Words Have Consequences

The facts of the Hanau killings are not in dispute: the assailant, 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen, entered a hookah bar on Wednesday night and began firing indiscriminately before shooting several more people at a kiosk. (More…)

The Battleground was launched in January 2019 in response to the rise of populism around the world and the failure of traditional media to account for this paradigm shift. The centre-ground has collapsed, yet its institutions remain in place as a cruel reminder of what was. (More…)

The headline could not have been more provocative: Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe? (More…)

When the history of Brexit is written, the chapter on propaganda will be the biggest. From the slogans and disinformation to the tabloid headlines, it could be its own book, really. (More…)

The 27 October election in Thuringia was marred by death threats by far-right groups against candidates across Germany’s political spectrum. Nearly two weeks later, the threats continue. (More…)

When the word got out that Donald Trump had expressed interest in purchasing Greenland for the United States, reaction varied a great deal. (More…)

“Zingaraccia.” Repeated ad nauseum as though it were a mantra, the racist slang (Fucking Gypsy) has become an integral part of Matteo Salvini’s brand. (More…)

The United States is having its third wave of “Antifa panic” in as many years. Donald Trump’s 27 July tweet called for Antifa—short for antifascist activists—to be declared “a major Organization of Terror”. (More…)

Picture this: You are the captain of an NGO rescue ship that has been stranded at sea for weeks awaiting permission to dock at the nearest port. (More…)