Articles by JAMES CROXTON
by JAMES CROXTON | May 5, 2023
Neo-Nazis showed up at a golf course to protest a drag show in Oregon last weekend.
by JAMES CROXTON | April 10, 2023
Over 1,000 protest the 450+ anti-trans and anti-drag legislative bills that have been introduced nationwide
Two conspiracy theorists are putting antisemitic, QAnon & antivaxx content on Roku.
This year, the far right launched an intensified effort across the United States to intimidate, attack, and ultimately stifle the LGTBQIA+ community. Family-friendly drag queen storytime events were some of the most frequent targets, with attacks in California, Iowa, Florida, Minnesota, and Arizona among other places.. On Oct. 31, a donut shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma […]
by JAMES CROXTON | May 16, 2022
The far-right’s free speech-killing stranglehold on much of Oregon claimed another victim this month: Keizer Pride Fair. On May 6, organizers of Keizer’s Pride Fair announced on their website that this year’s celebration would be canceled. They cited both last year’s event—the city’s first—being disrupted by a far-right group and the community’s overall approval of […]
It was, as one local activist accurately described it, “Warped Tour for QAnon.” All-stars from Q-world and the antivaxx/COVID conspiracy theory scene took their big-tent revival, “ReAwaken America,” to Keizer, Oregon (just outside of Salem, the state’s capitol) this past weekend, selling out about 4,000 tickets for $250 a pop (half-off if you’re a pastor.) […]
On the evening of Feb. 19, a regularly-scheduled Black Lives Matter march was supposed to start out near Normandale Park in North-East Portland. Instead, someone came out of a building, approached a group of women volunteering with the march and shot them. One woman, June Knightly, age 60, who went by “T. Rex,” was killed. […]
This weekend, antivaxxers held “End the Mandate” rallies around the country—the largest of which was in Washington D.C. on Sunday. The D.C. rally only drew a few thousand people despite a large stage and highly organized activist infrastructure and aggressive outreach. The events around the country were notable for their attendees’ antisemitism—both in the classical […]
by JAMES CROXTON | October 29, 2021
On Oct. 27, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA’s long-planned stop in Eugene for his college campus Critical Racism Tour took place at the Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell. With Proud Boys—seeming to act like security—present, Kirk’s 100-plus-minute speaking and Q&A event happened after several locations canceled their hosting. Previous locations had cited safety […]
by JAMES CROXTON | June 26, 2021
I got to the plaza in front of Springfield Library/City Hall right around 4 p.m. on Wednesday when the anti-mask, anti-vaccine, anti-critical race theory event hosted by Rob Davis and local real estate agent Amanda Crosswhite was supposed to start. Davis has been a constant presence throughout Eugene, Springfield, and Salem, Oregon, mostly organizing pro-Trump […]