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White Warriors on the March

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:17
League of the South is an Alabama-based theocratic, neo-confederate group that has long advocated for southern secession. Among the groups leading the recent Unite the Right march in Charlottesville, Virginia was the League of the South – an Alabama-based theocratic, Read More

Captive Audience: How Prison Ministries Prioritize Salvation Over Justice

Thu, 2017-08-17 10:00
Click for PDF. This article appears in the Summer 2017 edition of The Public Eye magazine. In early June at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference—an annual gathering of Christian Right leaders active in state and federal Read More

RELEASE: From the Streets of Charlottesville to the Corridors of the Capitol, White Nationalism is On the March

Wed, 2017-08-16 12:16
Contact: Greeley O’Connor, g.oconnor@politicalresearch.org, 617.666.5300 From the Streets of Charlottesville to the Corridors of the Capitol, White Nationalism is On the March (BOSTON) The U.S. Far Right has killed nearly 450 people since 1990. Heather Heyer of Charlottesville, Virginia is Read More

Battle without Bullets: The Christian Right and Fourth Generation Warfare

Wed, 2017-08-16 10:00
This article appears in the Summer 2017 edition of The Public Eye magazine. On October 13, 2016, just three weeks from the election, then-candidate Donald Trump deflected sexual assault allegations in a speech at West Palm Beach. He railed against Read More

Charles Koch, the Cato Institute, and the Makings of a Right-Wing Empire

Mon, 2017-08-14 10:00
This excerpt appears in the Summer 2017 edition of The Public Eye magazine. From DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean, published on June 13, 2017 by Viking, an imprint Read More

Trading Principles for Power: The U.S. Christian Right’s Endorsement of Authoritarian Leaders

Fri, 2017-08-11 14:14
Building on parts one and two of this series, Cole Parke examines the relationship between the U.S. Christian Right and authoritarian leaders. On Friday, August 4, Paul Kagame celebrated a landslide victory in Rwanda’s presidential election, securing his third seven-year Read More

A Guide to Who’s Coming to the Largest White Nationalist Rally in a Decade

Thu, 2017-08-10 16:23
A poster for Unite the Right combines imagery of Confederate flags and monuments, Pepe the Frog, as well as the Roman Eagle–reminiscent of Nazi Germany. The Unite the Right rally, which will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, Read More

An Alt Right Update

Mon, 2017-08-07 08:00
These notes are based on a talk I gave in Seattle on July 22, 2017 and the discussions that followed. Thanks to the organizers of that event, my fellow presenters, and everyone who attended. Special thanks also to the members Read More

Attacking Trans People in Defense of “Austerity”

Thu, 2017-07-27 16:25
Family Research Council sent a strong anti-trans message via Twitter on July 20th, ahead of Trump’s tweet on Wednesday announcing a ban on trans service members. On July 24, 2017, the Family Research Council (FRC), a right-wing political advocacy group Read More

The Triumph of the Lie: How Honesty and Morality Died in Right-Wing Politics

Tue, 2017-07-25 16:28
This article is an online feature of the Summer 2017 issue of The Public Eye. Subscribe today! This is how lies move to normalization: A small “white lie” is put forward, just to clarify a point. A larger lie follows, Read More

Dancing with Dictators

Thu, 2017-07-20 13:45
As was outlined in part one of this series, evidence shows that American corporate entities are taking advantage of the U.S. Christian Right’s pre-existing relationships with political, religious, and business leaders in Africa in order to advance their economic goals. Read More

Release: PRA welcomes Zeina Zaatari

Tue, 2017-07-11 16:50
Political Research Associates is pleased to welcome Zeina Zaatari, PhD as Research Director.  Zeina brings exceptional skills as a researcher, analyst, and strategist. “Her strong background in human rights and experience with social justice movements will strengthen PRA’s program as Read More

Religion, Money, & Politics: An (un)Holy Trinity

Tue, 2017-07-11 11:38
As with anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion culture wars, the exportation of American economic ideologies to the Global South (and the strategies and tactics employed to impose them on others) has a long history of violence and destruction. From Nestle’s deadly exploitation Read More


Fri, 2017-07-07 11:16
The Republican Party of Multnomah County, Oregon (which includes Portland) disregarded public outcry when it passed a resolution last week to allow private, paramilitary groups to provide security functions at GOP events. Chairman James Buchal said they would work with Read More

Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism

Thu, 2017-06-29 08:30
This essay will appear in the forthcoming Summer 2017 issue of The Public Eye. About the Author: A long time civil rights strategist, Eric Ward is currently a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has worked extensively Read More

The Right’s Relationship with Climate Denial

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:59
In 2015, the United States and China – the two biggest emitters of greenhouses gases in the world – were among 195 countries to ratify the Paris climate accord. In 2015, the United States and China – the two biggest Read More

Art of Activism: Erik Ruin

Sat, 2017-06-17 09:00
Spotlighting the efforts of artists and organizations who are engaged in the struggle for social justice and are helping build the movement through their work. This spring’s Public Eye cover artist, Erik Ruin, is a Philadelphia-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer, and Read More

Identity Evropa and the Fraternity of White Supremacy

Thu, 2017-06-15 11:18
Writing for The Public Eye this spring, author Naomi Braine delves into the history of the 2nd wave Klan: The Klan of the 1920s was a mainstream, national fraternal organization which openly espoused White supremacy and engaged in racist terrorism Read More


Wed, 2017-06-14 09:27
Click here to read: Endgame: How “Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform” Institutionalizes a Right-Wing, Neoliberal Agenda On June 8, 2017, the California Board of State and Community Corrections announced the reallocation of $103 million in savings resulting from the passage of Read More

Release: Judge condemns Scott Lively’s efforts to render very existence of Ugandan LGBTIs illegal, finds US law offers no redress

Thu, 2017-06-08 14:19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2017 Historic Case Exposes Right-Wing Activist’s Campaign of Persecution in Uganda Contact: Greeley O’Connor, g.oconnor@politicalresearch.org; 617-666-5300 On Monday, Judge Michael Ponsor of the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts affirmed that Scott Lively, a Springfield Read More