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”

Proud Boys call for ‘stacking up’  bodies ‘like cord wood’ after Rittenhouse verdict

On Friday, NPR reported that extreme right groups are rejoicing at the acquittal of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse — and are fantasizing about instigating more violence in their private channels. “In one Telegram channel for the far-right Proud Boys, some noted they had taken the day off work to await the verdict,” reported Odette Yousef. “‘There’s stillContinue reading “Proud Boys call for ‘stacking up’  bodies ‘like cord wood’ after Rittenhouse verdict”

Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts

Organisers of exhibition on history of British fascism say parallels can be drawn with current thinking A surge in Covid-19 conspiracy theories risks boosting antisemitism, hate crime campaigners have warned after the opening of an exhibition shedding light on interwar British fascism and its parallels today. The Wiener Holocaust Library in London is staging the exhibition –Continue reading “Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts”

Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK

The plans could wreak havoc with the education of thousands of children, experts told VICE World News. Radical anti-vaxxers in the UK are pulling their kids out of mainstream education and mobilising to set up their own schools instead, founded on militant sovereign citizen ideology they mistakenly believe exempts them from British law. Those behind the initiativeContinue reading “Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK”

Pro-Putin party set to win Russian election after Navalny clampdown

Russia holds final day of parliamentary election Crackdown crushed Kremlin critics ahead of vote Activists promote tactical voting plan Watchdog records violations Russians voted on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to win emphatically after a crackdown that crushed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s movement andContinue reading “Pro-Putin party set to win Russian election after Navalny clampdown”

Prominent Belarusian Political Analyst Flees Country

A prominent Belarusian political analyst has fled the country, saying he fears being imprisoned, days after being named by detained journalist Raman Pratasevich in a televised interview widely considered to have been given under duress. Pratasevich, who was arrested after a fighter jet intercepted a Ryanair flight on May 23 and forced it to land in Minsk,Continue reading “Prominent Belarusian Political Analyst Flees Country”

QAnon Has a Disturbing Takeover Plot to ‘Eliminate’ Elected Officials

A known QAnon grifter has amassed an army of loyal followers on Twitch in her scheme of “retaliation.“ A known grifter and QAnon supporter who claims she can time-travel has amassed an army of thousands of loyal followers to carry out a plot to oust elected officials across the country and replace them with QAnonContinue reading “QAnon Has a Disturbing Takeover Plot to ‘Eliminate’ Elected Officials”

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