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  • TPUSA'S "AMERICAFEST" ATTRACTED A SATELLITE WHITE NATIONALIST CONFERENCE

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    EDITOR'S NOTE :AZ Right Wing Watch focuses on right-wing extremism in Arizona, you can follow them on Twitter at @az_rww. Charlie Kirk has long tried to keep Nick Fuentes and his white nationalist “America First groyper army” out of Turning Point USA events. Last month’s AmericaFest 2021 in Phoenix, AZ, however, showed the clashing conservative subcultures are merging closer than ever. Fuentes has been determined to nudge the mainstream of right-wing politics into embracing white nationalism for years and his influence swept over the convention, despite his lack of physical presence. Read more →
  • I SPENT A WEEKEND AT A FASCIST YOUTH CONFERENCE SO YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO

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    by ARIZONA RIGHT WING WATCH

    EDITOR'S NOTE : AZ Right Wing Watch focuses on right-wing extremism in Arizona, you can follow them on Twitter at @az_rww.

    ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas when Charlie Kirk and Turning Point USA hosted a massive, sold-out 4-day conservative youth conference featuring 10,000 teens and young adults screaming for Dennis Prager, the Fox News lineup, January 6-plotting politicians, a dancing James O’Keefe, and former active shooter Kyle Rittenhouse in Phoenix, AZ. AmericaFest was located in the same building where Arizona holds it’s yearly ComicCon and the layout was eerily similar. It featured an exhibitor hall filled with merch booths and meet-n-greets, except instead of getting a picture with Spider-Man one could get a picture with Jack “Pizzagate” Posobiec or accused child trafficker Rep. Matt Gaetz. Instead of buying an overpriced Street Fighter figurine, you could buy an $500 bedazzled gun purse or “invest” in Let’s Go Brandon cryptocurrency. Tickets for this mega conference reached up to $750, with people flying in from all over the country to see their favorite TPUSA-sponsored influencer preaching the benefits of white Christian American hypercapitalism. Hotels in the nearby area offered package deals so the entire downtown area was overrun with 20-somethings in blue and hot pink tailored suits and Trump hats for the entire long weekend.

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : Sarlacc Attack is a Pacific NorthWest-based researcher specializing in police brutality and fascist organizing. You can follow them on Twitter here and contribute to their work on Venmo (@Sarlacc_Attack) and Cashapp ($SarlaccAttack.)

    One evening on a livestream during 2019, a 26-year-old-man named Kerry Cosgriff had a singular mission while playing the online video game Fortnite—not to win against other players, but to evangelize the gospel of white nationalism and Christian supremacy. A very young-sounding boy who claimed he was 14 then introduced himself in the live chatroom.

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : Desertborder (he/him) is a journalist and researcher based in LA. His Cashapp is $FuckGarcetti.

    Hundreds of antivaxxers, Proud Boys, Capitol rioters and other neo-fascists rallied in Los Angeles Saturday, attacking journalists and counterprotesters while LAPD looked on. Police failed to intervene to curb the right-wing violence despite the fact the event took place directly in front of their downtown headquarters.

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : Sarlacc Attack is a Pacific NorthWest-based researcher specializing in police brutality and fascist organizing. You can follow them on Twitter here and contribute to their work on Venmo (@Sarlacc_Attack) and Cashapp ($SarlaccAttack.)

    On May 6th, 2021 Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill (SB 90) designed to discourage mail-in voting and to render the administration of vote-by-mail much costlier for individual localities. The signing ceremony for the bill took place at the Majestic Ballroom at the West Palm Beach Airport Hilton, with Fox News, the Trump booster group Club 45, and anti-Muslim political candidate Laura Loomer the only permitted observers.

    A week earlier on April 27th, Loomer co-organized a press conference held clandestinely at the Majestic Ballroom with white nationalist Nick Fuentes. The press conference was about far-right influencers’ and activists’ grievances about being banned from mainstream social media and payment processors. Aggrieved activists in attendance included the embattled Proud Boy chairman and prolific FBI informant Enrique Tarrio, who attended the conference as an honored guest. Tarrio and Loomer then joined other key-note speakers like Newsmax host Michelle Malkin and failed Delaware Senate candidate (and Q-Anon enthusiast) Lauren Witzke in front of a Publix Supermarket in West Palm Beach Gardens.

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  • AMERICA’S NAZI YOUTH MOVEMENT CONTROLS COLLEGE REPUBLICAN SPACES

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    by HARVEY EISNER & ABNER HÄUGE

    EDITOR'S NOTE : In addition to the research for this article, LCRW is releasing two discord servers' chat logs: the J-DEN, a 700+ member server run by Groyper “lieutenant” Jaden McNeil and the discord server for former RAM member and Groyper influencer Ryan Sanchez, AKA “Culture War Criminal. You can find them along with all of our leaks at leaks.leftcoastrightwatch.org.

    Patrick Casey sat in his suit against a green screen backdrop of a generic stock image cityscape. His viewers commented things like “pee pee poo poo” and “anyone else have no audio?” Casey’s drowsy-looking, almost-unblinking face rarely changed expressions as he spoke.

    “I’m 100% certain Nick is under FBI investigation,” Casey said.

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : Michelle Snider is an Oakland-based journalist. She writes for and edits The Panther Times and her portfolio can be found here. You can support her work on Patreon and through Paypal and Cashapp at $classic8media.

    White nationalist media propagandist Vincent James of Red Elephants took notice of Oakland, CA after recent reports of attacks on Asian residents in Chinatown. James, an associate neo-Nazi fight club the Rise Above Movement and holocaust denier Nick Fuentes’s America First movement, has spent the last two weeks working to create division among Asian and Black communities.

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  • EDITOR'S NOTE : James Stout is a San Diego-based journalist. You can donate to him on cash app at $jamesstout and venmo at @james-stout-5. Joey Scott is a San Diego-based photographer. You can contribute to his work at $jscottphotography on cashapp.

    There are plenty of reasons to visit San Diego: surf, sand, and the set of groundbreaking teen film-noir classic Veronica Mars. But it turns out the systemic bias and corruption in policing outlined in the series is not as far from the truth as one would hope, and perhaps that is what pulled about 100 neo-nazis, Groypers, fascists and putschists to San Diego last Saturday. Indeed at least one person who stormed the capitol on Wednesday was welcomed with literal open arms by SDPD just three days later.

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