Ben Makuch

Far-Right Extremism

Online Neo-Nazis Are Increasingly Embracing Terror Tactics

Fascist Forge is the latest online, neo-Nazi breeding ground for violent extremism and it’s unapologetically calling for lone wolf terrorism.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
1.29.19
News

An Interview with Abu Huzaifa, Canadian ISIS Fighter

“I guess the title of having been a Mujahideen,” said Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi, the infamous ISIS fighter at the center of the “Caliphate” podcast, “it's just not something you want to give up so easily.”
Ben Makuch
1.17.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Volunteers Under Fire

All over the US and Canada, rural communities are grappling with how to provide vital emergency services to citizens amid rapid population migration into cities.
Ben Makuch
12.20.18
Far-Right Extremism

Neo-Nazis Are Organizing Secretive Paramilitary Training Across America

The creation of a new social networking platform called “The Base” appears to be an effort to shift Naziism from a divided digital space to physical, violent insurgency.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
11.20.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

Ukraine's Lost Generation

Sucked into the trauma and labor of an ongoing war, Ukraine’s Millennials face uncertain prospects in a country rife with Soviet-era boomer corruption, an uneven economy, and a lack of job opportunities.
Ben Makuch
10.31.18
Canadian Far Right Extremism

An American Neo-Nazi Group Has Dark Plans for Canada

Northern Order, once described as a “phantom group,” is an Atomwaffen-affiliated neo-Nazi cell.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
7.10.18
Canadian Far Right Extremism

Atomwaffen, an American Neo-Nazi Terror Group, Is in Canada

Atomwaffen's graphic designer is from Ontario, believed to be the first known Canadian in the group.
Mack Lamoureux
Ben Makuch
6.19.18
Views My Own

Why Is the West Ignoring the War in Ukraine?

The war is active and people are dying. Most people just don’t care about it for a cocktail of both bigoted and ignorant reasons.
Ben Makuch
6.12.18
The Sick Day Issue

Sitting Down with a Post-9/11 Whistleblower

Before Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, or Edward Snowden, there was Thomas Drake.
Ben Makuch
9.16.16
Stuff

What I Learned About Guns, Government, and Immigration from the Michigan Militia

What motivates a bunch of white guys to go into the woods and practice military drills?
Ben Makuch
5.26.16
News

A Missing Former Canadian Soldier Is Alive and Fighting the Islamic State

Brandon Glossop, a veteran of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, hopped on a plane in February to join the People's Protection Units in their fight against the infamous jihadists.
Ben Makuch
4.21.15
News

The Canadian Jihadist Who Burned His Passport After Joining ISIS Is Alive and Tweeting

The 22-year-old Calgary native who goes by "Abu Usamah" online told us that he was in Libya and claims Twitter keeps banning him.
Ben Makuch
4.17.15
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