They sell crystal meth, run brothels, organise far-right rock concerts and are well networked internationally: Last Friday, almost 30 properties belonging to the far-right Brotherhood Turonen/Garde 20 (Brotherhood Thuringia) were raided, with ten arrests. Not, however, because of their political activities – but because of organised crime.
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The far-right may often act locally, but it sees itself as part of an international antidemocratic fight – an alarming…
The conspiracy world and alt-right disagree with the mainstream media’s coverage of the escalation in Washington – no surprise there. So what’s the perspective of the so-called “New Right” in Germany on the storming of the Capitol?
Trump supporters, numerous QAnon supporters, and well-known far-right YouTubers and activists stormed the Capitol in Washington, streaming from within and taking selfies with Capitol Hill police. And how did Germany’s conspiracy scene react? By seeing Q’s plan or “the Antifa” at work.
The Nordic Resistance Movement has an ambitious aim: to establish a pan-Scandinavian neo-Nazi state. The movement has chapters in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and is well-networked internationally. It is responsible for numerous attacks and murders in Scandinavia in recent years. But the movement is in crisis: In Sweden, the group has split in two and in Finland, the NMR was banned by the Supreme Court last year. However, the movement continues to pose a very real threat.
The Proud Boys, founded in 2016 in the USA but now also active internationally, are a misogynist men’s club and far-right goon squad – or in their own words: “western chauvinists”. In a TV debate during the US presidential election campaign, Trump found encouraging words for the group: the Proud Boys should “stand by”. What does Trump mean by this? Who are the Proud Boys? And what danger do they pose?
Conspiracy ideologies and esotericism are currently uniting protesters demonstrating against the government lockdown measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Two narratives have emerged as the most powerful: the US-American myths surrounding “QAnon” and conspiracist elements of the German sovereignist and “Reichsbürger” milieu. Jan Rathje looks at the dynamics behind this alliance.
How far-right will the coronavirus deniers‘ demo in Berlin on 29.08.2020 be? The entire far-right scene is currently mobilising their supporters – from the AfD to neo-Nazi rockers.
For years, the far right has been trying to gain a foothold in rural areas across Germany. According to government estimates, 146 properties belong to the scene. However, the actual number is almost certainly much higher. An overview of far-right properties in Germany – and what neighbours can do to combat this phenomenon.
If you’re asking, “Who?”, then (thankfully) you aren’t a part of the alt-right conspiracy scene in Germany. Ex-journalist Oliver Janich…