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  • “We’re Americans, And We’re Fascists”: Inside Patriot Front

    March 5, 2018
    Lansing, MI – As white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at Michigan State University on Monday, March 5, far-right, neo-Nazi and “alt-right” factions have been arriving in the area ahead of his event. One such group is Patriot Front, which was formed after…...
  • Building Autonomy Through Ecology in Rojava

    February 28, 2018
    Rojava – After almost seven years since the war in Syria began, battles between Kurdish-led democratic forces (SDF/YPG/YPJ) and Daesh (IS) have left the Islamic State nearly defeated throughout the region. When Rojava was liberated from direct Syrian government control in summer 2012, this set…...
  • Anti-Muslim Group ‘Act For America’ Hacked by Anonymous

    February 25, 2018
    The Internet – On Sunday afternoon, the twitter account @AnonyInfo announced that they had “taken over” a subdomain of the website for the anti-Muslim group Act for America. Act for America is mostly known for organizing yearly March Against Sharia rallies in cities across the…...
  • European Alt-Right Exposed Organizing Sock Puppet Smear Campaigns on Discord

    February 8, 2018
    Germany – On Saturday, February 3, the Twitter account Alt Right Leaks began releasing screenshots, video and audio from an alt-right Discord server called ‘Reconquista Germanica.’ Leaked video shows users discussing how to create fake accounts en masse in order to exploit algorithms against opponents…...
  • Transparency Activists Sue Chicago Over Refusal To Release Amazon HQ2 Bid

    February 1, 2018
    Chicago, IL  – Today, the transparency organization Lucy Parson Labs filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago over their refusal to publicly release offers made to entice Amazon to build their second corporate headquarters (‘HQ2’) in the ‘Windy City’. Amazon…...
  • Blockchain: Revolution or Business as Usual?

    January 26, 2018
    WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? The term “blockchain” describes a type of internet-based decentralized ledger system which can be used to record transactions and store data in a manner potentially more secure than one might find in a centralized database system. Blockchains are managed using peer-to-peer (p2p)…...
  • Senate Approves Extended Surveillance Powers For Trump

    January 23, 2018
    Washington, DC – On January 18, 2018, the US Senate voted to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA – the legal underpinning for global mass surveillance carried out by the National Security Agency (NSA). The Senate passed the bill last…...
  • House Democrats Endorse Domestic Surveillance Powers For Trump

    January 11, 2018
    Washington, DC – In a vote denounced by civil liberties advocates, the US House of Representatives has voted 256 to 164 in favor of re-authorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA – one of the main legal underpinnings of the unaccountable…...
  • Reports From Greece – 13 Part Series – 2017

    November 19, 2017
    During the summer of 2017, Unicorn Riot documented over a dozen stories from Athens, Greece. The stories were varied, most displaying networks of mutual aid, including housing, healthcare, food, detainee support and more, created by anarchists and anti-authoritarians in and around Exarcheia. We produced three…...
  • Anonymous Takes Down White Supremacist ‘League of the South’ Websites

    November 9, 2017
    Killen, AL – On Wednesday afternoon November 8, the twitter account @AnonyInfo, associated with the cyber-activist and hacker collective umbrella known as Anonymous, announced that it was targeting websites affiliated with the League of the South. An apparent Distributed Denial of Service Attack had knocked…...