Yeah Nah Pasaran! #161 w Ali Breland on Groypers, Germans & Internet Grotesques : May 11, 2023

This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Ali Breland [Twitter]. Ali writes about the internet, politics, and disinformation for Mother Jones. His most recent contributions to the zine include The Website That Wants You to Kill Yourself—and Won’t Die (‘How the trolls on Kiwi Farms hounded people to commit suicide and created the online culture we have today’) and It Came From the Basement (‘How Nick Fuentes groomed a new generation of racist hate’). He’s also responsible for Surviving Germany’s Neo-Nazi Resurgence in The New Republic (April 26, 2023).

• On Kiwi Farms, see also : Hard lessons for Australia from the Drop Kiwi Farms campaign, Natalie Feliks, Overland, September 29, 2022 | Uncovered Tweets Show Katherine Deves Seemingly Encouraging Visits To A Far-Right Forum, Michael Di Iorio, Pedestrian, May 20, 2020 (‘In a string of now-deleted tweets from 2021, Deves seemingly encourages her followers to visit Kiwi Farms, calling it a “valuable” source of information’).

• On Nick Fuentes and groypers, see also : ‘It’s Like F-cking Mean Girls’: Yiannopoulos Return Roils Kanye’s 2024 Campaign, Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, May 5, 2023 | Nick Fuentes Holds Racist Conference Across From CPAC, Hannah Gais and Creede Newton, Southern Poverty Law Centre, March 4, 2023.

• On an earlier Nazi resurgence, see also : Martin A. Lee, The Beast Reawakens, Little Brown & Co., 1997. ‘This is the saga of an underground political movement that has reawakened after a half century of hibernation. It is the history of something long hidden reappearing in a new form, a thing once forbidden that is gradually gaining influence and respectability. Most of all, it is a story about a cadre of old-guard fascists who kept the torch burning and bequeathed it to a new generation of extremists who are carrying on the struggle today.’

4.30pm, Thursday, May 11, 2023 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website

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I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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