federal charges for alleged threats against a community activist: here.

PROUD BOYS’ FORMER LAWYER USED GANG IN ASSASSINATION PLOT The former lawyer for the Proud Boys, Jason Lee Van Dyke, 39, allegedly used the Arizona chapter in 2018 to monitor a Phoenix man who filed a bar complaint against him. The alleged target, Thomas Retzlaff, reportedly obtained an audio recording through a Freedom of Information Act request that indicated Van Dyke plotted to kill him and his lawyer. [HuffPost]

The “OK” hand gesture, a mass killer’s bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in the Anti-Defamation League’s online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists.

Far-Right Extremism Is Britain’s Fastest Growing Terror Threat, Police Say. British officers have disrupted far-right plots “designed to kill“: here.

Germany: Three months after the murder of Kassel’s regional president, Walter Lübcke, there is mounting evidence that the Christian Democratic (CDU) politician was the victim of an extreme right-wing network that reaches deep into the state security apparatus: here.

Brazil’s far-right Bolsonaro defends deforestation of the Amazon [HuffPost]

Spain approves exhuming dictator Francisco Franco‘s body [New York Times]

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