his year’s “Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day”, held on January 17, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia, went much quieter than in recent years. Nonetheless, as with years prior, armed far-right groups appeared alongside friendly media. Front and center of the spectacle in the Virginia capital–once again–were members of the waning “Boogaloo movement”.
An international network with roots in the UK is pushing a message against life-saving pandemic health measures. Stickers from “The White Rose” group appeared around the world, from Australia to the USA to South Africa to Japan. Beyond limited reports of this guerrilla “activism” in a few local UK papers, the English-language reporting on the group remains weak.
Far-right actors attempt to co-opt the Atlanta environmental movement. A “boogaloo boy” appeared at the recent “No Cop City” protest.
At the Atlanta “World Wide Freedom Rally 3.0”, conspiracy narratives took center stage, spreading antisemitism, racism, and transphobia.
What does a Trump rally look like with Trump out of the picture? Apparently, it looks like Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “America First” rally.