Anti-fascist activist goes undercover with 'alt right' to expose movement's rapid European expansion

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Anti-fascist activist goes undercover with 'alt right' to expose movement's rapid European expansion

Post by Sassy on Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:24 pm

Hope Not Hate report reveals how the group is breathing new life into once dormant far-right and racist groups around the world

A toxic mix of anti-semitism, Islamophobia and sexism is revealed at the heart of the “alt-right” movement, following an investigation by an openly-gay anti-fascist activist that sheds new light on the far-right’s rising influence over political parties on both sides of the Atlantic.

Members of the group were caught discussing “gassing Jews” and killing their left-wing opponents after Hope Not Hate conducted a major study of white supremacists in the US and Europe.

The exposé reveals how the "alt-right" is breathing new life into once dormant far-right and racist groups around the world, uniting them under one international movement.

It uncovers the infiltration of the ”alt-right” in the UK, with Sheffield-born blogger Paul Joseph Watson among those using their online following to reach audiences the traditional far right has until now been unable to muster.

As a general principle The Independent avoids using the term "alt right", on the basis it is a euphemism employed to disguise racist aims.

The report says a second, "moderate" wing – dubbed the “alt-light” – has become increasingly influential on right-wing politics in Britain, pushing Ukip and others into ever-more hard-line territory.

Authors of study, The International Alternative Right: From Charlottesville to the White House, also claim to have found links between the hard-right network and the Trump administration.

Speaking of his experiences infiltrating the network of white supremacists, Patrik Hermansson said: “For almost a year I’ve been at the heart of a world of extreme racism, antisemitism, Holocaust denial, esoteric **** rituals and wild conspiracy theories.

“What I found was a movement that sometimes glorifies **** Germany, openly supports genocidal ideas and is unrelentingly racist, sexist and homophobic.”

Mr Hermansson said he first gained access to the movement after joining the far-right "think tank" London Forum, having claimed to have come to the UK as a disillusioned Swede curious about the “alt-right” and inspired by Brexit.

He was then introduced to other groups, including the Extremists Club and the Traditional Britain Group, which aims to "preserve the ancient traditions, peoples and beliefs" of the UK.

He said: “In this world, Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories are commonplace, so much so that a whole group exists to cater specifically for them.

"I spent endless mind-numbing hours at meetings of the Keep Talking group, listening to speakers deny climate change, debate whether 9/11 was a false flag attack or if an ill-defined “they” sold birth-certificates on the stock market. Trestle tables at the edge of the hall were adorned with Holocaust denial books.”

The label “alt-right” was first adopted by white supremacist Richard Spencer, but it was brought to mainstream attention by individuals with a larger social media presence, such as Milo Yiannopoulos and Mike Cernovich.

The movement has evolved rapidly since its inception in 2010, appropriating internet memes such as Pepe the Frog and images of milk as a symbol of white supremacy.

Techniques used to promote their far-right ideology include the “OK” hand gesture to mean white power and the “peace” sign gesture as a denial of non-binary gender identity.

Other references, including to the fictional nation of “Kekistan”, whose green, white and black banner that deliberately mimics a German **** war flag, have been adopted as part of a strategy to troll their opponents and publicise their cause.

Report co-author, Dr Joe Mulhall, of Hope Not Hate, said: “Despite its roots stretching back decades, the Alternative Right remains much misunderstood.

"This movement seeks to destroy the liberal progressive consensus and the movements and rights that derive from it.

“Some of the platforms pushing this agenda have the ability to reach hundreds of thousands or even millions of people every month.”

“Its danger can also be seen in the murder of Heather D Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the coordinated anti-semitic harassment campaigns, and in the electoral impact of the conspiratorial #HillaryHealth fabrication or the #MacronLeaks scandal, which were promoted by alt-light activists.”

Hope Not Hate, a UK-based anti-racist charity founded in 2004, is now setting up in the US, where is says one of the leading "alt-right" figures, Jason Jorjani, a founding member of AltRight Corporation, claimed to have links with the Trump Administration stretching from the 2016 campaign to the presidency.

But it’s latest report suggests the phenomenon of far-right extremism under the "alt-right" banner has become well established on this side of the Atlantic.

The study says the “alt-right” has re-energised formerly declining parts of the European extreme right.

People, organisations, websites and publishers that have traditionally classed themselves as part of the European New Right have begun to rebrand themselves as "alt-right" and adopted the iconography of the new movement.

The report states: "Importantly, on both sides of the Atlantic the Alternative Right has managed to galvanise a whole new generation of far-right activists.

"While a smattering of long term far right stalwarts have adopted the moniker, the Alternative Right is, at its core, driven by young people. It is hard to remember a far-right movement that has succeeded in attracting so many young activists, including many not archetypically drawn to fringe right wing politics."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/alt-right-antifa-undercover-europe-expansion-gay-far-right-white-supremacist-racism-islamaphobia-a7957256.html



THIS IS WHAT OUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS FOUGHT IN WWII AND IT IS OUR DUTY TO FIGHT IT NOW, BEFORE IT TAKES HOLD, ANYTHING ELSE IS MAKING A MOCKERY OF THOSE THAT SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM.
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Post by Shady2 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:56 pm

Good afternoon Sassy.

Surely you're referring to momentum? After all,they are the modern day Brown Shirts of Corbyns **** party.

Pure evil with no morale compass,hellbent on the destruction of western civilization.

Absolute filth.
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Post by Sassy on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:28 pm

Lol, got to be said, you do go for the comedy factor. Bless.
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