Let’s talk about information silos and theories – Beau of the Fifth Column

Rural North Dakota superintendent sends anti-‘woke’ tirade to school administrators across the state

Starkweather Public School District Superintendent Larry Volk wrote in an email to a large mailing list run by the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders that critical race theory is “bigotry cloaked in academic theory” and noted it “will never have a place in our school district.” He added that it’s “time to move awayContinue reading “Rural North Dakota superintendent sends anti-‘woke’ tirade to school administrators across the state”

Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats

“Time to go hunting. Bang bang,” the follower of Romana Didulo wrote in a private chat for her “duck hunters.” A follower of Romana Didulo, a woman who claims to be the Queen of Canada, was arrested in Laval, Quebec, after allegedly making threats about his daughter’s school.  The arrest comes after Didulo, a QAnon influencer withContinue reading “Follower of QAnon Influencer Who Claims to be Canada’s Queen Arrested Over School Threats”

UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences

Ben Raymond, founder of UK neo-Nazi group National Action, was also convicted of holding information useful to a terrorist. The co-founder and chief propagandist of banned UK neo-Nazi group National Action was found guilty of being a member of a banned terrorist organisation on Thursday. Ben Raymond, a 32-year-old from Swindon in southwest England, helpedContinue reading “UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences”

American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand

When Josephine Bartley, a member of the city council in Auckland, New Zealand, heard that a local Covid-19 vaccination clinic had been vandalized early this month, she drove over to survey the damage. After she spoke to the owners and helped them connect with law enforcement officials, she noticed three men loitering near her parking spot. “Some guysContinue reading “American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand”

Dutch rabbi resigns from council after tying COVID measures to Nazism

Comparisons have been proliferating in recent months throughout Europe and beyond, including with the wearing of yellow stars at protests against virus restrictions A prominent Reform rabbi in the Netherlands who drew parallels between her country’s COVID-19 safety measures and Nazi practices resigned from her rabbinical council following an outcry. Tamarah Benima, 71, left theContinue reading “Dutch rabbi resigns from council after tying COVID measures to Nazism”

Texas teens dressed as KKK members for Halloween — and attacked two Black children: report

Three high-school students in Texas reportedly dressed as Ku Klux Klan members for Halloween — and attacked a Black teen with a Taser. Matt Manning, an attorney who represents the victim, said the incident occurred in Woodsboro on Oct. 31, according to a report from Corpus Christi’s Channel 3. Manning wrote on Facebook that he was “infuriated becauseContinue reading “Texas teens dressed as KKK members for Halloween — and attacked two Black children: report”

Newly released FBI tapes show white supremacist members of ‘The Base’ plotting terror attacks

The two men were sentenced last month to nine years in federal prison. For a month, FBI agents listened in as two members of a white supremacist group discussed their sinister plans: a plot to use a pro-gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, to engage in mass murder and attacks on critical infrastructure, which theyContinue reading “Newly released FBI tapes show white supremacist members of ‘The Base’ plotting terror attacks”

Covid: Record German cases as WHO warns of Europe deaths

Germany has recorded almost 34,000 daily Covid cases in the past 24 hours, its highest number so far, in what the health minister is calling a “massive pandemic of the unvaccinated”. Sixteen million Germans have not had a jab. However hospital intensive care cases are still lower than in spring. The World Health Organization hasContinue reading “Covid: Record German cases as WHO warns of Europe deaths”

Trump-loving QAnon follower gets probation for shooting up federal courthouse in Portland

A QAnon follower and Donald Trump supporter has been sentenced to five years of probation for repeatedly firing a gun into the facade of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland in January. Cody Melby, 40, fired a 9mm handgun at the courthouse multiple times because he “wanted to get in front of the court forContinue reading “Trump-loving QAnon follower gets probation for shooting up federal courthouse in Portland”

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