Jason Kessler

  • Neo-Nazi Splinter Group’s Chats Show A Fractured, Violent Movement

    November 13, 2018
    Sale Creek, TN – Following the disastrous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, the white supremacist movement in the United States fractured into various smaller groups. One of the groups, the National Socialist Legion (NSL), has emerged more recently, founded by former…...
  • ‘Unite The Right 2’ Dwarfed by Counter-Protests in DC

    August 13, 2018
    Washington, D.C. – One year after the deadly Unite The Right rally brought hundreds of violent white supremacists to Charlottesville, Virginia, Jason Kessler, the rally’s organizer held an anniversary event with a fraction of the original’s attendance. While many white supremacist and neo-nazi groups are…...
  • Alt-Right Networks Behind Charlottesville Rally Exposed in ‘Vibrant Diversity’ Discord Chats

    August 12, 2018
    Charlottesville, VA – During our reporting on the neo-nazi Unite The Right rally in August 2017, Unicorn Riot obtained and published the contents of a Discord chat server used to plan the event. Discord, a free text and voice chat program marketed for gamers, was…...
  • LEAKED: Violent Racists Use Facebook Chat To Plan ‘Unite The Right 2’

    June 28, 2018
    Content Advisory: Violent and racist language Charlottesville, VA – Last year, white supremacist Jason Kessler sought to bring together a large coalition of far-right, white nationalist and neo-nazi groups under the banner of his ‘Unite The Right’ event in Charlottesville. While the events of August…...
  • Federal Hate Crime Charges Filed In Charlottesville Car Attack

    June 27, 2018
    Washington, DC – Today the Department of Justice announced that a grand jury has returned an indictment against 21-year-old Ohio resident James Alex Fields in connection with a deadly car attack against anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017. After the neo-nazi and…...
  • Groups Behind Unite The Right Sued For “Illegal Paramilitary Activity”

    October 15, 2017
    Charlottesville, VA – On Thursday, October 12, the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) at Georgetown Law School filed a criminal complaint in Virginia state court against a list of organizations and individuals. The legal filing seeks to enjoin a variety of groups involved…...
  • Charlottesville Violence Planned Over Discord Servers: Unicorn Riot Reports

    September 5, 2017
    Charlottesville, VA – On Friday August 11, the day before the white supremacist Unite the Right rally, Unicorn Riot reporters en route to Charlottesville began to receive leaks from planning meetings preparing for the event. Over the group gaming chat platform Discord, representatives from various…...
  • DATA RELEASE: Discord Logs Expose Regional Networks Planning for #UniteTheRight

    August 29, 2017
    Charlottesville, VA – More than two weeks after the white supremacist Unite The Right event ended in a vehicular mass attack that left a woman murdered and nineteen people injured, many details from August 12 remain unresolved. Unicorn Riot obtained access to thousands of internet…...
  • DATA RELEASE: White Supremacist Fundraising & Planning for Charlottesville

    August 25, 2017
    Charlottesville, VA – As the smoke continues to clear from the violent “Unite The Right” white supremacist rally on August 12, details about those involved continue to emerge. Various neo-nazi, “alt-right”, and other fascist groups prepared for the event and shared their plans using Discord,…...
  • DATA RELEASE: Server Logs Reveal Neofascist Tactics

    August 23, 2017
    Charlottesville, VA – Server logs from Discord chat rooms used by neo-nazis, the so-called “alt-right” and paramilitary militias that were leaked to us earlier in August have shed light on various aspects of the internal organizing and networking that led up to Unite The Right.…...