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  • MASS SHOOTER'S FORMER BAND PLAYING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NAZI MUSIC FEST

    by ROBERT SANDS

    From Resistance Records, a neo-Nazi record label founded in the 90’s, to the bowels of 4/8chan today, hate groups’ media continues to play a role in inspiring young fascists to attack minority communities with seemingly increasing force and frequency. After a 4chan poster-turned-Nazi terrorist murdered ten people in mostly Black neighborhood’s supermarket in Buffalo, New York, he left behind a clumsy manifesto chronicling his radicalization process.

    The Buffalo shooter was inspired by the Nazi media he consumed and by other acts of terror. Now, his attack is being celebrated by the showrunners for a neo-Nazi music festival—featuring a band whose former bassist shot up a Sikh temple.

  • PHOENIX SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE IS REGISTERED AGENT FOR III% GROUP, LED ANTI-LGBTQ CAMPAIGN

    by ARIZONA RIGHT WING WATCH

    UPDATE 10 JUNE 2022 10:30AM: This article was updated to include a sentence about the typo in Carver’s campaign website and how the URL with the correct spelling leads to this article.

    A far-right takeover is happening throughout the country at the local level. In Florida, at least half a dozen former and current members of the neo-fascist Proud Boys have secured official positions with the Miami-Dade Republican Party. Across the country, white nationalist propagandist Vincent James Foxx relocated from California to the small Idaho town of Post Falls, where he’s already cozied up with far-right politicians as high-ranking as the Lieutenant Governor and expressed interest in running for local races himself. These are just a few examples.

    School boards have become hot spots for the far-right to make their presence known. During the COVID-19 pandemic, fascist militias and affiliates of various “patriot” movements responded to school safety measures by literally storming school board meetings in Vail, AZ and Portland, OR. In Washington, over a dozen Three Percenters have quickly gained political positions throughout the state, including five school board seats.

    Similarly, a member of an Arizona sect of Three Percenters has been identified to be running for Deer Valley Unified School District in Phoenix.

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