April 17, 2020

How Nordic neo-Nazis use the internet

About the episode:

The Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) is a neo-Nazi organisation that was originally founded in Sweden. The movement, which is openly anti-semitic, anti-immigration and anti-gay, aims to dismantle Nordic parliamentary democracies and replace them with a unified Nordic fascist state. Join Flora Deverell and Jacob Berntsson as they discuss NRM’s growing influence with guest Jonathan Leman, a researcher at Stockholm-based Expo, which monitors violent extremist far-right activity in the Nordic countries. The podcast also takes a look at some of the most prominent individuals in the Nordic neo-Nazi scene with expert Dr. Louie Dean Valencia-García, an assistant professor of digital history at Texas State University. Together, they explore how Nordic neo-Nazis are exploiting online platforms as a “safe haven” and other mainstream trends, such as memes, to spread their message and aid radicalisation on a global scale.


Resources

Right-wing terrorism and militancy in the Nordic countries: a comparative case study (Ravndal, 2018)

Europe’s right wing: A nation-by-nation guide to political parties and extremist groups  (van Gilder Cooke, 2011)

Right-wing extremism in Norway – changes and challenges (Bjorgo, 2019)

Anti-immigrant ‘Soldiers of Odin’  raise concern in Finland (Rosendahl & Forsell, 2016)

The Nordic Resistance Movement (Dr Wiggen, 2020)

How a small  Budapest publishing house is quietly fuelling far-right extremism (Owen, 2019)

Arktos Vs Counter-Current feud splits the alt-right (Lawrence, 2019)

’Finspång’ – an execution meme of the Swedish radical right ignites the political discourse (Onnerfors,2018)

Louie Dean Valencia-Garcia (@BurntCitrus):

Far-right revisionism and the end of history (2020)

The rise of the European far-right in the internet age (Valencia-Garcia, 2018)

Jonathan Leman (@JonathanLeman):

Hate Beyond Border: The internationalization of white supremacy (ADL)

Expo: https://expo.se/what-expo


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