Left-wing activists worry anti-doxxing laws will target them

BY: - November 16, 2023

This article was first published by InvestigateWest. Arguably the most powerful weapon of anti-fascist groups in the Northwest is information.  Anonymous squads of amateur detectives — parts of groups with names like Stumptown Research Collective, FashFreeNW and Corvallis Antifa — spend months trying to sniff out the identities of those they consider right-wing extremists.  They […]

How a new Idaho superintendent is tapping far-right connections to refashion a school district

BY: - July 26, 2023

Branden Durst believes he was chosen for a purpose.  Last month, he was appointed superintendent of the West Bonner School District, encompassing a little more than a thousand students at the tip of the Idaho panhandle.  But picking Durst meant the divided school board passed over its interim superintendent — a nearly 40-year veteran of […]

Hate groups’ political influence growing, watchdog says

BY: - June 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 1,200 hate and anti-government extremist groups were active across the United States in 2022, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest report on the nationwide prevalence of extremists who target people of color, LGBTQ people, Jewish communities and other religious minorities. While the overall number of hate and anti-government groups […]