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Mike Enoch is Now Leaving His Wife After White Nationalists Admonish Him for Marrying a Jewish Woman

The media has been a storm over the last several days as all the hosts of the Daily Shoah have been doxed, some by their own white nationalist comrades who did not believe their politics were pure enough, and others by antifascist organizers.  Mike Enoch was the last of these to be revealed as Mike Peinovich, a well-paid tech worker from Manhattan.  This revelation was done by a group no one had heard of using some of the information that Enoch has given away himself, as well as using an old PayPal address that he was raising money with.

What followed was a rampant series of articles from Salon, Forward, and others, all revealing the details about Mike Peinovich and his alleged job at a tech start-up (they denied he worked there, however).  At the same time, they revealed that Mike’s wife was partially Jewish and ran a YouTube channel with liberal politics, including support for LGBTQ people.  This is a surprise since his wife has appeared on the Daily Shoah, including reading a racist version of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” filled with racial slurs.

The Daily Shoah then put out a special episode where the hosts said that Mike was unavailable because he was in the process of separating from his wife.  Apparently, the opinions of Nazis on the Internet were enough to peer-pressure him into literally leaving his wife.  At the same time, they allege that his family has completely disowned him and that he is out of a job.  They are saying that this is going to make him come back to the show, likely because he has nothing left to lose.

This loss of anonymity is likely going to dissuade many others from getting involved in this type of project as few people want to get a divorce, lose their job, and get shunned by their family.

Anti-Racist Action of Columbus Plans Public Demonstration to Confront Neo-Nazi Activists with Ties to Central Ohio

The Columbus chapter of Anti-Racist Action (ARA) held a public demonstration on Saturday, January 14th to confront Greg Anglin, a local business owner who served as the original registrant of The Daily Stormer, a nationally known neo-Nazi website, run by Greg’s son Andrew Anglin, a former resident of Worthington. Greg Anglin’s Worthington business address still receives donations for the site. Through The Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin is organizing and publicizing an armed white-nationalist march in Whitefish, Montana, home of white nationalist Richard Spencer, which was originally scheduled for Martin Luther King Day weekend, but has been postponed after the city of Whitefish rejected the group’s incomplete permit application. Anglin now says the march will likely take place in February. ARA went forward with its demonstration, which was originally planned to coincide with the armed march in Whitefish. Speakers included members of ARA and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

ARA and anti-fascist allies are urging community members to stand up against the hateful rhetoric that Anglin and his supporters promote. “We are taking action to send a clear message to hate groups from Worthington to Whitefish, that their dangerous, xenophobic agenda will not be tolerated”, said Timothy Philip, an ARA spokesperson.

  • WHO:     Anti-Racist Action of Columbus and Community Allies

  • WHERE:    6827 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085

  • WHAT:    Demonstration Against Hate from Worthington to Whitefish

  • WHEN:    January 14th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

ARA is an international network of people from all walks of life who are dedicated to eliminating racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination against the disabled, the oldest, the youngest, and the most oppressed people.

Massive Protests at Trump’s Inauguration Aim to Set a Tone of Resistance for the Coming Years

Below is the press information that the “Media Working Group” of the DisruptJ20 organizing effort made available outlining the schedule of events for the inauguration day protests Washington D.C.

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Fully-Permitted “Festival of Resistance,” Checkpoint Actions, Unpermitted Marches, DisruptJ20 Action Camp
Press Events Scheduled this Week Include Access to a Sign-Making Session and a Nonviolent Direct Action Training at the DisruptJ20 Action Camp

Press Events / Photo Ops:
1) Wednesday, Jan 11, 6 PM – 7 PM, Art Event, sign making, banner painting, art, photo op
Tyghe Berry Studio, 1241 Evart Street NE, Washington DC
2) Thursday, Jan 12, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, Press Conference, get info on street protests
St Stephen’s Church Auditorium, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC
3) Saturday, Jan 14, 2 PM – 3 PM, Nonviolent Direct Action Training, workshop, photo op
SIS Building Atrium, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC

Washington DC — Activists and organizers are planning massive protests and acts of resistance throughout the week of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump on January 20. The DC Counter-Inaugural Welcoming Committee, also known as DisruptJ20, is planning a “Festival of Resistance,” a massive permitted, family-friendly march and rally on the 20th, as well as an unpermitted “Anticapitalist Bloc” march, protests at all twelve Secret Service security checkpoints, activist parties, and more. The goal is to give expression to the massive opposition to Trump’s right-wing, racist, and misogynist agenda. Organizers intend to demonstrate that people of conscience are the majority, and take steps towards organizing that sentiment into a force that can have an impact on Trump’s ability to claim a mandate, setting a tone of resistance for the coming years.
**Schedule of Protest Events is below.**

Three press events will help the media organize coverage for the protests of the Inauguration. At 6 PM on Wednesday, January 11, an art event will take place to give press a glimpse of the artistic and creative energies that will be expressed during the inauguration week of resistance. At 9:30 AM on Thursday, January 12, a press conference will give media access to activists and organizers planning some of the most memorable and disruptive events of the week. At 2 PM on Saturday, January 14, an open nonviolent direct action training will allow press to see activists in a hands-on training to learn how to engage in civil disobedience and safely risk arrest.

Beginning at 9 AM on January 20, McPherson Square in downtown Washington DC will be a DisruptJ20 staging area and rallying point for many marches, as well as spontaneous, unpermitted events. An unpermitted, anticapitalist march will begin at 10 AM in Logan Circle. A fully-permitted DisruptJ20 march will begin at 12 PM at Columbus Circle and march to McPherson Square. Another permitted march organized by Occupy Inauguration will start from Malcolm X Park (often called Meridian Hill) and march downtown to McPherson Square join DisruptJ20. McPherson Square will contain tents, portable toilets, a stage, sound system, signage, a medic area, food donations, and other amenities. More unpermitted actions are likely to occur at some point after 3 PM and continue into the evening.

Colorful disruptions will occur right at the Inaugural Parade Route. DisruptJ20 organizers have identified twelve checkpoints that participants will have to pass through in order to attend the inaugural festivities. To call attention to the many threats faced by people and planet, each of these twelve checkpoints will be the site of an issue-specific protest. Issues will include racial justice, immigrant rights, LGBTQ+, antiwar, immigrant and border justice, labor, climate, and other issues.

Each checkpoint protest is being organized by a group or set of groups in collaboration with DisruptJ20. In the past, each checkpoint has included metal detectors, police officers, the Secret Service, and national guard. Details and logistics are still being pulled together for these twelve actions, and information will be released publicly as soon as possible.

DisruptJ20 is also coordinating mass housing for activists from out of town, legal support for arrestees and others, medic teams to be present in the street, de-escalation teams to respond to conflict, media teams to relay current information, gathering spaces for activists, and more. Information such as welcome packets, maps, and event calendars will be distributed to the press and public.

Many groups are allied with DisruptJ20 in sending a clear message during the J20 week. A climate-specific day of action will occur on Thursday, January 18, culminating in a Earth2Trump Roadshow with performers and speakers. Antifascist groups are planning a protest at the “Deploraball,” a Trump celebration planned by white supremacists, Nazis, and rape apologists on January 19 at the National Press Club. The ANSWER Coalition is planning a large rally on January 20. A #Trump420 event planned by the DC Marijuana Justice Coalition will feature people handing out marijuana joints. Through the evening, the Peace Ball, the UnNagural, and the Unity Ball will all provide entertainment, music, and libations while standing opposed to Trump’s agenda. The All in Service DC campaign has coordinated, during the lucrative weekend, for bars and restaurants to give donations to local nonprofits serving at-risk communities. The People’s Inaugural Ball on January 20 and People’s Inauguration on January 21 are being planned by #StayWokeAndFight with Howard University to call for racial justice. The Women’s March on Washington will occur on Saturday, January 21.

From January 14 to January 16, DisruptJ20 will hold the DisruptJ20 Action Camp, a series of trainings and workshops in DC to prepare people for upcoming actions, particularly those around the Inauguration. The trainings aim to provide space for participants to collectively analyze and discuss why resistance and action is important under the Trump administration, how we can resist, and what future our actions are building towards.

More releases of information from the DisruptJ20 Media Team are forthcoming, and there will be a press conference call on the evening of January 20 to provide information on the day’s activities. Please visit our DisruptJ20 Media page if you wish to sign up to receive these releases.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

We are organizing a week of trainings, actions, and events leading up to the mobilization on January 20th. Below you will find details about these events as well as convergence space for the week starting with January 14th.
January 14-16th – Action Camp
Jan 14 – 15th – American University, 10am-7pm
Jan 15th – Action Spokes Council
Jan 16th – St Stephens, 1525 Newton St NW, 10am-7pm
January 15th – Trade Justice blockade webinar – http://tradejustice.net/11517
January 17-19 – Convergence Space
Food, daily NVDA trainings, Affinity group meetings, spokes councils
St Stephens, 1525 Newton St NW, 9am-6pm
January 18 -21st- Climate Convergence
January 19th – Deploraball
January 20th –
Early Morning – Blockades Action
9am – Outdoor Convergence Space @ McPherson Square opens
10am – Anti-Capitalist Anti-Fascist Bloc @ Logan Circle
12pm – Festival of Resistance, permitted march starting @ Columbus Circle
2pm – Rally at McPherson Square

Montana Antifa Calls for Supporters to Contact Whitefish Hotels and Tell Them About Incoming Nazis

As incoming neo-Nazis organized by Andrew Anglin and the Daily Stormer promise to descend on Whitefish, Montana, Montana Antifa is one of the organizations creating the counter-demonstration.  While Love Lives Here has been doing the base-building work of organizing the community against the anti-Semitic and racist harassment they have endured for weeks, they are not going to engage with the skinheads and Alt Righters who are promising to march through the streets with automatic weapons.  Montana Antifa, among others, is taking up that role, and right now they are doing a blitz on regional Whitefish and Flathead Valley hotels to let them know that Nazis may be trying to book stays with them and that they should prohibit those groups from taking refuge in their facility.

In a recent statement from Montana Antifa:

IMMEDIATE ACTION. Read this carefully and closely: NO THREATS, NO HOSTILITY, AS OF RIGHT NOW NONE OF THESE HOTELS HAVE DONE ANY WRONG. We’re asking that you call into the hotels on this list and express these two concerns:

1.) Concern that the hotels would assist Nazi insurgents by sheltering them and allowing them a base from which to commit their evil acts.

2.) Concern for the safety of the hotel, hotel staff, and guests in light of armed thugs setting up a base of operations in the hotel intending to do harm to the community.

STRESS THESE POINTS:
-There is a planned armed March by Neo-Nazis in Whitefish
-They are planning on bringing in a force of Neo-Nazi skinheads from California who are likely to be armed
-These are dangerous people intending to harm the neighboring communities in a public action with heavy media coverage.

PLEASE DO NOT:
-Threaten the hotel
-Insult the person answering the phone or the hotel
-Make ANY “or else” statements
-Harass the hotels
-Go off on a tirade
-Ask if they have Battletoads 2

Be respectful, respectable, and conduct yourselves smartly.

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Trump The Fascist

Note: This article is republished from its original location, published first August 25th, 2015.  We think that it continues to be important now seeing Trump heading into the White House.

by Alexander Reid Ross

The White Power Candidate?

An impressive amount of light is being shed on the current presidential candidates, and Donald Trump in particular, revealing the ugly face of fascism in the US. In late June, the most popular US neo-Nazi news website, The Daily Stormer, fully endorsed Trump. Editor of The Daily Stormer Andrew Anglin writes, “[Trump] is certainly going to be a positive influence on the Republican debates, as the modern Fox News Republican has basically accepted the idea that there is no going back from mass immigration, and Trump is willing to say what most Americans think: it’s time to deport these people. He is also willing to call them out as criminal rapists, murderers and drug dealers… I urge all readers of this site to do whatever they can to make Donald Trump President.” A particularly high amount of attention has been placed on the fact that someone in the audience shouted “White power!” at Trump’s recent speech in Alabama, but what did Trump actually say during that speech?

To the tune of “Sweet Home Alabama,” Trump struts to the stage at the stadium in the majority-black city of Mobile—a Northern businessman in one of the major port cities in the Gulf of Mexico with a significant Civil War history. He seems to handle himself with all the bravado it takes for a white man from Queens, New York, who the Nation has likened to an oligarch, to ramble through what seemed like a largely ad-libbed speech for fifty minutes before an all-white crowd of an anticipated 40,000 Southerners.

The speech begins with Trump comparing himself to Billy Graham, a leader of the Moral Majority who took cues from the infamous “Jayhawk Nazi,” Gerald Winrod. By minute two of his speech, Trump declares that just last week, a 66 year-old woman was “raped, sodomized, tortured, and killed by an illegal immigrant. We have to do it. We have to do something. We have to do something.” The crowd erupts in enthusiastic applause. The US, according to Trump, is immediately beset on all sites by immigrants who pose a clear and present danger to the security of each and every white, God-fearing American citizen—“The people that built this country. Great people.”

In true populist fashion, Trump calls himself a “non-politician,” insisting that he served jury duty recently, and refused to put “politician” as his occupation. He is an outsider, the common man like us. “I know the game,” he tells us. He doesn’t rely on lobbyists, because he’s “built a great business.” Trump shifts his focus to a celebration of Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, who walks onto the platform for a cameo appearance with his very own “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. Those hats are “hotter than pistols,” speaketh the Trump (“They’re made in America,” he reassures us). Sessions has declared that the opinions of climate scientists offend him, so in Trump’s world, he’s one of the good guys. Trump, however, is an unconventional leader, not a politician. In his speech, he calls for expedited elections. “Can we do that?” And then in his best manbaby impression: “I don’t wanna wait!”

Returning to the Pre-Reconstruction South

Someone brandishes an “original” copy of The Art of the Deal, one of Trump’s books, and he goes gaga; “That’s when they used real paper, right?” The crowd accepts the triumph of the paper mill—a great irony given the forest fires currently raging through millions of charred acres of Pacific Northwest rainforest, choking the air of hundreds of thousands of people. Unlike Portland, Oregon, however, the only scent of scorched earth in Mobile, Alabama, is that strange whiff of pre-Civil War nostalgia that still musters a tear for Old Dixie.

After insisting that “We’re going to build a wall” and warning that “seven and a half percent of all births are from illegal immigrants,” Trump rapidly moves on to issues of revitalizing the South by rescinding the Fourteenth Amendment. “The Fourteenth Amendment, I was right on it, you can do something with it, and you can do something fast.” What is Trump’s target here? The Fourteenth Amendment is the civil rights amendment drafted after the Civil War out of a compromise between supporters of abolition democracy and Northern industrialists who disliked the idea of racial equality. According to the Fourteenth Amendment, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

This amendment established the basis of citizenship and the right to vote for black people in the South. Before the amendment, a politician who supported Reconstruction by amendment named Alfred Ronald Conkling declared, “[the] emancipated multitude has no political status. Emancipation vitalizes only natural rights, not political rights. Enfranchisement alone carries with it political rights, and these emancipated millions are no more enfranchised now than when they were slaves. They never had political power. Their masters had a fraction of power as masters.” The Fourteenth Amendment sought to enfranchise black voters, and to be treated “like Magna Charta as the keystone of American legislation,” in the words of one of its framers. Still, the Fourteenth Amendment came as a compromise to afford blacks various rights without engineering a far more liberatory, systemic undertaking.

By opposing the Fourteenth Amendment, Trump represents the nefarious tradition of Northern Republicans who split with the Reconstruction-era movement to spread equal rights to all citizens of the US. These industrialists sided with Southern racists to undermine Reconstruction through extreme violence, sparking the menace of the Ku Klux Klan. Agreeing with Southern Democrats that those who believed in public education and abolition democracy were mere “carpetbaggers” and “scalliwags,” these Northern industrialists turned their backs on Southern black voters and the project of Reconstruction, which ended finally in 1876 when Rutherfurd B Hayes won the election by agreeing to withdraw US troops from the South and allow “states rights” governance. As historian Leonard Zeskind explains in Blood and Politics, the history of resistance against Reconstruction marks an important tradition for white supremacists, from the anti-civil rights movement to Humphrey Ireland (also known as Wilmot Robertson and Sam Dickson) to David Duke, who would have won the race for Governor of Louisiana but for the black vote. A former Imperial Wizard of the Knights of the Klan, Duke supports Trump for president, saying “he’s certainly the best of the lot,” and he “understands the real sentiment of America.”

Trump does not even have to mention black voters in the South; he merely points to the stopgap measures of the Reconstruction period as the problem that keeps the US from returning to its former glory. This position is presented on Trump’s new baseball caps, which proudly state, “Make America Great Again.” This sort of American Renaissance would occur by expelling immigrants and returning to pre-Reconstruction South. It is only after establishing these points that Trump moves to the global trade question, which he simplifies largely to the field of US-East Asia geopolitics.

“I’m a Free Trader”

The Chinese have stolen America’s future, Trump bleats, and it’s the US’s fault for allowing them to do it. The political careerists in power must be thrown out, and replaced with Trump’s “killers,” “mean” guys, economic hit men who know how to broker big, merciless deals with the Chinese. Trump presents himself as a “free trader,” but also states that he will reverse the economic order by applying a 35 percent import tax on all imports from Mexico to keep Ford and Nabisco in the US. This position of tariffs within free trade systems seems to fall close to what Nuremberg prosecutor Franz Neumann, in referring to the Nazi Party, called “a perverted liberalism.”

Most evident in his economic platform is Trump’s willingness to take shots at companies who have run afoul of his propaganda enterprise in the past. Trump tells us that Sony “has lost its way. Prices are too high,” which may have less to do with Sony’s balance sheet, and more to do with the feud that he got into with Sony late last year when Trump insisted that the multinational corporation based in Japan has “no courage, no guts” after they withdrew the film, “The Interview,” due to threats from hackers. The row went as far as Trump calling for Amy Pascal to quit her position of co-chairman due to “stupidity issues” when news came out that she consulted with Al Sharpton.

As he expands on his ideas, Trump’s outlook on international relations seems increasingly informed by similar personal beefs. He claims to appreciate the Saudis for spending tens of millions of dollars on real estate with him. However, he claims that “they wouldn’t be there without our protection.” Similarly, we receive little in exchange for “28,000 troops we have at the border between North and South Korea,” except for that “they take our trade. We loose a fortune with them. We loose a fortune with China.”

Confronting the flight of support from his campaign after he made racist remarks, Trump declares that he is suing Univision for $500 million after the Mexico-based media company for dropping Miss USA, which Trump co-owns: “I want that money!” He regrets, he tells the audience, that Univision’s audience will miss the beautiful women of Miss Universe (“summer girls, but beautiful,” he tells the audience, stealing a line from the late-’90s boy band, LFO). Trump tells us that he is “not bragging” when he gloats that he has over $10 billion dollars with an income over $400 million. “I want to put that energy,” he explains, into the American public. His main points are to “make our country rich, and to make our country great again.” How can we do the latter without doing the former? It is at this point, which would appear to many to be one of the more innocuous moments, that an audience member begins to shout, “White Power!” A cry which Trump seems to hear, but does not acknowledge (according to some reports, the slogan was heard more than once).

Flogging the Middle Class

In pinball fashion, Trump returns to China, which he claims is taking our jobs. “It’s almost as though they want us to just die,” he tells us with a faltering timbre in his voice. They’re his friends—those Japanese bankers who pay Trump rent—they’re “really smart,” but “we have dummies” who are “incompetent.” At the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan, Trump tells us that he hears “a sucking sound”—that noise discovered by Ross Perot in Mexico while NAFTA was in the works in 1991.

Like Perot, Trump makes a number of homages to the middle class. “I didn’t like ties so much, because they were made in China,” he tells the crowd, eliciting jocular approval. In other interviews, Trump has declared his disdain for hedge fund managers gutting the middle class, and called Hillary Clinton a “running dog.” Since Trump is independently wealthy, while Clinton is worth a mere $32 million, his candidacy is untainted by the special interest lobbyists in Washington, DC. “We’re a debtor nation,” the crowd is told, because the US does not negotiate well on the international stage. To fix this, Trump would use the “smartest, toughest, meanest, in many cases the most horrible human beings on earth. I know them all. They’re killers. They’re negotiators… I would put the meanest, smartest—we have the best people in the world, but we don’t use them, we use political hacks, diplomats[.]” Trump discusses his friend, Carl, who he characterizes as making “blood coming out of [his enemies’] eyes from hatred.” This macabre image was minted by Trump earlier this month in reference to his own feud with FOX’s Megyn Kelly, during which he stated that “there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her—wherever,” because she was so angry.

With these men in his charge, Trump declares, “I will rebuild our military. It will be so powerful that we won’t even have to use it. Nobody is going to mess with us.” Chants of “USA!” break out, and Trump silences the chorus with a jeremiad about “our vets” for whom “the senators up in Washington… have done nothing.” Responding to a commentator and referring to his standing in the polls, he insists, “We are tired of the nice people. I won on the economy; I won on jobs; I won on leadership by massive numbers. I won on all these categories. I said, ‘Why do we need an election? We don’t need an election. These are such important categories.’”

It’s in the Genes

In the final ten minutes, Trump surpasses all prior excesses. Describing a friend of his who “comes from a good family,” Trump asks the audience, “do we believe in the gene thing? I mean, I do.” A cry of “Yes!” comes from the stadium. Recalling the old eugenics comparison of stockbreeding, Trump states, “They used to say that Secretariat produces the best horses.” As Trump then goes through a list of accomplishments, including best-selling books and the show The Apprentice, he sticks his chin out in a move that can only be compared with a Mussolini. Trump then informs us that Generals Patton and MacArthur “are spinning in their graves,” because “we can’t beat ISIS.” Presumably, if anybody could “fire” ISIS, it would be the star behind The Apprentice.

At the end of the speech, Trump attunes his audience to anxiety: “We’re running on fumes. We’re not going to have a country left. We need to have our borders. We need to make great deals.” Regarding deals, Trump returns to the issue of Israel for which he asserts his love, but seems to believe is being abandoned by the US. Like numerous reactionary politicians, Trump avoids open anti-Semitism, throwing his support behind Israel while periodically getting in trouble with veiled anti-Semitic jokes like his recent gaff against Jon Stewart. He seems horrified that Iran “are doing their own policing.” This is “so sad,” he states, and then switches up the pace with one simple word: “Obamacare,” eliciting prompt roars of disapproval from the crowd.

After declaring his intention to rescind Obamacare, Trump begins to stump about “women’s health issues” bring about a couple of interesting minutes of awkward discomfort from the audience. He promptly switches to the lack of spirit, jobs, anything, and declares, “I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created… The American dream is dead, and I am going to make it bigger, stronger, and more powerful than ever before… And you’re going to love it, and you’re going to love your president.” As Trump steps away from the podium to the tune of Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Going to Take It” having apparently reanimated a Frankensteinian monstrosity, he seems confident, and the crowd wildly applauds.

Analyzing the Speech

If we assess Trump’s political platform based on Cass Mudde’s rubric of the “populist radical right,” we can see both nativism and welfare chauvinism as the most important characteristics. If nativism is the emphasis on citizenship that traces familial lineage beyond simple birthright, and welfare chauvinism is the increase of the social wage for native citizens, then we’re inside Trump’s ballpark. While Trump is certainly a right-wing populist, there is more to his politics.

There can be no denying that Trump is nativist—in fact, he openly brags about mainstreaming the term “anchor baby,” forcing Jeb Bush to use it in order to keep up with xenophobia. However, Trump’s demonstration of a “free trade” platform with restrictive tariffs is anything but consistent, and he seems to paper over the awkward split with returns to the gimmick of “killer deals.” Tariffs would encourage companies to build factories in the US, he claims, putting more money and jobs into the working class, but would taxes go to public health care? Trump seems to indicate that increased revenue would go to the military, rather than the social wage. The military would then leverage its protection of Saudi Arabia and South Korea for financial support—in short, a protection racket. So the description of “welfare chauvinism,” or generating social programs for “native citizens” only, seems to be a stretch. Instead, Trump’s interesting mix of personalization of economic order and increased protectionism within a liberal, “free trade” framework seem to move more in kind with Mussolini’s framework.

“[Fascism] is not a matter of assembling any old government, more dead than alive,” Mussolini wrote. “It is a question of injecting into the liberal State— which has fulfilled tasks which were magnificent and which we will not forget—all the force of the new Italian generations[.]” This seems to keep with Trump’s insistence that he wants “to put that energy” of his own personal genius into the system that “is running on fumes.” Competitors like Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are “low-energy people” and black youths have “no spirit,” but Trump is resilient and his cadre are high-impact killers.

When told that the two Boston men who urinated and beat a houseless Latino man with a metal pole were inspired by his words (“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported”), Trump responded, “I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.” He later tweeted that “We need energy and passion, but we must treat each other with respect. I would never condone violence.”

Although he claims to disavow violence, Trump’s repeated calls for exceptions from the ordinary juridical order echo the famous fascist “state of exception.” He calls on the crowd to support his impulse for extra-parliamentary aims, such as holding the elections early or not even holding elections at all, because “We are tired of the nice people.” Regarding the Fourteenth Amendment, he insists that we can “do something fast.” These impulses, matched with his personalization of economic policy, mark an important kind of leadership principle focused on his own gimmick of “deal making,” which only “the smartest, toughest, meanest, in many cases the most horrible human beings on earth” can understand. Trump would replace the incompetent “political hacks, diplomats” currently in power with his own energetic, vigorous, and ruthless crew. This rhetoric is mirrored by the words of important early fascists like Giovanni Papini—“those who hold power are of three types: the old, the incapable, the charlatans.” Trump’s people are virile and impressive, like Trump, himself. They evoke “blood coming out of her eyes from hatred.” And most of all: they want to help “make America great again.”

Holy Palingenesis, Batman!

Although there are numerous characteristics of fascism, many of which are contradictory, a minimal definition is provided by Roger Griffin: palingenetic ultra-nationalist populism. In lay terms, that means a kind of ultra-nationalist politics that calls for a rebirth of a former glory of the State. If “make America great again” holds as its referents the following:

1) Xenophobic focus on high immigrant birth rates and roving migrants raping and sodomizing elderly women;
2) Anti-Asian economic stance calling forth the image of intelligent-but-thieving Asian nations;
3) Anti-Civil Rights position decrying the unconstitutional burden of the Fourteenth Amendment;
4) A strange focus on genetic, familial heritage;
5) Anti-plutocratic politics coming from an oligarch;
6) Militaristic protectionism masquerading as liberalism; and
7) A political rhetoric devoted to energy and coming “back from the dead”

then it lands quite clearly in the tradition of ultra-nationalism known as “Americanism.” Each of these reference played its own special role during the 1960s backlash against the Civil Rights and labor movements, which after the election of Richard Nixon moved from political participation through the Wallace campaign of 1968 into various critical fascist organizations like the National Alliance and Liberty Lobby.

Is Trump a paleo- or neo-conservative? Not really. Is he a leftist? Absolutely not. But in his syncretic platform, he takes planks from both sides, from economic protectionism and anti-plutocracy to anti-immigrant and anti-civil rights rhetoric. Is he nostalgic for a bygone era? Yes, he is expressly nostalgic for that era that passed away with the Fourteenth Amendment and Reconstruction. Trump does not so much have an ideological position as a position of personal force and energy. He seeks “passion” for a new regime to beat the stale one and fill the existing system with renewed energy by eliminating the specter of rapist migrants given carte blanche by civil rights, and of course, making great deals.

Hence, while noting the complexity of fascist movements throughout history, it would be accurate to characterize Trump’s candidacy as lying within the “Americanist” tradition of fascism. Americanism began with the “America First” anti-interventionist group whose spokesperson was Charles Lindbergh, and continued through the American National Socialist Party under the leadership of George Lincoln Rockwell. While the American Nazi Party wore armbands, carried swastikas, and looked like brownshirts, the Americanist movement moved into a more astute appraisal of US politics forwarded by William Pierce and Willis Carto after the 1968 Wallace Campaign. America and Americans First has since been the banner of multifarious fascist groupuscles in the US, including JT Ready’s National Socialist Movement in Arizona. Although he may be stumping for this tendency without being fully aware of it, Trump may just be the most quintessentially “White Power” candidate that the Republican Party has seen for some time.

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How the White Nationalist Podcast the Daily Shoah is Trying to Trick PayPal

The Daily Shoah has been one of the most popular Alt Right podcasts for the last three years, redefining the Alt Right culture with its internal jargon and snarky online troll behavior. They have stayed on the air and expanded by the regular donations of users. They had a PayPal account that they would receive donations from and, for some reason, they would read out the donations by name every week. This was starting to amount to several hundred dollars a week, that was until PayPal got wind of what they were doing.

Since their hate speech was a violation of PayPal’s Terms of Service, they banned them from using the service. This shuddered the Daily Shoah’s income source immediately and sent them scrambling, using strange libertarian services in other countries to basically receive and pay for things with BitCoin. They eventually just gave in and created another PayPal account, this time not listing it publicly and only telling its supporters and donors privately.

That PayPal account is done in violation of those Terms of Service, and is now servicing hundreds of donations a week, bringing them to one of the most well supported white nationalists publications around.

 

That account is StandardPoolCo@gmail.com.

 

If you want to let PayPal know exactly what the Daily Shoah is doing, that they have been banned before and are continuing to try to fund their white nationalist operation through PayPal, you can do this below.

Contact aupviolations@paypal.com to report the Daily Shoah and their violation of the Terms of Service.

Why is Forward Still Employing Alt Right Writer Josh Seidel?

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A couple of months ago, as the Alt Right was getting its first rash of attention after the Hillary Clinton speech, an unknown writer named Josh Seidel published a story at the Jewish publication Forward illustrating that he was both a Jew and Alt Right.  He cited the need for white identity politics, restricted immigration, and a Trump victory, and it sent the actual Alt Right into an uproar.  The Alt Right as a white nationalist fascist movement is virulently anti-Semitic, naming the Jews as the primary enemies of the white race.  They then attacked Seidel for both being a Jewish infiltrator and clearly not understanding what the Alt Right was, and instead he was more of an Alt Liter.

We agree that he doesn’t get it, at least entirely.  For Seidel he seems to mean being iconoclastic and “edgy,” but his work was picked up in race realist publications like American Renaissance.  He loved this attention and went on to list American Renaissance on his Twitter, showing his allegiance to the publication and organization that believes that black people are genetically inferior to whites.  He has continued to claim victory for the Alt Right, and harasses leftists on Twitter in an attempt to bolster his own far right resume.

The question then comes up as to why, after a fascist movement has grown that has put Jews specifically in their crosshairs, has the Jewish publication Forward continued to prop up a self-described fascist?  This comes largely from the inability for many to actually realize the extent of the Alt Right’s fascist and racialist politics, especially their violent anti-Semitism.  It is time to tell Forward what is really going on here and to ask that they remove his content and cease to do business with Seidel.

You can contact the editors at Forward at the information below and tell them how you feel about them publishing a nationalist in a Jewish publication.  They are walking on the memories of the six million who were tortured and murdered in Europe, and we will not stand another pogrom.

Opinion Editor

Sigal Samuel

samuel@forward.com

#DisruptJ20: Mass Action Called for January 20th, Donald Trump Inauguration Day

#DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies. If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over. It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.

Trump stands for tyranny, greed, and misogyny. He is the champion of neo-nazis and white Nationalists, of the police who kill the Black, Brown and poor on a daily basis, of racist border agents and sadistic prison guards, of the FBI and NSA who tap your phone and read your email. He is the harbinger of even more climate catastrophe, deportation, discrimination, and endless war. He continues to deny the existence of climate change, in spite of all the evidence, putting the future of the whole human race at stake. The KKK, Vladimir Putin, Golden Dawn, and the Islamic State all cheered his victory. If we let his inauguration go unchallenged, we are opening the door to the future they envision.

Trump’s success confirms the bankruptcy of representative democracy. Rather than using the democratic process as an alibi for inaction, we must show that no election could legitimize his agenda. Neither the Democrats nor any other political party or politician will save us—they just offer a weaker version of the same thing. If there is going to be positive change in this society, we have to make it ourselves, together, through direct action.

From day one, the Trump presidency will be a disaster. #DisruptJ20 will be the start of the resistance. We must take to the streets and protest, blockade, disrupt, intervene, sit in, walk out, rise up, and make more noise and good trouble than the establishment can bear. The parade must be stopped. We must delegitimize Trump and all he represents. It’s time to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and the world that sustains us as if our lives depend on it—because they do.

In Washington, DC

DC will not be hospitable to the Trump administration. Every corporation must openly declare whether they side with him or with the people who will suffer at his hands. Thousands will converge and demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime. Save the date. A website will appear shortly with more details. #DisruptJ20

Around the US

If you can’t make it to Washington, DC on January 20, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of January 20. There is also a call for a general strike to take place. Organize a walkout at your school now. Workers: call out sick and take the day off. No work, no school, no shopping, no housework. #DisruptJ20

Around the World

If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of neocolonial power. Our allegiance is not to “making America great again,” but to all of humanity and the planet. #DisruptJ20

Spread the word. Join the fight. #DisruptJ20
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Anti-Fascist Overwhelm Nazis at Harrisburg Anti-Diversity Rally [VIDEOS]

On Saturday, November 5th, the Pennsylvania capital of Harrisberg had about 50 neo-Nazis from the National Socialist Movement descend on it for a planned rally.  This bi-annual “Rally Against Diversity” was one of the ways that the NSM attempts to show their presence in the state.  As expected, the 50 Nazis had their Confederate flags overwhelmed by over 200 anti-fascist counter protesters.

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In opposition to the NSM action another “Speak Up for Unity” rally was held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harrisburg High School Auditorium.  This brought hundreds out, yet away from direct confrontation with the NSM.  The police had well prepared for counter protesters as they defended the Nazis with barricades, bringing in extra officers to ensure that no violent confrontations occurred.  It was clear that there was a strong sense that the police had protected the Nazis while refusing to side with the anti-racist community members present.

Despite the police presence their were brief scuffles between Nazis and anti-fascist protesters, who were overwhelming the racist contingent.  So far there are no reports about if there were any injuries, to Nazis or to anti-fascist counter protesters.

A number of organizations had committed to joining the anti-fascist contingent, including the Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation and various Antifa organizations.

Run the Nazis Out of HBG from Auntie Fa on Vimeo.

Photos from Diane Sandberg, Photojournalist

Meet the Alt Lite, the People Mainstreaming the Alt Right’s White Nationalism

What a fascist ideological current needs to become a movement is a way to crossover. To gain entry into the culture, into public discourse, into the collective consciousness. Over the years, fascism, with its various ideological positions like innate human inequality and essentialized identities, has found people that could bridge the edge of acceptability to their world of racism. In the 1980s and 1990s this was largely made up of Paleoconservatism, where the high water mark was people like Pat Buchanan. It also took the form of the broader conspiracy theorist world, which mainstreamed ideas like the Jews being responsible for 9/11 or the notion that the Holocaust was a Jewish fabrication.

Today, the Alt Right is the latest successful branding of the ongoing fascist movement, and it simply brings white nationalism into the current world of memes and ironic hashtags. Its massive growth has come, largely, from an internal culture where someone can rise to the status of subcultural celebrity without ever being known to the mainstream. Within this world they have still had to find ways of mainstreaming their message, and they have done this by cozying up to people who make many of their larger political points without all of the baggage.

This group of people has been termed the Alt Lite: a sort of Diet Alt Right who brings in a lot of their ideas and their cultural behavior without committing to the hard white nationalism, traditionalism, and reactionary revolutionary ideology. We have compiled a list of the key Alt Lite players who are helping to bring this movement to the surface, and discuss how they are important to target as mouthpieces for fascism.

 

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Milo Yiannopoulos

No person has done more to mainstream the Alt Right than Milo. After coming to fame while leading the charge to harass women over the ridiculous nonsense of GamerGate, Milo moved on to writing at Breitbart where he contributes click-bait fluff intended to incite anger against women, transgendered people, Muslims, and just about everyone else. As a publicly gay man, he has used his marginalized identity as a cover to basically go on violently anti-LGBT tirades, while at the same time championing Donald Trump as “pro-gay” since he is anti-Muslim. Milo wrote a guide to the Alt Right for Breitbart and has done many speeches about it, while also allowing people like the Radix Journal’s Richard Spencer attend his RNC party, interviewing people like Jack Donovan on his podcast, and speaks highly of race realist Jared Taylor. Milo has lacked the ideological consistency that the Alt Right prefers, which has made many turn on him, but he has made a celebrity for himself (and sizeable fortune) traveling to colleges and ramping up vicious reactionary sentiment.

 

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Gavin McGinnis

Gavin was the co-founder of Vice magazine, back when it was just reactionary hipster schlock and before it became a culturally relevant publication. In 2007 he was eventually forced out for his reactionary ideas, which he was propagating in op-eds for places like the American Conservative. Over the years he has popped up in a number of trendy publications and projects, always coming in with “anti-PC” talking points, usually drudging up openly racist, sexist, and homophobic tirades. Now he has his own talk show and contributes to places like the proto-Alt Right website Taki’s Magazine (more on this later), and he likes to interview people like, again, Jared Taylor and Richard Spencer. He openly professes American nationalism, usually with open racialism, and has committed to “IQ realism” between the sexes. He has uttered all but the most radical propositions of the Alt Right, even though he hints at under his awkward smile and handlebar moustache.

 

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Alex Jones

Over the years Alex Jones and Infowars have evolved in many ways. Best known for being a warehouse for various bizarre conspiracy theories, from 9/11 Truth to the Branch-Dividian compound raid in Waco, Jones represented a sort of paleolibertarianism that was against “globalism.” Though always on the right, he has shifted his publications even more so, and now represents a sizeable pro-Trump faction. Several of these commentators have referred to themselves as Alt Right (more on that in a moment), and Infowars itself has made its prime directive to harass leftists and post memes and videos attempting to mock them. It is difficult, of course, to mock the intelligence of anti-fascist protesters when you have built your career with announcements that Freemasons use the Washington monument to channel psychic energy. Though Jones himself has become a prime figure in the Alt Lite, it is more Infowars as an institution that acts in this service. This has been especially true since it has been very vulnerable to manipulation by Alt Right people, especially through their support of Students for Trump organizations and has had participation from people like Johnny Monoxide from The Right Stuff (Now featured on the podcast The Paranormies and does video for Red Ice TV).

 

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Stefan Molyneaux

Though known for his popular YouTube channel and basic libertarianism, Molyneaux has headed to the right as his videos increasingly focus on race and IQ, the anti-Semitic ideas of Kevin MacDonald, and the “realities” of black on white crime. He props up some of the key issues of the Alt Right, including interviewing Jared Taylor and others, and is seeming to take the same right-hand turn that people like Christopher Cantwell have. His deep participation in libertarianism as a political movement has given him a pass by many, and you will even find his videos on places like the Students for Liberty website (A note to SfL, if you want to deny your associations with the Alt Right, maybe you should drop Molyneaux videos from your website, stop hosting Milo events, and disallow Cantwell at your conventions.).

 

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Vox Day

This is a name that we actually may need to remove from the Alt Lite list and simply put in the camp of the Alt Right. Vox Day is best known as a Science Fiction author who staged a coup on the Hugo Awards, attempting to block writers of color and women from nominations. He is also a videogame designer and general social critic, one who spends his time going on The Daily Shoah, the Counter Currents podcast, and most other white nationalist enclaves. He calls himself Alt West as opposed to Alt White, mainly meaning he is a civic nationalist rather than a racial one (he is actually tri-racial himself). He is fine, however, with the violent level of racism in the Alt Right, and tries to give it a loudspeaker whenever possible. His book SJWs Always Lie has been one of the most read of the Alt Right tomes, and equally embarrassing in arguments and sophistication.

 

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Anne Coulter

This again might be a bit of a cheat since Coulter does not hit the same cultural scene that the rest of the Alt Lite does, but her power in the Alt Right makes her an important crossover point. Coulter has been a racial arsonist for years, tapping into the white rage implicit in the Republican Party and stoking racial animosity. She is one of the few traditional GOP apologists that has linked themselves to Trump, and she has done this since she has become a “single issue voter” when it comes to immigration. She said recently on Bill Maher that Trump could “do abortions in the Oval Office” if he built the border wall with Mexico. She has been a favorite on the Alt Right and has often been celebrated as she takes on their message about women, queer people, Muslims, and immigrants and sending it to a larger audience. She has even rubbed shoulders with the Alt Right at times, like at the 2012 CPAC where she called the Traditionalist Youth Network’s Scott Terry a “handsome Southern stud” after he spoke up at a panel in favor of chattel slavery.

 

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Sargon of Akkad

Named after the first ruler of Akkadian Empire of 24th Century BC, this prolific YouTuber has used his popularity to help the Alt Right edge itself into the more popular libertarian and Manosphere. Often indulging in “anti-SJW” attacks on women, bizarre misreadings of history, and various celebrations of Trump, he represents the kind of personality that most makes up the Alt Right. He trolls for donations since this appears to be his job, yet he has been unwilling to go far enough to make the Alt Right neo-Nazis happy.

 

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Joshua Seidel

This entry may be a bit of a cheat as well since the Alt Right has almost universally rejected him. Seidel is a Jewish writer who writes for Forward and has identified himself as Alt Right since he essentially doesn’t like “political correctness” and revels in insulting liberals. His article made literally every Alt Right website (including American Renaissance) say that he was not Alt Right since the Alt Right was anti-Jew (Andrew Anglin had even more choice words for him). What Seidel has done is to help confuse the actual nature of the Alt Right (just as Milo has) and made it seem like a slightly more acceptable political ideology than it actually is. If you hear Alt Right leaders uncritically invited to comment on social issues on cable news, it is because people like Seidel have softened their edge enough so that they seem like just another edge of modern conservatism.

 

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Paul Joseph Watson

The most popular co-host at Infowars, Paul Joseph Watson often refers to the Alt Right as “us” and seems like a “fellow traveler.” His focus has been on Trump and the “problem of Globalism,” voicing the anger of white men who feel threatened by changing demographics and an internationally connected world. He is less ideological than many, especially since there is not a lot of content at Infowars that is running too deep.

 

 

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Lauren Southern

Southern has taken on the role as a female Canadian libertarian who spends most of her time attempting to antagonize the left. When Augustus Sol Invictus was banned from entering Canada to speak at an American Front event, she came to his defense and harassed protesters until she had urine thrown on her. In 2015 she ran as a libertarian candidate in Canadian elections and currently runs Rebel Media where she mocks Slutwalks and the International Women’s Day.

 

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Sam Hyde

The internet comedian who founded the Million Dollar Extreme sketch show has been known for parroting Alt Right talking points, and getting his voice onto places like Adult Swim and a controversial and satirical Ted Talk. Hyde has often come under the radar in many of these exposes, but has clear ties to white nationalist hacker Weev, who is known for his Nazism, pro-genocide views, and his work at the neo-Nazi Alt Right website The Daily Stormer. Hyde is often used as a meme by Alt Right Twitter handles, and they see him as a strategic tool to get their ideas out under the guise of humor. His troll behavior and white supremacy has been well known in media circles for quite some time, but it is only counter-trolling about Hyde being a “mass shooter” suspect that has gotten the press talking. Hyde joined in on harassing women during the GamerGate controversy, which also started the fame of Milo. Between his Twitter account, his racist TV show, and his various campus speaking events, Hyde mocks the LGBT community, accuses black people of low intelligence and criminal behavior, and rails against immigration.

 

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Breitbart

No outlet is more important to the Alt Lite than Breitbart. Those on the liberal left often uncritically parrot that it is the center of the Alt Right, which is untrue and presents a problem. If the Alt Right is Breitbart, then it represents an incredibly sizeable part of the conservative establishment. The Alt Right, instead, is just white nationalism rebranded, complete with the belief in the genetic inferiority of black people and the pernicious world conspiracy of Global Jewry. Breitbart is instead more of a reactionary conservative outlet that revels in race baiting and woman bashing. It has been a major source for Alt Right research, fueling their “hate facts” that they use to present a narrative about the white world “under attack.” They have given an incredible platform to people like Milo, including articles that were friendly to the Alt Right and certainly support their worldview. It has helped to mainstream their message in very broad ways and should be confronted on those terms.

 

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Taki’s Magazine

Taki was Breitbart back when Breitbart was shilling for the Tea Party. The magazine has been around for many years as a paleoconservative outlet that was “pop culture savvy.” After Richard Spencer was fired for being too racist for the American Conservative, Scott McConnell helped him to get the job as the editor of Taki, taking his racial arsonist perspective and refashioning it for social media clickbait. It has made a habit of picking up the work of people who have been dropped by the mainstream conservative movement for their racialism, like Paul Gottfried, former National Review writer John Derbyshire, former Forbes writer and VDare founder Peter Brimelow, race realist Jared Taylor, and disgraced Heritage Foundation researcher Jason Richwine. After Spencer left Taki to found Alternative Right (and the Alt Right in general), Taki remained the proto-Alt Right publication it had always been, and has continued forward publishing “edgy” racists like Gavin McGinnis.

 

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Infowars

As mentioned above, Infowars has become a huge internet sensation that mixes silly conspiracy theories with “Old Right” style isolationist nationalism. Its daily functions are mainly to attack liberals, posting videos calling protesters “trannies,” saying that they are “triggered,” and trying to show them in stupid debates. While the host, Alex Jones, has taken a sharp rightward turn, the website broadly has been taken up by a pro-militia, pro-nationalist cadre that spends more time attacking minorities than fighting the “New World Order.”

 

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Property and Freedom Society

This is not exactly a publication, but more of a conference. It is essentially a libertarian conference that happens abroad, but it has hosted most Alt Right leaders in conversations that were openly racist and anti-Semitic. People like Jared Taylor, Richard Spencer, racist scientist Richard Lynn, and others have all appeared there, showing some of the crossover that libertarianism has traditionally had with the far right. Even against pressure it has maintained these racialist guests and has become an international forum that they have used to their advantage. We would also put the Mises Institute as following many of these connections as well, especially with the neo-Confederate movement, but not quite to the level of the Property and Freedom Society.

 

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Sons of Confederate Veterans

Again, not a publication but an organization that often positions itself as non-political. It was from this relatively neutral Confederate memorial organization, which does things like Civil War remembrance events and setting up cemetery monuments to Confederate soldiers, that the League of the South developed to make a more revolutionary neo-Confederate and Southern Nationalist movement. The Sons of Confederate Veterans continue to come out and support the more radical fringe of the movement, and shares a lot of members with the LoS, the Council of Conservative Citizens, and even the KKK.

 

 

There is a certain complexity to the way that the Alt Right plays with the Alt Lite, and the two are often at odds. What is important is that the Alt Lite gets the “red carpet” by institutions, schools, and companies in ways that the Alt Right rarely does. They have also forced major media institutes to accommodate even the most radical voices in the Alt Right, and are allowing their views to have a seat at the table.

Because of their major profile they are also more vulnerable to pressure. Milo is continuing on his expensive “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” and he will be doing well-paid events at campuses around the country from now until mid-2017. Campaigns can be done at colleges to stop his events from happening, or shutting them down when they do. People like Molyneaux are equally vulnerable, and pressure can be put on libertarian organizations like Reason, Caito, and others who attempt to ally with left movements. As he is further marginalized he will have less and less access to mainstream discourse. With YouTube, podcast, and web hosting, complaints can be put in to the service providers since they are almost universally violating the Terms of Service. This presents an easy pressure point to cut off their voice, and this has been incredibly successful when shutting down full Alt Right podcasts like The Daily Shoah and Fash the Nation.

With places like Infowars, people are often going to see them in public antagonizing protesters at Trump actions or general left-oriented social movements. This can be dealt with in its own way, and it is great to stonewall their antagonisms by refusing to engage and blocking their cameras while overwhelming their microphones with sirens and megaphones. What they want more than anything is to get a protester to engage with them so they can try an antagonize them into doing something foolish or attempt to throw silly talking points out, so they can instead by blocked from having a voice entirely. We stand in solidarity with the IWW members who blocked Alex Jones at the RNC, the PSUSU and supporters in Portland who silenced Infowars supporting the Portland State Students for Trump, and the various anti-Trump protesters that made Infowars correspondants look like fools during the primaries.

The Alt Lite is likely to stay int the semi-mainstream past a Trump loss and the further marginalization of the Alt Right. They have used the brief moment of half-way acceptability the Alt Right has achieved, where they think it is safe to flirt with the Alt Right to gain “street cred.” After this white nationalism is further marginalized they will likely attempt to put distance between themselves and its racial nationalism, and it is up to us to stop them from doing this. Milo’s career needs to never lose the taint of his open racism, even if he tempers his rhetoric. We need to continue to hold their feet to the fire and to set a standard that nationalism of any form will not be tolerated.