political violence

Portland

Ted Cruz Thinks the Portland Mayor Let Antifa Take Over His City. Here's What Really Happened.

A right-wing blogger who spreads conspiracy theories ended up injured and hospitalized.
Tess Owen
7.1.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Venezuelans are stuck between two presidents

But most say they plan to stay despite the critical shortages and the mounting political crisis
Patricia Guerra
Joe Hill
1.25.19
political violence

Portland wants to curb the First Amendment to stop Proud Boys from brawling with antifa

The Democratic mayor seeks to rein things in before they get any worse
Tess Owen
10.16.18
News

What We Know About the Firebombing of a Republican Party Office in North Carolina

Trump blamed "animals representing Hillary Clinton" for the attack one Republican official called "political terrorism."
Allie Conti
10.17.16
News

Racists Keep Getting in Knife Fights

Counter-protesters massively outnumbered white nationalist types at a rally in California this weekend, and it got ugly fast.
Allie Conti
6.27.16
The Day My Politics Changed

What Head-Butting a Homophobe Taught Me About Political Violence

I didn't feel as righteous as you might think.
James Butler
3.8.16
News

The Cop-Fighting, Acid-Slinging Vandals of Chile's Protest Movement

At nearly every student protest in Chile, "encapuchados" stand ready to burn stuff and throw things at riot cops' heads.
Sam Edwards
6.3.15
africa

Threat of Post-Election Violence Looms in Nigeria — But Not Necessarily From Boko Haram

Incendiary campaign rhetoric, armed militias, and trigger-happy police could once again shatter the promise of a peaceful democratic result to Nigeria’s presidential election.
Johnny Magdaleno
3.29.15
americas

Violence Caused by Far-Right Extremists Has Surpassed That Caused by Domestic Jihadists, Study Says

A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that domestic terrorism is a bigger threat to Americans than political violence from abroad, and that a lot of it has more to do with antigovernment ideology and rightwing hatred than with radical Islam.
Alice Speri
3.2.15
asia & pacific

Wave of Firebombings Continues in Bangladesh With Nine Killed in Latest Attacks

Police blamed opposition activists for the attacks, two of dozens that have occurred across Bangladesh recently amid anti-government protests.
Olivia Becker
2.7.15
Stuff

We Talked to a Former CIA Spook About Political Murder

After ruffling some feathers at the CIA, Robert Baer resigned from the agency in 1997. We spoke to him about his new book, The Perfect Kill, which chronicles the art of political murder.
Danny McDonald
11.3.14
VICE News

The Rise of Sweden's Far-Left Militants

One of the most violent extremist organizations in Sweden aligns itself not with Nazism and the far right but with anti-fascism and the far left.
VICE News
5.29.14